|Adobe Master Collection CS6 may be my last version.|
It has always been nice to pay once and use the software whenever I need it, for however long I want to, but those days have come to an end. If I need to use any Adobe software for a day, I have to pay for a month.
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I've read articles that claim that the subscription model may have an effect on the hobbyists who use Adobe, but not necessarily the professionals. I have to disagree, I'm a freelance video professional, and it is not practical for me to subscribe. It most likely won't have an effect on all of the large post production facilities. It's the freelancers who will be affected the most. This includes video freelancers, graphic freelancers and web freelancers as well.
In my video editing workflow I use all of the 'Big 3": Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Apple Final Cut Pro (v7) and Avid Media Composer. The future roadmap for Final Cut Pro was altered when Apple decided not to continue with Final Cut Studio and the professional tools it contained. In a way, Adobe is doing a similar move with the Creative Cloud subscription model. They are alienating a good portion of their users.
I have always preferred the Avid Media Composer, so I don't have a real problem with losing Premiere Pro, but I'm sad about the loss of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I'm not sure what software I can use to replace those very powerful applications. Maybe I should start looking at Nuke to replace my After Effects, or more realistically, get more used to using Avid FX (Boris RED) in my Avid Media Composer and Gimp to replace my Photoshop.