Astrofalcon: This is the greatest thing to ever happen to software! I hope all other software company's follow this model eventually...
I update every year the second new versions are released, the cloud just makes it so much easier and cheaper!
I don't understand everyone's negative reaction this this?? If you want to used old out-dated software you're more than welcome to. The idea of updated software is to make it better, faster and speed up the workflow among other things. Time is money in this industry. Why don't people value their time???
Just to inform you, most of professional software companies are doing yearly licensing for a long time, withoout losing user base. The key word here is "Professional Software". Adobe has woken up to it now. Better late than never.
rgames1: Interesting decision - they're moving the CS titles out of the amateur market. In the broader world of professional software, there are relatively few software packages that allow perpetual licenses, so this type of licensing is standard for most professions. Adobe products have been different, of course, because they have such a huge amateur user base. People don't buy enterprise resource planning or point of sale software packages and mess around with them in their free time.
I seriously doubt the move will have any effect on their base of professional users (the costs increases are small). Adobe is establishing a clearer distinction between their professional products and their less-featured counterparts (the Elements series). The amateurs will just switch from the full-featured software to the "lite" versions.
If you're a professional, that's actually a good thing because (in theory) Adobe will have more time to devote to the concerns of its professional user base.
I agree. In my profession we use a number of technical software for design and simulation and studies. None of them offer perpetual licences. Theirs are yearly licences (like antivirus) and services offer both stand alone installations and server based ones. Adobe has made a concious decision to class Photoshop as a professional software. That's it.
ETTE: D600 TARGET AUDIENCE?
I share some of the critics views here. I really don't get this camera, especially when the D800 has a ton more to offer. It is cheaper, but all the major features between these two are so huge that this camera makes no sense to me.
Just compare the D600 to the D800 first:- 24MP image -vs- 36MP- USB2 -vs- USB3- 150k shutter -vs- 200k- 39 point Af -vs- 51- 5.5 fps max -vs- 6 max in DX- 2,016 RGB -vs- 91,000- Partial Magnesium Alloy body -vs- Full- 9 Cross-type AF -vs- 15- No Aperture in Movie Mode -vs- Aperture.- 1/4000 -vs- 1/8000 speed- 1/200 sync -vs- 1/250- No Flash sync socket -vs- socket- Minus 1EV -vs- Minus 2EV... of what I can see so far....
If someone compares the D600 -vs- D800, I can't imagine a single reason why not buy rather the D800 and have a LOT MORE camera for NOT a lot more money. Or, if someone wants to save, then pick a DX camera or wait for the rumored D400. I really don't see the "target audience" for this camera. :-/
24MP image -vs- 36MPIf 24 MP is not more than enough for you------- USB2 -vs- USB3 never use the USB cable anyway- 150k shutter -vs- 200kBy the time you reach 150k shutter releases, there will be 3-4 more generations of photographic toys- 39 point Af -vs- 51 No big deal if you use only center point.- 5.5 fps max -vs- 6 max in DXno earthshaking difference.- Partial Magnesium Alloy body -vs- Fullhow does it affect performance?- 9 Cross-type AF -vs- 15Again no big deal if you use only center point.- No Aperture in Movie Mode -vs- Aperture.Movie mode? Duuh--- 1/4000 -vs- 1/8000 speedhow practical is the need to have such speeds?- 1/200 sync -vs- 1/250yes, some marginal difference
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I liked the lens mug the best. great idea!
Liked the caption a lot!
Good to know it touched the funny bone.
The fact that somebody actually enjoyed the pic is more important for me than getting the rank.