I saw the ad promoting Adobe’s Photography Package after I downloaded and installed the updated plugin for Adobe Flash earlier today. It really grabbed my attention for two reasons, the contrast between the colorful paint coming out of the hat and the background and the price ($9.99/month). The layout is simple clean and effective, I love it. As such, I thought I would share it with you and use the opportunity to talk a little about their transition to the subscription-based business model why I became a subscriber.
You can still find old packaged versions of Photoshop (CS5 and CS6) being sold at prices ranging from $1,000 to $1449 plus or minus a few dollars. That was simply too expensive for me. However, I made the decision to subscribe for one simple reason. The new subscription model allowed me to access the whole suite for a little over $600/ year. In other words, I get the entire package for less than half what it usually cost to purchase one single application. That was a no-brainer.
I have been a proud subscriber since October 22, 2013. As a “new customer” It costs me $50.49/month ($49.99 plus tax) for the complete package. Yep, all the applications represented by those beautiful icons below, and more.
I personally think the transition from selling very expensive shrink wrapped boxes with CDs/DVDs to the affordable subscription-based cloud model was a move in the right direction. On a personal level, I have worked for businesses owners who openly said didn’t care about buying licenses because of how expensive it was.
Let me know what you think about this by leaving a comment here or sharing this post. I will leave you with a video of Adobe’s CEO discussing the issue and a few links to articles on the same.
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