No, when you stop the monthly tribute payments to adobe, your software ceases to work and you have nothing. You're only renting it on a month to month basis. If you stop the payment before your 1-year commitment is up Adobe will still charge you at least 50% of the remaining months, and still cause your software to stop working.
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What is the best option for a small business as I don't want to shell out hundreds of pounds but I'm not really looking for a monthly subscription either?
- Photoshop CS6: Creative Suite 6
- Or the cheapest option, Photoshop Elements 13: Picture editor, edit pictures | Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Thanks, John. I just can't bring myself to recommend Elements to anybody.
For simple, occasional website photo editing for novices, it seems ideal to me.
Because I tried it, bought it outright and successfully demanded my money back from Adobe. It's overpriced by about $75 in my opinion. I cannot in good conscience recommend something I despised immensely.
It doesn't deserve to bear "Photoshop" as part of its name.
I only wanted it for a Windows laptop that I used to take along when traveling—so I wouldn't be heart broken if it got stolen or lost.
I think it's great value and superb for novices.
You are easily pleased, John. I am not.