studiomusic wrote: »
But they have only released one "big" version since going to CC... just like they always did with their .5 upgrades.
christopher126 wrote: »
Agreed! Not a big fan of Adobe. And really abhor subscription services. I don't like companies dipping into my checking acct. every month! Thanks, but no thanks.
It doesn't, fixing bugs and adding good features still takes time months in fact, charging a fair price and upgrading the software works, Adobe like Autodesk are two of the worse software companies out there in terms of offering meaningful upgrades over the years, Autocad 2002 is still the best Autocad ever made. Over the years I just don't trust Adobe very similar to Quark these days.
PS, Apple's iWorks last upgrade is faster at loading and saving documents within Pages on a iPad 2, moving around within the program is actually better than before and I'm running iOS 7.1.
superjunaid wrote: »
I don't see how a subscription model enables these guys to update the software more frequently, we get updated software with Apple's apps almost every month and for buying it once and getting lifetime of updates.
You should consider Apple's business model. They offer software at little to no additional cost to sell hardware. They have an app store which helps push their hardware, yet that also provides a revenue stream without the same level of development costs. Adobe's business model relies on the exact thing that Apple generally tries to commoditize. It should be obvious that you can't compare their business models. You should compare Adobe to another company whose business model is software centric.
I don't know about buying out everything. C4D is used a lot in motion graphics work, so I see why you suggested Maxon. It wouldn't necessarily be good for the future of that software. Typically when a company is bought out, the larger company isn't as aggressive on development cycle. Right now Adobe's software could use an update in color management to better integrate ICC v4 and smooth out color management across various software, especially photoshop and illustrator with after effects. Most of their tools are painfully old. There's so much research over the past decade that hasn't made it into those programs in a meaningful way. They also set up the most awkward workflows even within a single application. I could write pages on that, but I don't feel like it right now. If anyone is truly interested in that, name the application. Going into all of them would take forever.
This update is a perfect example of why it is better. They are only updating the video apps. With the old model they would release a new suite with only a few bug fixes to some apps and major new features to others but they were all bundled together. Now the apps can be updated when necessary or as soon as they are ready.
It's better until they overhaul one of the applications and it sucks. So far Adobe has been decent about not killing needed features but that's not saying they won't pull an apple one day and totally redesign a key product and omit half of the most critical features in exchange for a more optimized work flow. Having CS6 to fall back on gives me a little confidence that for a few years, at least, I have a suite of tools that I can do work on if the cloud experience goes bad.