Adobe’s cloud-based software-by-subscription under fire

Adobe competitors pounce after subscription backlash | Business Tech – CNET News.

Making the rounds right now is the observation that photographers who currently edit their photos get locked into Adobe forever. If they stop paying their annual subscription fee (which is priced about twice what the packaged software had cost, based on Adobe’s historical update rate), they lose access to their photos which are (or will be) stored in incompatible file formats (incompatible with older software).

Photographers are saying they intend to abandon Adobe’s software products over this.

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