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 Valhalla on Tue 7th May 2013 08:35 UTC in reply to "RE: GIMP"
Valhalla
Member since:
2006-01-24

How is making the Adobe suite cheaper and more accessible to all users going to help GIMP?

Because I dare say the vast majority of Photoshop 'users' today are running a pirated version of Photoshop.

For amateurs/hobbyists who only use a very small subset of the features Photoshop offers, they can likely get those features from free applications.

If they can no longer pirate Photoshop a huge amount of these users will not find Photoshop worth the asking price and will turn elsewhere, possibly to Gimp.

Photoshop will remain the de facto choice amongst professionals, as it should be in my opinion given that it is the best software of it's type and have no real rival either from other commercial offerings nor from open source.

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RE[3]: GIMP
by arpan on Tue 7th May 2013 11:22 in reply to "RE[2]: GIMP"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Piracy will continue. The apps still need to be downloaded from the net and installed on your computer. The only difference is that the activation is verified online every few days instead of just once when you install. So, if the activation is cracked (as it always is), pirates will continue without any problems.

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RE[4]: GIMP
by Alfman on Tue 7th May 2013 14:50 in reply to "RE[3]: GIMP"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

arpan,


"Piracy will continue."

If it runs locally, it will be cracked plain and simple. Switching to the service model will make very little difference in terms of copyright infringement and cracking.

Edit: I don't understand why some posters are associating this new billing scheme with cutting down illegal copies?

Edited 2013-05-07 14:59 UTC

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RE[3]: GIMP
by orestes on Tue 7th May 2013 17:05 in reply to "RE[2]: GIMP"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

To hell with pirates, if they get shafted in this deal consider it a well earned bonus. Mostly what this is about is giving Adobe a more consistent revenue stream from it's legitimate customers.

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