When I first took up photography full-time in 2014, I became completely joined at the hip to Adobe’s photography-related products: Lightroom and Photoshop. For many years before then, we had just been casual acquaintances. Over the years, we’ve settled into a very comfortable and predictable relationship. We’ve grown older together, seen changes around us and tried to adapt as best we could.
But sometimes you grow apart as a result. When Adobe first moved completely into a subscription model and last year announced its intention to move more into cloud and web-based image editing, I knew that we were on the skids and destined, someday, for a breakup.
Well, that day has come, sort of. As of today, I’ve moved out of Lightroom, trading in its familiar interface for the new face of ON1 Photo Raw. Continue reading “Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do”