Photoshop: Please make Photoshop 13.1 update available to perpetual license holders!!

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Hi all. Will there be no 13.1 update for full license purchasers in the near future?? Ever?? If there is no plan to do so please change that policy and make it available to us. It feels like a snub for buying rather than renting. Some of us don't have internet all the time. Some of us don't have regular income that can accommodate a monthly fee. Will we have to wait for a new version and then upgrade? Are phasing us out? Why not make it available to us as a mini upgrade like CS5 to CS5.1? It feels unfair to me.
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Kyle Plattner

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This would be so helpful. I don't have the liberty to just subscribe to Creative Cloud.
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I gave up on Photoshop being obliging in this regard and instead gone looking for workarounds and found that there are a plethora of great apps out there that do the same things as the updates do plus some. Some of the apps I found did a far better job! SOme of them had features photoshop did not have. Some of them were free! Some were plug-ins. The blur gallery smart object issue I solved by using perfect photo suite's focus plugin. It can also be run as a stand alone. It keeps a copy of the orig and imports it with a separate layer for the focus adjustments. One could do this by just copying the layer to be blurred and working on the copy right in photoshop but with perfect photo you can go back and adjust it as if it were a smart object. Anyway there are plenty of other apps and options. I can wait, otherwise, and let the cloud people work out the bugs before it's upgrade time. aloha,U
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Well, I’m still amazed by the decision to release the Blur Gallery in it’s Smart Filter-unready form at all with CS6.
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Yea, well, I had to decide whether I was going to feed into a dysfunctional relationship with adobe or simply move on and see if this might not be just a faze. One thing to keep in mind is that, before the cloud, adobe brought out these sorts of updates as teasers for the new builds on the brink of being released. So what they are doing now, at first, looks like a snub and I took it that way like so many others but on reflection I see that it's more like having a lot of beta testers out there in the cloud so they can work out the bugs and by the time the new version is out it is bug free. So that's a good thing. Corporations often abandon their client base and shift focus from service and R&D to money making and maintaining cartel-like need over service. So we shall see which adobe settles on. So far they are in flux. They are not really following any new business models but resuscitating a very old one with the cloud subscriptions. I will always say that to deny the creative the ownership of the means of production is the beginning of feudal dependance. We are,so far, still, all free to choose, though, and I want to keep choosing adobe's fine product line which I have been using since 1997. I sincerely hope they keep the app available as a full license and I will be happy to wait for updated content when it's available in the next build. So CS7 ...I can wait for you if you are sincere and adobe does not hobble you with corporate shenanigans. In the meantime, folks, look into oneone perfect photo suite for solace and non destructive blur (They even have a blur brush!). Gimp has some great features. Photoline has some cool features, too. There are other worlds. I like the cs world best but, well, things change. happy image manipulating, Uhane
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»It feels like a snub for buying rather than renting.«
I do dislike the cloud license, but we better get used to it – Adobe seems to want us to switch to that model and they offer incentives accordingly.
That this may not be in some customers’ interest at all does not mean that Adobe are not perfectly within their rights to so.

»Some of us don't have internet all the time.«
I couldn’t remember the exact time-span, but I think the cloud license only needs to be checked every four weeks or so.
The application is actually stored locally (as now), it just stops working after a grace period after the license could not be verified online.
Check out this thread:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/46656...