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Photo editing

swiftflo

Old Hand
Getting fed up with paying out for the rental on Adobe LR etc. what's the feeling regarding Affinity or Luminar.
 

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
Do consider On1 as well, it now has digital asset management (DAM) now as well. I also recommend doing some math. Would you normally upgrade every year (most software has a yearly update)? Is that less than the cost of Adobe's photographer's plan which is for Lightroom and Photoshop? The last time I upgraded Lightroom was $90 US. I never had Photoshop before, but I did have Elements which to upgrade is $80 US. Right there is $170 US. I do not know what the upgrade cost on full PS was, but I am going to assume more than $80. My current yearly is $144 CDN or roughly $110 US and I have the full PS (not that I actually use it that much). So, for someone like me that likes to keep the current versions, it is certainly worth it, I get more now for less than I paid before.
 

swiftflo

Old Hand
Both good but just have to learn new software.
Thanks
Do consider On1 as well, it now has digital asset management (DAM) now as well. I also recommend doing some math. Would you normally upgrade every year (most software has a yearly update)? Is that less than the cost of Adobe's photographer's plan which is for Lightroom and Photoshop? The last time I upgraded Lightroom was $90 US. I never had Photoshop before, but I did have Elements which to upgrade is $80 US. Right there is $170 US. I do not know what the upgrade cost on full PS was, but I am going to assume more than $80. My current yearly is $144 CDN or roughly $110 US and I have the full PS (not that I actually use it that much). So, for someone like me that likes to keep the current versions, it is certainly worth it, I get more now for less than I paid before.
Thanks
 

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
Also don't discount Darktable, in the last few years this has come on leaps and bounds, it's got a lot of features that are in Lightroom (some of the more advanced bits and bobs aren't there) and some that Lightroom doesn't (like 3D-LUT) but for general image fixing it's really got some strength in to it over the last few years. Also it's GPL so there's no cost to the end point user .
 

swiftflo

Old Hand
Also don't discount Darktable, in the last few years this has come on leaps and bounds, it's got a lot of features that are in Lightroom (some of the more advanced bits and bobs aren't there) and some that Lightroom doesn't (like 3D-LUT) but for general image fixing it's really got some strength in to it over the last few years. Also it's GPL so there's no cost to the end point user .
Thanks
 

Mike Singh

Always on
Premium Member
Also don't discount Darktable, in the last few years this has come on leaps and bounds, it's got a lot of features that are in Lightroom (some of the more advanced bits and bobs aren't there) and some that Lightroom doesn't (like 3D-LUT) but for general image fixing it's really got some strength in to it over the last few years. Also it's GPL so there's no cost to the end point user .
Darktable has had some favourable reviews recently.
 

oldgeezer

Always on
Premium Member
Not sure all the bells and whistles are required unless you need a lot of manipulation.
Elements has most of what is required for most photos.
 
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