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11/20/2013 11:57:12 PM · #1
...now for anyone. It's only for the next couple of weeks though.

Here's the link: https://creative.adobe.com/join/offer/photoshop+lightroom

You DO NOT need to own a copy of previous software in order to get this bundle. I'm still hoping to get an educational version of all the software through my college...but that requires asking them to give me some paperwork...
11/21/2013 02:57:31 AM · #2
I saw that yesterday but assumed there was fine print somewhere that I was missing. I just might have to jump on the CC bandwagon.
11/21/2013 03:08:41 AM · #3
I did it.... But it was 90% because of the new Surface Pro..

I had the CS4 key a week or so ago, and they took it, but acted like it made 0 difference to them.. It doesn't really matter to me, since I just need PS for touch-up work.. I've fallen in love Capture One Pro for RAW work and cataloging.
11/21/2013 07:01:13 AM · #4
This is just tastier bait for the same hook.

The safest thing is to usually just avoid biting, then they will stop fishing.
11/21/2013 07:34:08 AM · #5
Originally posted by rcollier:

This is just tastier bait for the same hook.

The safest thing is to usually just avoid biting, then they will stop fishing.


Way too cryptic for me,what you on about ?
11/21/2013 08:01:50 AM · #6
Seems like a good deal though I am already subscribed to Photoshop for a lot more than that

You're already subscribed to the Creative Cloud single-app membership for Photoshop (one-year), £17.58/month including applicable tax/VAT
11/21/2013 09:47:53 AM · #7
what really sucks is when you've already purchased cs6. I see no purpose for paying $5/month (5 for lightroom, 5 for photoshop), when I already own the latest version. Why continue to pay for it?? Yes, I'll get the upgrade when it comes out, but who knows how long it will be before 7? I think if you've recently purchased a version, you should get the subscription for free for a year. (Or do I already and I just didn't know it?)
11/21/2013 09:47:53 AM · #8
It's certainly not a bad deal if you don't own perpetual licenses already... at $120 USD/y it's about as expensive as maintaining an up-to-date perpetual Ps license (well as it used to be when you still could do that) and you get Lr in the bargain. So if they don't raise your rates once they have you on the hook, you're good to go.
For me, I have a perpetual Ps CS6 license, and a perpetual license for Lr 5, so there is no real benefit to going to the cloud.
11/21/2013 10:15:16 AM · #9
So I have the dumb question of the day...

I really tempted here...but I travel a lot therefore I use my laptop (which at the moment wouldn't be able to handle the software...it barely handles what I have now..but I do plan to upgrade that...ya...a snowball express)

Am I using the software via the internet therefore if I want to use it on my desktop when home then switch to my laptop when traveling...or am I SOL???
11/21/2013 10:52:19 AM · #10
Originally posted by Ja-9:

So I have the dumb question of the day...

I really tempted here...but I travel a lot therefore I use my laptop (which at the moment wouldn't be able to handle the software...it barely handles what I have now..but I do plan to upgrade that...ya...a snowball express)

Am I using the software via the internet therefore if I want to use it on my desktop when home then switch to my laptop when traveling...or am I SOL???


I would assume if your laptop can't handle the software it wouldn't matter where you are in the world, it just can't handle it. As far as running it on 2 different machines, I would imagine it's OK. You're required to use the internet to log in once a month (I think) in order for it to 'check' that things are OK. I could be wrong though.
11/21/2013 11:21:17 AM · #11
Originally posted by Ja-9:

So I have the dumb question of the day...

I really tempted here...but I travel a lot therefore I use my laptop (which at the moment wouldn't be able to handle the software...it barely handles what I have now..but I do plan to upgrade that...ya...a snowball express)

Am I using the software via the internet therefore if I want to use it on my desktop when home then switch to my laptop when traveling...or am I SOL???

Your license will allow you to install the software on 2 machines, so you're good there. You don't need to be connected to the internet to use the software either. I can tell you from experience that your current laptop won't be able to handle CS6 and LR5 very well, but you already knew that and already knew you need to upgrade there. What you'll be working with is exactly what I had on my machine when we saw you in Vermont.
11/21/2013 11:42:29 AM · #12
Fine print from Adobe...

"Renewal
After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."


11/21/2013 11:44:44 AM · #13
Sigh...I just cked and they (well the person that I talked to this time...wink) won't refund me my upgrade $$ from this past June. But they would offer me a 50% discount for the $49.00 to $29.00 ... NOT what I was wanting...sigh
11/21/2013 11:45:40 AM · #14
Originally posted by MarkB:

Fine print from Adobe...

"Renewal
After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."


meaning at that time? 12 months from now???

eta: that's a crap shoot

Message edited by author 2013-11-21 11:45:59.
11/21/2013 11:47:40 AM · #15
thats fine
11/21/2013 11:52:08 AM · #16
Originally posted by MarkB:

Fine print from Adobe...

"Renewal
After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."


I would assume that the 'current price of offering' means the 'current price' being 9.99. If they raise it to something else, then couldn't they raise it by any amount they deem fit? I'll be sure to ask before my time to renew comes up. If the price jumps then I would assume you would seen plenty jump ship...but who knows??
11/21/2013 11:56:18 AM · #17
Adobe says “Customers who sign up by December 31, 2013 will be able to continue their membership. This price is not a special introductory price for your first year only; it is the standard price for this level of membership. But if you cancel your membership in the future, you will not be able to re-join at this special price.”
11/21/2013 11:58:23 AM · #18
Originally posted by heavyj:

Originally posted by MarkB:

Fine print from Adobe...

