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Adobe Discontinues Standalone Applications, Moves to Subscription Only Model

Adobe Discontinues Standalone Applications, Moves to Subscription Only Model

Posted May 6, 2013 at 5:51pm by iClarified · 73753 views
Adobe has announced that the company is discontinuing its Creative Suite lineup of standalone products and making its new Creative Cloud applications available via subscription only, reports TNW.

This means that you will no longer be able to purchase the latest version of Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc and use it for years to come. Rather customers will need to pay $49.99 a month for access to Adobe's applications. If you cancel your subscription you will no longer have access to the software.

The switch will come in June when Adobe releases new versions of its applications including: Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC and Premiere Pro CC.

For those that already have a purchased version of CS 3 or later, your serial number will get you a 40% discount on the first year of subscription. That works out to $29.99/month. Everyone else will need to pay $49.99/month on a one year commitment or $74.99/month with no commitment. Single apps are $19.99/month.

Creative Suite 6 will still be available for purchase; however, it will only be updated to address bugs.

More details on the improvements in the upcoming CC applications can be found here.

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Timmy O-Toole
Timmy O-Toole - May 10, 2013 at 1:22pm
Adobe are cunts. End of story.
True Words
True Words - May 9, 2013 at 7:57pm
Everything Adobe’s precious wares do is available through other sources and means, the creative are creative enough to find alternatives and hearty enough to adapt and thrive without them. The soil surrounding a monument to greed and arrogance is fertile and in its shadow the diamonds in the ruff will at last start to shine, be taken up and polished and prized as the pillar of clay crumbles to dust under its own weight and is swept away by the liberated winds that will not be chained. Adobe is a toolmaker, nothing more, and any business, tradesman or artisan that rents the tools of their trade and, if push comes to shove, is left with no claim of ownership or guarantee of availability in adversity courts disaster. Serfdoms are a shameful relic of the past and pity the sheep that would be idly herded into the pastures of a new Land Lord for they will surely be fleeced and feasted on. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance (- Thomas Jefferson); so get your head out of the cloud and see what’s really happening people. (Released into the public domain – feel free to publish, distribute and repost “in its entirety” anywhere.)
DogScout - May 9, 2013 at 3:28pm
PaintShop Pro (by Corel) is almost as powerful and available as a desktop application at one tenth the price
Kaitlin - May 9, 2013 at 3:26am
And honestly I don't care about investors and I HATE the concept of Cloud. I don't care for it nor do I have need of it. And what about the college students that got these programs through their school via student discount. I saw something about Education teams being charged 40 a month but what about the individual students who bought it themselves using a student discount. College kids aren't exactly made of money.
Kaitlin - May 9, 2013 at 3:16am
I did read all of it. I live paycheck to paycheck and pay enough bills as it is and don't want to fork over 50 dollars a month when it could go towards rent. I already paid for my art program and don't want to pay monthly to keep using it when I already bought it. That's dumb and pointless.
J.C. - May 9, 2013 at 2:44am
-_- Are you all ignorant?!?!? Read my first comment below and stop complaining!!!!!!!
Anonymous - May 9, 2013 at 1:03am
hey Adode, HEY ADOBE, good now I have your attention. I'm sorry to inform you but $40 a month to use your proprietary software to write .swf files is too mch to ask and, I and others wont be paying it, Shortly thanks to your greed; the freeware community will release a Copy of GIMP with the ability to write flash code and output .SWF into version 11+ syntax. you just dug your own grave, and no one will pay to fill it except your advertisers so you better go back to that business model.
Morrow - May 8, 2013 at 5:25pm
Looks like the desktop publishing is in for a nice expensive kick in the ass. No more buying software, now onto adding more to your monthly expenses or finding a new profession. When you live check to check as a designer, adding another $50 into your monthly expenses (which I'm sure that rate will increase exponentially over time) is not fair at all. I hope this just creates more pirating and more open source software that strains Adobe's business in the long term
Satan's Barber
Satan's Barber - May 8, 2013 at 4:24pm
Well well well, I can see NoGoodNick is up to no good again calling everyone a retard with his "one word" vocabulary. I guess he likes the "SPECIAL" threads. Way to go Nick, your doing a fantastic job sofar.
NoGoodNick - May 8, 2013 at 10:07pm
Satins barber you have been dogging me for months now. Do you hate me lol? why don't you just stop coming here as you are a retard. Maybe you are lonely for attention huh? I have a nice girl for you , her name is Kaitlin (BITCH). She needs a pimp so she can make more money for Adobe. Get together with that bitch and produce a few retards.
NoGoodNick - May 8, 2013 at 10:11pm
For your information I am in my 40's u dumb retard. If I was a kid I would go to a Samsung site where all the young retards hang out.
Kaitlin - May 9, 2013 at 1:56am
Oh wow 40s huh you're so convincing. You sound like a 12 year old. You need to grow up and put in your big boy diaper
J.C. - May 8, 2013 at 2:31am
PEOPLE!! Did you all not read the whole article?!?!? The whole article is linked to "Read more" just above the screenshot. The reasons why they did this: - To stabilize their revenue so that they wouldn't have bursts of income with the latest Creative Suite release. - Balanced income=better look towards investors - A subscription offering is better suited for a growing cloud-based services business. - And, to PREVENT piracy!! All of the aforementioned information is in the linked article!! Read the whole thing before you jump to conclusions!!!!
otakugal15 - May 9, 2013 at 8:23pm
Nope, sorry. I'm not sympathizing. And any company that is PUSHING for the Cloud network is just ITCHING to own my work. Fuck that. They ain't gettin' shit nor my money. It's a pirate's life for me!! And they have apparently been VERY WELL since before now, so all I see is $$$$$$$$$$ in their eyes. That's it. They aren't failing, but with this move, they will be.
Marchel - May 8, 2013 at 1:08am
What about those of us that can't always be connected to the internet? Its a pretty major deal if you're having to do projects "on the go" and won't have 24\7 access.
Mito - May 8, 2013 at 12:19am
Adobe has created the new Windows gonna stick with CS6 for as long as I live
Zing - May 7, 2013 at 10:37pm
Technology seems have peaked yet companies are still acting like they can sustain their income even though the products have reached the end of their life cycle. I bet Adobe will lose customers on this new model. I stopped upgrading CS three versions ago. Surely I wasn't the only one.
Briget - May 7, 2013 at 9:01pm
Way to go, Adobe. You have once again proven yourself completely inept at the art of getting people to not want to pirate your software. Also, not everyone wants to be part of your crappy Creative Cloud network. Because really? Just a minor tweak to the T&C means that everything on the Cloud network belongs to you -- which is not something I really feel like handing over to you.
NoGoodNick - May 7, 2013 at 9:41pm
Bridget you smelly creature. you are a big dumb retard! All you want is free free free, and if you don't get it free you badmouth adobe. Everyone has a right to make a living even the bitch below. But the bitch below is a cheap retard who doesn't realize it takes money to make money. Why I come here I still don't know you are all so retarded here.
NoGoodNick - May 7, 2013 at 9:43pm
Kaitlen yes u bitch
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