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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:36:34 -0500
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In article<>, Eric Stevens<> wrote:

> >
> >| I never had CS. Over the years I variously had Gimp, ... PhotoPaint,
> >| Paintshop Pro, NIK, DxO and various plug ins to extend them. Updates
> >| kept arriving and no matter what I had at the time it still cost me
> >| money to keep them up todate. The costs were accumulating and when CC
> >| arrived I leapt at it.
> >|
> >
> >   That's what I don't get. Why did you need to keep
> >buying updates? I don't find that I'm missing functionality.
> >I guess if I bought a new camera I might have to buy a
> >new Aftershot Pro to get RAW support, but aside from
> >that, I have PSP 5 and 16, and most of the time I don't
> >even need the latter. 
> There is another point which has been mentioned. Even though an update
> may not appear to bring any new functions it normally is that one or
> more functions in an update provide a better outcome than in the
> previous version. Also, even without changes in functionality,
> software improvements will result in better performance and take
> advantage of improvements in more recent hardware architecture.

tl;dr - bug fixes, security updates, and support for new hardware.

> Of course if you only want the hard core basics you can continue to
> use software originally written for a 286.

which is all he does. he still runs xp, after all.