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Photoshop can only be rented from now on


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

NY Times said:


There’s a new reason for Photoshop to be famous.

Yes, it’s still the program that just about every photographer and designer on earth uses to retouch or even reimagine photos. Yes, it’s still the only program whose name is a verb.

But now, Photoshop is also the biggest-name software that you can’t actually buy. You can only rent it, for a month or a year at a time. If you ever stop paying, you keep your files but lose the ability to edit them.

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Now I am even happier to use the GIMP for ages now....

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:45 PM

Good bye Photoshop it was nice knowing you..

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

will not bother me, I am still trying to get the hang of "paint".

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

My photoshop 7 always worked great. Never saw a reason to upgrade it. They can't take that away from me. :-)

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:58 PM

dang, this will mean a dramatic decrease in "genuine UFO pics" !!!!


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 03 July 2013 - 05:54 PM, said:

My photoshop 7 always worked great. Never saw a reason to upgrade it. They can't take that away from me. :-)

I still have a 5 and a 6... and with every computer upgrade they just get ported with the harddisk.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

Yeah, I've see this with some other programs as well(licensed for a year, for example, when it used to be forever) with new editions, but I did not know Photoshop was now doing that(I don't use it)

I also have kept my various "older programs" for that reason.

GIMP is great as well as most all of the Linux distro OS and programs. And they're free. Updates and new editions are free.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:58 PM

Surely Shotophop is the most discredited software package ever. It exists purely to allow people to fake things, and that, surely, is reprehnsible.
And equally as much, it's such a handy thing for the Cynics to fall back on. "Photoshop!!!" is an all purpose cry by the cynics in response to any photo of any paranormal phenomenon anyone ever posts.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

they sure faked pictures already in times when "photoshop" was something you drove your ford model t into town for. but it's true, it is the most damaging thing that happened to the credibility of "photographic proof"


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

When I heard that one I realized what idiots Adobe has turned out to be.
I still have Photoshop CS and I might upgrade OR get PS Elements but now I think I will
stick with what I have and use Photoshop CS and Paint.Net.

I tried GIMP but I really did not like it. Start up was laggy and it just didn't click for me.

Well, at any rate Adobe wants more money and it is evident with the price tags they put on their software; no one can afford it really and now they want you to rent it and basically run it off their servers. Sorry but when I use a program, I want to use it when I want and I am not going to log onto anything. Don't need anyone snooping on my computer while I work.

Oh well...Adobe had a good thing going until they pulled this garbage. Hate to see it go that way...


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:49 PM

Should do what Microsoft did. Release an alternative cloud operated software that is significantly cheaper (office 365) while not removing anything else. While there are a lot of photographers on the road who may not have this kind of access possible they are restricting people to. I see a lot of lost possible revenue.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

Um I was just about to buy it

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 03 July 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

I still have a 5 and a 6... and with every computer upgrade they just get ported with the harddisk.
I have CS3 at work but prefer the 7 version I have at home. It's way easier working with animated GIF files with Image Ready and they did away with that after version 7.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:13 PM

Sounds lame. **** that ****, paint is the real deal !

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

man, how can this even seem like a good business decision to them? 600 dollars a year for a fully functional version of the program?

well, it's a great way to send even more people to freeware products, i guess. i know the same thing happened with microsoft office for me; haven't touched that in years. there are plenty of free office programs that work just as well, or better.





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