Thursday, August 11, 2016

Adobe, I Scorn You



Adobe used to produce a powerful, if pricey, publishing software solution, InDesign. They still do, it's called InDesign CC. CC stand for Creative Cloud, which gives you a suite of Adobe products online, in the form of "apps." So cool, right? No, not so cool.


Oh, Look at The Nifty New Interface. Yeah, You Have to Rent it.

In the old days you could buy a copy of InDesign and that was it. The thing was yours, you owned it, like a Sovereign. Now, thanks to the freebooting antics of the buccaneers at Adobe, you have to rent it. Yes, you can use the software but you have to pay, per month, for the privilege. And guess what?


The Adobe Demon of Sheer Naked Greed

All the fonts you took for granted in the old you-own-it version of InDesign aren't there. Guess what? You have to rent those too, or download them elsewhere, which works, but still. And are earlier versions of InDesign forwards compatible? Kind of.


Peasants Revolt

So well done, Adobe, for playing your part in the wickedness of turning a once free citizenry into a rentier class, beholden to the naked greed of their Silicon Valley Overlords.

Peasants, revolt.

LSP

8 comments:

lukeya said...

You may want to find some Windows Freeware or Linux based equivalent and raise the old 2 fingers to Adobe Padre. Scribus was in development by some German guys and was quite decent, if basic DTP software. Not sure what the Web Equivalent would be but there is bound to be one by now.

Fr. Christopher Cantrell SSC said...

Or just use the old version as I do.

drjim said...

I use Premiere Pro for video 'editing,and also Audition for audio work.

I just received a notice that I haven't logged in to my account in a year, so I went to the Adobe site to see what was going on.

Yep, EVERYTHING is now "Creative Cloud", and after it welcomed me, it wanted me to "Pick A Plan" so that I could get "important new upgrades".

Yeah, right.

If I wasn't bound to Windoze and Adobe by the High Def video capture card I use, I'd dump that particular Windoze machine and do all my work in Linux.

The FOSS tools have gotten very good in the last few years, to the point that I'm considering dumping that PC anyway, and getting a new USB3 high def video capture box from Matrox, the makers of the PCI-e card I have now.

Alan M said...

It starts here. Adobe take note....

LSP said...

I might migrate to Scribus...

LSP said...

It went all btoke, Padre...

LSP said...

Creative Cloud is certainly a creative way to make lots of ca $$. I'm not impressed by the Adobe Banditry. At all.

LSP said...

A line has been crossed and it's not going to be pretty.