And for those without the required level of prior knowledge, that privilege used to cost in excess of £800 plus serious upgrade fees every couple of years.That’s why there was such ripping ‘trade’ in torrenting and cracked copies!
Which brings me nicely back to my sharpening training – get it bought you freebie-hunting misers!
But I can’t help it, I do resent deeply, the road down which the Adobe bosses are taking Lightroom.
What they should have done is make CC into an idiots version, and re-worked the Classic CC into a proper raw editor with multiple choices for demosaicing, a totally re-worked input sharpening module, and interface the result with the existing Print, Soft-Proof and DAM.
Like many others, I still use Lightroom, and I always will. My monthly subscription has gone up by £25 a year, and for my money I’ve now got even more work to do inside the dev module to make sense of my raw files.
As I said before, it excels in Digital Asset Management, and it’s Soft Proofing and Print facilities are really without equal. Am I even remotely thinking about dropping my subs and using another application? My £120 buys me access to a constantly updated installation of the finest image processor on the face of Gods Earth – the mighty Photoshop.