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2 hours ago, MDM said:

 

Kumar - see this page for info about transferring Adobe licenses. It is pretty current so I presume it applies to Lightroom.

Thanks Mick - very helpful as always!

 

Kumar

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23 hours ago, Sultanpepa said:

Time stands still for no man as they say so after many years of sticking with my camera's proprietary software it seems that I'm going to be upgrading PC and purchasing Lightroom 6 to drag this luddite into the 21st century. I do have photoshop elements 12 so I'm not going the cloud route. My question is where to buy it from.  Amazon seem to be a good bit more expensive than from Adobe so is £113 the best price going or are there cheaper places out there? Just asking on the off chance. Ta!

 

I'm in the same boat Sultanpepa!  Getting ready to purchase a new laptop and been using Lightroom 5.7.  I've too, been resisting the subscription route with Adobe, mainly out of not liking the idea of being forced to it so to speak, I like the stand alone version and not having to go online.  Going to be in this quandary soon.  Keep us posted on the outcome.....

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2 hours ago, Bear said:

 

I'm in the same boat Sultanpepa!  Getting ready to purchase a new laptop and been using Lightroom 5.7.  I've too, been resisting the subscription route with Adobe, mainly out of not liking the idea of being forced to it so to speak, I like the stand alone version and not having to go online.  Going to be in this quandary soon.  Keep us posted on the outcome.....

 

I think the question you need to ask yourself is can you afford to be without the numerous new features and enhancements that have been added to Lightroom since 5.7. I understand the objection to subscription but it is here to stay like it or not. The benefits are substantial in my work so I am happy to pay for an excellent package.  I used to upgrade Photoshop and Lightroom on an 18 month cycle anyway which was probably more expensive than the subscription. 

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9 hours ago, Sultanpepa said:

Does Lightroom 6 stand alone still operate ok with all the recent Nikon cameras?

 

Douglas, if you can send me a Nikon raw file from your most recent camera I'll try to open in in LR6 . It works with my Sony a6500 introduced late 2016.

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2 hours ago, MDM said:

 

I think the question you need to ask yourself is can you afford to be without the numerous new features and enhancements that have been added to Lightroom since 5.7. I understand the objection to subscription but it is here to stay like it or not. The benefits are substantial in my work so I am happy to pay for an excellent package.  I used to upgrade Photoshop and Lightroom on an 18 month cycle anyway which was probably more expensive than the subscription. 

 

Thanks MDM, it would not be a problem for me, I don't have to have the newest camera and latest and greatest software.  In fact it gripes me with some of the "enhancements" they make in some cases.  Since the decision is on the horizon, I have been looking at alternative solutions, did not know they had all this stuff out there......I'll have to do something with MS Office etc........these alternatives are available - Google Docs; LibreOffice; WPS Office; Calligra Office; Apache OpenOffice - and all free......  Lightroom alternatives......LightZone; Darktable; Raw Therapee and others that are free. 

 

No, I don't have to be tied to Adobe or Microsoft, only if I want to choose them.  I do like open source and used to use Gimp and other applications such as that.  It has it's pitfalls and what not, but so does not having access to the internet all of sudden whether it be the business server or some other issue.  So asking me whether I can be without new features and enhancements, ....yeah buddy!  I'm an old "geezer" and set in my ways......:D

 

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10 hours ago, Sultanpepa said:

Does Lightroom 6 stand alone still operate ok with all the recent Nikon cameras?

 

58 minutes ago, Bryan said:

 

Douglas, if you can send me a Nikon raw file from your most recent camera I'll try to open in in LR6 . It works with my Sony a6500 introduced late 2016.

 

See if this helps guys; http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2017/12/6-14-now-available-last-perpetual-update-of-lightroom.html

Go down to sixth paragraph and click on cameras; (You can also find the new cameras and lens profiles that are now supported with 6.14.)

 

6.14 is the last perpetual update to Lightroom they say.

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Bear, I think you might be a bit misguided.  The Adobe CC is installed on your computer. The only thing you need the Internet for is the download/installation, then you need to be online some time each month so Adobe can check it.  You actually aren't working online while using it.  If you fail to pay your monthly dues, then Adobe will make CC inoperable.  (and you ARE online every time you get on this forum, or upload, or buy something online, or...or...) It's something that goes on behind the scenes you aren't even aware of.

It's automatically charged to my credit card each month.

 

When I open Photoshop or LR, I am not on the internet. Ever.  I open it just exactly like I did when I had a stand alone.

MDM, if I'm wrong, please tell it like it is.  

Betty

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39 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

 

When I open Photoshop or LR, I am not on the internet. Ever.  I open it just exactly like I did when I had a stand alone.

MDM, if I'm wrong, please tell it like it is.  

