Originally Posted by Saddlebag
I was thinking of buying photoshop but upon opening the website I discovered it's called cloud and it's rented monthly. What happened to the old one whereby a disk was downloaded and it was a one time payment.? Is anyone familiar with this?
As a graphic design professional, I can't begin to explain how much this infuriates me. It's a money grab, plain and simple.
If you look around at stores like Staples and Office Depot, you should still be able to find the previous version. It ain't cheap, of course. As for me, guess I'll be plodding along in Creative Suite 2 until it stops working.
Other possibilities you may wish to consider: The GIMP
(GNU Image Manipulation Program, free and open source), or Corel Paint Shop Pro X6
, neither of which supports a four-color workspace ... if you need four-color support, you're out of luck until The GIMP's development team finishes implementing CMYK color support — at which time a lot of users will decide that Photoshop has become bloated, pricey and irrelevant.