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« on: May 17, 2013, 02:28:40 AM »
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From the horses mouth, Tom has clarified some of the info relating to LR and CC, check out the Lightroom Journal post.

See, they really don't have subscription on in mind for LR...
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 03:04:44 AM »
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Georg, better to start a separate thread rather than hijack Jeff's?
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 03:10:20 AM »
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Georg, better to start a separate thread rather than hijack Jeff's?

Huh? I was asking his and others opinion and perhaps insights on this point concerning CC. Wasn't aware of hijacking a thread.

Mea culpa

Question on pricing difference EU-ÚS
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=78452.0
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 03:49:40 AM »
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Georg, better to start a separate thread rather than hijack Jeff's?

Ok...now I'm confused...ho said what, when?

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 03:59:10 AM »
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Ok...now I'm confused...ho said what, when?

:~)

 Grin I reposted it here:

Was a question on pricing difference US-EU

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=78452.0
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 04:03:55 AM »
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Was a question on pricing difference US-EU

Ah, ok...above my pay grade...(and I agree that regional price differences beyond currency differences sucks when everything is subscription downloads).
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 04:07:44 AM »
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It's all very well posting "Don't worry it's all going to OK" posts, but the damage to Adobe's reputation has been well and well done now.
I don't think many people will believe that the product managers have the sort of power to dictate how products are sold, they can be over ridden by those higher up in the company.

Adobe's real problem now is how to re-establish trust with it's client base before they loose too many customers. U turns in policy will only further erode trust.
Frankly the best policy right now is to stop making statements no one will believe and get back to designing some products that people really want to buy and are prepared to pay for.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 04:09:05 AM »
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Ah, ok...above my pay grade...(and I agree that regional price differences beyond currency differences sucks when everything is subscription downloads).

Thanks Jeff, I was reasonably confident you would share my view on this point.

From an investor's perspective this pricing model is bad for business. The shit storm that is currently happening would have been much reduced by a coherent international pricing model that reflects the economic reality of cloud business / subscription downloads.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 04:18:29 AM »
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It's all very well posting "Don't worry it's all going to OK" posts, but the damage to Adobe's reputation has been well and well done now.
I don't think many people will believe that the product managers have the sort of power to dictate how products are sold, they can be over ridden by those higher up in the company.

So, are you calling Tom a liar?

What Tom said was a clarification to let people know that LR is a non subscription product.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 06:05:37 AM »
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So, are you calling Tom a liar?
No, I'm just pointing out that if someone above him chooses to make all Adobe products subscription only it'll happen regardless of what he's said.

If the cloud approach generates extra revenue, as it probably will overall, do you really think they'll stick with the current model for other products just because one person posted a comment the previous year ? You're not that dumb Jeff.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 07:02:43 AM »
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You can't have it both ways - at one time there was reassurance that CS would continue. Now that turned out to be not true, and people say "well, you can never say 'always', business is business, the world changes, etc etc etc ". Now there is reassurance that LR will continue to be available by licence, you can't claim that it is over-reaction for people to be skeptical.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 08:12:09 AM »
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The best plans of mice and men.....

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=78085.msg630159#msg630159

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From your linked Adobe press release announcing CC in Oct. 2011.

"Pricing and Availability
Pricing details regarding Adobe Creative Cloud and its expanded capabilities around applications, services and community will be announced in November 2011. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud. Adobe will continue to offer all its creative products as standalone offerings, including Adobe Creative Suite editions and flagship individual products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver."
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 09:55:58 AM »
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Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and others do not like being questioned over why their products cost different amounts of money in different regions.

When brought before a government inquiry in Australia, said companies could not justify why there is price discrepancy.

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/evasive-microsoft-adobe-fail-to-justify-prices-20130322-2gjkr.html

Australia however is a minnow in global software terms so maybe they feel like they can display attitude.

I would however encourage European readers to write to your EU/local/government representative and ask them why there isn't a similar inquiry in Europe. There is definitely a lack of honesty and openness here that deserves our distrust.
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2013, 10:14:47 PM »
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Was thinking this morning that nobody has yet (to my knowledge), asked, "So, what happens to CC in six months or a year from now if PS/CS sales subscriptions plummet and someone at Adobe says, "Well, that didn't work."

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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2013, 01:46:58 AM »
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As it's already been running for over 12 months and they've had a bigger take up than expected, I doubt that will happen.
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2013, 03:35:03 AM »
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Was thinking this morning that nobody has yet (to my knowledge), asked, "So, what happens to CC in six months or a year from now if PS/CS sales subscriptions plummet and someone at Adobe says, "Well, that didn't work."

Hi Mike,

A typical reaction, driven by revenue only, would be to raise the price to compensate for the losses ...
And those who have not prepared a plan B. by then can do nothing to prevent it.

Cheers,
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2013, 03:50:28 AM »
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Equally typical, in these days, would be to go for volume and drop the price or offer "first 6 months free" deals.
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2013, 01:26:59 PM »
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Equally typical, in these days, would be to go for volume and drop the price or offer "first 6 months free" deals.
Isn't that exactly what they're doing now ?  by offering the first year at a discount rate.
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2013, 01:40:43 PM »
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From the fact that Adobe felt able to force the move to subscrition it is clear that the revenue came in alright.
What Adobe failed to see was that the many customers who use only a small part of the suite cn still make a lot of noise.
What those customers fail to see is that they bring in only a small part of Adobe'revenue.
Sort of a mexican stand-off
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2013, 02:10:47 PM »
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Isn't that exactly what they're doing now ?  by offering the first year at a discount rate.
Sure, though I'm saying that in the situation we're discussing ("So, what happens to CC in six months or a year from now if PS/CS sales subscriptions plummet and someone at Adobe says, "Well, that didn't work."), I doubt the response will be, as Bart says, to push up the unit revenues. I'm not sure there's much scope to raise prices with weak economies and the rise of app store cheap-but-volume models, and this move to SAAS will also cause them to adopt strategies familiar to services (eg phones, cable and satellite TV, power) such as more of these read-the-small-print introductory offers.
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