For over 15 years we have been using Adobe products in some form or the other with my media production. Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and Premier have been software that I use continuously. And over the course of these years, I’ve personally noticed many errors, crashes and the software becoming cumbersome to operate on well specced out machines on both PC and Mac’s, and it was getting worse and worse year after year. We very rarely see things crashing on a Mac, Illustrator, and Photoshop is one of them. We have written to Adobe and spoken to their customer support numerous times and posted on their forms for support, help, and improvements with little success.
Finally, we decided to take a leap of faith and abandon Adobe completely. The final straw was drawn when Adobe announced that they would yet again increase their cloud-based subscription by more than 16% for its yearly subscription, which was followed by a nearly 20% increase from the previous year. The increase was more than 50% for a month to month subscription. We also hesitated quite a bit, because we did not know what we could replace this software with? what do you use after using a tool that has almost become an extension of your mind?
The following are software platforms we have used to replace some of the software we were currently using in Adobe. And so far for the past month and a half, things have been going real smooth. We will report back on this major software update in months to come. For now here is what we have replaced our main software with.