CC for photographers

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by otter, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. otter

    otter Guest

    Maybe there was already a thread on it, and I didn't notice, but does
    everyone know about the new CC deal for photographers? If you already
    own CS3 or later, you can get photoshop and lightroom together for
    $10/month. It is a yearly commitment that is paid each month, and
    automatically renews each year AT THE SAME PRICE, until you cancel (or
    miss a payment).

    https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom

    I spent a lot more than that each year upgrading LR & PS.

    Signed up today; sold my soul to Adobe. It's kind of like Netflix. Had
    to hop through a little hoop to get Nik to install into Photoshop CC,
    but not too bad.

    Also, LR 5.2 just came out. Fixed some bugs.

    Now I predict a few "Adobe is evil" responses. I was kinda feeling that
    way myself, until they came up with this deal. But let me know what
    evil trap I have fallen into.
     
    otter, Sep 19, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Why would you think that? You did what was economically advantageous
    to you.

    I'm not going to do it, but not because I think Adobe is evil. I'm
    declining only because I already own LR4 and CS6, and see no need to
    upgrade in the foreseeable future.
     
    Tony Cooper, Sep 19, 2013
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  3. otter

    otter Guest

    I had the same package of LR4 + CS6. I've been eyeing the changes in
    LR5 for awhile. Some of them are pretty cool. Plus there are some
    interesting features in PSCC, too. So, for just a little more than it
    would have cost me to upgrade to LR5, I get the current versions of both
    programs for a year.

    Anyway, I see this trend of improvements continuing indefinitely, so
    might as well get in at a cheap price. The offer ends in December.

    But, even though I was explicitly told by the Adobe sales guy that the
    contract would renew at the SAME price automatically each year, I did
    notice some potential weasel language in Adobe's terms & conditions.
    There it says that the contract will renew at the "current" price. An
    ambiguous word, don't you think? Could mean current, as in today's
    price, or current as in the current price at that time. I don't think
    that wording was accidental. Oh, well, I'll try it for at least a year
    and see what happens. I still have CS6 and LR4 to fall back on in the
    worst case.
     
    otter, Sep 19, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    I think we have to individually assess our needs. I have LR4, and I'm
    sure that LR5 and future versions of LR have or will include some new
    features.

    However, I don't use LR for editing. I rarely, if ever, open the
    Develop module. I find LR4 to be a truly useful program to me because
    of the ability to sort images by keyword. When I'm looking for an
    image that I took some time ago, but don't remember the year or month,
    LR allows me to pinpoint the search by keyword. That feature is worth
    the price I paid.

    Much has been made of fact that the user retains all files edited in
    the Cloud version, and does not lose those files if the subscription
    is ended, but I do wonder about the problems that will be incurred if
    the LR subscription is ended. There would be no loss as far as edited
    files, but what about other sorting features? One could put in a lot
    of time adding some new sort feature and lose that if the subscription
    is cancelled.

    Adobe, naturally, will be attempting to add new features that the user
    won't want to lose in order to retain subscribers. They can hardly be
    blamed for that.
     
    Tony Cooper, Sep 19, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Spoken like a real businessman. I always look for an exit strategy. so
    far I have not seen a practical one. Perhaps if LR was not subscription
    based...
     
    PeterN, Sep 19, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    LR is both subscription & non-subscription for now.
     
    Savageduck, Sep 19, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    I know. The El Cheapo in me says not to pay for LR twice.
     
    PeterN, Sep 19, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    I don't know about Apple versions ...

    However I find Star Ratings for images which I have added with Capture
    NX2 are visible to and usable by Photo Paint Pro. I don't know about
    key words as I have only Photo Paint Pro which uses them. However,
    there is a possibility that those used in Light Room are accessible to
    other applications.
     
    Eric Stevens, Sep 20, 2013
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  9. otter

    otter Guest

    I'm not here to change anyone's mind on the subject, just to make people
    aware. Me, I've already drunk the Kool-Aide, and it is tasty!
     
    otter, Sep 20, 2013
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