Just thought I’d pop in. I have a bit of spare time on a lazy-ish Friday afternoon so I thought I’d look up some old haunts.
The day Adobe’s creative cloud went live I signed up… crazy as that sounds. That was pretty much the top of the week.The special discount rates for the first year sounded good to me. Though I’ve messed with Premiere and Flash in the past, the heavy lifters for me are Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and, to a lesser extent lately, InDesign. So, really, on a daily basis all I’m using is three apps from the suite - but they are very much my bread and butter.
The ability to run all of the latest apps is very appealing to me. Photoshop CC in particular launches very quickly. None of them feel like slouches and the interface is evolving nicely - flatter, leaner.
I realize that, having stepped in this direction, there’s likely no going back. Adobe has bet the farm that subscription-based design software is the way to go and I don’t see them backing down. They expect the wave of dissidents to dwindle to a trickle. I think they’ve made a sound bet.
If I’m having a good year in the business, then six bills a year is a price I’m willing to pay to have year-round access to the full slate of Adobe’s latest and greatest tools. Plus I just dig the workflow and smooth interoperability. Hey, if there was a solid competing suite that was cheaper and was as slick, I’d be all over it. The production bureaus I deal with would have to be good with those tools, mind you.
Meantime I’m enjoying Illustrator 17 (!) and the other goodies.
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