Done with Adobe

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  1. myvinyl333

    myvinyl333 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    LR 2-5 is about to be discontinued on my Mac and PC. It is too cumbersome and I HATE the CLOUD!

    Not looking for open source. If there is a "kind" soul with "experience" outside of Adobe I would appreciate some advice- Thank You in advance


     
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    jsecordphoto Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I really don't understand why so many people hate LR and PS CC. Literally the only thing different is paying $10/month and that's nothing for how useful both products are
     
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    myvinyl333 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Glad you like Adobe and a monthly fee, but can you suggest an alternative for someone who does not? Thank You
     
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    What camera are you shooting?

    Joe
     
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    Dillard No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Is it the monthly fee that turns you away?

    Pick up a copy of Lightroom 6 and never pay another penny. Or if you just don't like adobe in general, look into Aperture. I've dabbled in it a bit. I like LR better, but there were parts about Aperture I liked as well.
     
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I just saw one of your other posts. You have a Sony A7. Sony cameras come with a free copy of Capture One Express. You can download it for free; check the data with your camera.

    Once you have Capture One Express you get a discount to upgrade to Capture One Pro. The DAM functions of LR are better but Capture One's cataloging feature is usable. Raw file conversion in C1 offers more functionality than Adobe and for my money does a better job -- at least much more convenient as it's a more complete single solution.

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    myvinyl333 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I bought the A7 used, but I will look in the box. Thank you very much for the information.
     
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    myvinyl333 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sony A7
     
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    You could try out darktable | the photo workflow software
    I only tried it in the very early version, so not sure how it is now ... or if your A7 is supported ... and I don't think it is supported for Windows.
     
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    The only other option that compares to LR/PS is capture one pro.
     
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    Darktable is MAC/Linux only and not available for Windows. It is however an excellent raw converter -- very capable and superb results.

    Joe

    P.S. It's free.
     
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    I don't think you need to do anything except have a serial number and download the software: Capture One Express Imaging Software for Sony | Phase One

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