Betty

 

I believe this is true of LR Classic and Photoshop, but less true of the new Lightroom which keeps your photos locally only if you choose that option and which always uploads them to Adobe servers (if I understand correctly).

 

I'm fine with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, and hope LR Classic doesn't go away.  New Lightroom would make sense if I was editing on both a laptop or larger iPad and on a desktop. 

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5 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Bear, I think you might be a bit misguided.  The Adobe CC is installed on your computer. The only thing you need the Internet for is the download/installation, then you need to be online some time each month so Adobe can check it.  You actually aren't working online while using it.  If you fail to pay your monthly dues, then Adobe will make CC inoperable.  (and you ARE online every time you get on this forum, or upload, or buy something online, or...or...) It's something that goes on behind the scenes you aren't even aware of.

It's automatically charged to my credit card each month.

 

When I open Photoshop or LR, I am not on the internet. Ever.  I open it just exactly like I did when I had a stand alone.

MDM, if I'm wrong, please tell it like it is.  

Betty

 

Yes you are correct Betty in relation to LR Classic and Photoshop as MizBrown also says. I have not installed the new cloud-based LRCC at all and am not currently interested in it. I don't understand why Adobe went this route with naming as it is very confusing on top of the general confusion about AdobeCC in the first place.

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6 hours ago, MizBrown said:

 

I believe this is true of LR Classic and Photoshop, but less true of the new Lightroom which keeps your photos locally only if you choose that option and which always uploads them to Adobe servers (if I understand correctly).

 

I'm fine with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, and hope LR Classic doesn't go away.  New Lightroom would make sense if I was editing on both a laptop or larger iPad and on a desktop. 

I have monthly subscription with LR Classic and PS but if New LR is on the cloud then wouldn't the monthly subscription be substantially greater because you are then using their storage space?

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19 minutes ago, domf said:

I have monthly subscription with LR Classic and PS but if New LR is on the cloud then wouldn't the monthly subscription be substantially greater because you are then using their storage space?

I don't use the lightroom CC that comes with the subscription but the subscription does include a small amount of cloud storage, although like you say if you increase the amount of storage you are using the price of the subscription does go up.

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I think this is the eternal which is the better software/camera/lense/screen debate. We all have our personal choices because of familiarity, financial constraints etc, and that providing an individual is happy with the end result perhaps that's all that matters. IMHO.

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On 8/16/2018 at 20:36, aphperspective said:

You could go the subscription route Just over 12 Euro a month gets you the latest editions of PS, LR, plus LR classic, Bridge, all with constant updates. 

Just a thought.

Andy.

 

Indeed, and you can install it on two separate computers...

 

and with older versions your ACR won`t be updated...

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10 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Bear, I think you might be a bit misguided.  The Adobe CC is installed on your computer. The only thing you need the Internet for is the download/installation, then you need to be online some time each month so Adobe can check it.  You actually aren't working online while using it.  If you fail to pay your monthly dues, then Adobe will make CC inoperable.  (and you ARE online every time you get on this forum, or upload, or buy something online, or...or...) It's something that goes on behind the scenes you aren't even aware of.

It's automatically charged to my credit card each month.

 

When I open Photoshop or LR, I am not on the internet. Ever.  I open it just exactly like I did when I had a stand alone.

MDM, if I'm wrong, please tell it like it is.  

Betty

 

Thanks Betty!  I did assume it was all online, hence the subscriber fee.  So, then it would come down to money then, at $9.99 a month for the photography plan, it would be almost $600 in five years.  Lightroom 6 is $149 at Amazon.  Is the Photoshop CC the full blown photoshop?  I see they have the Lightroom CC which may be why I thought it was all online.  I assume this is the one that they thought photographers would like to be able to edit anywhere, thereby being attached to their servers?

 

So, I am re-thinking this now with all ya'lls help.....looks like the one I would be interested in is the Photography Plan at $9.99 a month (USA).  The comparison shows it has;

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Spark with premium features Portfolio
Cloud photo storage
 
With the exception of Cloud photo storage, all of this would be sitting on your desktop, to be able and edit, access and use at anytime?  None of your photos would then reside on an Adobe server?

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3 hours ago, Bear said:

 

Thanks Betty!  I did assume it was all online, hence the subscriber fee.  So, then it would come down to money then, at $9.99 a month for the photography plan, it would be almost $600 in five years.  Lightroom 6 is $149 at Amazon.  Is the Photoshop CC the full blown photoshop?  I see they have the Lightroom CC which may be why I thought it was all online.  I assume this is the one that they thought photographers would like to be able to edit anywhere, thereby being attached to their servers?

