Adobe is having Lightroom twins! Some critical thoughts.

In recent weeks I was thinking that nothing much was happening lately in Lightroom in terms of features but any speed improvement would be more than welcome. I had no idea that Adobe would make so radical announcements. The Lightroom CC we know so far is now renamed to “Lightroom Classic CC” and there is a second parallel Lightroom product that now has taken the name “Lightroom CC”. Continue reading

Any idea where Nik Collection is going?

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Nik Collection is free. I suppose we all know about Google’s move by now. For many, free is an end in itself and I have to say I cannot complain about this part. But even if it seems like it is the perfect deal, like everything else, there are advantages and disadvantages. As far as things stand right now, the advantages seem to have the upper hand: Continue reading

A welcome Lightroom CC graphics improvement

 

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A few weeks ago Adobe got itself into trouble by significantly changing – for the worse – its Lightroom import process. As CC Photography membership allows installation of Lightroom and Photoshop on two PCs, I held back on my main editing machine but installed the update on my desktop to see what the it was all about. From the first instant I disliked the new import method, it felt like a smartphone app designed for small screens (is that where Adobe wanted to go?) rather than full blown desktop software. So the backlash was completely correct. But are Lightroom updates a problem? Not really. Continue reading

Adobe takes care of Lightroom user fears in case of CC subscription cancellations

Adobe’s CC photography offer has been a huge success, especially if you consider that it was a sudden and radical change from the disc distribution model to a non-physical subscription model. When it became clear that the bought software resides on users’ hard discs but has an expiry date whenever users decide to cancel or cease monthly  payments, the next and indeed most serious worry was what happens to image files and their access. Continue reading