[scribus] Adobe ends perpetual licenses

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri May 10 00:23:54 UTC 2013

On 05/09/2013 06:42 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>> On 05/09/2013 05:43 PM, Antonio Roberts wrote:
>> As I understand it, Adobe will still sell software, but without updates, as
>> an alternative to this subscription plan
> No, they won't. It's all just subscriptions now.
Except in the real world:


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      What happens to ACR support for CS6?

As Tom Hogarty states on Adobe's Lightroom blog 
CS6 users will gain the camera compatibility updates set to arrive on 
June 17 in ACR 8. These updates, however, will /not/ include any of the 
new features seen in the Photoshop CC demo or Lightroom 5 Beta release, 
such as the Upright tool, Advanced Healing Brush or Radial Gradient 
Filter. Adobe is not providing a timeline for how long new camera 
support will continue for the ACR version of Photoshop CS6.

      Can I still buy Lightroom?

Yes. Lightroom, while available as part of the Creative Cloud bundle, 
can still be purchased as a standalone piece of software at $149 for new 
users and $79 for owners of any previous version. Adobe Acrobat can be 
purchased as a standalone title as well.

      Can I still buy Photoshop CS6?

Photoshop CS6 is still currently available for a downloadable purchase 
on Adobe's site.

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It isn't like they can make all of their copies of CS6 disappear or 
destroy them, so they will be out there, and still working, and still 
able to be purchased.

I also think this Q&A is notable:

*/Were you expecting such a negative response from the photographic 

We expected a higher degree of this type of reaction from the hobbyist 
photographic community because currently there's not a lot of 
photography-specific value in our subscription products.

"hobbyist", of course, is also the long-time appellation for the Linux 
community, so they are drawing a line between the real professionals out 
there and the casual hobbyist users.

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