Apr 262015
 

What else has happened? I’ve switched to the Creative Cloud edition for photographers, meaning I’ve been running Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for a few days.

This was a planned upgrade. I have waited until Lightroom 6 came out and now I have a working Photoshop again. It’s good to have it, although I have not missed it that much since I switched to the Mac.

People say it’s fast. Well, I have a fast Mac and it was fast before. Photoshop is a lot faster than CS3 on my old VAIO laptop running Windows, but that was to be expected.

The upgrade ran totally seamless. I paid the subscription, downloaded the installer, logged into my account, selected Lightroom and Photoshop for installation, and it kept Lightroom 5 for me. Lightroom CC upgraded the catalog to a second version, this was a quick and unproblematic conversion. All in all it couldn’t have been easier. In a few days I’ll uninstall Lightroom 5, convert all my older catalogs as well and delete the old Lightroom 5 catalogs.

Adobe is an interesting company though. As a programmer I am apalled by the quality of Flash (basically an endless source of security holes), but their Creative Suite is one of the best pieces of software that I’ve ever used. OK, different teams, different application domains, but still, you wouldn’t expect the two products to come from the same company.

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  2 Responses to “3112 – Hanging’ Around With You”

  1. I have been thinking about CC which I have for a long time been resistant to thinking Adobe was being a bully about the shift to subscription. The cost is reasonable and it would be nice to always be up to date but frankly my older Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 5 do pretty much what I need. But now upgrading to LR 6 is about the same cost as the move to CC and I get the latest Photoshop as a bonus. My only worry is some day I will not have the money or need for the latest versions but then no easy access to my processed photos when the CC gets turned off.

    Good to hear it went smoothly for you… that is good indeed.

    • John,

      I don’t see the danger. And even if: should you ever decide you don’t want to pay ransom any more, you will hardly be surprised by your own decision. You would laikely have tagged your processed images, if not you could find out using Lightroom CC as long as you have it. You could export the processed files as TIFF, and you could even save Photoshop files in an older format, probaly losing some adjustments while still keeping the basic recipe. No, I think it’s mostly a mental problem of owning or not.

      Hint: with most software you don’t own anyway, you pay for a right to use. It’s not so much of a difference.

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