 

So, I am re-thinking this now with all ya'lls help.....looks like the one I would be interested in is the Photography Plan at $9.99 a month (USA).  The comparison shows it has;

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Spark with premium features Portfolio
Cloud photo storage
 
With the exception of Cloud photo storage, all of this would be sitting on your desktop, to be able and edit, access and use at anytime?  None of your photos would then reside on an Adobe server?

Yes, it is absolutely the full-blown Photoshop - and the full-blown lightroom classic as well as the new Lightroom CC and the other bits.  They are full blown all of the time - because they update constantly rather than having to go out every year or 2 to buy a whole new version if that makes sense.  It is a bit difficult to compare but I suspect over time the subscription route may actually be slightly cheaper because you are getting multiple full up to date programs the whole time.

I am absolutely a convert - I never bought photoshop when it was standalone because I could never justify that much lump sum in one go - but a tenner a month with all the programs included not just one is easy.

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8 hours ago, Bear said:

 

 
With the exception of Cloud photo storage, all of this would be sitting on your desktop, to be able and edit, access and use at anytime?  None of your photos would then reside on an Adobe server?

When I have a shoot, I upload the RAW files to a dated and named folder I create on my computer desktop. Then I import to LR. Adjust an image in LR, and then open it in photoshop where I spot and crop if I want. The finished Tiffs are saved in the same folder with the RAWs. I keyword the Tiffs in Bridge, then save a jpeg copy to another folder titled ALAMY ###. I then delete the tiff, while saving a second jpeg next to the RAWs. MDM catalogues his in LR, but the original images are still his, he just uses LR to find them on his own computer and hard drives easily. I don’t use LR for that, but many do. LR used to catalog will point to a set of images you have on your own devices.

 

Those finished-with folders are mine. When done with all images in a folder, I save two copies to desktop HDs, then delete the folder from my desktop. Those images are mine even if I decide to drop CC. Adobe never has them.

All the Adobe CC is is a rental program. You are renting CC. Same as if you rent a house, put your own furniture in it. If you decide to move, you give up the house, but the furniture is still yours.

Betty

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On 8/19/2018 at 00:21, Betty LaRue said:

 I don’t use LR for that, but many do.

My use is similar to yours, Betty. What I would like is to have a version of Lightroom that dispenses with all the import-export, file-management stuff and lets me simply open a file, work on it, then close it the way I do with Silkypix, Photoshop, and everything else. None of this "Sorry, you're out of luck, that file was opened once before and you're jolly well going to have to hunt for it if you want to open it again." Then if I can't locate it I resort to changing the name of the file in order to fool Lightroom into opening it.

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9 minutes ago, DDoug said:

My use is similar to yours, Betty. What I would like is to have a version of Lightroom that dispenses with all the import-export, file-management stuff and lets me simply open a file, work on it, then close it the way I do with Silkypix, Photoshop, and everything else. None of this "Sorry, you're out of luck, that file was opened once before and you're jolly well going to have to hunt for it if you want to open it again." Then if I can't locate it I resort to changing the name of the file in order to fool Lightroom into opening it.

Boy, wouldn’t that be heaven!  There could be two options. As is, and the second option that could be chosen is what you outlined.

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On 8/18/2018 at 18:21, Betty LaRue said:

When I have a shoot, I upload the RAW files to a dated and named folder I create on my computer desktop. Then I import to LR. Adjust an image in LR, and then open it in photoshop where I spot and crop if I want. The finished Tiffs are saved in the same folder with the RAWs. I keyword the Tiffs in Bridge, then save a jpeg copy to another folder titled ALAMY ###. I then delete the tiff, while saving a second jpeg next to the RAWs. MDM catalogues his in LR, but the original images are still his, he just uses LR to find them on his own computer and hard drives easily. I don’t use LR for that, but many do. LR used to catalog will point to a set of images you have on your own devices.

 

Those finished-with folders are mine. When done with all images in a folder, I save two copies to desktop HDs, then delete the folder from my desktop. Those images are mine even if I decide to drop CC. Adobe never has them.

All the Adobe CC is is a rental program. You are renting CC. Same as if you rent a house, put your own furniture in it. If you decide to move, you give up the house, but the furniture is still yours.

Betty

 

Wow Betty, you have quite a workflow process.  I assume you converting raw to tiff is the loss of quality and compression of going to jpeg, which is a whole other topic.  I pretty much do all in LR and don't go to photoshop elements usually.

 

I have been in online chat with Adobe and one question I forgot to ask is this background when online process they are using, in fact I can't find anything about it to read.  I'll be getting with them later anyway.  So far all that has been shared is in agreement with them as well.

