I have been using Photoshop CS6 on my laptop since before the CC membership became "mandatory" to updated 24 hr access to the CC.
However, I have recently cancelled the membership as I don't really use my photo editing software that often.
Problem is, it doesn't make sense to have to pay a monthly fee for a program I already purchased the rights to use (CS6).
For reference, I have LR4, Bridge CS6 and Illustrator CS6 attached, along with Premiere Pro CS6.
Any thoughts on how I can still use my programs without having to pay the CC Membership fee?
Adobe® Creative Cloud™ is an ongoing membership that lets you download and install the new Adobe Creative Suite desktop software. You also get other creative software like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and online services to help you sync, store, and share files online. You also get new versions as soon as they are available.
Creative Suite 6 is purchased Software where you own the perpetual license and do not have to pay a monthly fee.
It is not necessary to purchase Creative Cloud if you own older Creative Suite software and wish to continue to use it.
If, however, you install Creative Cloud on a computer where you already have Creative Suite 6 programs (CS6) installed, it will activate those apps with creative cloud because CS6 is also included with Creative Cloud. If you uninstall Creative Cloud, you will need to reinstall your old non Creative Cloud CS6 version. You can also see the link given above for a related forum thread.