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    Looks like the Cloud is doing well . . . for Adobe, that is . . .

    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Faced Drop In Sales & Profit, With 47% Rise In Web Subscribers
    http://www.efinancehub.com/adobe-sys...rs/123125.html

    Was up over 7% this morning:

    https://www.google.com/finance?q=NAS...UqDgFLLC0AGYYA

    I'll stick with Elements 6, I reckon
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    Re: Looks like the Cloud is doing well . . . for Adobe, that is . . .

    The Cloud and licensing has always been about money. It will come along further as more restrictions are applied.

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    Re: Looks like the Cloud is doing well . . . for Adobe, that is . . .

    Oh God. Let's not start this argument again!

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    Re: Looks like the Cloud is doing well . . . for Adobe, that is . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Oh God. Let's not start this argument again!
    It was just FYI, no argument intended.

    But, yes, let's not!

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    Re: Looks like the Cloud is doing well . . . for Adobe, that is . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by xpatUSA View Post
    It was just FYI, no argument intended.
    I appreciated that, Ted. My comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek ... as well as being a plea to others!!

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    Re: Looks like the Cloud is doing well . . . for Adobe, that is . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Oh God. Let's not start this argument again!
    Donald, I don't think it's an argument - it's a fact of life.

    And hopefully more photographers will come to realize it.

    C'est la guerre.

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    Re: Looks like the Cloud is doing well . . . for Adobe, that is . . .

    /start_rant

    It's a business model - no more, no less. And the function of any business is to generate an attractive return on investment for shareholders; if the models are ones that the market is unwilling to accept then the business will fail. Their business isn't failing - thus - one can deduce that people in general accept that the value being offered is more than the price being asked.

    Ironically, Adobe have only just now adopted the very same subscription based licence model that most professional photographers have been using for years (oh the irony!).

    Many other sections of the industry have also used it for years; anti-virus vendors being a traditional example and the likes of Google storage (beyond the free first 10GB) - Apple iCloud (beyond the first free 5GB) - Kelby training - Microsoft Office - and many others following suit. I happily pay my monthly fees for all of those mentioned services and really enjoy the benefits they offer. I've started offering subscription based services to some of my PC clients; Microsoft Office is a good example -- $149PA gets you and your family the COMPLETE office package for up to 5 devices and additional licences to install the iPhone version as well, whereas a single copy of Office Pro costs around $650 OEM -- go do the maths as they say (my clients have been and the general consensus is "it's a no-brainer"). I agree with them.

    If there are folks that don't agree then that's fine - nobody is putting a gun to their heads; they're free to adopt whatever other solution works (or doesn't work) for them. I just wish they'd just get on with using whatever solution they choose and stop "tossing they toys out of the cot" all the time whenever subscription based licencing gets mentioned.

    /end_rant

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