I’ve been talking with Marketing about something that resembles a roadmap, and we’re developing what that might look like.
For now, if you’re uncertain about ownership upgrade paths, just know that we aren’t going to be charging anyone for product updates. If anyone tells you otherwise, it’s just not true. I know - with all other companies asking for something between updates, it’s hard to wrap your head around the perpetual license type we offer. We do everything we can to ensure that your update is free. It’s a staple of our business model, and as long as our current CEO is in charge, won’t change. (Hint: it’s not going to change).
There are a number of planned updates, and several new features in the works (that don’t exist in the plugins). If you’re concerned about using your existing products in the Studio environment, for now, I’d honestly advise you to wait. Of course, we want our customers to continue supporting us, but we also stand by our word. If you’d rather sit back and claim only free updates going forward, you can certainly do that. It’s the main reason we aren’t charging for Studio, itself. We’re keeping our word.
Yes, the Adjustments, in their current form, are similar to the plugin products. However, as you’ve possibly noticed with Clarity and Detail, they are actually a bit more complex than the single Adjustments that look “similar” to the plugin products.
Keep your eyes open, provide us feedback about what you care about, and never forget - UPDATES ARE FREE AT TOPAZ LABS.