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I think Adobe is making a big mistake with this strategy which will only encourage users to seek out alternatives - as this thread seems to demonstrate. I have used LR since it was first released in 2006/2007 and stayed with it from Beta to V6. Moving to a subscription model is simply not something I wish to do and so I will actively try out the alternatives.

A switch away from LR may also trigger the end of me using Microsoft products as LR is the only reason I still run Windows. More and more, I find myself using Linux and Linux applications.
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hdom wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 2:40 pm
If you are willing to explore, may be download DxO OpticsPro 11 too, is available for free until End of Nov., Reg is USD$100.

Credit goes to OP of thread below:
dxo-opticspro-11-photo-editing-software ... 0-2132004/
Yes, I saw that, thanks. Unfortunately OpticsPro does not support Fuji raw files. I'm going to give Capture One and Affinity Photo a try (both offer free trial periods).
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How are the alternative editing softwares in terms of presets and batch processing?
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Somebody in Adobe's marketing department is getting fired.
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Screw the subscription model.

I ran LR3 for years until I got a new body that needed a newer version for raw support. Now using lr6 and will continue using that for a long time.

Coupled with the freebie version of photoshop cs2, as a hobbyist, I'm good to go. Save the money for other stuff I actually need instead of staying current for the sake of being up to date.
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I have been running a paid licensed LR6 without issue for a couple years now. I use Devinci Resolve ( free version ) for video editing instead of Premiere Pro . I see myself switching from Nikon to Panasonix Lumix gradually, however, it seems Lumix raw files don't have LR profiles anyway. Not sure how it works, but I think the profile info is built into the raw? If this is the case, I will defer going to the cloud model.

As for new LR features, if I shoot good stuff anyway, I spend minimal time in post.

That being said, plenty of the pro photographers I work with have no issue with the Adobe subscription model.
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Since this is RFD, here's a tip.

Contact support to cancel your account for the subscription, they will throw free months at you, so far it 3 months, rinse and repeat.
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They don't keep track to see if you have been doing exactly that ??
rebel_rfd wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 10:27 am
Since this is RFD, here's a tip.

Contact support to cancel your account for the subscription, they will throw free months at you, so far it 3 months, rinse and repeat.
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:
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hdom wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 2:13 pm
They don't keep track to see if you have been doing exactly that ??
Apparently not.

I saw it on Reddit with valid screenshots of the posters billing account.

I'm still on the reduced Adobe Serge discount.

Once that expires I'll jump onto this loop, since you need an active account to push to cancellation.

If it's possible to pay for sub using App Store, another way to cut the cost is to use discounted iTunes cards.
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that's too frequent of a legwork to keep a software running

I started with LR6 and tried Capture One Express...I feel the Capture One engine is more robust but the UI doesn't feel as intuitive as LR.
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Dec 9, 2017
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I downloaded the LR Classic trial into a VM and decided it didn't offer enough improvement to justify upgrading from LR6.

Also, I noticed that despite being advertised as a stand-alone product, it was running a lot of cloud-based interfaces (eg., node.js) and other non-LR Adobe infrastructure -- bloatware, from my perspective. I'm guessing that increases its chances of being gateway for hackers, etc.

I decided to stick with LR6, even though raw for one of my cameras is not supported (meaning I have to go through raw->dng before using LR on that camera).
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No, I think you have mistaken. The Lightroom Classic CC was never advertised as stand-alone since it is the new version of what was called Lightroom CC before it, and the new LR CC became a completely cloud based system that will run on almost any device.

The original point of the thread is the stand alone version, like the LR6 is no more and Adobe knows most people are happy enough with the LR6 so the only way they get more money from all of users is to stop the supports for new cameras on the old software and try to force everyone to move to a subscription based CC system.
comparisonShopper wrote:
Dec 10th, 2017 10:08 am
I downloaded the LR Classic trial into a VM and decided it didn't offer enough improvement to justify upgrading from LR6.

Also, I noticed that despite being advertised as a stand-alone product, it was running a lot of cloud-based interfaces (eg., node.js) and other non-LR Adobe infrastructure -- bloatware, from my perspective. I'm guessing that increases its chances of being gateway for hackers, etc.

I decided to stick with LR6, even though raw for one of my cameras is not supported (meaning I have to go through raw->dng before using LR on that camera).
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:
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By 'stand-alone', I meant the ability to use it without being dependent on the internet/cloud; it runs and stores photos only in one's own machine, like LR6.

It's all somewhat murky (intentionally, one presumes) but a link in original poster's post tries to explain it: LR Classic is like LR6 (using local storage), whereas the new LR CC is cloud-based and has different features (essentially, it's a different product).
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The confusing part is intentionally for sure but since the full name (Lightroom Classic CC) of new versions all end with CC, the cloud based part is implied.
comparisonShopper wrote:
Dec 12th, 2017 1:08 pm
By 'stand-alone', I meant the ability to use it without being dependent on the internet/cloud; it runs and stores photos only in one's own machine, like LR6.

It's all somewhat murky (intentionally, one presumes) but a link in original poster's post tries to explain it: LR Classic is like LR6 (using local storage), whereas the new LR CC is cloud-based and has different features (essentially, it's a different product).
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:

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