StephaneB: Today is sad day.
This is the confirmation there is not any development planned for that outstanding software. Either the developers left or they've been fired already.
This thing is dead now. Expect it to follow Picasa.
Google is turning into a graveyard.
Where have you been for the last 3 years? There is no development to halt. Just money to be saved for new users.
El Chubasco: What's the strategy here? Can someone explain?
I don't think it's a strategy as much as it's a sign that few people chose to pay for this suite in 2016.
This is a way to keep it alive for a way longer. And with everything Google the more you use their products the more they tie you into their universe. That's not necessarily a bad thing.Getting great software for free is a good thing in my book. Then again I'm not a paranoid conspirator.
Keith Cooper: With a lot of people new to the software I hope this info is of help. I still use them regularly, with Sharpener Pro being a frequent part of my print workflow from small snaps to 3 metre prints. I've written up details of how I use many of the plugins.
Hope it helps?
Silver Efex Prohttp://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/silver_efex_2.html
Color Efex filtershttp://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/color-efex-pro4.html
SFX and haloshttp://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/photo-tips/sfx-halo.html
SFX with dull colour imageshttp://www.northlight-images.co.uk/tutorial_pages/sfx-colour.html
Many thanks. Great effort Keith.
misolo: Does anyone know whether this is in preparation to discontinuing development and support? They're still great tools.
Everything points to that unfortunately. Google bought Nik to get Snapseed.
Horshack: Yes but only "Brand B" was able to achieve a hole-in-one.
"its first full-frame mirrorless camera".
Some very good images in my opinion. Well done!
photophile: in my 11 years in Dpreview - I have never read a thread/discussion where all the posters agree unanimously on their opinion of a product - until this announcement. Never has a forum populace been more in harmony.
I therefore nominate this "invention" for the Nobel Peace Prize.
But of course, it won't be possible to record the auspicious moment in Stockholm as far too many people have already done that over the years.
We finally did it! I call for a GROUP HUG!
supersteel: glad to see this colloboration. hope they can prosper as yongnuo has dominated the industry.
fortunately I think its only a matter of time till pocket wizard go bankrupt. they raped people for years with their prices. how I love competition.
Yongnuo has dominated the industry?? Really? Not the world I live in (I live on planet earth).
So pigs CAN fly!
Great work, I especially like the minimalistic ones of the trees.
GaryJP: They might be assuring us they are going to keep Lightroom as a standalone product, but it is a nightmare to get through their site without being signed up to a Creative Cloud you don't want. They are just pushing the standalone right to the periphery.
Liars. As we always knew.
You can call me a troll if it makes you feel better, but at least know I am a troll with a stand alone version of Lightroom.
Whiners will whine.
Top Dog Imaging: Who currently owns this camera? It should reside in the Smithsonian or at least the Kennedy Space Center. Taxpayers footed the bill.
Seeing as you present it as such, do you know this for a fact? Or did you just assume?
Vladik: Does this is mean that they going to move production to china? :)
The majority of their lenses are already made in China.
As for the price drop... thank you Sigma. :)
VERY good initiative, I love when manufacturers do this.
whtchocla7e: Expect a call from PETA...
PETA called and said they were fine with it, but PETM are stirring up a storm at the moment.
Cactus... ouch! Those old memories still sting.
41mm: Still no Foveon Quattro support by Adobe.
Where is this software company based?
Hey guys, come on!
X3F by Adobe!