Adobe and the Creative Cloud

2013 The Year in Review – May

Love it or hate it, the world around digital imaging has changed.  Adobe’s new business model for many of our loved programs is that of a subscription service instead of a perpetual license.  No longer will we see an upgrade every twelve or eighteen months, but rather Adobe can update the application as new features become available.  No longer will we have CS5, CS6, CS; we simply have CC.  Photoshop CS6 was version 13, and when Photoshop CC was released it was version 14, which means it’s still easy to track the progression of the program.  It’s my understanding that every year or so, or when there is a major change we’ll see a new version, but still under the CC banner.

I for one am in the Love It camp when it comes to the new model.  I fully understand that it is not for everyone, and I respect that.  The desire to work with the latest and greatest tools and options is part of my DNA.