docjavadude

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1607 comments in total)
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docjavadude: Echoing the sentiment in the excellent reflections (and predictions) in the "that's exactly what I think, too!" article, it is with a bit of grief that I learn of Adobe's LR decision.

As an enthusiast, not a pro, LR for me is mostly my cataloging and archiving tool. Since we can't "write on the back" of digital photos, LR seemed to provide the most universal and capable metadata editing and tagging -- something that is REALLY helpful for cataloging and a nice asset in my genealogy work, too. (trying to protect the "writing on the back" for future generations with ever-changing digital technology is difficult, at best!)

Thanks for good writing and a nice LR-as-we-know-it obituary. I will eagerly watch for experiences and recommendations here for alternatives for cataloging, archiving, and metadata editing.

I'll check it out! I will also be looking at ACDSee again -- it was an option I considered years ago, but went with LR instead. There ARE other options, and I am curious if a) there will be a LR exodus, and b) if there will become a new "standard" among pros and serious enthusiasts.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1607 comments in total)
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docjavadude: Echoing the sentiment in the excellent reflections (and predictions) in the "that's exactly what I think, too!" article, it is with a bit of grief that I learn of Adobe's LR decision.

As an enthusiast, not a pro, LR for me is mostly my cataloging and archiving tool. Since we can't "write on the back" of digital photos, LR seemed to provide the most universal and capable metadata editing and tagging -- something that is REALLY helpful for cataloging and a nice asset in my genealogy work, too. (trying to protect the "writing on the back" for future generations with ever-changing digital technology is difficult, at best!)

Thanks for good writing and a nice LR-as-we-know-it obituary. I will eagerly watch for experiences and recommendations here for alternatives for cataloging, archiving, and metadata editing.

So what's your system for organization and workflow, Bob?

I have used various tools for a few decades of keeping my digital photos organized (including those novel cds along with negatives and prints), and have never lost photos or data based on the tools I have used. If I give up on LR, I will not have lost the benefit of my cataloging and archiving. But LR, and other tools I have used, streamline my workflow and make the tasks much easier than file-by-file editing in an operating system file structure.

I remember when Picasa was all the rage. I chose not to join that bandwagon specifically because the metadata was extraneous to the photo file itself and proprietary to Picasa. LR has been a great tool for me because it maintains the integrity of my photos and embedded metadata.

I am sad to see LR go this direction, but will eventually transition to another tool (which will also have limited lifespan). I'm anxious to learn more about tools like MediaPro, Photo Mechanic, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1607 comments in total)

Echoing the sentiment in the excellent reflections (and predictions) in the "that's exactly what I think, too!" article, it is with a bit of grief that I learn of Adobe's LR decision.

As an enthusiast, not a pro, LR for me is mostly my cataloging and archiving tool. Since we can't "write on the back" of digital photos, LR seemed to provide the most universal and capable metadata editing and tagging -- something that is REALLY helpful for cataloging and a nice asset in my genealogy work, too. (trying to protect the "writing on the back" for future generations with ever-changing digital technology is difficult, at best!)

Thanks for good writing and a nice LR-as-we-know-it obituary. I will eagerly watch for experiences and recommendations here for alternatives for cataloging, archiving, and metadata editing.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:44 UTC as 535th comment | 4 replies

Astonishing! And a lot of fun to "tour" the mountains. Like several have pointed out, though, there are lots of visible seams ("travel" along the gondola cables to see several). EskeRahn even linked to one such glitch in an earlier reply. Still, an amazing achievement and kind of fun to play with!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 75th comment
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