I hope it will allow the use of Nik and OnOne filters soon.Not tried it myself (yet), but it seems to be fine app - if with these features will remain free.
Well, there is a good reason, why in Bayer pattern there are 2x more green filters than red or blue. The green portion of light spectrum delivers us most information about details. I'm curious how it will be with blue having highest resolution...
Plasmoic: looking at comments, makes me think that they intentionally leaked the price, not the software...
Agree.This is is similar to a method that is quite well described, e.g. by Cialdini in "Influence: Science and Practice".
I bet the price is so high, because this version of LR will support the feature that photographer can't live without: THE 3D PRINTING!!!
Well, it uncovers the power of Adobe imagination.At least, in the expected income area.
sagebrushfire: I hope the price is incorrect. That's just despicable. As it stands you can buy the actual desktop software for under $150. If you keep the same camera body for around 4 years on average, you don't need any product updates.
So why on earth would I pay $400 for 4 years of Lightroom Mobile when I can just buy it once for $150 and use it on my computer?
Adobe's subscription service is good in that it opens up the software to people who either couldn't normally use it or would be forced to pirate it. That being said, it ultimately amounts to people spending a lot more money and you simply can't justify it by the fact that you always get the "Latest" version because people don't always NEED the "Latest" version. I have Photoshop CS6 at home and Elements 2.0 at work and honestly you can't tell they are 11 years apart. The demands we have of software and tech don't actually increase as fast as Adobe's update schedule suggests.
It shows their expectations on how much users should pay them. BTW, who knows if mobile lr with price 99.00 per year will be dirt cheap comparing to desktop lr6 (7 or whatever)?
Holger Drallmeyer: Am I missing something? LR runs on Surface tablets for a long while already. And what about $99 a year? Isn't that a huge rip off? I probably just don't get it.
Yes, You are missing.You probably believe, that desktop lr will remain perpetual-licensed software in the future.
I think, that in a near future adobe will move desktop lightroom to the perpetual renting model.
Maybe it will be LR, or they will abandon LR and show new product, with whatever name. Subscription-only mobile LR makes me sure, that this will happen in a foreseeable future.
Does anyone here noticed quite mature free program, with full icc support, cmyk mode, floating dp pixel, correction layers and many more? It's called Krita, and while it is mainly drawing program, it is also quite good photoeditor.Its worth to be supported.
jadot: Lots of people stamping their feet here. It's easy to see that a percentage of those people are just upset because it's getting harder to keep cracked versions up to date.
The truth is that in a competitive market using the latest software (in this case CC with current updates) can give you a competitive edge.
If you're happy with CS6 or below, then why are you complaining about CC? If it was CS7 you'd complain about the cost of "buying" it and how Adobe force you to buy updates every 18 months. Depending on how you want to use the software, it could actually cost you more to "own" the software every two years. If you don't need the latest features, then you'll probably be alright using Photoshop Express - buy that.
Meanwhile for probably less than what you spend on chocolate in 1 week, professionals are using CC with all the latest updates, spending less time worrying about Adobe's plans for armegeddon, and less time eating chocolate.
No' I wouldn't complain to the cost of CS7.I don't need all tools from Adobe, so for me upgrade was about 40% of CC, and little more than CC for photographers.I don't ask how much You spend on chocolate - it is not my problem. I don't accept any constant charges, because my "cashflow" is not constant. Finally, the way that Adobe renews subscription is not acceptable to me, and it looks like the model taken from the least customer-friendly companies.FYI, getting cracked CC is not a problem, even with last updates. But for some reason me, and many critics of "perpetual pay" model are not going use hacked CC - at least in a foreseeable future :)Finally, I will be pleased if You could show me how pro photographer can benefit from 3d printing. And I will explain You, how pro photographer can benefit from eating chocolate.
justin23: The issue with the rental model stills continues. If you stop paying for the rental model, your files are trapped without anyway of opening them. Worst case they should allow you to open and save any files even if your subscription is no longer valid.Luckily Lightroom is probably all most photographers really need.
Luckily lightroom is not the best raw processor on this planet.My adventure with this product started with version 3 and ended with version 4. I don't want to be trapped with the "perpetual subscription" concept, with my all images organized with a program made by a company that says: "subscription is the future of the business."
Mystery Gardener: I see that a lot of the whiners and complainers commenting on the new Adobe CC features are the same people who fervently stated that Adobe would not add any new features to the CC product (no incentive). Please stand up and be counted (yes, you too hiding in shadows at the back of the room).
I am still using CS6 but will be joining the cloud group in the future if they keep adding new functionality. My cable/internet/phone package is 200 dollars a month, 10 bucks a month seems relatively cheap (basically the same cost as 2 good cups of coffee).
Are You sure that CC will remain 10bucks/month?Because I'm not.
I'm looking forward to see tutorial: "perfect skintone in 3d printouts".I'm CS6 user, and I don't see anything really important in CC, that is missing in my "perpetual" version.
To decide, If I have to buy 50/1.4G (I owned 50/1.8D) i took a couple of images, and watched them carefully - the difference was small (on d700).I see, that difference between 50/1.4 and 58/1.4 is even smaller... But I still think, that 58 is not in the same league like 24/35, not to mention 85...
Marcin 3M: Since I've started to use C1P7 I did not even touched acr/lr... And new OnOne is more exciting than a bunch of updates for cc. I'd love to see Nik following OnOne's way (something like cnx on steroids).Btw, cs6 update-something does not install properly again. Is it annoying to most of us, or is it only me?
O'k, now I recall this PS feature. I've to confess, that I can hardly remember any situation, when it was useful for me.Predefined colours from rather poor palette of basic colours... I prefer other tools, that gives more flexibility. On the other hand, lch editor known from CNX does not exist in PS not in LR (I've seen it somewhere outside Nikon software, but I don't remember where). Also C1P7 color editor is far more flexible and accurate tool.
It is not acr that don't install, it is different cr... piece of software (some manager).C1pro has way more sophisticated control over color for all my needs. Not sure, what You mean asking for selective color control, but both local properties of color can be adjusted, and particular color shade too. Also keeping series of images color-consistent is not a problem.
Since I've started to use C1P7 I did not even touched acr/lr... And new OnOne is more exciting than a bunch of updates for cc. I'd love to see Nik following OnOne's way (something like cnx on steroids).Btw, cs6 update-something does not install properly again. Is it annoying to most of us, or is it only me?
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?