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Let's no kid ourselves. This is all about piracy. What percentage of current Photoshop users actually paid for their product?
Posted 06 May 2013 - 20:01
Just read through this after you posted it on Twitter, I think this is a great move for Adobe, Here where I work they are already using the Subscription model for use of Adobe products the only problem i have with it is, this i great for business but not very good from the home based photoshop users. the cost is too much however, i suppose with the smaller initial cost its not so bad.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 20:06
That's optimistic. However while I generally don't agree that the whole "they would'nt have bought it anyway" excuse is a valid on and often false. In the case of photoshop however, it is indeed true, mostly because of the price, the millions who use pirated PS couldn't afford it for their use. Granted, for the vast majority of them, they don't need PS and there are cheaper and free alternatives that may even be better. But still they ae cutting off a large amount of amateur photographers and learners who would upgrade to a paid version when they can.
But yeah, this is pretty much all about piacy and increased profits, most PS users don't need the cloud. And don't remember for Adobe, subscription for a lot of their users mean more income, as users who would before skip a few version now have to pay a lot more to keep using.