Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th May 2013 20:17 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud."
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RE[2]: GIMP
by phoenix on Tue 7th May 2013 00:07 UTC in reply to "RE: GIMP"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

How is making the Adobe suite cheaper and more accessible to all users going to help GIMP? This is a significantly cheaper option, for tools that are astronomically better.


Well, that really depends on which apps you use and how long you use a specific version. If you use enough of the products to warrant the Suite, using it for 2 years is the same price as buying it outright ($720 US). Use it for more than 2, and you're paying a lot more than current pricing.

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RE[3]: GIMP
by orestes on Tue 7th May 2013 01:10 in reply to "RE[2]: GIMP"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

No you aren't. The $50 per month package is a superset of CS6 Master Collection (lists for $2,599). To get to the point that the sub would cost more than outright buying it would take more than four and a quarter years, even if you discount the fact the Creative Cloud gives you apps you wouldn't have access to in the Master Collection. From that perspective it's a fantastic deal.

Where you get screwed over is if you want to go ala carte on one or two of the programs without going all in.

Edited 2013-05-07 01:11 UTC

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RE[4]: GIMP
by arpan on Tue 7th May 2013 11:20 in reply to "RE[3]: GIMP"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Doesn't matter if the Creative Cloud is a superset. If I only use Illustrator, Photoshop & Indesign, then the Creative Cloud is vastly more expensive, than just buying that.

There are very very few people who need all the apps. How many people do you know who need to use Fireworks, Dreamweaver & Premiere? Those are apps for completely different user bases.

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RE[4]: GIMP
by phoenix on Wed 8th May 2013 15:26 in reply to "RE[3]: GIMP"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

While my math may have been a little low, yours is way over the top, and at least my "number of years" is correct. ;)

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/05/07/2129245/adobes-creative-clo...

If you use the suite for more than two years, Cloud costs you more.

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