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Photo editing

Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by swiftflo, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. swiftflo

    swiftflo Old Hand

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

    oldgeezer Always on Premium Member

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    Both good but just have to learn new software.
     
  3. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    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.
     
  4. swiftflo

    swiftflo Old Hand

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  5. SeanNeedham

    SeanNeedham Ol' Sparky Honorary Life Member

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    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 .
     
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  6. swiftflo

    swiftflo Old Hand

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  7. Mike Singh

    Mike Singh Always on Premium Member

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    Darktable has had some favourable reviews recently.
     
  8. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Always on Premium Member

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    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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