Karl Summers: This deal is so good I signed up twice.
Go for the third.Don't loose opportunity.
Peter Hayward: Bargain. I'm in.
Adobe have, in the past, effectively forced us to rent photoshop anyway (or many I suspect to pirate) with new releases only supporting your new camera.
With all the goodies it's a no brainer for me. As for access and passwords. I do not use the same un/pw combination across sites. The pain of tracking the credentials is made easier with Keepass across multiple of devices.
New camera was never problem to me (and many others too)Nikon CNX was doing better job than ACR (and imo still does), also c1p is better... Finally, there is dmg converter.Anyway, I Hope other editors soon replace PhotoShop.
OnOne is going to release fully-featured editor very soon, with most gestures known from theirs plugins. Maybe Adobe is frightening the competition?
alanjdooley: Some people need to read the fine print when they "buy" software. Whether you get a box and disk or download the program, all you are buying is a license to USE the software. Adobe CC does not mean your software and photos are somewhere in the "cloud." It means you are purchasing the license to USE the software on a monthly basis. You can store all of your images and files on your own local computer, just as you always have. By your software checking periodically with Adobe, upgrades are downloaded as they are available. This is $120 per year software. That's all it is.
In contrast, you buy licence to use the software for as long as you wish. So hard to tell the difference?
Richard Murdey: Adobe are offering their software at a special discount bundle price of $60 a year each for LR and Photoshop.
DPreview members: "No! The horrible scum! I'm never giving them any money again!"
I'm telling you now: You guys are a strange bunch.
I can accept to pay more to own, than pay less to rent.No option is unacceptable.
It is not $10 a month.It is monthly $10 for a lifetime.Adobe, let us pay more for the boxed versions. We want this, because it is cheaper.
This offer is very interesting for hackers.Potential source of new cc numbers.
No way.I'm out of lightroom, replaced with c1pro.While now there are no alternatives for PS (I have cs6), I can wait for competition. In a few months there will be stable gimp with more options than 8 bits per chamber (it's developer version is quite stable now). For me cc is not a option.
CaseyComo: I like the output of Nikon's own software, but the interface is horrendous and the performance is pathetic. I long ago migrated to DxO.
I cannot agree. Speed of cnx2 is excellent. Also interface is not bad - it rather has some limitations, like lack of simple reorganizing of effects. But I cannon find a way to process a huge batch of images. For single pictures it is fine program.
I have lr4, c1p7 and cnx together with nik filters. The lr4 is my least used program. While I like c1p7 results, I still use cnx quite a lot.It would be awesome to have new version of cnx with features allowing to get rid of photoshop.
Marcin 3M: Adobe approach vs Google/Nik approach.Adobe is shrinking their product for different groups of users and products. They watch carefully to NOT deliver any new feature.Nik released free update with totally new plugin in the set.
Lr is quite new product, and those "new features" looks more like fine-tune.I got Nik full collection free, because I've bought some single filters. Then, after several months I received new filter (not slider) in collection.No, the approach to users is incomparable. Also in tech support.
Karl Summers: I'm new to Lightroom 5. I just ordered the boxed version which probably isn't the 5.3 version. Will my copy of LR be eligible for a free update?
... if there will be version 6 (out of the cloud)
Adobe approach vs Google/Nik approach.Adobe is shrinking their product for different groups of users and products. They watch carefully to NOT deliver any new feature.Nik released free update with totally new plugin in the set.
Hopefully somewhere in space there's an Zippo lighter...
Personal data stolen-bad to customers,Credit cards numbers stolen - also bad to customers.But stolen source codes? Bad to adobe and their shareholders, but some competitors can benefit from some of its details. We can see some products that are using stolen technology, or we will see new law regulations about software patents, to kill free software (yes, I think this news is fake, and may be the element of fight about free competition).But if there really was some hacks - the question is, how many information about new products (ad campaigns) were also stolen?
Well, he might put his sculpture to the cloud, making the income stream more stable. We all should do.Myself I'm on the market for the print technology allowing prints to blank after a year. To have the image for the next year, it will be re-printed with extra fee, for the next year.
Dear Nikon, why v1/2 lacks cls, ability to use speedlights, bracketing and a few features known from entry-level dslrs?
First Creative Cloud model applied to the lens.At least, this time it can be understood why one can't buy it.
brdeveloper: Probably these lenses have a lot of thorium in the glass or other radioactive materials so common in bright lenses that days. I wouldn't keep one inside my room. However, I wouldn't get a cancer playing with one of these for a couple of days.
High levels of radiation together with high sensitivity of film...
But anyway, I've checked old nikkor 1,4/35 with my gammascout, and while it is radioactive, it is also far less emitting than an old swiss glowing in the dark hand watch.
It's quite possible, that in a few years we will see similar setup of early digital age gadgets.One of them will be dvd plate with photoshop, and noone will wemember what it is.