May 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm #29863
Ouch. 🙁 PSD support is $30? And yet you still have to have the pro version? Omg… It’s just getting too expensive for me. I struggled at first with the price of the individual packs, and the pro version is just too much for my budget, for what I use the software for, anyway. If it was something I use every day, I would probably feel different, as I know some of you guys do, but for a casual user… I’m actually a writer (and artist, but writer first). I use Epic Char Gen to visualize characters for stories for myself when I don’t feel like drawing them myself… In other words, no one sees them but me. So I never felt the need to get the pro version. I’m guessing the price is because you have to pay for licenses and all? Maybe if you ever have a really deep sale…. And it hits around my birthday. 😛 Maybe then I’ll be able to get it. Until then though… I guess I’ll have to pass. Sorry. 🙁May 23, 2020 at 7:56 pm #29864LBandyKeymaster
We had many iterations over the price as well as the requirements. Since we already include a commercial license in the Pro version for $50, while other softwares offer it starting at $250, we wanted to stress the importance of the layered export since it basically gives out the source files. We even considered a single price of $200, or a pay per use fee structure, but we weren’t sure what would be the best way to move forward. So we run a survey and got a lot of interesting ideas and suggestions from our existing Pro members, and it helped us to finally come up to where we are now. We wanted to be fair with everybody and provide this option in the most affordable way possible while also keeping an eye on finding an approach that wouldn’t hurt the software in the long term. Most of the current Pro members felt that $50 for the Pro version is reasonable, or even way cheaper than what’s it worth, so adding the PSD Exporter on top of the Pro version for a lower price was a natural step forward.
As you probably know based on the past 6 years we’ve had the software running, we usually do 25% discounts, and only ever done a 30% once. We’ll probably never do that again, simply because we want to be fair to our long time members. If you purchased something for full price, and next week it drops 50% you’d probably be very disappointed. To avoid this we promise, that we’ll never make your purchase obsolete by offering the same thing later on for much cheaper. Our software isn’t something that gets outdated more in the future. Its usefulness will be as good as it is now until some other software fills in the same gap at a much affordable price.
So, if you need the PSD Exporter I’d suggest considering getting the Pro version during our discount period in the next 2 weeks (it’s almost 40% off this way). Since during a regular sale, 25% off of the Pro’s price is still only $12.5, and we probably never going to do a bigger discount than 25%, it will certainly not get any cheaper than this. I don’t expect us to include the PSD Exporter in any sale events in the first year or so, and will certainly not do the 2-for-1 deal like now combined with the Pro version.
I do understand your point though, we all live on money, and we have to prioritize our budgets accordingly. Sometimes we can’t fit certain things into it, regardless of how much we want it. :\
I hope this helps to put things into perspective a bit more, but let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.May 23, 2020 at 8:43 pm #29865
I get what you’re saying but I won’t have that kind of money any time soon so it’ll have to wait. Might be two years before I have it really. (Yes, I’m very poor. No income myself and my husband works at a grocery store so yeah… you can imagine. And no health insurance in the middle of a pandemic…. So, hiding in my room at the moment. Even hiding from husband since he could bring it home from work.)
Anyway, there are programs with PSD support that do not cost $200 (I own several) but I get what you’re saying. Maybe I can get it someday… But anyway, thanks for responding.
Hope everyone is doing okay and staying healthy.May 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm #29866LBandyKeymaster
I get that too. I’ll try to find a solution for you. 🙂May 23, 2020 at 9:56 pm #29867
No, no, no. Don’t worry about it. please. I’ll get it someday. 🙂
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