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What does discontinued online support for Adobe Flash mean for people who still want to use Flash?

 
 
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 11:29 am
@JGoldman10,
"I thought I indicated that I am not experienced in using Flash in other threads."

"I learned something about how to use Flash from talking to a cartoonist/animator"

So, do you actually know how to use Flash or not? Do you have the program downloaded on your computer and created something on it?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 11:33 am
@Rebelofnj,
I haven't used it yet. I tried downloading it as freeware once, but I never kept up with it.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 11:49 am
@JGoldman10,
While I do personally know a couple of artists, as well as the many professional comic book artists I follow on Twitter, I have absolutely no idea what programs they use, if any, when they produce their work.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 12:58 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I haven't used it yet. I tried downloading it as freeware once, but I never kept up with it.


I meant I never followed up with downloading and using it. I was also trying to download Illustrator, Photoshop and Quarkxpress as freeware at the same time.

I don't recall the reason, but I think there was somewhat of a hassle getting the proper keys to access these freeware programs.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 01:02 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I don't recall the reason, but I think there was somewhat of a hassle getting the proper keys to access these freeware programs.

Probably because they're pirated copies of the official program (which makes it all moot when asking about online support ... because Adobe would have never provided it in the first place due to the illegal stolen nature of the downloaded materials).
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 01:32 pm
@JGoldman10,
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I was also trying to download Illustrator, Photoshop and Quarkxpress as freeware at the same time


I'm assuming this was a while ago, as Adobe no longer offers freeware. I'm not quite if they ever offered freeware.

Now, they offer 7 day free trials of their software before charging for full access on the 8th day. There is also different pricing for businesses, students and schools.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 01:57 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Like I said I haven't kept up with wanting and trying to download Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and Quarkxpress in a long time.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 02:29 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I recall trying to use free trials of certain software.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 05:31 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I recall trying to use free trials of certain software.

Keep in mind that with legal free trials, many of these software programs are deliberately missing key/important features that you will need to learn. You can't use them. They want/need you to pay for the full version to get all the bells and whistles that make their programs workable, beloved and appreciated by creators all over the world.

By using illegal or pirated copies of these programs? You will be considered invisible to the software developers and their tech support. They ain't going to help you regardless of whether you use them now or by the time the official online support comes and passes the deadline.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2019 02:40 am
I have never really been one to follow trends, especially any pop (culture) trends. I was never one to really jump on any kind of bandwagon just because I have heard or have seen other people being involved with certain things.

For years I was still using floppy disks while most people were using zip drives.

I never got involved with social media until my mother prompted me to do so because she wanted me to locate people she knew.

I didn't know what Myspace was until I watched a classic ep of American Dad from 2005 in which they mentioned it. (Weird how something from only a decade ago is now considered "classic".)

I never had a Myspace account. I don't really know what classic Myspace was like because I never experienced using it. All I know is classic Myspace is basically a forerunner to what Facebook is now.

Current Myspace I know was bought my Justin Timberlake and is reserved solely for writers and artists.

The point I am making is I am going to use Flash despite most people abandoning it or moving on from using it, and despite Adobe discontinuing support for it. Despite what 2-D animation software is trending now.

Flash is an easy 2-D animation program to use and learn.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2019 05:17 am
@JGoldman10,
Or you can use these easy-to-use software for beginners. Some of them are similar to Flash.
https://graphicmama.com/blog/best-animation-software-for-beginners/

Literally everyone (here on A2K, Yahoo Answers, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe themselves) is telling you not to use Flash, but you are still insistent in using it.

At this point, you are trying to be contrarian in an effort to impede your own decisions.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2019 02:59 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:


Current Myspace I know was bought by Justin Timberlake and is reserved solely for writers and artists.



FIXED.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2019 03:02 pm
Why is Flash so virus- and malware-prone as people say it is?
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2019 03:30 pm
@JGoldman10,
"Flash became notoriously known as the entry point for many a security breach. Annoying ads, backdoor malware installation, and data collection have found their ways onto many a PC thanks to the holes in Flash’s security."
https://lifehacker.com/you-really-shouldnt-be-running-adobe-flash-player-anymo-1829721122

It is too technical to explain, but basically the software has not been kept up with the advancements in hacking and malware.
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