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andy lewis
Re: The petition to end the "cloud only" model is up to 8000 signatures now
on May 12, 2013 at 3:11:53 pm

A lot of professionals who are complaining about this are going to be joining the cloud anyway - myself included, at least for this year. I won't bore you with the reasons why, but I really have no choice.

Adobe must have decided (with good reason) that their position is strong at the moment and that even a lot of very unhappy customers will still end up paying the tithe. Perhaps they also figured that their strong position in the industry could be threatened at any moment - so better lock people in now.

Anyone working in either print/photography or editing/graphics (arguably) needs access to adobe software no matter how terrible the terms are. Maybe the Adobe CEO's nightmare scenario was waiting a year to force everyone onto subscription to find that 12 months have changed the playing field and Adobe software is much easier to ignore.

Imagine if this year:

1. FCPX 10.1 turns out to be killer and (crucially) Apple brings out a stunning update to Motion.

2. The 90% of photoshop users who don't really need photoshop suddenly find an alternative - Pixelmator? Photoshop is surely vulnerable given how ugly and unpleasant to use it is.

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