Everyone on my Tumblr dash, PLEASE watch this. Especially if you are a creative artist:
Adobe is going to scrap their hard copies (disks) for their software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash), and have you pay a subscription for the latest software called the Adobe Creative Cloud. $50 per month. Could you really afford such an expense in the long run?
This is really disturbing. Please hear what he has to say, it really is a serious situation for working artists. Pass this along so others may know about the Adobe Creative Cloud and how horrible it is.
Yep… Just went to see how much Flash costs. You know, to just buy the program? Guess what? After spending a while looking, it appears that you CAN’T anymore. You have to pay an outrageous subscription fee. I hate adobe. Is there a petition going around to stop this nonsense? Because I want to sign it.
Thanks! I know a lot of artists and people who like art follow me. You guys should go sign that.
Today I just signed the petition in the voice against the Adobe Creative Cloud. For those who are not familiar with what the new Creative Cloud can do to you as an artist, I really suggest you watch this video.
For those who have seen, reblogged, faved, here’s the link (as shown in the previous reblog) to sign the petition. Anything can happen, Adobe really needs to know that many artists are not supportive of them controlling not just the software..but the content worked on the Cloud.
Signed! Boosting the signal, I prefer to be able to buy my software.
wow as if adobe products werent already ridiculously expensive and pr much inaccessible to many artists through “legitimate” means
sighs is this real is this really happening
i doubt that they’ll go through with it if enough people scream at them, like didnt netflix try to increase their fee by two dollars or something only to get nightmare-level backlash?
get to signin
Yup, this is a real thing. I’m not super worried since Manga Studio 5 is now apparently like Photoshop/SAI/Painter all rolled into one (and hundreds of dollars cheaper). But for like photographers and animators and such… this is pretty terrible. Fuck it. :|
First of all, Australia is on point. Second of all, I think that if Photoshop doesn’t change, there will be lower cost or free Photoshop like programs that will become popular. For example, GIMP is a pretty powerful program available for Mac and PC. The only problem I have with other programs is that I have to relearn how to use them, Photoshop, for me, has the advantage of familiarity and comfort. Third of all, what happens if you don’t update your Adobe software? Because I’m still on a much older software and running CS4 since I don’t regularly take the time to upgrade it. So far, I haven’t been prompted for anything concerning a fee or whatever. Anyway, I think the worst part about this is that you’re not allowed any access whatsoever to your work unless you subscribe. And what if you don’t want a creative suite and just want Photoshop or Flash or whatever? Like, I honestly wouldn’t mind this at all if it weren’t so damn fucking expensive. $50? Like, there is seriously no subscription fee to anything that is that insane. $50 a year sounds fine, but $50 a month is just being arrogant.