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Old 06-12-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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With Adobe's creative cloud subscription based software do you really have to continually pay $30 per month for software or can you pay one time for software that you just cannot update?
$30 per month would get really expensive after a while.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Union County
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All software is moving to a subscription model... and yes, it gets really expensive over time.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Yes, it's expensive. It's a cost of doing business for me, unfortunately. I wish I could pay less just for the software I need, but it's priced like cable TV to where if you need anything more than Photoshop, it's cheaper/same price to pay for the entire package. The regular price for the whole package is $50/month, but if you call and threaten to quit they will offer you something around $30. If you're a student, you can get it for $20/month for a year.

If you're self-employed like me, at least it's a write-off.

If you only need it for personal use, look at free versions of similar software like GIMP instead of Photoshop, Notepad++ or Brackets instead of Dreamweaver (which I seldom use as it's geared towards people who don't actually want to write code).
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I actually found Dreamweaver CS6 on Ebay for $75. Done!
CS6 is 99% the same as the most current version of CC.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I actually found Dreamweaver CS6 on Ebay for $75. Done!
CS6 is 99% the same as the most current version of CC.
I don't agree with that statement at all, not to say that you can't successfully use the CS6 version.

This shows a lot of features added since 2012.. https://www.adobe.com/products/dream...es.html?red=av

If you're just looking for a basic code editor, then you didn't need to pay at all, there's so much free software out there.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If you're just looking for a basic code editor, then you didn't need to pay at all, there's so much free software out there.
Which is all that I need to manage my existing websites. And I have already been working with DW CS6. Don't have time to learn a new software and reload and reconfigure all my sites.
I replaced my MB and had to revalidate Windows only to find out that I bought a cracked version of DW and had been using it for the last 5 years! Oddly enough in the beginning I was suspicious of the retailer and contacted Adobe. They said yes the retailer was one of their authorized dealers and Adobe told me that they indeed sold a downloadable version, which I bought. Wasn't too happy about getting misinformation from Adobe.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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If you use one or two tools it’s not worth it. But with Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects it is cheaper to rent and get updates than buy the software and then pay for upgrades every year or two.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Which is all that I need to manage my existing websites. And I have already been working with DW CS6. Don't have time to learn a new software and reload and reconfigure all my sites.
I replaced my MB and had to revalidate Windows only to find out that I bought a cracked version of DW and had been using it for the last 5 years! Oddly enough in the beginning I was suspicious of the retailer and contacted Adobe. They said yes the retailer was one of their authorized dealers and Adobe told me that they indeed sold a downloadable version, which I bought. Wasn't too happy about getting misinformation from Adobe.
Dreamweaver is the only code editor I've ever used with much of a learning curve, because it has lots of extra features for non-coders. Filezilla for uploading/downloading your files is also free and extremely easy to use.

I gather from your post that those extra features are important to you, so you probably made the right choice for you. For me, I choose not to use it even though it's part of the package I pay for because it has way too much junk in there I don't need.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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What I did three or four years ago when CS6 was available, was to purchase it with a student/faculty discount. Adobe not longer updates CS6, but I have several effects or plugins that work within CS6, including the NIK bundle software, Topaz, and some of the OneOne effects. My advise would be to buy the newest version of Elements or LightRoom, and then add some of the effects I mention above.

There is no way I am going to pay monthly fees to use a photo app.
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