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May 29, 2024 05:31:46   #
Capn_Dave
 
Longshadow wrote:
I won't subscribe to most software. (Save Norton and Office 365 (my wife needed it for work))
I have two photo editors that I bought one time licenses for, Elements 2022 and Photo Impact Pro (which was YEARS before Elements). DPP <free> from Canon is my primary editor.

For my editing I don't need grandiose latest and greatest editors.


Great way to not answer a question. Do you work for the government?

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May 29, 2024 06:02:50   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
AzPicLady wrote:
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8. It developed some problems and my guru updated it to WIN 10. Ever since then, the cursor never worked right, whether from an external mouse or internal controls. It made the laptop really hard to use. So I didn't. I've worked on it some and it's better, but still annoying.

It occurred to me that since my monthly income went up a little bit that I might be able to afford the subscription LR and PS. I could put it on the laptop and have it to take to workshops with me. So yesterday I went to their website thinking to set that up. I've always heard that it was $9.95 and that you got both LR and PS (I do use both). Imagine my surprise when I saw it was $19.95! Is that right? Since it was on their website, I have to assume it is, but are all of you paying $20 each month for your programs?
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8... (show quote)


I only pay $10.00 a month. I would recheck that, because that is what I am currently paying.

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May 29, 2024 06:17:27   #
BebuLamar
 
$9.95 a month for LR&PS with 20GB of cloud storage which means nothing. The $19.95 a month includes 1TB cloud storage.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/compare-plans.html

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May 29, 2024 06:37:46   #
tcthome Loc: NJ
 
AzPicLady wrote:
Thanks. I'll try that.


I just signed up for the $9.95 a month plan. Tried to pay the whole year & they did the monthly in case it didn't work on my older computer. (Adobe only gives 14 days to make the yah or nah choice) You want or get the 20 gb cloud storage plan for that price. 1TB cloud storage is $19.95. To be honest, my 10% keeper rate & me in general keeping way to many photos, I could do 20gb in one or two days active days of shooting wildlife if traveling about for a week or two. I would prefer to just backup to 2 external drives. One would have to always keep one with them & one in the hotel/ vehicle, etc. to be safe & maybe just upload them 1-2% of special photos to the cloud if they didn't want to pay the extra $10 a month. Are your backups worth $120 a year? Only you can decide. Ahh, computers, storage, all electronic/digital gear falling out of support & possiblyeventually needing replacement = the hidden cost of photography if one does not realize when diving in. Anywho, hope this helps, Tom

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html
storage
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

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May 29, 2024 07:54:08   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
tcthome wrote:
I just signed up for the $9.95 a month plan. Tried to pay the whole year & they did the monthly in case it didn't work on my older computer. (Adobe only gives 14 days to make the yah or nah choice) You want or get the 20 gb cloud storage plan for that price. 1TB cloud storage is $19.95. To be honest, my 10% keeper rate & me in general keeping way to many photos, I could do 20gb in one or two days active days of shooting wildlife if traveling about for a week or two. I would prefer to just backup to 2 external drives. One would have to always keep one with them & one in the hotel/ vehicle, etc. to be safe & maybe just upload them 1-2% of special photos to the cloud if they didn't want to pay the extra $10 a month. Are your backups worth $120 a year? Only you can decide. Ahh, computers, storage, all electronic/digital gear falling out of support & possiblyeventually needing replacement = the hidden cost of photography if one does not realize when diving in. Anywho, hope this helps, Tom

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html
storage
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html
I just signed up for the $9.95 a month plan. Tried... (show quote)


That cloud storage via the Adobe subscription options is not for long-term storage. Rather, if you're a 21st century mobile shooter, 1TB would (could?) be useful for you to upload a day's (week's) work to the cloud, in the field and with mobile-edits, so that when home that data and edit work is seamlessly merged from the cloud storage into your main (home) LR Classic catalog. Along with that merging into the main (local) storage at home, that 1TB (or 20GB) 'work area' should be cleaned out for re-use during the next session.

As for long-term storage, the Adobe cloud storage is grossly over-priced. If you want cloud-based, long-term, secure, back-ups, you should be purchasing from a dedicated vendor with a specialized product for that specific purpose at a lower price. The Adobe subscription and storage is not that storage for that long-term back-up purpose.

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May 29, 2024 07:56:55   #
GLSmith Loc: Tampa, Fl
 
I paid a 1 year subscription for LightRoom & got the latest updates until it expired last month. All of my camera bodies & lenses are listed, as such, I have no plans to renew. Microsoft Office. Again, I bought a personal copy for insane cheap price from Microsoft, refuse to "drink the Kool-Aide" & pay monthly rates. I have a 1 time purchase of AC-DSee another photo editor which closely resembles LR, but is more user friendly & a bit quicker. The only SW I buy once a year is my VPN & Anti Virus which includes phish protection, malware protection, etc.

