Adobe Launches $9.99/Month Photography Program

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Adobe Launches $9.99/Month Photography Program

Adobe has been shifting all of its platforms to subscription based models, and now they have a new offer for would be photographers and it’s one heck of a deal if you’re interested in fine tuning your photos.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

   If you own any form of digital camera then you know pictures can pile up real fast. It often makes my eyes hurt to see people with tons of photos in one folder or even worse on the desktop. For those of us who enjoy order or just want to take our photos to the next level there are programs that help us keep order and manage our photo life. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is one such program. (more…)

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Ive been into photography for the past 7 years but just recently finished my degree. I’m super artistic and I love all art forms and ways of expression. I decided to change careers from Information Technology to photojournalism. I've worked part-time as a Field IT for my own computer company for the past 7years. I have an extensive knowledge of not only how to use but also repair Mac and PC systems. I worked for Electronic Arts as a imbedded game tester for over a year on the development team. I have enough geeky hobbies to fill my days and keep me busy.

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Adobe Creative Cloud – Subscription Based Creativity

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Adobe Creative Cloud – Subscription Based Creativity

 

Adobe recently announced their new approach to its software offerings with the introduction of the Adobe Creative Cloud. The Creative Cloud allows people to “subscribe” on a monthly or annual basis and receive access to all the main offerings that Adobe has, including updates to all of the latest versions. Subscribers gain access to the Adobe Creative Suite® desktop applications, Adobe Touch Apps (for Android and iOS) along with Adobe services for a monthly fee instead of purchasing each individual offering and then linking them together. The Adobe Creative Cloud is also a syncing service (currently in beta) that allows users with Touch Apps and Creative Suite to create, store, sync and share files from their devices and computers utilizing web browsers.

This subscription based approach to software is very popular in a lot of other arenas but it hasn’t made in-roads into high-end applications the likes that Adobe makes. Usually people pay a subscription service for Anti-virus software or news services, a subscription for a large suite of applications like Adobe is offering is an alternative approach that could potentially increase their user base significantly. The main entry barrier to Adobe products has been the cost, which has forced a lot of users to seek open source alternatives (or even the less legal options) this subscription model may capture some of this lost revenue. Instead of having to pay an upfront fee ranging from $399 – $2,599 depending on the package, users can access the main offerings starting at $49.99 monthly. For a lot of creative folks and developers this is a great way to access a wide variety of programs for a relatively inexpensive price. The Creative Cloud also gets you access to new features and products as soon as their released rather than having to wait for the next software version to released as a full scale offering.

There will certainly be more traditional hard-core users who opt to buy full software version licenses instead of signing on to this subscription model but for free-lance users or entry level designers and developers this is a great way to get in the door without having to cough up the high entrance fee. The negative to the subscription service is that once your subscription expires so does your ability to utilize the products. This means that after you sign on for a 12 month subscription and pay $599.88 for the year, next year you have to renew your subscription or you wont be able to access an of the applications. Granted, $599.88 a year is a lot less than having to purchase or upgrade to the newest version of Creative Suit every 12 – 18 months, but still that might scare off some users.

Availability is schedule for release the first half of 2012 and Adobe plans to release more details and pricing plans as that date gets closer.

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Adobe Killing Flash for Mobile Devices? Does That Mean Apple Wins?

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Adobe Killing Flash for Mobile Devices? Does That Mean Apple Wins?

After last nights reports that Microsoft was killing off Silverlight after version 5, I have to say that this mornings news from Adobe was not expected. Reports are coming out that Adobe will no longer be developing or supporting Flash for Mobile devices, the focus moving forward will be on enabling developers to package their apps with Adobe AIR for submission through App stores. This is a huge blow for Flash developers and a piece of a larger shift in the web environment towards HTML 5 and away from plug-in driven functionality.

Here is the direct quote from a memo leaked to ZDINet:

“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.”

Big things are changing in the world of development, and Apple may have been right all along to not support Flash on their iOS environment.

What are your thoughts?

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