As much as I love Photoshop, it seems I'm on my last version, CS6. Started using Photoshop for graphic design work in the early '90s. Not sure but I think around version 1.5. So, the slow search begins for a replacement. I'll try and use CS6 as long as I can. Guess it'll depend on compatibility with operating systems, computers, and the changes these companies seem to be making with ever increasing speed.
Now the question. When will Adobe make Lightroom a subscription only piece of software? Think I'm going to slowly start considering alternatives for Lightroom too. Sure, today you can still buy it like we used to buy Photoshop and its upgrades, but I no longer trust Adobe. Better to be prepared.
Was thinking to check out Elements as a replacement for Photoshop, but keep asking myself why I'd give any more money to this company after being treated like I've been treated. And what about Elements going down the subscription path?
Honest, even if the monthly price for me to subscribe to Photoshop was promised to remain at $10 a month forever I'd say no. No if the deal was me still having nothing in hand if/when I decide to stop the monthly payment plan. It just makes no sense to me.
And so it goes. Change. Upheaval. Again. Life is full of surprises. Never thought I'd stop using Photoshop. I'll survive this hiccup like so much else. I do hope the good folks at Adobe who do the real work survive this economic change. The shareholders, the accountants, uhh, not so much good will for them.