Adobe Software Are Going To Be Free To Use Soon!
This is a game-changer for all developers, editors, and designers since you now have an option to do your work for free
Adobe is probably one of the biggest suits of applications for computer professionals. It has enough apps to almost cover up everything in computer workflow, from pdf readers to creation tools, to editing and even VFX tools which are so unique and bleeding edge, that no software could replace Adobe’s software(like after effects, dreamviewer, etc).
What Just Happened?
Adobe officially announced, that it would have many of its applications, like photoshop, etc into a web version, wherein you could just get it easily from a web URL. It does not matter what Operating System or system specifications you are using(although it does matter what system specifications you are using).
This Leads To…
Now it’s not just that adobe is gonna be completely available on all computers with web browsers. It’s also free to use. Ok… When I say “Free To Use”, I meant free as in free of cost, and not free as in freedom(It still has extremely strict licenses as usual).
The apps could be used just like that, without spending any money, although I’m almost certain that it’s gonna be a more freemium model rather than “completely free of cost”
As you might guess, Adobe did not make all it’s software free. I mean… It made only the web version of some software which is free the native desktop applications are still completely paid(other than that 30 day trial).
I’m gonna be clear… Not all softwares of Adobe suit are gonna be free. And the ones which are gonna be free will have a pay wall of “premium features”
I’m certain that this would negatively affect software like Inkscape, GIMP, PDF Readers, DaVinci resolves, and other apps which were… Well… making use of the fact that Adobe software is not free. But now that things are gonna change, I’m sure the graph would go down, although this would be a short and temporary change.
BUT, this also will increase the number of people using software like Linux, since Adobe was bound to Windows, and Mac… and now it isn’t.
We are going Towards The Web
It was VSCode, through GitHub codespace, then apps like photopea and other graphic editing apps to “replace” photoshop for free, but now, many of these apps are available in the app version. With that said, predicting the future from the present, I’m sure that we will have fewer apps made for the computer and more apps for the web, considering that it has too many advantages, from availability to ease of opening and using, to solving problems like storage issues and so on.
This is a huge change in the software world and I hope Adobe makes more changes like this. I’ll post more videos and updates of all the software and fun stuff on YouTube.
Well, that’s really it in this article, I hope you guys got something from this, and… I’ll meet you in the next one.