Do you have the cloud version?
No, I have a Volume License (we're a mediumsized danish advertising agency).
"Copy CSS" is only in Cloud version 13.1 and newer.
"Copy CSS" is a Cloud only new feature only available in Photoshop CS6 13.1+
Its not available to perpetual license owners at this stage. Probably in CS7?
Thanks to both of you for your answer.
I have to admit though (and that's not directed at you as 'the messenger', but Adobe itself), that I find it disappointing that this is the way Adobe is treating longterm paying customers – professionals like myself – who have used their products since before they were called CS. I'm happy for Adobe to have found a way to make their products more accessible to the 'common man', but I'm surprised how quickly they seemed to have lost their respect for us who payed literally tens of thousands of dollars through the years – why would we, who make a living using Adobe's products, need access to all available features? (=sarcasm)
Thank you, Adobe.
We appreciate all our customers. But, because of accounting rules, features can only be added each major version for perpetual license customers who pay a one time fee (although bug fixes can be released as 'dot' releases).
Under the same accounting rules, customers who pay a monthly fee can receive feature updates at any time.
You could wait until the next major release for the new features, or choose to subscribe if you like the idea of not waiting 18-months between updates like you have in the past.
It may be possible to exchange you volume license for a Creative Cloud enterprise account. I can put you in touch with customer care if that's something you're interested in.
Thank you for your response. Until today, I felt that Adobe is a company that understands me (a creative professional) and provides me with the best possible tool to do my job. Now, though, that changed to "provides me with the second best tools" – at least unless I change the procurement strategy for an entire agency.
Unfortunately, posting obscure links to Wikipedia doesn't change this impression.
I can appreciate your concerns and wish the product offerings weren't complicated by accounting rules and things could be simpler for customers.
Creative Cloud is a response to our customers and the creative landscape that demands faster feature updates than were possible using traditional licensing and 18-month cycles. If we continued on with *only* the old perpetual license model, everyone would have to wait 18-months for the latest and greatest. Now, customers have the option to buy software and get feature updates the way they have always done so, with a traditional perpetual license every ~18-months, or buy their software through a monthly fee and recieve feature updates as the features become available. So, the old way that customers were happy with for the past 20 years is still available and we packed a ton of new features in to CS6 for customers who upgraded from CS5 to CS6. There's just a new option, in the form of Creative Cloud, available to customers who want even more out of their software.
The 'obscure' link I provided was relevent to your question and helps answer the differences in accounting rules for one-time, up-front payment and ongoing monthly payments of a membership. Sorry if it was a bit esoteric, but I figured it was better to point to more info than not.
Yeah, I know that wasn't the most productive response, sorry. Felt good, though. ;-)
I actually looked into a team-license for Creative Cloud, that seems to be a viable alternative. but I couldn't find any info on the size of the team. Is there an additional fee per user, or is there a set amount of machines to use the software from? Or more specific – how many people can use the CS applications if we get the team-option?
Sorry, the enterprise team stuff just became available, so I'm not as familiar with the licensing terms. (I'm in engineering) I can have someone email you to help answer your questions.