What you are saying, I think, is that we are DUMB to use any new PS CC functions, if we do not want to fear losing the ability to rework them.
Nope. What I'm saying is, if you use newer functionality in a piece of software (Photoshop 3 layers) then decide to go back a version (Photoshop 2), that new stuff will not work. So, either don't go back OR handle the incompatibility in versions you yourself inflicted on yourself properly.
Is that what you are trying to say? Stop using PS
No, I didn't say that. You have a few options: Keep subscribing (OK, you don't want to, fine). Rectify the issues with the new processing you yourself decided to apply to your data. Flatten the ONE layer that is incompatible.
You do realize that lots of people are saying they are jumping ship and will find another image processing product. That's fine IF they understand the ramifications of doing this AND the ramifications of buying into what has always been proprietary image processing (e.g. Layers as a single example). IF you jump ship and you have an archive of PSD or TIFF files with layers, even those made in CS1, what do you think that 3rd party product is going to do when it encounters data it didn't create nor understands?
The day you decided to use an Adobe image processing product (and you can fill in another manufacturer's name), you decided upon a proprietary process. That didn't seem to bother anyone for the last 23 years of Photoshop use, but NOW that they have decided they may never use this process again, they spread some FUD about not having access from their data. This is true for virtually every software product (note: yes you can export data from many app's and use that data elsewhere, just as you can save a flattened TIFF from your layered doc and use that data in other products).
What *some* people are saying is: now that I want out of the Photoshop CC processing workflow, I want all the same functionality
be accessible either in an older version or a different product. That request illustrates their misunderstanding of a number of ideas about how software works.
You seems to find no problem or issue with this new model???
I'm glad you put
because I find a number of problems and issues with the new model. No sir, don't like it. But there are factual issues and there are non factual issues here. The idea that Adobe has placed us in a position of not being able to get back to our work product isn't true. So let's not muddy the issues with such nonsense.
What is your opinion if Adobe in a few year move to rent model only with Lightroom?
I'd be as unhappy about that as I am about CC. It wouldn't change the other facts a lick.
What if Adobe triple the monthly rent or stop evolving the product and you still have to pay or loose all your work?
First, I'd probably have to pay, that's my livelihood. I'd try to pass additional costs onto my customers, maybe absorb some. That's how all business operate when their costs go up. But this has zero to do with losing my work
. It's backed up in multiple locations and stopping a CC subscription doesn't alter that one bit! IF I knew I was moving from newer to older version of Photoshop, I'd fix the issues whereby I'd deal with layers that have incompatible data. NO, it's not ideal and hence, the prospect for me
would be to continue to use Photoshop.
The key difference between this and other rental models (like a car) is in this case you loose the ability to enjoy all your working data
How? Based on the facts presented here, how do I loose the ability to enjoy all my working data when I went out of my way to stop using the newer processing? The option to stop using this processing is the customers alone. Shouldn't they deal with the repercussions of this act, just like someone with Photoshop 3 documents that demands they go back to Photoshop 2?