Subscription model

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  • C-M-B
    "12 months subscription plan"

    -Meaning after 12 months you'll renew your subscription and the price might change.
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  • GrahamB3
    My thoughts on buy vs subscribe: Unless I purchase a new camera, or there's some compelling feature introduced in a new version, I'll stick with my current version.

    I upgraded C1 v.10 to the current version 12 for the new masking and layer features. Without that, I'd continue to (happily) use v.10.

    Adobe PS CS5 continues to do everything I need that can't be accomplished in C1.
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  • C-M-B
    [quote="GrahamB3" wrote:
    My thoughts on buy vs subscribe: Unless I purchase a new camera, or there's some compelling feature introduced in a new version, I'll stick with my current version.

    I upgraded C1 v.10 to the current version 12 for the new masking and layer features. Without that, I'd continue to (happily) use v.10.

    Adobe PS CS5 continues to do everything I need that can't be accomplished in C1.



    Regarding CS5 I would agree but nearly 2 years ago I get the subscription and I have to say that CC is way faster than CS5 in every aspect. That alone is reason enough for upgrading and paying an annual fee.
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  • GrahamB3
    [quote="C-M-B" wrote:
    Regarding CS5 I would agree but nearly 2 years ago I get the subscription and I have to say that CC is way faster than CS5 in every aspect. That alone is reason enough for upgrading and paying an annual fee.


    I've been an Adobe user since PS 2.5 (first Windows version). I upgraded every edition, back when upgrades were ~$50. I went the full Adobe subscription when CS6 came out, and reduced the subscription to the "photo plan" (PS + Lightroom) after moving from Adobe Premier to Davinci Resolve several years later. CS5 was the last version I'd purchased before going the subscription route.

    I work in C1 and Resolve for ~95% of my projects. I mainly keep PS around for the rare occasions I use NIK filters. I was a big fan of Silver Efex, since NIK introduced it. I now find myself using C1 for most of my black and white images.

    Needs are individual. I wouldn't try to dissuade anyone who subscribes to Adobe software. If I was collaborating with others on a regular basis, it would really come in handy. For the hobbyist (and many pros) on a budget, one can easily produce professional work without Adobe.
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  • TomiFD
    I finally went for the buy option. Thanks everyone for your input.

    I am a full adobe subscriber, mainly for AE and IL, and some PS, never used LR. I got my first cam about a month ago, Fuji XT-3, did some research and ended up here, the offer was too good to pass. The good thing is I dont have LR background to miss any features.

    If anyone wants to share any beginner tips, its much appreciated.

    I was looking at the pro styles kit, the discount is nice, Does anybody now if it is ongoing or just till april 30th like the others?
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  • BeO

    GrahamB3 wrote

    My thoughts on buy vs subscribe: Unless I purchase a new camera, or there's some compelling feature introduced in a new version, I'll stick with my current version.

    Yes.

    A. If a majority of users have a perpetual license, C1 has an natural incentive to actually bring out useful improvements, bug fixes and features, things which make existing customers upgrade. Otherwise there is no cashflow.

    B. If a majority of users have a subscription, this incentive is more limited (because they anyway have steady cashflow), as the threshold for customers to switch to another application is rather high. The likelihood that the products quality, performance, feature set will stale and innovation will slow down is much higher.

    I think it is healthy for a company to have both types of customers and revenue streams.

    However, the less users have a perpetual license, the higher the temptation for C1 to cancel the perpetual license model altogether, which leads to situation B.

    Short version: Stable subscription revenues tend to slow a company's effort and innovation down. Cost-cutting (reducing developers and support staff) directly translate into higher profits.

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