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miningcamper1 10-23-2015 04:50 PM

Adobe Deal
 
This popped up when I updated Flash Player:

"Photoshop CC + Lightroom $9.99/month"

Opinions pro or otherwise?

Decapod401 10-23-2015 05:06 PM

The way I understand it you cannot upgrade or buy most PS editions without going on the monthly plan. Since I got started with digital processing later than most of you, I was forced into the monthly plan.

That said, if you're happy with what you have, and don't feel the need to upgrade, you can avoid the subscription until you need support. In my case, I have not yet really learned PS, and I process with LR, which I find to be more intuitive. PS, on the other hand, has more features that I see referenced on this board that I have yet to try.

Doug

JRMDC 10-24-2015 03:06 PM

It's not a deal, it is the standard price.

miningcamper1 10-24-2015 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 186179)
It's not a deal, it is the standard price.

My question is really whether there are better options than this. :confused:

JRMDC 10-25-2015 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 186187)
My question is really whether there are better options than this. :confused:

Depends on what you want! I am more than happy with Photoshop Elements, which I only upgrade every 3-4 years, for $80 or so, vs . $120/year for PS. Waaay more than adequate for RP, also for channel mixing in B/W, lots of other stuff. I certainly don't use all its capabilities, and while not sophisticated I do some non-beginner stuff, selective post-processing of all sorts, for example. I can spend a fair amount of time on certain shots. More than they are worth. :)

JimThias 10-27-2015 01:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 186187)
My question is really whether there are better options than this. :confused:

Define "better."

I have this deal and I must say, it's MUCH cheaper to have photoshop and lightroom by paying $10/month than to buy the programs outright. What did they used to cost...$600-700 or more? And then there were the upgrade prices every few years. Do the math and think about that.


By charging $10/month, Adobe has made these program accessible for EVERYONE. In the long run, I bet they are making more money.

miningcamper1 10-27-2015 04:45 AM

Thanks, all.

I guess it wouldn't hurt to see what Elements can do before becoming a "subscriber".

Noct Foamer 11-01-2015 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 186187)
My question is really whether there are better options than this. :confused:



How often are you needing to create multiple layers? Focus stacking? Editing skin tones for portraits? If the answer to these is "never", PS Elements is one of the best deals out there.


Kent in SD

JRMDC 11-01-2015 02:21 PM

PS elements does layers.

miningcamper1 11-01-2015 05:04 PM

More good points.

So here's what I would like in an editor:

Best for ridding a sky of purple speckles or blotches?
Best for eliminating color cast selectively?
Best for perspective correction?
Best for replacing an entire sky? (Not for RP, of course! :twisted:)

Oh, and motion blur. It can be reduced manually (tedious), but can any editor do this with a click or two? I saw an app that hinted at this, but I neglected to bookmark the page.


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