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Snippet: Creative Suite to Become Subscription-Only ☇

Shared on May 6, 2013

Jacob Kastrenakes for The Verge:

Adobe is making a major move into the cloud. The company has just announced the next version of its flagship digital editing tools, Creative Suite, and for the first time the new products will only be available through the company’s online subscription service. Adobe previously offered standalone editions of each product, which users could choose to keep or upgrade as new editions were released, but now the only way to receive major feature updates to the product series will be to remain subscribed to the $49.99 per month service.

Subscription software may work for businesses, but I think end-users (even small businesses or freelance) still like owning their own software. If anything, this is going to drive folks away from Adobe even more, especially since there are more alternatives like Pixelmator.

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