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Adobe Creative Cloud costs $49.99/month (or less if you're a previous Creative Suite customer). Creative Suite 6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.
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Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later (although the following titles work with 10.6.8: Extension Manager, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, and Muse)
  • 64-bit Mac for the following titles: Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, Prelude, and SpeedGrade, Photoshop, and Lightroom)



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CrazedLeper reviewed on 22 Mar 2014
Rent software? Can't possibly be good--for me. Where is the middle finger key?
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_rick_v_ reviewed on 22 Mar 2014
I suspect I’ll be in small minority when I say this, but…

For us, Creative Cloud has been great. I totally get how this is a terrible move from the perspective of the small shop that doesn’t need to upgrade every year. But for me, it means not having to argue the justification for upgrades (and hope the budget gets approved) every year, or track serial numbers (a tedious job that must be meticulously maintained). And Creative Cloud for Teams has brought a godsend for license management— someone leave? Simply remove their email address. Someone needs Photoshop? Simply add their email to the Teams page.

Like I said, I see how independent contractors and small shops would hate this. I get that. But not all of us think so.
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Pik80 replied on 23 Mar 2014
Unfortunately there haven't been very many good Adobe updates over the last couple of years so having a steady stream of cash going out for mediocrity is what makes CC outrageous. This is true whether you are a small business or a large one. It makes no difference.

There are other ways to get around serial numbers besides resorting to subscription. I can buy graphic apps through the MAS without needing to rely on serial numbers. I just bought Sketch, iDraw, and Pixelmator all without having to record a single serial number. I don't know if you are in anyway associated with Adobe but none of your arguments hold any water at all if you really stop to think about it.
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Donmontalvo replied on 23 Mar 2014
Pixelmator is $29.99, and it gives you modern day (read: leverages OS X technologies) alternative to Photoshop and Illustrator.

http://pixelmator.com

Best of all, no Adobe tax. ;)
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Pik80 replied on 25 Mar 2014
@Donmontalvo A lot of people are getting impatient that Adobe doesn't take advantage of OS X technology as well as new Mac hardware. There is a blogger who keeps asking Adobe about when their software will be optimized for the Mac Pro but he hasn't got much of a response back from them.

http://www.thepromacblog.com/the-silence-is-deafening/
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Donmontalvo replied on 25 Mar 2014
Adobe is the McDonalds of the software industry. Except that they're expensive. The "we hire cheap third party slave labor" position is about the same. They "lock you in" and then hit you with regular fees...as many of their staff brag about being involved in "revenue healthy" Creative Whatever.
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_rick_v_ replied on 27 Mar 2014
I work for a large global company. And like most large companies, Macs make up a relatively small percentage of total computers. Yet, our workflow necessitates working across platforms (Windows and Mac), as well as frequently exchanging source files with clients directly. Sometimes the project may mandate Premiere, even though our in-house guys prefer Final Cut (as per client requirement). Same goes for Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, and so on.

So suggesting we could do a drop-in replacement with a few low-cost Mac-only alternatives is a joke. And suggesting that because I gave it a high mark means I must work for Adobe is a joke.

I appreciate, and even encourage, the move away from Adobe products. Personally, I don’t even install Flash on my computer. But as I said in my original statement; Adobe makes it trivially easy to manage large numbers of users. Frankly, I wish all software management was this easy. I stand by my original rating.
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Donmontalvo replied on 27 Mar 2014
@_rick_v_ If you work for a large company, you should not be using Creative Cloud Teams, instead you should be using Creative Cloud Enterprise. The former is per user activation, the former does not require activation. This thread isn't about how to manage Creative Cloud, right license for the right job would be the answer there. This is about Adobe moving to a subscription model that at the end of the day makes Adobe more money (read: "revenue healthy") and locks users into a perpetucal subscription scam license model. Adobe is the 800 pound gorilla, and Pixelmator is already eating into their (very high) profits. Adobe is going to milk users dry while they can.
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Pik80 replied on 27 Mar 2014
@_rick_v_

"And suggesting that because I gave it a high mark means I must work for Adobe is a joke."

...which I never said. Let's review my original statement again shall we?

