- Jul 13, 2016
- Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
- I9 9900k
- Vega 64
- Mobile Phone
Yeah, for work and for companies, it's probably more cost efficient to subscribe to Adobe than to purchase the software outright when you consider that upgrades used to cost money anyway. For an individual, I lean more towards switching to the Affinity Suite or Pixelmator if you just need a Photoshop-like tool.
On the other hand, if/when I get a new Xbox, I'd probably go for the Game Pass when considering how new titles are often ~$70 and since I mainly play PRGs and hardly ever go back and play them again after completing them. For tools such as Photoshop, Pixelmator, Affinity Photo, users typically use these apps year after year...
I know I'm showing my age, but when I was first exposed to "online", 1200 baud modems were the norm and the biggest online service was CompuServe. Lol. I even ran a dial-up BBS in my early teens. AOL didn't come along until much later...
I am not a large company and I would not update my software yearly maybe every three so it is a bit more then I normally would spend but it is also a tax write off so it is money I do not have to pay taxes on but get to keep my software updated. I have tried other programs like Acrobat but the compression/quality is not as good as for photoshop I use it very limitedly but I like that when I need it, it is there. Since school required a photoshop class I know how to use it fairly well and I am not going to forget my knowledge anytime soon. When I have tried other programs they just didn't do what I wanted the way I wanted without learning how to do it. As of recently "covid-19 elementary school" they require the kids to make videos and presentations and such so having access to premier is really nice albeit a little bit overkill!
As for 1200 baud I am familiar with that and CompuServe and I used it to write a lot of reports and such. My GF parents were super into computers so I had earlier experiences with the internet I just did not have my own stuff. I knew about BBS and messed around with them at my GF house but very limitedly. Even when I did get my own computer I did not have my own internet access I used my friends a lot on his alt name right up until he got in trouble with his girl because all these girls were messaging him thinking it was me. I then panhandled at the 7-11 few days a month to get the $20 that it cost I did that till I started working for earthlink in 1996 and got a free internet account. Though I totally got out/off the internet and away from computers after earthlink for 6 or 7 years till I was given a job that required I learned CAD and architecture.