Comments on Profile Post by rhythmdevils

  1. E_Schaaf
    E_Schaaf
    I'm still running CS6 subscription-free muahaha. Seriously though what a terrible trend
    Mar 9, 2021
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  2. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    If you’re not careful you could easily wind up spending a fortune just on stupid mobile app subscriptions. Apps that are very limited or specific in use. Charging me 2 subscriptions for photoshop is just shameless. And not in the good TV show way
    Mar 9, 2021
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  3. dubharmonic
    dubharmonic
    Pixelmator FTW!
    Mar 9, 2021
  4. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    I don’t understand why corporations think ripping people off goes one way. This kind of shit is what started Napster and why people will continue to steal music and Photoshop etc
    Mar 9, 2021
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  5. LetMeBeFrank
    LetMeBeFrank
    I switched from Adobe to Affinity. Their Photo and designer apps are 99% of photoshop and illustrator.
    Mar 9, 2021
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  6. dasman66
    dasman66
    I predominantly use Lightroom and a little bit of photoshop. I stupidly switched to the subscription a little over 3yrs ago (I don't even remember why... maybe it was to get a camera profile). I regret it every month.

    Anyone know if a competitor can read/import a lightroom catalog?
    Mar 9, 2021
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  7. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    I bet Capture One would do it. A lot of professionals seem to be switching over to that. But not for cost reasons I don’t know how expensive it is.
    Mar 9, 2021
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  8. dasman66
    dasman66
    Thanks... definitely going to look at it. I used to shoot thousands of images a year and used the heck out of lightroom. The last 2 yrs have been well under 1k a year and I feel like my catalog has trapped me into an endless subscription just to maintain access. I'd jump all over a perpetual license at this point.
    Mar 9, 2021
  9. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Capture One is supposed to render color and tonality better as far as I understand it. So it’s probably not the cheaper option you’re looking for. It could be more expensive but I’ll probably switch when I start photographing again. Adobe’s RAW profiles suck
    Mar 9, 2021
  10. DigMe
    DigMe
    Whoa what? I’m on the $10 plan but I hadn’t heard about the change.
    Mar 9, 2021
  11. philipmorgan
    philipmorgan
    Capture 1 is really really good with xtrans files. Better than LR. @dasman66 Adobe provides a LR catalog export tool. You’d prolly lose edits but get your original files in a format you could use elsewhere
    Mar 9, 2021
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  12. dasman66
    dasman66
    Just spent the last couple hrs reading up... LR @ $10/mth vs perpetual license @ $299. If I shot Fuji or Sony or Nikon, the price would be way less... but I shoot canon.

    Biggest minus for me is no panorama stitching, HDR, or focus stacking in Capture One. Also no content aware fill... so I would still need photoshop or find alternatives. Otherwise, Capture One looks superior to LR
    Mar 9, 2021
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  13. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Maybe it’s 10$ per month that I pay for photoshop I can’t remember too many subscriptions.
    Mar 9, 2021
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  14. shredical
    shredical
    Yeah i am tired of the subscription model too. Capture 1 is on the cards Tried the trial version when i shot FUji. BUt then switched to canon, hence LR, PS. Now on Sony. SO might be time to swap again
    Mar 9, 2021
  15. dasman66
    dasman66
    $10.59 gets me both Photoshop and LR.
    Mar 9, 2021
  16. DJ XtAzY
    DJ XtAzY
    I still have my college email from a decade ago. Somehow it's still active, so I can use my school's free subscription.
    Mar 9, 2021
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  17. DigMe
    DigMe
    Yeah same, @dasman66 Lightroom and PS on both desktop and iPad. I was afraid something had changed with that.
    Mar 9, 2021
  18. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Watch out with Microsoft. Getting their product hard copy is more difficult than it should be...
    Mar 9, 2021
  19. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    Can I just mention the free alternatives? Darktable, Rawtherapee, GIMP...

    https://pixls.us/software/ gives an overview of the large selection of various softwares for folk working, in one way or another, with images.
    Mar 9, 2021
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  20. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    If I had Windows, I'd be checking out Capture One, because, Sony. Otherwise, Affinity. Having only Linux on the desktop predates my active, daily interest interest in photography by years, so I don't have these choices.
    Mar 10, 2021
  21. GoodEnoughGear
    GoodEnoughGear
    I'm on an $11.49/mo 'Photography' plan including Photoshop and Lightroom and a bunch of other stuff. Maybe check what you qualify for.
    Mar 10, 2021
  22. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    I have the photoshop and LR plan as well. I signed into my “creative cloud” account in the photoshop mobile app and it wanted me to pay an added cost for a subscription. Fuck you Adobe
    Mar 10, 2021
  23. Imraan
    Imraan
    C1's color science is a bit better than Adobe's for my taste, Adobe's cross platform sync and convenience for bulk editing is still unmatched. I use both, but I can justify it as a work expense. C1 is also headed to a subscription model. As is everyone. Fuck micro transactions - they really stink. Yay capitalism?
    Mar 10, 2021
  24. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    I use Adobe Audition. $264/yr with taxes. For ten year's use that is $2640. I don't need all the updates. So I can commiserate about hating the subscription model. I'm considering cancelling this year and using only Cubase and CEP2, which I already have.
    Mar 11, 2021
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  25. memoryerror
    memoryerror
    GIMP really is very good these days.
    Mar 19, 2021
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