I promised myself I’d never do it. I said I’d just stick with what I had already paid for and be happy with it. Unfortunately, it looks like I can’t stick to what I said. It looks like I’m going to be switching over to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.
I’ve been using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6 for probably 4-5 years, and I really haven’t wanted to upgrade. The main reason is that I don’t like the idea of being on a paid subscription. I want to pay for something once and not have to keep paying over and over again. Now, I’ll be paying about $130 every year. Before I spent around $90 on Lightroom 5 and maybe $200 on Photoshop CS6, so after two years on the subscription, I’ll be paying about the same as I would have for the other two programs.
The good thing about the Adobe subscription is I get updates whenever they happen. That means if they come out with a new feature, I get it. I think there are several things missing from Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6, so hopefully, I’ll be able to do more with the new programs.
Like I said, I had no intention of switching over to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, but some things have changed. One, Lightroom 5 is no longer supported or updated. I’ve been having a ton of crashes lately, and that’s probably because there are new OS upgrades, but Lightroom 5 isn’t keeping up. Also, Lightroom 5 can’t read some newer RAW files, like from the Sony A7iii. Two, I’m doing some writing for ShootProof, and I really need the newest software, so my tips and writing are up-to-date. I’m one of the few people still using Lightroom 5, so most of the readers would rather see things on Lightroom CC.
I imagine switching over to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC won’t change too much for me. There might be a few new features and things, but for the most part, I imagine my workflow will stay the same. I’ll be trying things out next week, so I will see how it all goes. I’ll try to either update this post or write a new one sharing my experience. For now, anyone else done the switch? How did it go?