Adobe offers Creative Suite, Creative Cloud for students and teachers
Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:19 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:24 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:16 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:19 AM
Don't know where you teach, or if you teach, but 'upgrade every year' doesn't happen 'round here. Buy, wait 7 yrs, request and maybe buy again (if there is enough $$.) That's education K-12 style.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:48 AM
Upgrades used to Design Standard used to cost: £262.80 but now £524.40! or in US$275. 00 now $549. 00
Why so much more. They talk about if I had upgraded to 5.5 before and only then I would have got the cheaper price!. Why on earth would I have upgraded to 5.5 when all the applications were identical to the applications in CS5? all except InDesign which had a free plug in from Aquafadas that added pointless and unused iPad publishing. I mean how many people do you know publish to the iPad? Most people are still in standard print thank you very much so would have been fools to (upgrade) to CS5.5 because it was identical to CS5 wasn't it. Now I'm being told that the only alternative is to (upgrade) to the Creative Cloud with a whopping 2 gig of storage. I can fill that up just by thinking. Can't you?. Waste of money and again I don't need all those other apps, only my Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Don't even use Acrobat that much. This is a very cleaver move on their part and a very bad move for their users me included. I'm extremely disappointed in their pricing structure. We will now have to pay £562.65 per year for ever just to get these applications that used to cost approximately £260. 00 every 18 to 24 months depending on their upgrade cycle as you know some apps are missed out of the feature list anyway.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:02 AM
in three years on the old program I could have expected to upgrade twice 2 x £260 = £520
In three years using the new creative cloud it's going to cost me even with the first year discount £1,456.08
Old pricing over a normal three year period: £520. 00
New pricing even with the first year discount £1,465.08
THAT'S £936.08 more!
What more do I have to say.