By now we all should know that Adobe has ditched the traditional one-time purchase for programs in favor of the new Creative Cloud subscription model. During the transition, there were growing pains and outrage amongst the creative community. People were upset that they would no longer be getting updates for the programs that they owned and the only way to stay current would be to subscribe to Adobe’s service. Now that the dust has settled from the transition, Justin Odisho weighs in with his thoughts on the subscription and if he thinks it’s worth it as a professional in the industry.
Throughout the video, he compares the pros and cons to the one-time purchase method versus the new subscription model, giving his insight as a videographer and how it has affected him. He also makes good points in terms of the cost by explaining a few things we could cut out to save the allotted amount for the Adobe programs we want. Personally, I remember the struggle in high school when I would have to download a cracked version of Photoshop just continue the work I was doing at school while I was at home. Then when I finally invested in just Photoshop my program was quickly outdated and to keep current I had to upgrade again. The subscription model makes the Adobe Suite more affordable and available to a vastly larger demographic and more people exploring creativity is always a good thing. What do you think about the new Creative Cloud?