"I DON'T KNOW if you are in anyway ASSOCIATED with Adobe..."

Notice I used the words "associated with adobe". This might mean that you are a non employee who holds a lot of stock in the company (a completely reasonable thing to assert since a lot of people are buying Adobe stock with the move to CC) or associated might mean that you are in the educational field and financially benefit from users being on the latest version so that you have more people to teach to.

Although most PCs run Windows there is still a sizable number of Mac users in creative fields. It's not like Windows PCs have the same 90% marketshare they have in other industries. Also if you consider the iPad a Mac (as it is quickly becoming more like) then Apple's marketshare in the business world is improving dramatically.

Also people are not just moving away from Adobe due low costs many people are moving to the competition since some of the Adobe products are falling behind. For an example compare the recently discontinued Fireworks to new heavy weights like Sketch. Why should we have to spend a premium for, in some ways, out dated tech?
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Donmontalvo replied on 27 Mar 2014
Pixelmator mimics most of the functionality of Photoshop and Illustrator. It toggles between the two functions. It leverages the most modern OS X technologies. It's fast. It's stable. And it costs $29 (one time cost), where Adobe costs $49/month forever.

Adobe is going to milk everyone as much as it can, as they've already begun their downward spiral.
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Fringewood reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
Yawn.... Adobe has seen the last of my money.
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RavenNevermore reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
I see Adobe replaced the Application Manager with Creative Cloud on my Mac yesterday, and decided to have it as a startup item.

I can understand one line of reasoning that their apps are expensive, and this way you get all the updates and upgrades to new versions. But I have no interest in renting software that's going to stop working when I decide not to keep paying them money every month.

Not everyone needs to upgrade to the newest versions after all.

Looks like Microsoft decided to copy Adobe. Hopefully this is not the way of the future.
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James-D replied on 22 Mar 2014
Unfortunately, it IS the future. You should start warming-up to the idea, because all large(r) developers are going to switch to it.

It's not greed, it's survival. It's unfortunate that we find ourselves in this position, but in some respects it's our own fault.
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Tim27 replied on 23 Mar 2014
@James-D, this is why smaller developers will inherit the future of software. They are more responsive to customer requests, the are better at solving problems, they create better performing software in general. Take a look at Pixelmator and compare to Photoshop. Case in point.
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cubanpete reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
CC also means Cash Cow
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BobDavey3378 reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
I need more than one app like Photoshop but not the rest of the crap which is the only other option.
In the US the monthly cost is $49.99, in the UK £46.88 & in France €61.49.
At the current exchange rate using the US price as a base UK should be £31.90 & France €37.28 give or take.
The concept is fine but the pricing & structure will force a lot of small business to either not upgrade or as I suspect find a way around it unless they stop ripping us off, especially in Europe.
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Rondfranks commented on 18 Jun 2013
I'm going to miss using Photoshop and Illustrator at home after CS6 stops working.

It's an ugly situation, and I'm afraid other software manufacturers and going to jump on the greed bandwagon also. Especially if Adobe is able to pull it off. It's not too hard to do when you have little competition to worry about.
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erenbeskardes commented on 18 Jun 2013
You are done Adobe. I will not pay you monthly rent for every program. You do not respect your users anymore.
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Cowicide reviewed on 18 Jun 2013
Like most other longtime Adobe customers, I am sickened by Adobe's greed with their Creative Cloud subscription model.

The petition against it is over 30,000 so far...
https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model
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Iturtle commented on 18 Jun 2013
greedy. bloated. bugs never fixed. support below zero. updates always far to expensive. and now forced updates. I feel like a factory farming animal. like a cow to be milked for what it's worth. I had enough. bye bye greedobe!
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ejrb rated on 22 Mar 2014

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Sgginc rated on 17 Jan 2014

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Zincker rated on 19 Jun 2013

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Zincker rated on 05 Jun 2013

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Iturtle rated on 14 Jul 2012

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Adobe Creative Cloud costs $49.99/month (or less if you're a previous Creative Suite customer). Creative Suite 6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, respond to invitations to join a project folder, manage your fonts, download the latest product updates, and more.

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