 

I am getting close to pulling the trigger on a new laptop soon.......:D

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I work with photo mechanic alongside Lightroom - I was using photo mechanic long before I got the adobe stuff.  My process is take photos (I shoot high volume its just me) stick memory card in computer, open photo mechanic import whole card,  go through pictures tagging the ones I want to work with, select tagged to import into Lightroom, work on photos using stars/colours/flags to note what is to be done with each then I export in various configurations (generally jpg with different dpi and ratio settings)  to folders inside the original upload.  Finally, I use mechanic to take all the untagged photos and remove them leaving on my computer only the images I have worked with all theoretically nicely linked to Lightroom so I can find them and use them at a moments notice.  I keep photoshop itself on a different machine (my desktop) - if I need to do some serious manipulation I transfer the image and work there.  Lightroom is on my laptop so if I get informed of something newsy I can take a camera and laptop take pictures, import, choose, check and polish,  and upload to Alamy (and whoever else asked for them) as fast as possible.

 

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2 hours ago, Bear said:

 

Wow Betty, you have quite a workflow process.  I assume you converting raw to tiff is the loss of quality and compression of going to jpeg, which is a whole other topic.  I pretty much do all in LR and don't go to photoshop elements usually.

 

I have been in online chat with Adobe and one question I forgot to ask is this background when online process they are using, in fact I can't find anything about it to read.  I'll be getting with them later anyway.  So far all that has been shared is in agreement with them as well.

 

I am getting close to pulling the trigger on a new laptop soon.......:D

I save a 16 bit tiff into PS from LR for just as you say. Sometimes I want to use layers for manipulation, or do other things to the image. I make these changes on the tiff. You don’t want to do that on a jpeg and lose quality.

For instance...I take a picture of a flower. The background is soft and good except for a fairly large distracting bright spot. I use tools in PS to eliminate that bright spot, leaving the flower to shine without distracting elements. All best done on a tiff. I also do my tagging in Bridge on the tiff. Once the tiff is polished, and a jpeg is saved into my upload folder and a copy next to my RAW, I delete the tiff. Those who are very proficient with the Lightroom tools do a lot there, and feel no need for the most part to do much in Photoshop. 

I was a late adopter of Lightroom and was already very comfortable in Photoshop, so I just continued with what I was used to. 

 

My Lightroom use is white balance, use of the sliders and perspective control, noise reduction and some CA work beyond the auto control if needed. Sometimes if noise is really not obvious on the subject, but is in the BG, I select the background in PS and apply noise reduction. It’s way faster than using a brush in LR.

Betty

 

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4 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I save a 16 bit tiff into PS from LR for just as you say. Sometimes I want to use layers for manipulation, or do other things to the image. I make these changes on the tiff. You don’t want to do that on a jpeg and lose quality.

For instance...I take a picture of a flower. The background is soft and good except for a fairly large distracting bright spot. I use tools in PS to eliminate that bright spot, leaving the flower to shine without distracting elements. All best done on a tiff. I also do my tagging in Bridge on the tiff. Once the tiff is polished, and a jpeg is saved into my upload folder and a copy next to my RAW, I delete the tiff. Those who are very proficient with the Lightroom tools do a lot there, and feel no need for the most part to do much in Photoshop. 

I was a late adopter of Lightroom and was already very comfortable in Photoshop, so I just continued with what I was used to. 

 

My Lightroom use is white balance, use of the sliders and perspective control, noise reduction and some CA work beyond the auto control if needed. Sometimes if noise is really not obvious on the subject, but is in the BG, I select the background in PS and apply noise reduction. It’s way faster than using a brush in LR.

Betty

 

Wow - I think I need to come and get lessons in what photoshop can do lol.  I tend to just reject images that cannot be sorted in Lightroom

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Hello folks,

 

Just to add my part. I have adobe subscription for the new Lightroom CC with 1 TB cloud space. 

 

I am very pleased with the ability of this setup. Edit your images from anywhere on any device. Best comfort i ever had. But i am running behind two children in my daily life so this could be the reason of my enthusiasm. :)

 

 

Mirco ;)

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On 8/18/2018 at 14:46, Bear said:

 

Thanks Betty!  I did assume it was all online, hence the subscriber fee.  So, then it would come down to money then, at $9.99 a month for the photography plan, it would be almost $600 in five years.  Lightroom 6 is $149 at Amazon.  Is the Photoshop CC the full blown photoshop?  I see they have the Lightroom CC which may be why I thought it was all online.  I assume this is the one that they thought photographers would like to be able to edit anywhere, thereby being attached to their servers?

 

So, I am re-thinking this now with all ya'lls help.....looks like the one I would be interested in is the Photography Plan at $9.99 a month (USA).  The comparison shows it has;

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Spark with premium features Portfolio
Cloud photo storage
 
With the exception of Cloud photo storage, all of this would be sitting on your desktop, to be able and edit, access and use at anytime?  None of your photos would then reside on an Adobe server?

 

To be fair, a tenner a month isn't a lot of money! 

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