Many design firms buy the new Adobe Creative Suite whenever it comes out. After all, the software is a mainstay for anyone who creates on computers. But today, Adobe has announced that there will be no Creative Suite 7. That’s because the Creative Suite is giving way to the Creative Cloud—a subscription-based model in which you pay for access to Adobe’s software monthly. And as it appears, their famous individual products that traditionally make up Creative Suite, like Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign won’t be available for individual purchase, either.
i use indesign via the creative cloud since it’s (a) for personal use and (b) i
won’t need didn’t think i would need it long term since an employer would eventually pay for it.
as a biz model move, i get it. the margins potentially grow for large-scale power users, less cost involved in producing physical copies, etc.
but is there any benefit for enterprise users?