I'm browsing "After Effects". Sounds OK until you get to that big-brother-is watching-you "cloud" crapola. I work offline thanks. No fingers in my private pockets. I buy software, install the disk, use it...have for decades. Earlier version available? (Legit only please). Otherwise I'll have to put Adobe on my never-buy-again list and go with HitFilm.
I understand your sentiments.
But you can still buy a good version of AE from Adobe... as in "purchase outright". It's AE CS6. You have to download it -- no installation disks, so plan the download accordingly.
Sorry, but I can't direct you to the place you buy it -- it's hiden pretty well somewhere on this web site. But it IS available to buy.
Thank you both- especially for the link. Glad to see there is still room for the lone wolf. Appreciated.