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  1. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    DxO PhotoLab is on sale. I already upgraded to the new version, though. Their new Deep Prime noise reduction function is pretty impressive. I don't pay attention to Lightroom pricing anymore, as PhotoLab does everything I need.
  2. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    That's interesting, Mike. I have never looked at the Canon RAW files and converted DNG files side by side before within Windows File Explorer, as I always output the DNG files to a separate folder as part of the conversion process and never look at the RAW files thereafter. The differences are...
  3. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    That's correct, Mike.
  4. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I see the confusion. You cannot actually view a RAW file. When you are "viewing" the RAW file on your desktop, what you are actually viewing is a JPEG image embedded in the RAW file. That JPEG would have been created by your camera when the RAW file was created. So, that RAW file should look...
  5. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Mike, I do not really notice any difference between the final results of my Canon M50 after processing the DNG files versus other bodies processed via their RAW files in Lightroom 6. I have Lightroom import presets for each of my bodies, and I have been using the preset I created for the...
  6. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I never did give Affinity Photo a try. It's been over a year since I bought DxO PhotoLab, and for the most part I am very happy with the application. The main downside is that the program does not yet support the Canon M50 mirrorless camera I purchased last year as an upgrade to my original...
  7. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Even at that price, it's still triple the cost of upgrading the perpetual license every 2.5 to 3 years, as had been my pattern. And this is just not about the money. I don't like the way Adobe is attempting to force customers into a model that not all of us feel comfortable with, especially...
  8. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Sam, The subscription fee is only reasonable if you are both a Lightroom and Photoshop user. For those of us who used Lightroom only, the subscription quadruples the cost from what I used to pay for a perpetual license upgrade. I do not feel that Lightroom by itself is worth that increase...
  9. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Patrick, The ClearView feature is only available in the Elite version, as well, so I am glad I went with that version, as it works well with landscapes, which is one of my primary subjects of interest. I have not had much need for the Prime denoising yet, so I cannot offer any feedback on that...
  10. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I used DxO PhotoLab to edit and process the RAW files from our recent trip to the Keys and Everglades. Overall, I am very happy with the software. The local edit tools work well, and some of the automated settings save time versus doing things manually -- but can be turned off with the click of...
  11. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I ended up buying DxO Photo Lab Elite yesterday to take advantage of the sale price, which is supposed to end on 12/25. I had played with DxO Optics Pro (the previous version) for awhile, and then downloaded the trial version of Photo Lab. I saw enough to be satisfied that the DxO application...
  12. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I have started playing with the free version of DxO Optics Pro 11 that I downloaded about a month ago. While the interface is a little cumbersome to get used to if you are a Lightroom user, I like the results so far and there is a lot of automated processing within the application for...
  13. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Yes. It's buried on their website, but it's there. When you go to purchase the full license, there is a pull down menu where you can select the License Upgrade option for $79 plus sales tax. You actually inspired me to go ahead and buy an upgrade license while it's still available.
  14. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    LR6 didn't have any significant new features over LR5.7 that interested me. I think it comes down to whether there is equipment supported in LR6 but not in LR5.7 which you may be considering purchasing. In my case, I have been thinking about upgrading my Canon EOS M mirrorless body to the EOS...
  15. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I have downloaded and installed DxOptics Pro, which is being offered free if you install and activate by early November, but have not tried it out yet. I also have installed Canon's DPP and the beta version of On1 Photo RAW 2018 to try when I have some time. I have yet to install the trial...
  16. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Adobe is still selling the perpetual license version of Lightroom 6 for now. The issue is that after one last update this month, Adobe will no longer be providing any updates or support for this version. That means any new camera or lens you may purchase in the future will not be supported --...
  17. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Yes, I don't agree with everything in this article, either. First, I have not found Lightroom to be unstable -- it's worked well on my PCs since I first started using it. Also, his pricing structure is off for Lightroom-only users. He figures a $149 charge for the perpetual license. However...
  18. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I haven't really tried out Elements 18 much yet -- just scanned in a couple of photos to make sure it worked okay on the new PC. The reason I am sorry I bought the upgrade is it will probably be unnecessary if I end up moving to Capture One. I did not upgrade Premiere Elements, since I do not...
  19. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    I downloaded Canon's Digital Photo Professional software, and will give that a try when I have some spare time. I used DPP years ago before moving to Lightroom, and the app has supposedly been improved quite a bit over the years. It's free, so the only thing I will be wasting is time if I don't...
  20. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Switching isn't crazy talk for me, Sam. Adobe just more than quadrupled the price for me to use Lightroom. That is unacceptable to me. I will not move to their subscription service. My choices are to either upgrade to Lightroom version 6 for $80 to get me by for the next few years while I look...
  21. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Affinity Photo looks like a possibility. It's a $50 one-time fee, and gets some decent reviews.
  22. Scott Merryfield

    No more standalone version of Lightroom

    Adobe has announced their new version of Lightroom, and it will only be available via their cloud-based subscription service. There will be no standalone version of Lightroom -- the current version 6 is the last standalone versions and will only be supported through the end of this year. I...
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