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May 29, 2024 09:18:40   #
AzPicLady Loc: Behind the camera!
 
ClarkJohnson wrote:
To go back a bit to your hardware, you don’t need to speculate on what is needed. Adobe publishes the system requirements for Lightroom Classic. Yes, Windows 10 will work. The key element that has not been emphasized yet is the need for a separate graphics card with its own memory. I’m afraid that current software is going to need an investment in current hardware.


I need to revisit my guru because of my mouse problem. I'll take him these concerns and let him deal with it. I use computers, but I have no idea about these particulars.

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May 29, 2024 09:31:15   #
Bubbee Loc: Aventura, Florida
 
I have an old ASUS With Windows 10. I bought PSE 18, 21, and 23 at reasonable prices. Forever! No fees and free tech help.

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May 29, 2024 09:35:30   #
dbjazz Loc: Long Island, NY
 
AzPicLady wrote:
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8. It developed some problems and my guru updated it to WIN 10. Ever since then, the cursor never worked right, whether from an external mouse or internal controls. It made the laptop really hard to use. So I didn't. I've worked on it some and it's better, but still annoying.

It occurred to me that since my monthly income went up a little bit that I might be able to afford the subscription LR and PS. I could put it on the laptop and have it to take to workshops with me. So yesterday I went to their website thinking to set that up. I've always heard that it was $9.95 and that you got both LR and PS (I do use both). Imagine my surprise when I saw it was $19.95! Is that right? Since it was on their website, I have to assume it is, but are all of you paying $20 each month for your programs?
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8... (show quote)


Most subscriptions are rip-offs (not just in the photography world). Get a download license for what you really need (like the current version of Elements) and save yourself some money and aggravation.

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May 29, 2024 10:07:17   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
AzPicLady wrote:
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8. It developed some problems and my guru updated it to WIN 10. Ever since then, the cursor never worked right, whether from an external mouse or internal controls. It made the laptop really hard to use. So I didn't. I've worked on it some and it's better, but still annoying.

It occurred to me that since my monthly income went up a little bit that I might be able to afford the subscription LR and PS. I could put it on the laptop and have it to take to workshops with me. So yesterday I went to their website thinking to set that up. I've always heard that it was $9.95 and that you got both LR and PS (I do use both). Imagine my surprise when I saw it was $19.95! Is that right? Since it was on their website, I have to assume it is, but are all of you paying $20 each month for your programs?
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8... (show quote)


No, there are MULTIPLE Adobe Photography Plans. The least costly is $9.99/month. That $19.95 plan includes a lot more Adobe Cloud storage. If you store all or most of your files locally, you save ten bucks a month. Read closely, and explore all the options.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

To use the latest software, you will need to read these three links and be sure your computer has AT LEAST the minimum resources:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/system-requirements.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/system-requirements.html

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May 29, 2024 10:10:36   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
AzPicLady wrote:
I'm still struggling with the last few of the 20th. It will take awhile to face the 21st! I have a lot of investigating to do. I'm also concerned about putting these programs on a machine I don't like using.


We are almost 25% through the 21st. 😜🤪

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May 29, 2024 10:13:16   #
photoman43
 
AzPicLady wrote:
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8. It developed some problems and my guru updated it to WIN 10. Ever since then, the cursor never worked right, whether from an external mouse or internal controls. It made the laptop really hard to use. So I didn't. I've worked on it some and it's better, but still annoying.

It occurred to me that since my monthly income went up a little bit that I might be able to afford the subscription LR and PS. I could put it on the laptop and have it to take to workshops with me. So yesterday I went to their website thinking to set that up. I've always heard that it was $9.95 and that you got both LR and PS (I do use both). Imagine my surprise when I saw it was $19.95! Is that right? Since it was on their website, I have to assume it is, but are all of you paying $20 each month for your programs?
I have a laptop that I used extensively as a WIN 8... (show quote)


Your mouse problem may be related to outdated drivers. I would go to the website of your mouse, look for your mouse model number, and download and install new driver(s) as needed. If nothing improves, as a friend to bring their mouse and try and use it and see if anything improves.

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May 29, 2024 10:14:13   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
SuperflyTNT wrote:
We are almost 25% through the 21st. 😜🤪
Resistance is futile.

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May 29, 2024 10:21:25   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
dbjazz wrote:
Most subscriptions are rip-offs (not just in the photography world). Get a download license for what you really need (like the current version of Elements) and save yourself some money and aggravation.


I’ll continue to pay my $9.99 a month and get the full and constantly updated use of state of the art software that allows full editing of my 14 bit raw files. Why would I want to restrict myself to 8 bits?

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May 29, 2024 10:23:26   #
AzPicLady Loc: Behind the camera!
 
Bubbee wrote:
I have an old ASUS With Windows 10. I bought PSE 18, 21, and 23 at reasonable prices. Forever! No fees and free tech help.


I've considered that. Thanks.

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