Hello ladies and creatives...
I just came across this Adobe Cloud subscription situation. I was preparing to upgrade today from Creative 5 to 6 and found out that they are no longer offering downloadable versions after 6. You must subscribe to their service for all upgrades at a monthly fee. (perhaps I am behind on discussing this and others have already discussed- at which i am apologizing if so)
I would love to hear the input on this as I am NOT comfortable with this scenario.
Change.org has a petition regarding it.
Here is a review I read:
If we buy into this "subscription" we do not own the software we are "renting" and if we can not longer pay the monthly/yearly subscription rate, we lose the version we have been renting. This would mean that the files you have been saving in whatever cloud is offering would become issues if you needed to downgrade back to a version of the software you actually DO own. I would assume that we would need to be safe and save down each file in case something financially happened and the subscription could not be paid for suddenly. With so many of us being small business owners in this industry and freelancers- how are we going to cope with this?
I refused to buy it when the online chat person tried to manipulate me into signing up immediately.
Let me know what everyone is doing with this!!! Thanks
Shananigenz Creative, LLC