09 July, 2015

Lightroom CC and Perpetual

Zeiss Loxia 50mm - Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), in Brisbane [click photo to enlarge]

I've got a couple of drawers full of DVDs — movies to which I'm attached, movies that I think of as mine. But when the family sits down to decide on a movie, we don't search my "memory-lane" drawers any more, we go to Apple TV and Netflix.


I used to use Thunderbird for my emails, but now I use Gmail.

Still amongst my programs are Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6. But when I have photos that I want to see and work with, I fire up Lightroom CC. And when I have things to do in Photoshop, I go to Photoshop CC.

Change often seems hard. (I won't call it progress, because I don't want to have that debate.) Sometimes somebody ends the debate; and after that, things just are what they are.

And that's what Adobe did: For all practical purposes they ended the debate. They were able to do that because Lightroom and Photoshop are so capable that many of us think of them as essential. We weren't going to switch to something else because of downloading and license arrangements.

And, let's be fair: Adobe worked hard to make the transition to CC painless; and they offered photographers an outstanding monthly package deal for Lightroom, Photoshop and Bēhance.

Sometimes things just are what they are.

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