Adobe pisses off more customers with Photoshop CC subscription mandate

If you want to use Photoshop CC, you have to purchase a monthly or yearly subscription. The days of the perpetual license are ending at Adobe, and that has left many customers furious, as these letters to the NYT reviewer make clear.

I have mixed feelings on this. I don’t have a huge problem with Adobe’s strategy, but I think they’re pricing it too high. The same goes for Dreamweaver. David Pogue points out that GIMP is a free competitor to Photoshop, and while Adobe will make out big in the short run, perhaps by pricing it too high they risk losing serious market share over time.

We’ll see how it plays out.


The Economist Fail

This story is pretty surprising when you consider that The Economist is one of the most respected publications in the world.

Photoshopped photos are a problem everywhere. It’s ruining the glamour business, and we’ve seen it have a big impact in the fashion world.

Now we have a respected magazine photoshopping out a person in a photo in order to make a broad point about a story. But the real photo doesn’t really match the point, so they alter it. Wow.


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