Written by Steve Perry
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My thoughts on Adobe's CC subscription model

I see a lot of people whinging about Adobe’s new CC-only model so let’s take a look at some positives.

With it, you not only get access to all of the Adobe apps, you also get 20gb/100gb* of online storage, an Adobe Typekit license and Behance’s ProSite. That’s more than worth it in my opinion.

I know that people don’t like having to subscribe to software instead of buying a boxed version as they like to feel like they own it. Truth is even then you only have a license to use the software, you never actually own it.

Adobe strongly believe that this model will seriously cut down on piracy, which is always good news.

It’s £46.88 per month. If, by having access to this software, you can’t make £46.88 per month then maybe you should consider a different career. Which brings me onto my final point;

Every Joe Bloggs these days has a copy of Photoshop, a lot of which are pirated versions. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked to organise print for some business cards (supplied artwork) which have been created by an un-skilled ‘designer’ using a pirated copy of Photoshop. So cutting down on these types of users must be a good thing. I’m all for all-things-for-all-people but this is professional software that we are talking about. If you don’t make a living from using it then there are other options on the market, some of which are free. If you don’t want to pay for the software yourself then hire a professional to do the work for you, we don’t bite.

*20gb individual
100gb for teams

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