Adobe Dissolves In The Cloud

May 16, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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So, Adobe has chosen to "go cloud", and offer a subscription for software solution to its customers. No sooner was this announced, than the internet erupted in a firestorm of protest, mostly from photographers deeply attached to their Photoshop.  Really community? My response to all of this hoopla is, So What? What real difference does it make? 

As I wrote in an earlier blog post, I'm not sweating anything Adobe does or doesn't do. I upgraded from Photoshop CS4 to Photoshop CS6 because it was the right time and choice for me. Nothing in the Photoshop CS5 version was of any interest to me, or would have altered what I was able to do in CS4. I don't rely on Photoshop to be my one and only image editing software. In fact, I mostly use it for graphics anymore. That said, CS6 more than meets any needs I have, graphics-wise and photographically. I also know that this version of the software will continue to work for me now and long into the future, on any computer (Mac) I get next. And when it no longer does work, I'll be well into something else. 

I don't have a need to get any new features. I'm done. Most photographers use barely 10% (if that) of Photoshop's massive set of features as it is. I think it's silly for us to become so enmeshed with any company and software (or hardware) that we lose our equilibrium if anything changes. Seriously? Use what you have now and please, for the love of Kookla, Fran and Ollie, stop living as if the world is coming to an end, and the evil empire is destroying our lives (and lively-hood)! It's just software folks...


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