JJMacks: Actually I think Adobe may have made my life a little easier with this announcement.
Updating to the last few new releases of Photoshop has involved a lot of work on my part. There are un-fixed bugs in CS6 that effect me. CS6 still crashes regularly in Adobe module ScripUIFlex.dll there is nothing I can do the resolve that problem. If has been reported to Adobe.
While some of the new announced features in CC sound like they may be somewhat useful they are not compelling. No mention of better stability or bug fixes were announce.
It seems like the right time to regress to CS3 cut my losses and lighten my work load.
I have had similar issues with CS6 crashing my computer. I do still have CS5 on my computer so perhaps I should regress as well.
Don Karner: Just went to adobe and B&h to try to buy an upgrade to CS6. Can't find it anywhere. I guess I waited to long.
My CS5 still works, but I wonder for how long......
If it's any consolation to you, none of the new features in CS6 from CS5 have ever worked when I try to access them on my computer. They completely crash the video card.
milnor: My goodness what a whiny bunch. Photoshop isn't a birthright, and Adobe can sell it any way they like. If anything I expect that y'all should be thrilled at this, because some alternative products might actually get some new customers and those companies might possibly consider plowing some of that revenue into development (good luck with that). Personally I've been using Creative Suite Premium/Design Premium since the 1.1 release, but I signed up for Creative Cloud the minute it was available and haven't regretted it for a minute. No software is forever -- you tried running Photoshop 3.0 on modern hardware? And for anyone who said they wanted to go back to film, I suppose you're thinking of just pulling out that perpetual supply of Ektacolor chemistry that you bought back in 1987, right? Seriously, before I switched to digital I easily spent more than $50/month in film and developing costs.
I've worked in IT for over 30 years. You want to see usurious pricing, look to SAS Institute.
Also at the same time look at what has happened to usage of SAS internationally. I work with international researchers on a routine basis and fewer and fewer of them have ever heard of SAS.
Framer: Adobe should just cut staff, stop development and reduce marketing, that way, it could be much less expensive!
Oh wait, then everyone here would start whining about how there are no new features bla bla bla...
Pathetic bunch of whiners!
Most of the new features in Adobe photoshop haven't worked for some time. Every new feature in CS6 crashes my computer if I try to use it.
Deano255: It sounds like a lot of people who are complaining the loudest are people who have pirated (i.e. stolen) the software and seem to feel they are entitled to it and upgrades forever. Do you steal your cameras too? Sorry, no sympathy here. Your piracy just drives up the costs for us who do pay. Adobe is a company selling intellectual property, not a welfare institution.
Do you have any idea how much money I have shelled out to Adobe over the years? It appears that Adobe's bootlickers are even more arrogant than they are. Why should I legally commit to paying Adobe for the foreseeable future without any guarantee of quality service? Does Adobe seem like a trustworthy partner to hitch your wagon to?
I've been considering looking at alternative RAW converters other than Adobe's. Now that it will be a necessity the question seems to be which ones to try. Meanwhile I will just use CS6 until Adobe comes to its senses or a solid alternative appears.
Suddenly everything else I was considering seems a lot more reasonable.
Looks like a rocket launcher. I wouldn't use it near any military bases.