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  • #16
    Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

    Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
    I had an update yesterday, for the Classic version. So unsure why you are saying there are no more updates,,,,,,,,,,,
    No more updates for the standalone version, last one was 6.14.

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    • #17
      Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

      Has no-one mentioned using the free dng converter, which Adobe promote as providing backwards compatibility for new cameras.
      John

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      • #18
        Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

        I know this is an old thread but I am looking at options.
        I really dont like subscription software, I want to carry on using the software if I can no longer afford the monthly fees.
        I tried Affinity, and loved it, but it didnt do the cataloging that my Elements does. I contacted Serif and they are planning one but said there was no timescale or even no definitive plans as to what they would include in the catalogue, so I went in search of something else...

        A friend asked if I had tried the ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate... I was very wary as I had used the very early software way back when... but it seems to catalog, keyword etc. It also seems to process RAW files BETTER than my Elements (I only get limited tools in elements) and currently there is an option to buy a licence or go the subscription route) I have asked a question about whether they will still carry on with options to buy a licence and am waiting for a reply

        Has anyone else used a recent version of this, and if so, do you have any opinions either way?
        Tracey Jones

        Its a shame that humans dont come with autofocus, like cameras do!

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        • #19
          Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

          Originally posted by jonesy View Post
          ...
          I really dont like subscription software,
          ...
          I have asked a question about whether they will still carry on with options to buy a licence and am waiting for a reply
          I'm with you on the subscription front.

          Don't forget that just because a company might say they have no plans to remove the purchase option, that can change. You can only guarantee that you'll have the last version you actually bought.

          And, actually, this isn't always true. I have a copy of Corel Paint Shop Pro version X that I bought as a download. Turns out that the download version, unlike the shrink-wrapped CD version, had to be activated after installation. I don't even recall doing that, I bought it so long ago.

          I hardly use it any more but wanted to move it to a new computer only to discover that Corel no longer have the activation server running so I could not activate it. It took a very long and heated discussion with their support team to get them to grudgingly find a way to activate the software... I may have mentioned small claims court.
          Steve

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          • #20
            Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

            Tracy, would "Olympus Workspace" be suitable for catalogueing?

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            • #21
              Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

              Software does not fall from heaven ready to run, it has to be designed, developed, tested, documented. Who is going to pay for it if the users does not, who is going to ensure that the software stays uptodate with the latest operating system.

              I resent the fee that Adobe charge, but if it was a purchase model, you would still have to pay for new versions to handle new cameras, and coomputer operating systems.

              The Adobe annual fee is far less than the money you would have spent on film and chemicals in the old world.
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              • #22
                Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                Originally posted by DerekW View Post
                Software does not fall from heaven ready to run, it has to be designed, developed, tested, documented. Who is going to pay for it if the users does not, who is going to ensure that the software stays uptodate with the latest operating system.

                I resent the fee that Adobe charge, but if it was a purchase model, you would still have to pay for new versions to handle new cameras, and coomputer operating systems.

                The Adobe annual fee is far less than the money you would have spent on film and chemicals in the old world.
                I still have a genuine 20 yr old version of Adobe Elements on disk that has worked on all Windows versions over the years. Whilst not comparable to modern versions, it was a free copy so definitely good value for money

                Jax

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                • #23
                  Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                  Originally posted by Shaw View Post
                  Yes, I also agree. About three pints of beer per month!!
                  The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety

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                  • #24
                    Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                    I tend to upgrade my software every 3-4 years or so, or when people rave about this tool can do what I want etc. I understand fully that its expensive to develop, and that is why I will happily buy software... but on my schedule...
                    At work I use a CAD program for my job, and every year they push out new tools that not many people seem to use, but not repair any tools that don't work despite their customers repeatedly asking for them to be made usable, they seem to be purely focused on a profit for their shareholders, not making decent software anymore. I preferred my work software before they went subscription as we could make a choice as to whether we needed this years new tools... maybe I am old-fashioned, but thats me

                    I hope this doesnt come across as "snarky" its not meant to be at all... just my view on why I dont want subscriptionware
                    Tracey Jones

                    Its a shame that humans dont come with autofocus, like cameras do!

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                    • #25
                      Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                      I rather like the subscription process (apart from the cost) as it brings to me new features without having to search for them, some recent perspective correction features have proved to be quite useful and have reduced the frequency of a diversion to Photoshop for the images.
                      Would I have bought a new version to get the feature - no
                      Do i use the new feature - yes
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                      • #26
                        John

                        m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

                        "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

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                        • #27
                          Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                          Surveys show that the grow areas in photography are mobile phones and instant (Instax). If sales of 'proper' cameras fall off as predicted (it's more than a prediction, it's actually happening) companies like Adobe will have no option but to raise subscriptions.
                          The simple way around the problem is to capture in JPEG, paying attention to getting it right in camera.
                          On this occasion I will keep my lips sealed and not talk about a sensible alternative.
                          Steve

                          on flickr

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                          • #28
                            Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                            Tracey Jones

                            Its a shame that humans dont come with autofocus, like cameras do!

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                            • #29
                              Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                              Originally posted by Ricoh View Post
                              Surveys show that the grow areas in photography are mobile phones and instant (Instax). If sales of 'proper' cameras fall off as predicted (it's more than a prediction, it's actually happening) companies like Adobe will have no option but to raise subscriptions.
                              The simple way around the problem is to capture in JPEG, paying attention to getting it right in camera.
                              On this occasion I will keep my lips sealed and not talk about a sensible alternative.
                              I am inclined to agree on the first part, but have disagree on the second. The workflow involves processing (cropping, exposure, tonal curve, white balance etc) then tagging to ease managing large amounts of photos and finally developing (exporting to various formats using various settings) which has nothing to do with source format (JPG or RAW/ORF).

                              My Gallery on 500px

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                              • #30
                                Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

                                Originally posted by jonesy View Post
                                … It catalogues, and RAW developing and regular "photoshop" type processing too. ...
                                Does that cataloguing include hierarchical keywords? That's a deal-breaker for me.

                                ***update **** Forget that question, I'm having a shot at the trial.

                                ***update of update *** Performance is no better on my machine than Lightroom, runs something in the background that uses masses of power (i.e processor intensive), when the app itself isn't running. Import of LR stuff seemed good, but machine rebooted half way through, no idea why. Didn't like the way it handled selecting by keywords. A shame, it looks a good bit of software and well worth the money. I think if I hadn't gotten so used to LR and had a more powerful machine, I'd likely use it.
                                John

                                m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

                                "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

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