Adobe Suite and Mac Catalina very disappointing

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I have been a years long Photoshop, Illustrator and Bridge long user and I believe there is no suite better than Adobe's. Paid full price and now is useless. The changes introduced with Mac Catalina are, in my opinion, a disaster. After purchasing the suite I am now forced to purchase a monthly subscription. Adobe should have provided an option for suite owners. I am now moving to open source alternatives tat do not provide the same results, but it will have to do. Years long costumers were left hanging. 
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JC

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi JC, we posted details well before Catalina was released that changes by Apple would prevent old software from running on their new OS: https://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2019/07/upcoming-changes-to-photoshop-lightroom-os-support-with-macos-10-15-catalina.html

We also posted an article on the day Catalina was released to reiterate this information: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macos-catalina.html#ArelegacyorperpetualversionsofPhotoshopcompatiblewithmacOSCatalina

It looks like you purchased a suite nearly 14 years ago. It's impossible to predict what OS and hardware will look a decade and half out. One of the reasons for moving to Creative Cloud in recent years is to make sure customers can keep up with the fast-changing technology landscape where Apple and Microsoft are updating OSes every 12 months and introducing new hardware and devices at a faster and faster rate.
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That is inmaterial to this issue. I own a small studio and Photoshop was more than suitable for my applications and thee was no need for me to upgrade. What is material is that after spending in Adobe Creative Suite it is now useless and I am required to pay monthly for a subscription service. I do believe Adobe should have offered a stand alone version option for current Adobe Creative Suite or provide the subscription service for free (after all, I, as many others, have paid for the programs). Fortunately, I found Gimp (Photoshop option) and Inkscape (Illustrator option). Both work great and both are free.
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JC

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Posting an article about an upcoming planned obsolescence does not help small business owners. We still have a Creative Suite that is useless now. Adobe had the option of introducing the cloud product without making completely obsolete the product for which we already paid. The fact that my version was bought 14 years ago doesn't justify it.
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JC

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By the way, I don't need a response to ma last messages
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David Converse

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Stay on Mojave. BTW if you have Microsoft Office, you have to upgrade that as well.
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JC

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Too late, found the issue after an automatic upgrade. I use Mac Pages, Numbers and Keynote, no issue with those.