GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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miksto: Some of the new LR Classic features are really cool:
https://lightroomkillertips.com/new-lightroom-whole-new-ecosystem/

"another busy work period in which I will cover 3 continents in a relatively short while."

miksto, I know how you feel. I have three papal encyclicals to prepare before next Lent.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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Cycle Stealer: I have been a Photoshop/Lightroom CC subscriber since its beginning and think it is the best software. HOWEVER ... I have always been nervous about being dependent on using LRs database, no matter how good it is. What if a better product from a different supplier comes along ? - sorry, I'm locked into LR. What if Adobe change LR in ways that no longer meet my needs ? - sorry, I'm locked into LR.

Now those fears have started to take real form. My LR/Ps CC is being relegated to the 'Classic' model, and we all know 'Classic' means a limited life. The shiny new Ps/LR CC is going to progressively lock me into Adobe's cloud storage, and I'll be so far down their rabbit hole, I'll never get out.

They are also starting to bury out on the webpages, like they did with LR6 standalone.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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samkho: It's not economical to be paying monthly when I don't use Lightroom that frequently.

"Capture One"

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 23:21 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

Of course what you forget in claiming Adobe never lied is to mention their whole Q&A

Q. Will there be a different version of Lightroom called Lightroom CC?

A. No.

Q. Will there be features of Lightroom 5 that are exclusive to Creative Cloud members?

A. No.

Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

Q. Is Lightroom included with a Photoshop CC single-app subscription?

A. Lightroom is available as stand-alone purchase, and through the full Creative Cloud package. Lightroom is not included with a Photoshop CC single-app membership.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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samkho: It's not economical to be paying monthly when I don't use Lightroom that frequently.

I believe Caprice One can import the catalogue. But not with the edits.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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miksto: Some of the new LR Classic features are really cool:
https://lightroomkillertips.com/new-lightroom-whole-new-ecosystem/

This is starting to look like your full time job.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

And yet you don't have the same scepticism of their assurances on the future of the cloud. Or its pricing.

What you miss is that the duplicitous use of "indefinitely" IS having their fingers crossed.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:20 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Their lie that customers overwhelmingly choose the cloud is breathtaking, particularly as, for years now they have been burying the standalone one in ever more obscure areas of their website. Sorry, but Adobe is an ethics free zone. I have been lied to enough. Luckily I have also had Capture One on my computer for years.

Sorry, but the increasingly obscure placement of the standalone Lightroom on their website has been known and discussed by MANY for years now. And please don't try to tell me Adobe don't know how to design websites to do what they want to do.

You don't need Google to search through layers of a website to find a product the manufacturer is not burying.

I've looked back over enough of your comments - so many dedicated to Adobe defence - to have serious questions about where you are coming from here. Spread as much bovine dung as you like. People will vote with their feet.

Capture One works better anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 04:30 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

Ever thought of working for the White House as press secretary?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)

"I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 184th comment | 17 replies
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (510 comments in total)
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User8878093932: My concern with this announcement is that Lightroom Classic CC doesn't have a future. Giving the product a name like "Classic" implies it has a limited lifetime and that Adobe doesn't really care about it. I get that serious photographers are a dying breed and the smartphone segment is larger. However, for those of us who are serious, it's severely in doubt that we have a future with Adobe products.

I can not see the the cloud satisfying many photographer's use cases. Uploading a 100GB+ from a trip or shoot takes too especially in the US where ISP charge a fortune for high upload bandwidth. The $10/month to Adobe is a drop in the bucket compared to the $120 to $150/month I'd have to pay my ISP to make the upload time bearable.

You can't trust their assurances. It should be obvious by now.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (510 comments in total)

Luckily I've always managed my photos through directory/folder structure and just asked Lightroom to mirror that. I've also tended to move back and forth between LR and Capture One. It will be a relatively painless transition. Adobe is an ethics-free zone.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 23:17 UTC as 46th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)

Their lie that customers overwhelmingly choose the cloud is breathtaking, particularly as, for years now they have been burying the standalone one in ever more obscure areas of their website. Sorry, but Adobe is an ethics free zone. I have been lied to enough. Luckily I have also had Capture One on my computer for years.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 23:11 UTC as 195th comment | 4 replies
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (510 comments in total)

I just can't trust Adobe any more. Simple as that.

If you can, good luck.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:26 UTC as 71st comment
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GaryJP: These become illustrations, not photographs. Photography is turning into CGI, as on the new iPhone, when it's not about the light in front of you.

Possible may or may not equal desirable.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
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chshooter: The technology isn't there yet but in a few years. The actual moment or device won't matter much since AI will be able to enhance and replace every aspect of a photo quickly and seamlessly.
As with all modern technology, it has the potential to alter photography significantly in both directions but it is obvious that the days of traditional photography as in being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment are nearing the end

Then that'll be CGI. Not photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:21 UTC

These become illustrations, not photographs. Photography is turning into CGI, as on the new iPhone, when it's not about the light in front of you.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:20 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

Hmm. Probably designed to cover a multitude of sins.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 79th comment
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (302 comments in total)
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Boomanbb: Thank the Maker!!! Maybe now people can buy some decent perpetual license software and STOP WHINING about Photoshop CC. Something to please everyone! Seriously, the constant whining and complaining about the subscription model has beaten a whole herd of horses to death.

I love the faithful (not referring to you) praising Adobe's record earnings. It's a bit like sheep praising the fact that the farmer is getting more money for selling lamb. Or shaving more wool off them.

Fact is they are spending more money for less significant upgrades.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 01:15 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (302 comments in total)
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PerL: Can it do CMYK-conversions? Because that is what makes Photoshop necessary for many professionals.

Yes.

"Once you’re in the regular Photo persona, Affinity Photo starts to hit its stride. For a start, it can work in any colour space, including RGB, Lab, Greyscale and CMYK. In fact it can offer an end-to-end CMYK workflow, with ICC colour management, which will make it especially attractive to publishing professionals looking for an affordable Photoshop alternative."

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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