When Adobe switched to subscription-only plan, it made many users angry. However, there are some advantages to this plan, according to photographer Justin Odisho. He shares some of the greatest benefits of paying a monthly subscription for your Adobe apps. One of them is certainly the cost, but according to Justin – there’s more than just the larger affordability.
1. Renting vs. owning a software
One of the first things that come to mind is that you may want to own your software rather than rent it. However, “renting” it with the monthly subscription can have its benefits.
The one-time purchase is way more expensive, around $1000. And in two years, you need to pay for the upgrade anyway. Also, you need to pay everything up front. If you switch hobbies or businesses (or the editing software) during that time, it means you paid it for nothing.
With the monthly subscription, you have the access to all the apps you choose and you can select the plan that best suits your budget. The plan for Photoshop and Lightroom starts at $10 a month, which ends up being pretty affordable. Also, you can pay one month at a time and stop in case don’t need it any longer, so you won’t pay more that you need to.
2. Peace of mind and legitimacy
If you make a living from photography and photo editing, the assumption is that you want to have a peace of mind and know that everything is legal, legitimate and working properly. And paying $10 a month is probably worth it.
3. Up to date, hassle free and time-saving
Every time there’s an update, it will be on the cloud and you can download it when you want. So, your software will always be up to date and legitimate, and you’ll have the access to everything all the time.
Personally, I agree with Justin. I believe that, if you run a creative business, you can observe the monthly Adobe CC subscription as a cost of business. And although I generally prefer owning stuff, I must admit this “renting” does have certain advantages. What do you think?
[Is an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription Worth it? (CC 2017) | Justin Odisho]