I asked the audience at the last
meeting how many were PhotoShop users (CS 4, 5, 6,) to
understand how many would be impacted by Adobe's decision
to change from selling you software with a perpetual
license (owning) to having you pay a monthly fee ( a.k.a.
renting). The response surprised me, almost 50%.
An active conversation ensued, some
members were not aware of this development or the
implications/impacts . There were several good
suggestions for alternative software packages...
My personal concerns were:
Much more expensive (since
I normally only upgrade every couple of years).
Very irritating since changes
to the program and user interface will be forced on me
like them or not.
(I love Element
v10, not so happy with Elements v11)
So after fuming for awhile, I decided
to upgrade from CS5 to CS6 before that option
disappeared. Went to Adobe.com and could not find an
upgrade path for my CS5 - I was too late.
But good news. Went to AcademicSuperStore.com
ready to buy CS6 and use one of my three kids in college
to qualify for a heavily discounted, academic price for a
full copy (not an upgrade), and was pleasantly surprised
when no "proof of eligibility" was required, just $344.99
(you have to
select the product carefully, this package includes all
the disks, other choices require you download the
Don't know how long this option will
last, I suspect that once existing inventory is used up
renting will be the only alternative.
Thought you would like to know.
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