Wye Photography: Apparently PS CC costs $9 per month. $9 a month may sound cheap but that is $108 per annum, $324 over three years, $540 over 5 years.
Affinity photo will cost you $50 to begin with, the $50 you have already paid after one year. The $50 you have already paid after three years and the $50 you have already paid after five years. $50 vs $540.
This software is BETA
It can only get BETTER.
If you want to pour money into Adobe's coffers...
The choice is yours.
lcf80:There is currently no scheduled release date for the Mac version (I suspect it may be a while considering the current state of the beta) and they are only "considering" a Windows version so I you may have a long wait. It is buggy, but it has great promise, especially at the planned price of $50.
It seems odd that there is a way to run Windows on the Mac in a VM but no way to run OS X on the PC in a VM. I suspect it has to do with the size of the target market as there are probably not many people who actually would want to run OS X on a PC. Some of the stuff available on the Mac, like this beta, is very nice, but there is more very god software for the PC than for the Mac. At least in my opinion.
I did not mean to suggest that you were wrong. My comment was only that I never cease to be amazed as to how well marketing strategies, like the price of $9.99, actually work. People just do not seem to see the decimal part of the number, or it does not stay in their mind.
My understanding is that the highest VAT rate is 27% in Hungary and that means the equivalent price should be less than 11.18 Euros (no Euro symbol on my keyboard) so Adobe is probably just making extra profits.
I have been playing with the Affinity Photo Beta and it is very nice. A bit buggy, but it is a Beta so that is to be expected. I would happily replace Elements with it if it improves. I don't know if you have downloaded it to give it a trial run.
The Adobe Photography Program, which is being referred to here, actually costs $9.99/month in the US, not $9/month. So, saving one penny/month seems to make people think it only costs $9.
It never ceases to amaze me how well marketing works.
I have been using Dxo since 6.2 and have been very happy with it so I plan to at least try the 7.0 version. Since I want to try the upgrade I have some questions:
Can I assume that 6.6 and the 7.0 trial will be able to co-exist on a single system?
If I upgrade from 6.6 to 7.0 does that give me the right to run both? Or only the latest version?
If I can run both, and since the license allows use on 2 systems, do they have to be the same systems? That is, could I run dxo 6.6, copy 1, on system A, dxo 6.6, copy 2 and dxo 7.0 copy1 on system B and dxo 7.0, copy 2, on system C? Or run one version on 4 different systems?
If not, how do I deactivate a dxo version on one of my systems without de-activating it on the other system? That is, if I wish to install dxo on system C, how do I de-activate the version on system A so I can run system B and C legally?