Adobe has decided to focus its resources on Creative Cloud and will not continue development on its Creative Suite software, reports The Next Web. While Creative Suite 6 will continue to be supported in regards to bug fixes, there will be no further updates and no Creative Suite 7.
Instead, the company has today announced several Creative Cloud apps at its Adobe MAX conference, including Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, and Premiere Pro CC.
Adobe targets the same Pro and Pro-sumer community that Apple had the misfortune of knowing when it redesigned Final Cut Pro. Adobe’s decision to solely embrace a subscription offering could lead to mass protest if not handled correctly.
But before grabbing your torch, let us explain what, exactly, is happening — then we’ll get into why.
So this is just horrible. What if our internet goes down? We just pack up shop for the day and tell our clients sorry? What about those clients who let their subscriptions lapse? Now they can't open PSDs anymore to see the files and their decades old archive is "unreadable"? Pay a subscription to Adobe or your entire library is up for ransom? This is insane...
I'd say I'd just stick with CS6 but Adobe will not release new RAW camera support for older versions, trapping you in this upgrade cycle. Between Apple and now Adobe abandoning the WORKING professional markets where are we left to go? Someone smarter then me really needs to target working pros in creative fields not everyone can or wants to work off a damn phone people.