14 comments

  • E T, 2 months ago

    Cancelled my subscription a long time ago as I switched to Sketch, doesn't worth a 100money/month to occasionally open Photoshop & Illustrator, however it's quite difficult to replace them when needed.

    I find their policies quite aggressive and off-putting nowadays compared to other app's flexibility in cancellation. You are only allowed to cancel your subscription exactly 1 month before it's expiration, otherwise you have to pay a penalty. Feels like the whole company is falling behind trends.

    7 points
  • David Pacheco, 2 months ago

    When there will be an alternative to After Effects?

    4 points
  • John PJohn P, 2 months ago

    The future we chose when we signed up for CC

    3 points
    • Terry Grey, 2 months ago

      Indeed, I do hope this pushes at least a few people to give Affinity Designer and Pixelmator a fresh look. Adobe apps aren't even good.

      4 points
      • Mihai SerbanMihai Serban, 2 months ago

        Adobe Apps are super powerful multi-purpose tools. But that's it, that's the only praise I have for them - they get in your way whenever you need to be efficient, they feel sluggish, a bunch of features aren't even useful for the average designer, their pricing is not the best (if you are not a well established company) and some of their features function like iframes put together with duct tape.

        Unfortunately, it seems that Adobe as a company is too big to fall - which means they will probably never change the way they do stuff.

        4 points
      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 2 months ago

        Adobe apps aren't even good.

        I simply do not share this feeling - the Adobe suite is an incredible toolset.

        It's large and bloated, as you'd expect from decades of development, and it doesn't fit most people's workflow. But to call them 'not even good' is grossly incorrect imo.

        2 points
        • John PJohn P, 2 months ago

          I simply do not share this feeling - the Adobe suite is an incredible toolset.

          Extremely hit and miss, e.g After Effects is insanely powerful and well made, yet Illustrator is a vector tool with (not very generous) maximum document sizes and and also (not very generous) maximum zoom limits and an atrocious layer palette that means most users never bother organizing their docs at all.

          Not sure what the Illustrator team is smoking that makes them think any of those things are acceptable in a vector environment.

          0 points
          • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 2 months ago

            Not sure what the Illustrator team is smoking that makes them think any of those things are acceptable in a vector environment.

            You're being melodramatic. Illustrator had led the pack for decades before being overtaken in only relatively recently in terms of features, size limits, etc. Because they're a massive corporate Adobe have been very slow to respond to the landscape changing, but I think that comments like this are too full of the webApp cool aid and intentionally forgets that enterprise software takes a lot of time to build as opposed to small teams making very focused software that can react to changes in a fairly agile manner.

            0 points
            • John PJohn P, 2 months ago

              Illustrator had led the pack for decades before being overtaken in only relatively recently in terms of features, size limits

              This just isn't true, plenty of vector apps from as far back as 20+ years ago didn't have these limits. There is actual no reason for any perceivable limit in these areas.

              You're just assuming I'm comparing it to Figma or whatever.... when really I'm comparing it to other professional level tools that deal with vector data.

              0 points
  • Timothy McKennaTimothy McKenna, 2 months ago

    Affinity Designer and Photo (and eventually Publisher) handle all my needs that Adobe traditionally used to...but I cut the cord with Adobe a little over two years ago.

    1 point
    • Gaël PGaël P, 2 months ago

      I've used designer for an identity/print project and I had a lot of bad surprises with printing, color, blend modes. Fortunately I didn't need press ready files or I would have had to redo it in illustrator or indesign. I have good hope that it's going to improve but with all the apps they have I'm afraid it's going to be painfully slow.

      1 point
  • Joe Baker, 2 months ago

    I'm pretty relient on Adobe, but you can tell they value their investors more than their customers or product.

    1 point
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 2 months ago

    I hate that because adobe still owns some applications that are basically without equivalence they can do whatever they want, not even having to innovate on any of them. They can't even make the one thing that makes the creative cloud worth it right, which is that you can have a creative workflow that goes through many different apps.

    0 points
  • Kerrie LambKerrie Lamb, 2 months ago

    The more money they make, the more disrespectful they become to an average user.

    0 points