Nov 13, 2017 - 01:17 AM
Nov 13, 2017 - 07:49 PM
For design software you have a much harder job due to tight integration between the products. GIMP is an open-source alternative to Photoshop and there are a few vector tools out there that can replace Illustrator. Your challenge will be your designers. In my experience of supporting design studios they are very tied in to Adobe products. Take them away and there will be a lot of resistance and also retraining costs along with a loss of productivity.
One option might be the secondary market if you're looking to avoid the annual subscription cost. Buy licenses for the CS6 suite which are perpetual licenses. CS6 is very feature-complete and probably good enough for most use cases. You'll need to be careful about security vulnerabiliities because Adobe are no longer patching those editions so make sure you have good AV and firewalls in place in the Studio.
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:15 PM
Like Ian and Alan have mentioned, you're spoilt for choice with Adobe alternatives.
Free PDF editors/creators (And MS Word does most of it now), free photo editors, cheaper alternatives for Premiere Pro (Corel Video Studio is about £30 per user, per year!), InDesign options etc etc.
If you could be a bit more specific on what products you're after, then people can provide you with what works for them! :)
Nov 27, 2017 - 11:18 PM