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One big advantage Aperture has over Lightroom

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Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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May 9, 2013 9:24 AM
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)
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    May 9, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to Keith Barkley)

    You are perfectly right, Keith! That will be a big advantage of Aperture over Lightroom - calculable costs: Pay once, and use as long as your hardware will work.

     

    But to be precise - if you are obtaining Aperture from the AppSTore and not the boxed retail version, you are not actually buying Aperture. You will not be the owner, for you do not have the right to sell it.

     

    Look carefully at the AppStore licence:

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    You are granted a limited , non-transferable, non-exclusive licence: to download, install, use, and run ....

     

    But that is still much, much better than having to pay a monthly fee and knowing, how long the service may remain available and at which costs, or to be dependent on a working network service to be able to use it.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    FWIW,

     

    Disclaimer: I don't use nor really like Lightroom (love PS and AI though).

     

    Time will tell what Adobe does with Lightroom. It was never part of the Creative Suite packages sold retail. It has been a stand-alone app that was also available to Creative Cloud subscribers. It is listed under the 'Other Included Apps' for the Creative Cloud suite and does not have the 'CC' naming as of yet (similar to Acrobat not having the 'CC' naming).

     

    There is no word yet on what Adobe will decide on with Lightroom and PS Elements. It may be that they leave both in the app store, or not.

     

    Note - you only need to connect to the internet once a month to verify a current subscription to maintain off-line use. The products still install on your computer the same as always and all professional software that I know of only licenses the copy to the user.

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)
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    May 9, 2013 4:00 PM (in response to CorkyO2)

    Here is a link to John Nack's blog concerning PS, Lightroom and Creative Cloud:

     

    http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2013/05/new-faqs-about-photoshop-lightroom-creative -cloud.html

     

    He indicates LR 5 will stay available as a perpetual (non-subscription) license.

  • stumbleone Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    May 9, 2013 5:25 PM (in response to CorkyO2)

    Curious as to what it is about Lightroom that makes Adobe treat it different than the other "Pro Tools"?  PSE you can kind of see some rationale, that being a "Less Than Professional" application.  But LR is Pro - why not make it subscription also like PS et al.

     

    But in my case, having used Photoshop since Version 4 in 1998 and most versions since, today I downloaded Pixelmator and am starting to play around with it.  PS 5 will be the end of the road for me.

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)
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    May 9, 2013 6:57 PM (in response to stumbleone)

    Curious as to what it is about Lightroom that makes Adobe treat it different than the other "Pro Tools"?  PSE you can kind of see some rationale, that being a "Less Than Professional" application.  But LR is Pro - why not make it subscription also like PS et al.

    I'm not clear on that one either, except that it may have something to do with the original release cycle plan (similar to what they did with Acrobat). Since it is a program specifically built for photographers, it just didn't fit the 'Creative Suite' guidelines which are geared toward multiple professional disciplines. This would also allow for a smaller team to make faster changes to Lightroom (I know they are a separate team from the PS team).

     

     

    But in my case, having used Photoshop since Version 4 in 1998 and most versions since, today I downloaded Pixelmator and am starting to play around with it.  PS 5 will be the end of the road for me.

    I also started on PS 4 on the Windows platform. Have been using PS ever since, but CS6 will be the last version I will purchase for personal use. I also use Design Standard CS5 professionally for publications, but not sure what the company will decide with the new distribution scheme of Adobe's.

     

    I have been playing with Pixelmator since 1.5.x and now have the new 2.2. It is still in it's infancy in some ways, but works quite well in many ways and the tools are very similar to Photoshop's standard toolkit. They are supposed to add layer styles by year's end, so Aperture + Pixelmator may be just fine in the end. Throw in some good plug-ins for Aperture and image editing should be great on the Mac.

     

    Now if a true alternative to Illustrator would come along at the Pixelmator type price, I would be quite happy. Perhaps iDraw will make a move to go more pro (or dare to dream; CorelDRAW comes back to the Mac!).

  • ButchM Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to Keith Barkley)

    I've been using Adobe software since I bought Photoshop v2 in 1993 ... since then I have been chest deep in their software, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Lightroom, etc. After Monadya's announcement ... I'm done. Twenty years as a loyal customer should mean something more than a trivial one year discount for the "Creative Cloud." I've never felt so betrayed nor do I regret anything more than the time effort and currency I invested with Adobe.

     

    I'll use my current version of Photoshop until it drops dead ... hopefully there will be a solution to take it's place before that transpires ... I don't really care what it is I use ... as long as Adobe NEVER receives another penny in the process.

     

    I'm also moving my entire RAW workflow to Aperture 3 ... been doing half of it in Aperture for the past two years because the Slideshow module in Lightroom has barely been touched since v1 ... and unless you want to print your books with Blurb ... the Book module is a cruel abysmal joke ... Even though Lightroom is not slated to go the CC route in the near future ... I'm not going to gamble that it never will. It is available as part of the larger collection on CC ... but also available for purchase outright. Foe now.

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