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Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

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Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby hannes » 24 Feb 2014, 18:32

Anyone has subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud in Taiwan?

Guess there are probably people here who downloaded PS, LR etc. via torrent and use it free, but has anyone experience with the subscription thing? I looked into it and can only find a site in Chinese, which is not a big problem, but I cannot see any option for Paypal on that site. Supposed I want to subscribe to the service paying with Paypal, what do I need to do?
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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby cfimages » 24 Feb 2014, 18:42

I have a subscription to it but through Adobe's USA site. I got a special deal because I had licenses to Photoshop already. Not sure if it's possible to do with PayPal. One thing to note is that regardless of which country you subscribe through, you can choose language during install so even if you subscribed through a Chinese language Adobe site, you could still install it in English.


Actually, if I remember correctly, Adobe closed their Taiwan office last year and it's all done through Hong Kong office now.

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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby hannes » 24 Feb 2014, 18:58

Thanks, cf

This is really annoying. Before I sign in everything is in the language of my operating system, after I sign in everything is in Chinese without any option to switch to English. Great customer service...

There's a special offer of NT$320 per month for PS, but no Paypal option...
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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby headhonchoII » 24 Feb 2014, 22:14

I have a subscription to AI, it works well in English, they have an agent in Taiwan who processes the payments by credit card etc.
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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby Blaquesmith » 25 Feb 2014, 11:18

Forget about Paypal, we're talking professional software here.

I think Adobe's policy of changing the software to a subscription is really OK. For starting professionals like my brother, who purchased the subscription in Europe, this allows him to work with the software without having to make a huge investment at the beginning.

I think Adobe's site use the geolocation of your browser to present the site in the "correct" language. Just turn off the geolocation, sign in into an Adobe website (in english language), and go from there. If the problem is caused because you registered from Taiwan, try to change your account's preferences, either by changing the language (if available) or your country of origin.
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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby headhonchoII » 25 Feb 2014, 11:25

Well as I mentioned I registered using my address in Taiwan but have had no problems with choosing English language versions of the software, I didn't use any geolocation switching or anything like that. There was an option there somewhere.
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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby cfimages » 25 Feb 2014, 11:36

I've always used their US site with a virtual address as back in the old days it was about 30% cheaper to buy / upgrade through the US than elsewhere. And I get to speak with the help desk in English if need be. But the CC model largely makes that unnecessary.
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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby hannes » 25 Feb 2014, 13:18

Blaquesmith wrote:Forget about Paypal, we're talking professional software here.


I have some money in my paypal account and just want to use it. There's probably a reason why they don't offer that option, but what does it have to do with professional or not professional software?

Blaquesmith wrote:I think Adobe's policy of changing the software to a subscription is really OK. For starting professionals like my brother, who purchased the subscription in Europe, this allows him to work with the software without having to make a huge investment at the beginning.

I think Adobe's site use the geolocation of your browser to present the site in the "correct" language. Just turn off the geolocation, sign in into an Adobe website (in english language), and go from there. If the problem is caused because you registered from Taiwan, try to change your account's preferences, either by changing the language (if available) or your country of origin.


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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 25 Feb 2014, 21:26

Maybe a little unrelated, however, i came across this page from the official Wacom tablets download page in Hong Kong.
http://support.wacom.com.hk/software.html
Long story short, if you do have a wacom bamboo or newer tablet, you can download
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows,
Bamboo Scribe 3.2 (for Windows)
Bamboo Scribe 3.2 (for MacOS)
MyScript Studio Notes Edition (Win & Mac)
Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4 for Windows

The activation is via the tablets driver and usb connection. At last with the Bamboo Scribe 3.2 (for Windows) it was that case.
I haven't managed to get the whole 1.5 G for the Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows yet.
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Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Postby cranky laowai » 25 Feb 2014, 23:09

Blaquesmith wrote:this allows him to work with the software without having to make a huge investment at the beginning.

US$600 per year isn't exactly small change, though. I ended up buying CS6, which will save me money in the long run.
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