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#1 2018-07-27 21:56:14

gengl
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From: Lexington, SC
Registered: 2013-11-24
Posts: 46
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Backlight 2

Will the coming Backlight 2 require a new purchase of a cart module, or will the current cart work with the new program?

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#2 2018-07-28 05:34:10

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 5,287
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Re: Backlight 2

All add-ons will require a compatibility update to be used with Backlight 2. Some of these will be paid upgrades, and some will be free.

At this time, details are non-final and may be subject to change. But as it stands now, we expect Backlight, and it's Cart and Client Response add-ons to be paid upgrades.

Modules that will not require a paid upgrade at this time include Galleria, Theater and WordPress add-ons.

It will not be possible to mix-and-match. For example, you will not be able to use Backlight 2 and Cart 1.


Campagna Pictures, http://campagnapictures.com
The Turning Gate, http://theturninggate.net

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#3 2018-08-13 05:00:57

4thdesign
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Registered: 2015-01-10
Posts: 71

Re: Backlight 2

Matthew,

Is there going to be an option to keep your existing customers happy by providing discounts to those that have previously purchased Backlight 1 and associated add-ons?
It feels to me that I will have to pay a 2nd time for a newer version? Perhaps I am reading this all wrong, but it niggles a bit.

Also..... in Backlight 2 will there now be an ability to attach voucher codes to individual albums? This is one of my biggest "wants" and I am sure others feel the same way.
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#4 2018-08-13 06:19:14

Ben
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2012-09-29
Posts: 3,520

Re: Backlight 2

Backlight 2 and plugins will come with discounts for existing customers. Bear in mind that this project has been going for 18 months with hundreds if not thousands of hours put into it and that what we charge so covers support and feature upgrades for the life of the product.

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#5 2018-08-14 07:23:11

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 5,287
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Re: Backlight 2

4thdesign, if we didn't charge for major version upgrades, the only other option would be to go software-as-service and charge a monthly subscription fee, which we have managed to avoid to this point.


Campagna Pictures, http://campagnapictures.com
The Turning Gate, http://theturninggate.net

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#6 2018-08-14 11:05:31

johnblaustein
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From: Berkeley, CA
Registered: 2018-02-06
Posts: 64
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Re: Backlight 2

If one compares the cost of Backlight to any other full-featured web design application, what Matt charges is a huge bargain.  And, if one weighs ease-of-use against that cost, it looks even better.  Adobe CC, Capture One, Microsoft Office, Quicken and others have gone to the subscription model, and the long-term cost there can be substantial.

Just my 2c....

John

Last edited by johnblaustein (2018-08-14 12:15:54)

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#7 Yesterday 04:54:17

pideja
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2013-02-26
Posts: 635

Re: Backlight 2

Here here!

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