Poll Will You buy LR5 knowing that next LR will be available through cloud only?

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lumixdude Senior Member • Posts: 2,782
From the perspective of where I am now

If Lightroom went creative cloud only, I'd learn how to use Aperture. There in lies the problem for Adobe with them not having the strongest foothold on digital photography, there are other options. Aperture is a professional level alternative to Lightroom and then there is DxO Optics as well.

Adobe can afford to move Photoshop to the cloud because they won out against Corel years ago in terms of market share and Paint Shop Pro has never been a real alternative. There is to much competition in RAW editors however.

Lightroom is not an industry standard product that can not be replaced. There are at least 2 solid alternatives, Aperture might actually be better.

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