Mu-43 Top Veteran
- Mar 24, 2014
Hahahha - the fun of the consumer game! My problem the subscriptions is, really, that most consumers don't need it. I didn't need to update to X4, and would have happily kept using it for years to come (as I did with Lightroom 5 - which I think was the last version I used).Thanks Zee....
I think I have a fair handle on it. Plus, I used some extra time these last two days to dig a little deeper, and I do believe it is a very good substitute for LR6. I also own Affinity Photo, and have done enough work with it to know it can take the place of Photoshop. So I should be set, right?
But no....I can't stop trying to use On1 Photo Raw.
LOL...Every time I say I am done with it, it sucks me back in with some new feature, like the AI Masking thing, and everything is great....Until boom, something goes wrong.
I just need to pick a lane.
Stop using LR just because it is familiar.
Stop using On1 because I can't trust it.
Commit to X4 and Affinity...
I do think the subscription model makes sense in a commercial environment, though. Whether it be Adobe CC, Microsoft and their Office 365 package - in a business environment, where these things are tax deductible, and the payments are spread out to help with cashflow...
What it shows me, though, is that the regular consumer doesn't really matter to those corporations, each Joe average user is simply a bonus tot he bottom line.
As far Affinity, I've been enjoying the iOS version enough that I may buy it for OSX, too.
I've decided to not try On1 and the others, I don't need to confuse myself!!!
As the saying goes - a builder with two levels is never sure.