I’ve take the plunge and purchased DXO PhotoLab 4 (Elite). Now the question is whether/when to cancel my Adobe sub.
I’m not unhappy with LR/PS (especially the latter). I purchased PL4 because it offers better raw processing within the range of things it does (more limited than LR, for sure) and I own other pixel editors (Affinity, Acorn, Pixelmator) that are less capable than PS but able to replicate or even exceed its key functions.
I also own other software to do HR, Panos and focus-stack merging. Not as convenient as LR but with good results (better than LR, certainly, in some respects).
But I do not own & cannot find (or make… I tried) software that ingests images (renaming, un-duplicating) as well as LR or can find images with such fine-grained precision. I think I can hang on to that without an Adobe Sub, however, because the LR ‘Library’ module remains functional.
May I ask, if you have faced the same choice:
- Will I loose ‘upgrade’ options (even for the Library module) if I cancel the Subscription while keeping LR Classic?
- At what stage, if at all, did you finally ‘let go’ of the Adobe teat? Did you delay? Why?
Thank you for your advice,