It got so quiet here...
It´s 2018, more than 5 years after Adobe cut the choice.
(And I still receive eMails that there are discounts - only for a short time - if I will subscribe to CC - LOL)
Just bought a new car, from what I spared by not subscribing.
Didn´t spend a Cent to Adobe since CC and I´m still happy.
I invested in new Software and I am still surprised a lot by all the features I got and get.
Especially Affinities Apps are great Alternatives to Adobes mature Giants.
And so extreme fast.
As often as I can see colleagues working with CC I´m wondering, what Adobe has done with all the money they got.
(OK, they bought a lot companies, like they ever did).
And I still know a lot who are still on the good old, fair CS
I can´t see ONE Killer-Feature, I want to have. Nor can I see big innovations since they cut the choice.
All the gimmicks they made for Mobiles - I don´t need them.
OK, to be fair - Video Editing isn´t my main job (and it´s getting more and more beside the point.).
Think, here are some improvements, espec. stability and speed.
But PS, AI, InD & the Rest?
Adobes Stock rised 400 % + since they took the choice and called their software cloud.
Their Net. Income nearby doubled.
And all that with less customers.
And there are some, who will tell me, it was a big deal for the Users???
(why Adobe don´t spend all the earnings to make your fees cheaper? Or invest in R&D? LOL)
Who wonders, that the new Operating Systems will not support CS? Did Adobe pay for that?
I wouldn´t be surprised.
As long as it´s possible I will not rent my tools.
And I think it would be great, if there are lots of users with the same opinion.
Perpetual Licenses are great.
I use CC both at home and at work, but I have been considering abandoning CC at home. I do use it at home, just not a lot, and so I'm not sure I can justify the cost considering it's hobby level right now.
One thing that keeps me from jumping ship is I haven't found a good alternative for the workflow that I like to use with enough frequency to miss—editing in Premiere with effects done in After Effects, but specifically with 3D camera tracking and additional tracking done in Mocha for AE. There are other program combinations that will do that stuff, but not cost-effectively from what I've seen so far. I think Blender may come the closest for the 3D and tracking stuff from what I have heard, but the last time I poked my head in there I was scared off by the interface.
Another thing that keeps me from looking elsewhere is it's nice to use the same programs for my hobby stuff as I do at my day job. Not a deal breaker, but nice.
I would be interested in what others are using for 3D camera tracking, simple 3D work (like you can do in the AE implementation of C4D) and the kind of tracking you can do in Mocha for AE without using CC and for what they consider cost-effective.
Ah, shoot, I didn't specify—I'm PC based.
Just got an e-mail saying my subscription rate will increase next year by a dollar. The increase will be effective in the Middle of April but because I have signed uo for one year with monthly payments my subscription payment will not increase until it is renewal time.
Anyone who does month to month might be feeling the effects next month. My goal was to learn Premiere Pro on a hobby level but was planning to do a year one subscription even before the price increase was announced. Looks like the price will increase around NAB time. Will this increase the activity level in this forum?
[Rainer Schubert] "Adobes Stock rised 400 % + since they took the choice and called their software cloud.
Their Net. Income nearby doubled.
And all that with less customers. "
Why do you assume they have fewer customers?
[Rainer Schubert] "Who wonders, that the new Operating Systems will not support CS? Did Adobe pay for that?
I wouldn´t be surprised. "
CS6 was EOL'd back in 2015; it's hardly surprising that OS developers are not going out of their way to ensure support for a product that has been mothballed for 3 years.
[Rainer Schubert] "I can´t see ONE Killer-Feature, I want to have. Nor can I see big innovations since they cut the choice. "
Personally, I've always been far less concerned about "killer-features" and more with the overall functionality on a day-to-day basis. That being said, a few things in CC that have impacted my workflow in a positive way:
Typekit Integration: Really useful for getting access to great fonts and ensuring compatibility with clients
Libraries: I use Ae, Pr, Ps, Ai and In pretty heavily and it's great to be able to share colors, assets, etc. I still think its integration needs a lot of work, but I've been pretty happy with how it works so far.
Artboards in Photoshop: I tend to have to make lots of iterations, so this has been a really great add.
Brush enhancements in Ps: The addition of great brush smoothing tools, brush organization tools and Kyle T. Webster's library of brushes has been a really amazing recent addition for me since I do a lot of brush work in Ps.
Ae's UI on the GPU: Probably one of the best improvements they made that makes working inside of Ae so much less frustrating and time-consuming.
Shape points to Nulls in Ae: Connects the control points of shapes to Nulls to make them easier to control. This has been great for me since I work with shape layers a lot inside of Ae.
Lumteri Color in Pr: Adds great color correction tools directly into Pr and obviates the need (at least for me) to send it off to another app or use third party tools like Colorista
Remix in Audition: Automatically remixes tracks to a specified length. Works really well and has saved me a lot of time over the years it's been included.
Anyway, someone else's mileage may vary, but those are just a few of the updates that have impacted my workflow pretty significantly. But it's fair- if there's nothing in CC that you want or need or would use, then I'm glad you are able to find other tools to meet your needs.