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Adobe Creative Cloud?
show user profile  Kajico
Anybody try it out yet, seems like an interesting concept. Subscriptions are pretty affordable and there's a free trial version.

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9/17/2012 6:08:56 PM (last edit: 9/17/2012 6:08:56 PM)
show user profile  geoffneck
I joined using their half price offer... I do like the concept and within a business, spreading the cost is more beneficial for TAX purposes. Basically, create a username, sign up using that ID then you have access to whatever quite you have ordered. I have CS6 running.

One thing I do worry about though which I have to investigate is are you forced to upgrade when a new version comes out... There is no way (that I know) to install older versions of the software. This may be an issue if the above is true.

You can hire licences on a monthly basis for a premium price as well. The main contract is for 1yr and you are locked in.

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9/18/2012 10:37:56 AM (last edit: 9/18/2012 10:37:56 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I've transferred my licenses over to the cloud thing now. I am impressed with how much software you have access to.

But, it is a bit of an odd system. I just used the Adobe Application Manager to download and install Lightroom. On the first run it then found an update which was larger than the original install it just downloaded *facepalm* a bit of a fail on Adobe's part there for wasting time and bandwidth.

However it's nice, I can install the software at work, as well as on my home machine with the business license. Nice.

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12/13/2012 8:24:46 PM (last edit: 12/13/2012 8:25:13 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Agree....It is more cost effective than buying and then upgrading every far,...much more cost effective.
And yes,...use at home and office!....

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12/13/2012 8:27:42 PM (last edit: 12/13/2012 8:27:42 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Agreed it is indeed more cost effective only thing i have yet to find out is can it be payed in lump sum rather than monthly as i find monthly much more of a pain in the tits than just chucking 600 quid at it in one go..

The place i used to work i seem to remember Adobe customer service being pretty reasonable and actually saying ( was around 3/4 yrs back ) that installing on a separate laptop was fine..

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12/14/2012 12:14:46 AM (last edit: 12/14/2012 12:14:46 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I have it and it is great! As Nik pointed out, having access to all updates and software is awesome. You only sign in on a computer once and you can sign in to two computers and use them at the same time on a single license. You only have to sign out/in if you want to use 3 or more computers.

I did some research before I went to the cloud on pricing against buying out right and this helped quite a bit:

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12/14/2012 10:58:04 AM (last edit: 12/14/2012 10:58:04 AM)
show user profile  Cube
Can you buy a batch of licences and then share them in an office?
for example if you had 8 people in the office and bought 4 licenses knowing that no more than 4 would be using an adobe product at any one time
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12/14/2012 12:06:17 PM (last edit: 12/14/2012 12:06:17 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
I'm using it at work too - awesome that I will get to play around with AE etc for less than we were looking to pay for just Ai and PS!

Would highly recommend it.


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12/14/2012 12:48:35 PM (last edit: 12/14/2012 12:48:35 PM)
show user profile  Cube
recently released which seem to cover my question:

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12/14/2012 1:09:59 PM (last edit: 12/14/2012 1:09:59 PM)
show user profile  Toen
It depends on the programs you use and don't use as to whether it's cost effective or not.
You also can't use the programs anymore once you stop paying the subscription unless you buy a full license.

I can see how a lot of people like it though but for me I got a bit screwed because of it. I used to use the Web Premium suite. But when Adobe started this subscription system they altered a bit as to which suites contained which programs, and in my case they moved one out of mine that I had started to use and learn and if I wanted it back I would have had to either buy it separately or an entirely different suite in addition to the one I have been using for years making it way more expensive than if I just did subscription, even though subscription overall itself was more expensive in the long run as well :\.

Personally I think they should have the monthly subscription vary in cost depending on the programs you want to use, sort of like creating your own bundle suite subscriptions. That would be the most cost effective but in my case it really feels like Adobe purposely maneuvered things to force me to pay more. It's tainted my happiness with Adobe a bit.

And then Autodesk pulled what they did with subscriptions making them cost more while reducing what you get with them unless you buy the more expensive suites..

It feels like the software giants are starting to feel pressure like they can't rely on revenue from upgrades maybe cause upgrades just aren't as impressive anymore from saturation in features? Or maybe pressure from open source software?

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12/16/2012 11:43:25 PM (last edit: 12/16/2012 11:43:25 PM)
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