Option to Buy
Will a time ever come when those of us who were customers with Photodex are allowed to buy Photopia? I realize there is a subscription plan and I realize there is a one-time discount. I used Photodex products for years and considered myself a loyal customer. I do work for nonprofits and really do not want to pay $250 a year in perpetuity. I know I can do it month by month and turn it on and off, but my projects pop up with little notice. I would like the Photopia folks to consider a purchase option for those of us who used Photodex and perhaps keep the subscription method for new users as a way to keep previous clients of those folks who transitioned from Photodex to Photopia. Please.
It's impossible to say what the future may bring, but I'm not aware of any plans at this time to provide a non-subscription based purchasing option for Creator / Director. Our current system is designed to provide the latest updates, fixes, and new features to all customers at all times. If you haven't yet looked into our "Suspend" / "Reactivate" system, that may be just the thing for the usage pattern you've described. When you don't need to use the program for a while, just "Suspend" your subscription and thus delay any re-billing. When you're ready to make a new show or output an existing show, "Reactivate" your subscription then open up Photopia and it's immediately ready to go. Those options can be found on our website under "My Account" > "Subscriptions" > "View". If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out through the Contact Us form on our website and we'll be happy to help.