For those who missed it, the new X-Rite package was announced, including the mystery surrounding upgrade eligibility.http://www.xritephoto.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=198
The new package looks fine and dandy, however, it is as I feared, X-Rite have rather stiffed their loyal customers.
I would be interested to know how many you are in the same position as me in this regard.
I own ProfileMaker Pro 5 with i1 Pro and i1 iO scanning table, all of which cost me several thousands of dollars. After X-Rite bought out Gretag they offered me the "opportunity
" to upgrade to ProfileMaker Platinum, which is identical software to my ProfileMaker Pro but with a different name, for the princely sum of £877 ($1387). I don't see this as much of an opportunity, seems a bit steep for just a name change.... (yes you might have got the full set of modules over say Photostudio or Publish, however some people have already upgraded to include extra modules).
Now it turns out that without this "upgrade
" I am not eligible to upgrade to the new i1 package; at all. Because I own the flagship Pro software but not
one of the "Prosumer" packages ( i1 Photo etc ) I don't even qualify for the second tier upgrade. It seems we PM5 users are completely disinherited...
I really don't want to be that guy that posts on forums just to vent his anger at <insert unscrupulous company here>, so I've done this as a poll, it would be interesting just to see how many of us will be affected by this.
Constructive discussion also welcomed.