As you have likely heard, Adobe recently announced that moving forward Photoshop will only be available on a subscription basis. The new version of Photoshop that has been announced (but not yet released) has been rebranded “Photoshop CC”, with the “CC” standing for Creative Cloud. In short, Adobe is no longer selling most of their key software applications with a perpetual license, but instead will offer software on a subscription basis via the Adobe Creative Cloud.
These changes have caused many photographers to be alarmed and in some cases angry, because the changes lead to a variety of potentially negative consequences for photographers. These include potential loss of access to images you’ve created using Photoshop, as well as a potentially significant increase in the cost of using Photoshop.
I’ve written a rather extensive article on this subject for the upcoming June 2013 issue of my Pixology digital magazine. However, because I felt this was an issue of particular interest to photographers, I’m releasing a free excerpt edition of this issue of Pixology magazine.
You can read the article, “A New Dark Cloud for Photoshop?” in the special excerpt of Pixology magazine here:
And if you’re not already a Pixology magazine subscriber, you can sign up for a subscription at www.pixologymag.com.