Canva CEO Melanie Perkins on the Need for Adobe Alternatives

TapTechNews July 8th, TheVerge released the conversation content with Melanie Perkins, the CEO and co-founder of design software Canva today. Melanie believes that the design industry needs more Adobe alternatives.

In the conversation between the two sides, they talked about Canva's view of Adobe. When asked whether the goal is to become a comprehensive alternative to Adobe, Melanie talked about another creative software company Affinity that was acquired earlier, and said straightforwardly that she really admires their work - creating a faster and better (Photoshop) alternative. She believes that alternatives in the market are a good thing for consumers, and the company hopes to cooperate with Affinity to ensure the creation of powerful products.

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At the same time, she also believes that it is crucial to maintain a good relationship with all different products in the market - for example, users can import Photoshop files (TapTechNews note: such as psd) into Canva.

Melanie mentioned her own experience. When she was in college in Australia, the price of Adobe (software under it) was $1,200, which made her daunting. Isn't this too expensive? How could people afford it in developing countries and regions? How could students afford it?

Finally, Melanie said that there has long been no strong challenger in the design software market, which is not good for anyone, including consumers and designers. I think being able to provide another choice for professional designers in the market is good for everyone.