Adobe is hurting the whole industry

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bladerunner6 Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Adobe is hurting the whole industry
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There have been a lot of people upset by Adobe's recent move to kill LR standalone and many of the comments revolve around the denial of individual choice and the personal higher cost.

But there is a bigger issue: this is bad for the whole industry.

Before the move to the subscription based model, they were a profitable and apparently sustainable company.

The move to the subscription model appears to have been good for them.  But this has negative consequences for the rest of the industry.

For example, someone buying a standalone LR for $150 every three years versus leasing saves $210 over three years. For this one product alone, forcing people into the subscription model means that they have $210 less to spend on tripods, lenses, camera upgrades, etc.  Given that this is just one product, it is clear the money being redirected to Adobe is significant.

I know for many here find that a small expense but median household income in the US is <60K a year.  Spending extra money on PP software typically means the money has to come from somewhere.

Given how so many other photographic  sectors are stressed, depressed or losing money, for an already profitable company to take money from other sectors of the industry is not beneficial to the industry or its users.

Adobe is doing nothing illegal but their greed is bad for the industry as a whole.

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