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The Cloud

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by steveandthedogs, May 7, 2013.

  1. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Is it just me, or is there anybody else out there who doesn't trust "The Cloud"?

    And no, Mr Adobe, I won't be signing up to £18/month for eternity.
  2. RexK

    RexK Well-Known Member

    This move is really a killer for me!
    1. I live in Vanuatu and Adobe wont accept payments from here, despite the fact that I have a paypal account and my credit card is from an Australian bank.
    2. I am an amateur, this means that all my photo work is done on my home machine. I do not have an internet connection there. To get a connection with any near reasonable speed would cost me about GBP60 a month.
    3. If I cancel my subscription I can no longer use the software.

    Cheers Rex
  3. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    I'm not a fan of this new fashion for "cloud computing" - just adds another layer of complexity and area for things to go wrong.

    The original idea of PCs - Personal Computers - is that they're, well, personal, i.e. not dependent on anyone else.

    Seems like we're coming full circle, back to dumb terminals and "smart" mainframes. We'll be having to submit our photo editing sessions on punch cards next...
  4. RexK

    RexK Well-Known Member

    But they are only 8bit!
  5. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    Nah, 12 bit! But it's debatable as to whether the top row is row 10 or 12.


    PDP-8 binaries with a hand punch, anyone? :)
  6. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    It's supposed to be great for the professionals, but most hobbyists are going to lose out. But probably Adobe doesn't really care, as we a re a small fish in a large corporate pond. It will, for sure, put paid to Piracy and as long as Windows 7 is around, CS6 will do everything I need. The rest is just more toys.

    Eventually, they may add 16 bit to Elements, then we can all feel comfortable again.

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