Hitler’s Reaction to Adobe’s New Creative Cloud Model

Adobe has made several announcements over the past few days. We’ve seen a new version of Photoshop, Creative Cloud bundles geared towards photographers, and even a go at hardware with the “Mighty” Pen and “Napoleon” Ruler. But of the unveilings, none was as controversial as the announcement that we would be saying goodbye to the Creative Suite line — from now on, it’s going to be Creative Cloud or nothing.

This has led to many a serious reaction and discussion online about the benefits and pitfalls of the new model. But of course, this is the Internet. What’s a serious discussion if it’s not balanced out by a good old fashioned meme? And so, YouTube’s Evil Edison has captioned Hitler’s fictional reaction to the announcement. Be forewarned: it is quite vulgar at times.


Silly as it might seem, the video brings up many interesting points against the Creative Cloud model. What happens if Adobe decides to jack up prices once CC is the only option? What if you can’t afford to lease your software during hard financial times? And what happens when you need to open an old file that is no longer compatible with the newest version?

For creative professionals whose livelihood depends on Adobe’s software, these are questions worth asking.

As you can see, even after his good long rant, Hitler ultimately gives up. Even though he intends to “tweet his rage until his fingers bleed” — a course many an upset customer might take — Hitler admits that “[Adobe’s] software is just too good.”

But what’s your take on the debate? Is Creative Cloud simply a future we’re having a hard time swallowing? Are you going to begrudgingly switch over? Or are you going to say “to heck with it” and start pirating the software? Let us know by logging your answer in the poll down below.

(via Evil Edison via Fstoppers)

  • Scott M.

    All that germanic rant and no mention at all of Hitler. Curious.

  • Anna Nüm

    Not funny. In fact, the comparison to Hitler is more than disgusting. After all, Adobe is not going to kill Millions of people, the juast f*ck users off. That’s a huge difference.

  • Mack Daddy

    The software is already the most pirated in the world and this is the obvious choice to possibly help reduce the theft.

    Ill use CS6 until it age makes it obsolete and ill make sure to archive original raw, dng, and a large jpeg. Hard drives are cheap so three back up options are easy to maintain.

    This I hope will provide someone to supply an amazing option to Photoshop.

  • tomwilson

    by spraying seeds on it and then peeing on it.

  • tomwilson

    but they’re trying to Pull WoW paid subscription. Their current model their execs aren’t getting 50 million bonus.. and soon they will :D

  • Angus Lyne

    Who do they think they’re kidding? Hitler would have loved the Creative Cloud… If he could have he would have invented it.

  • Telly

    Evil Edison used Adobe tools, of course!

  • Stanley Kerns

    The cards I use in my D800’s are bigger than Adobe’s suggested storage–it just shows that the people who design it are not the people who use it–Adobe has far too many MBA’s–and what is worse they are listening to them–what the MBA’s know about photography could be put in your eye and you wouldn’t feel it.

  • Cole C

    This is sooooooo not cool of you Adobe. I have been a loyal user for 10 years and my agency has also stated they will NOT be going cloud. We’re actively looking for another solution.

  • PhotoShark

    Technically, this meme started in 2006, but whatever.

  • lordchris

    I am retired and paying 50 bucks a month. It ain’t easy. But it’s like rent, a life expense you can’t do without. Until something better comes along.

  • Bob Smith

    That’s not an issue unless your internet goes down for 6 months.

  • W500

    Hitler was an art student i Austria before becoming an annoyed and angry world leader. I think his reaction is dead on. Actually, its a bit ironic, cause the CC system is very similar to the Nazi regime.

  • W500

    This is the perfect opportunity for some major company to get busy launching some alternatives to the Adobe apps. Like Joint Photographers Group there should be a joint venture of camera makers producing a Photoshop killer. Nikon, Canon and the rest of them should join forces to at least try and produce a decent alternative, I’m pretty sure they would make enough customers, as long as they sell it on hard copies of course.

  • Valentine2013

    Eventhough I use Adobe Cloud still feel that the whole subscription is BS its a way for adobe keep on making money without the consumer ever owning the product, if you as a consumer don’t care about the updates or can’t afford it then your screwed.