Something to think about Adobe charges a small amount each month for creative cloud and you get photoshop and Lightroom plus all the updates and mobile apps. Still a lot of people complain about it. A fun (well not so fun) we pay for our online bookkeeping suite more per month than 3 months CC with ps and lr.
Price adobe : one visit to Starbucks
So for that amount you have the world standard software that works with all your plugins and you can find a boatload of instructional material about online.
Other software is sold for $50.00 and promises lifetime free updates. Now this is where I think people should think about…….
Research and development is very very expensive especially when you design on different platforms. So how about support in 2-3 years when the big money is in from people switching. With adobe we know at least they have been there for years and years and always have new updates pretty fast.
Now is this is a “I love adobe post”?
Not at all.
I still think that adobe should add things like live previews for gradients, speed up premiere rendering etc. but overall I do like the fact I know that there are updates every few weeks and in all these years I’ve never had huge problems (I did experience some smaller ones).
Would love to hear your opinions.