Development of Adobe Creative Suite 7, and all plans of future creative suites have been discontinued. The only option going forward will be the Creative Cloud (CC) subscription model.
You should support this petition because Adobe is making their already expensive products even more expensive in the long run. Adobe is robbing small business, freelancers, and the average consumer. They do not seem to understand that every company is a not multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporation that has an infinite amount of resources.
In the end it comes down to this: Adobe’s consumers will not be able to make such a large payment every month on the CC subscription model. In the short term, the subscription model looks to be okay, but over time the only entity that is benefiting from this is Adobe. The (no longer) current model: paying a one time fee for infinite access is a much better business model and is better for the consumer.
Let’s make a difference and stand up to Adobe and let them know our stance. We want our voices heard.
Guys, this is actually a pretty serious issue. If you are a digital artist, no matter what software you actually use, should take this in to consideration. Adobe is and will be the business standard software for concept artists, graphic designers, illustrators, comic artists, animators and all other fields that need Adobe’s products in their work.
The economic future for the aspiring digital artist might become even more hard to achieve if we don’t do something about this. So please sign this. Even if you never use photoshop. We all know that most art programs are influenced by Adobe’s products, if adobe start using this marketing model there might be a chance that the other software developers follow the same path. So yes this matters for all of us who work digitally. (<—-this is, by the way, just my own theory. Do NOT take this as a fact or a solid statement.)