Though it’s easy to think Adobe, being the giant company that they are, doesn’t pay attention to the opinions of the average layperson, it has been my experience that the opposite is true. At the very least, the developers and project managers at Adobe indeed read Fstoppers, so this is your chance to tell them: is their direction the right one for photographers and filmmakers?
Before you cast your vote, I want to clarify that this poll is not asking if you think that CC is or is or is not a good idea. That ship has sailed. Rather, it is a chance for you to tell them if you think their idea of catering to the “mobile creative” is a sound one.
Adobe openly focused this year's Adobe MAX on their mobile strategy, making a clear statment that this is where they plan to take their business for at least the next year. They spent virtually no time discussing the desktop applications, unless they were running on a Microsoft Surface (which is still part of their mobile push).
According to their own independent research, many creatives long for the ability to work on their mobile devices as seamlessly as they do on their main workstations. The limitations of mobile hardware and limited accessibility/usability have made this difficult, but Adobe is investing heavily in making that dream a reality. To get around software issues, Adobe has put a lot of mobile computing in the cloud, the first real tangible taste of what the Creative Cloud is capable of and why you might want it. The idea of taking care of the hardcore, intensive processing in the cloud is brilliant, and actually works quite well. But all that said, there are still significant limitations to the mobile workflow, leading some to wonder if it’s worth it.
There is no room for an “undecided” vote here. You know what they have, and you can infer where they are headed. Does it work for photographers and filmmakers?
In the comments below, tell us why you voted the way you did. If you agree with their roadmap, start the comment with:
I approve of Adobe’s roadmap.
If you do not like where Adobe is putting their resources, start your comment with:
I do not approve of Adobe’s roadmap.
We look forward to your responses. We encourage you to present solid arguments or statements for why you have arrived at your decision.