Warren Westura: Not to mention the costs involved in trying to find software that will replace CS6....I am trying to understand how they can be so arrogant as to tell me I should be lucky to get instant updates for stuff I don't want, at a price that is multiple multiples of what they had been charging only a year ago. Have they mismanaged things so much that a roughly tenfold increase in price is necessary? Do the math, I used to pay $150 or so every four years or so. Now it's a minimum of $240 a year....(OK maybe eightfold or ninefold...if you are into significant figures, that's tenfold)If they have problems developing software, then take longer. It's not like there is a lot of competition out there....and what there is, they buy up and destroy like the did with Raw Shooter Essentials.
"It's not like there is a lot of competition out there..."
exactly that's the problem! They can treat us as they like it...and they like to make muuuuch more money.
I know that's on the border of inappropriateness now, but someone might compare the situation with North Korea: Poor, starving people and an unimaginable wealthy dictatorship which has no problem to declare a nuclear war on the rest of us.
What about all the professionals using one or the other CS software for designing/developing future products? Most of them work on offline workstations to minimize the risk of industrial espionage. I'm curious what would be Adobe's answer to that.
From a marketing point of view, if there's a product with features/modalities so many people dislike, at least that opens the market for other software developers to easily please the crowd by eradicating the flaws of the other product. Adobe does not own the world's only graphic software developers!
And if this is all about to get rid of the millions of illegal CS copies floating around or this is all about to control their products/market, I'm pretty sure that nowadays with sooo many talented crackers/hackers out there, they will again find a way to illegally provide Adobe products for download. Because CS is just too popular and these "kiddies" definitely want to show what they are capable of. In the end this will be a typical catch 22. (look what is going on regarding online games...there's not a single game which hasn't been cracked)
And btw, I'm using CS legally because my company payes for it^^ ...and so far, my bosses clearly reject the new Adobe concept. We will see...
Stated in the original article: "Its innovative light field sensor captures 11 million light rays of data (or 11 megarays), including the direction of each ray,...."
excuse me, but...WTH does that mean? I'd like to hear what a physicist would say about that above statement...LOL. It's like Lytro would like us to believe that you actually can say something about sensor size (or quality) when posting the light rays it can capture. IMHO thats stupid marketing bull**** and they think they can take us for fools here ;-)