One of the reasons that I switched to ON1 from LightRoom was Adobe's aggressive pricing, and strong hand at forcing one into a subscription model. The lure was that ON1 wouldn't be *that.* And yet, here I am seeing my 4th "upgrade" in 4 years... So essentially, if I want to keep up with the newest releases, yes, it's a subscription model yet again.
I do understand the need for ON1 to pay their creative training staff and talented developers. But it would be nice if the "upgrade" path wasn't so steep, forcing me to decide whether or not to stick w/ an older version (that probably won't see any updates/fixes/etc) or "re-buying" it every year.
$79 for an "upgrade" vs an annual $89 subscription.
It's Adobe all over again. Perhaps the folks at ON1 are nicer folks, but the end result is the same.
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