"Renewal
After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."


I would assume that the 'current price of offering' means the 'current price' being 9.99. If they raise it to something else, then couldn't they raise it by any amount they deem fit? I'll be sure to ask before my time to renew comes up. If the price jumps then I would assume you would seen plenty jump ship...but who knows??


Current price typically mean current price at renewal. But that's OK because they know you will pay it even if they raise the price. After all you just dumped $120 over the past year for it and if you don't pay again then the software that you kindly payed $120 for just turns itself off.

ETA - Maybe you do get to keep the price based off your last post. Either way I don't like my software turning itself off every time I stop feeding the meter. On top of that there is the threat that if I do stop feeding the meter, the meter price goes up.

Message edited by author 2013-11-21 12:00:16.
11/21/2013 12:48:45 PM · #19
I'm good, thanks. I just upgraded to CS6 about 2 months ago. I think I'll just hold off for a couple of years and see how this sorts itself out.
11/21/2013 01:12:10 PM · #20
Originally posted by bhuge:

Originally posted by heavyj:

Originally posted by MarkB:

Fine print from Adobe...

"Renewal
After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."


I would assume that the 'current price of offering' means the 'current price' being 9.99. If they raise it to something else, then couldn't they raise it by any amount they deem fit? I'll be sure to ask before my time to renew comes up. If the price jumps then I would assume you would seen plenty jump ship...but who knows??


Current price typically mean current price at renewal. But that's OK because they know you will pay it even if they raise the price. After all you just dumped $120 over the past year for it and if you don't pay again then the software that you kindly payed $120 for just turns itself off.

ETA - Maybe you do get to keep the price based off your last post. Either way I don't like my software turning itself off every time I stop feeding the meter. On top of that there is the threat that if I do stop feeding the meter, the meter price goes up.


The software does that now, just at a slower pace. Thanks to some upgrades to OSX that eliminated "Rosetta" which provided support for programs intended to run on Power-PC processors, I cannot run my copy of CS2. I have similar issues with PC software at work. Programs that we paid ten of thousands of dollars for, no longer work because the meter has run out. We can, of course always buy a license for the new version.
11/21/2013 01:22:37 PM · #21
Originally posted by Spork99:

The software does that now, just at a slower pace. Thanks to some upgrades to OSX that eliminated "Rosetta" which provided support for programs intended to run on Power-PC processors, I cannot run my copy of CS2. I have similar issues with PC software at work. Programs that we paid ten of thousands of dollars for, no longer work because the meter has run out. We can, of course always buy a license for the new version.


That is not the meter running out. You buying new computer that doesn't support your software is your own problem and has nothing to do with the software vendor. With the one exception of the Power-PC stuff, this isn't even a problem. By the time computers no longer support software, stable emulation of old hardware is a viable option.
11/22/2013 10:50:12 AM · #22
Originally posted by bhuge:

Originally posted by Spork99:

The software does that now, just at a slower pace. Thanks to some upgrades to OSX that eliminated "Rosetta" which provided support for programs intended to run on Power-PC processors, I cannot run my copy of CS2. I have similar issues with PC software at work. Programs that we paid ten of thousands of dollars for, no longer work because the meter has run out. We can, of course always buy a license for the new version.


That is not the meter running out. You buying new computer that doesn't support your software is your own problem and has nothing to do with the software vendor. With the one exception of the Power-PC stuff, this isn't even a problem. By the time computers no longer support software, stable emulation of old hardware is a viable option.


It's not me buying a new computer, it's all software. I ran CS2 on the same MacBook, via Rosetta. The OSX upgrade that dropped Rosetta meant that software written for Power PC machines was no longer going to run. Anyway, the hardware and software go hand in hand, one obsoletes the other and so on down the line.

I have machines running in the lab on ancient x386 PC's that I can't run any other way. I'd upgrade the PC, but new PC's won't run the manufacturer's software and are incompatible with the cards required to interface with the rest of the machine. The only option is to upgrade the systems for $30-50k a pop. It's the same kind of no pay, no play system at work.
11/22/2013 03:29:05 PM · #23
I'm hissing and growling about this, but I think I'll give in, anyway. $10 a month seems a fair enough deal.

Does anybody know how big the initial download is? We are currently having some issues with our internet allowance and I need to be careful. I can't find the size of it all on the FAQ page......
11/22/2013 03:35:06 PM · #24
Originally posted by Beetle:

I'm hissing and growling about this, but I think I'll give in, anyway. $10 a month seems a fair enough deal.

Does anybody know how big the initial download is? We are currently having some issues with our internet allowance and I need to be careful. I can't find the size of it all on the FAQ page......


you hiss...I'll growl...I just can't make up my mind...I really not comfortable with the "unknown" in 12 months...

If they would refund my $$ that I paid for the Lr...I'd jump on it...but I already own it...why "rent" it on top of owning it...ish
11/22/2013 04:18:07 PM · #25
Originally posted by Beetle:

Does anybody know how big the initial download is? We are currently having some issues with our internet allowance and I need to be careful. I can't find the size of it all on the FAQ page......

PS is 3.2Gb, LR is 2Gb.
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