Good to know. I consider $10/mo no problem either. Even if they raise that
to $20/mo it pushes the pain point but still may be worth it. It all depends on
how much one uses it. I don't have a lot invested in LR at the moment so
Capture One may be OK for me. Especially since I paid for it, no one is going
to rip it out from under me.
I forgot to mention, I use FastStone a lot as well.
At 6/5/2019 11:48 AM, Tina wrote:
>I have all of those. I try out every new software and end up buying a lot
>of them. I use On1 a lot and Neat Image, but I use PS and LR more than all
>of the rest put together. I do take a lot of photos and could not do
>without LR to help me organize and edit them. I don't go to PS as often
>these days because most of the newest software programs have LR plug-ins.
>I use PS for its content aware replacement - it's magic - and for Focus
>Magic which does not have a LR plug-in.
>I still think the $9 or so I pay Adobe a month is the best bargain in
>photography. (Don't tell them that!)
>On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 2:21 PM Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Updating old topic.
>> I have been watching JCristina on 'Life after Adobe' where he is cutting
>> the cord with Adobe. Which prompted me, considering Ken's comment on Adobe
>> "end of life" and other online comments about adobe's software is getting
>> old, slow, and a resource hog. It appears that other programs that do
>> similar functions run much faster. My nephew worked for Adobe a number of
>> years back and it was clear then the company was a lumbering giant. Perhaps
>> some newer, more nimble companies can compete. There are a lot more options
>> So I am splurging and trying some other software. I can't say I ever fell
>> in love with Lightroom although I never took the time to really learn it.
>> I'm certainly not a production photographer. On my list I have the
>> following tools:
>> Photoshop + Lightroom classic
>> Capture One V12
>> ON1 Photo RAW
>> Topaz Labs - various tools
>> Affinity Photo
>> Neat Image
>> What really prompted me to start looking for alternatives was how terrible
>> PS was at focus stacking, especially with cactus spines. A spine coming
>> toward or away will often suddenly have a fuzzy section or fuzzy tip. It
>> typically requires a lot of painful mask editing, and figuring out which
>> layer and mask in the stack to fix - Totally Frustrating.
>> Helicon Focus seems the best available for stacking, but you would think
>> for the price they could also do panorama stitching.
>> Capture One had a sale, so I upgraded. Capture One has layers and masking
>> Affinity Photo looks decent and on sale for $39.99. This has advanced
>> stitching, refinement tools, and what PS calls 'content aware fill' with
>> the name 'inpainting'.
>> I would also like to try helicon focus at some point, maybe PTGui for
>> stitching... after working with what I have. It will be a while before I
>> know. PS is still my main goto until I learn these other tools.
>> Curious about other's opinions.
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