So now your saying it's my fault for actually using the technology which I paid for???
John, I'm correcting a factually incorrect statement you made: Until the day comes that you no longer wish to pay the subscription. Then you will be locked out of your psd files forever!
That's simply WRONG
We don't need more, incorrect FUD from people who don't know what they are talking about. Please.
Next, you paid to save in any number of formats. That you saved in one that's far less flexible in terms of using other software products, well yes, you did that to yourself! Had you saved as Layered TIFFs, your options to open that data elsewhere would be far greater. But that's kind of moot. You can open your PSDs in earlier versions of Photoshop of which you yourself admit you own. You can open them in other products too (we've provided several other options). So again, you're dead wrong when you write: Until the day comes that you no longer wish to pay the subscription. Then you will be locked out of your psd files forever!
Jeez that's got to be the most arrogant remark I have seen on this forum. Did you consider that I may use duotones too or sorry was this a "mistake" too??
Do you? Are all those files Duotones? Of course, what you find arrogant is me correcting you on your severe misunderstanding of file formats. Don't save your documents in TIFF, save them as PSD and guess what? You can still open them outside of CC after you stop subscribing.
Sorry if the facts that dismiss your post upset you. You're just wrong.
We sort of covered that point already but clearly you chose to ignore my reply. I'm not going to repeat any points that I have already made. Clearly you have made the decision to defend Adobe's actions regardless of the implications for many of your fellow photographers. Perhaps it is because you make a living from selling training courses on Adobe's products that makes it hard for you view this from a strictly photographers viewpoint. My opinions reflect the views of many others on this forum who take issue with the way Adobe have moved the goal posts.
Nice tact. It doesn't at all dismiss your ignorance of the facts that dismiss your incorrect post. Admit it, once you stop subscribing to CC, you CAN open your PSD's even if you probably should have had the smarts to understand the ramifications of canceling your subscription.
So let's say a new photographer signs up to CC today and one year later he cannot afford the subs. He never had CS6 before so what does he do? Is he not locked out of his files?
No, he isn't. If he was as ill informed as you, he'll have to purchase a product that can open a PSD of which there ARE applications available. If he were more informed than you, he'd have saved TIFF's. With layers. Which also contains a flattened version he could open in probably hundreds of software products. He'd do this before he pulls the plug on his subscription.
old version of PS will not be working in years to come as OS changes will render it useless.
His fault for pulling the plug and saving PSD's without doing some basic research, something you should try!
I don't want to keep old hardware knocking around for decades just to provide a life insurance policy for my PSD files.
Save as TIFF, or JPEG if you must. You want 100% certainty that whatever file format your images are in today, someone can open them anytime in the future? Not going to happen. Welcome to the real world John.
What I want, after over a decade of Payments to Adobe is a fair resolution to this problem.
Work smart John. I told you why you're painting yourself more into a corner saving as PSD. It is a proprietary Adobe format. Then you want to bail on Adobe and you expect that you'll have better access to your images because you used a proprietary format AND moved from the company that built those files? Are you serious?
So you are willing to accept that PSD may offer additional functionality in the future but you still consider everyone that uses it to be stupid right? ;-)
Wait, you're saying in one sentence you want to have flexibility to leave the Adobe proprietary fold, then you ask if using the proprietary format, you might lose something? OF COURSE you want to use whatever format or for that matter software provides you the tools and solutions you need. If that's really true, stick with Adobe and their proprietary tools. But what you're asking isn't the case today and hasn't been for years and years. The facts, the reality IS that TIFF provides everything other than Duotone support that a PSD does. If that changes, let's consider the ramifications, mostly, you have even more reason to stick with Adobe.
You have gone to great lengths to avoid admitting that something you said that's factually incorrect. Why drag us down a rabbit hole (what happens IF Adobe does this or that
). The facts today are, if you work in CC and save PSD, which I would not recommend, you CAN open your PSD's after canceling the subscription. That doesn't mean you have all the features and functionality that you had when you were paying to use CC (duh)!