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Lightroom Going to Subscription

Discussion in 'Digital Image Editing & Printing' started by dangie, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    On Macs you get Preview free of charge and I find it the best editor for general use. I use Elements 11 for the jobs Preview can't handle. Then again I don't use RAW so my needs are few. ;)
  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I only occasionally use raw. When I do, I convert the files to DNG with the Adobe DNG Convertor*, then edit with ACR/Elements 11.

    If they ever make Elements Cloud-only, I will buy a copy of the last standalone version and hope it lasts me out. It probably will. ;)

    * Elements 11 doesn't handle all the types of raw file from my various cameras!
  3. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    If more camera manufacturers gave the option of saving raw as a DNG file (as Pentax, Hasselbad & Leica do) then converting wouldn't be necessary, and software wouldn't need to be updated so often.
  4. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Which would make life easier for the s/w companies. And probably also somewhat shorter... ;)
  5. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Don't give them ideas....:eek:

    The cost of which went to the processors, the film suppliers and the paper suppliers - the camera make got nowt...
  6. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Quite possibly, but what irks me is when a new camera comes out not covered by your existing software, you still have to buy an upgrade - even if the raw format has not changed. :mad:
  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    That's why I use the convertor to change files to DNG - the convertor is upgraded fairly regularly and is free.
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    ..free at the moment of course

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