- Mar 25, 2018
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Seems I don't have a choice ...I'm with you, Teemu ...
That's colour grading in a nutshellFirst observation on the colour grading tool is that it's tricky with lots of variables.
Second observation - you will almost certainly want to reset the colour wheels and start over.
I just pull the trigger regardless, they have gotten a lot better, and it's pretty easy to rollback to a previous version in Creative Cloud if need be.Just leave PS2020 installed and install 2021 alongside. Best of both worlds.
Windows 7 has been EOL for 9 months now. I don't begrudge them for dropping support for legacy operating systems.Seems I don't have a choice ...
The standard dishonest and probably collusive practices now blocks the Bridge and Photoshop updates from working with Win 7 Pro 64. This effectively forces an "upgrade" to Windows 10, which will undoubtedly cause problems with drivers and software for all kinds of peripherals ...
We are also still using Office 2003. It is stable, even robust, compared with later releases, and contains Outlook.
Same with our CS5 and CS6 Premium licences. Both contain Acrobat Pro which I use on an almost daily basis.
So I will stay with Win 7 Pro until I can set up a test PC running Win 10 Pro to check what I'm really going to have problems with, software and driver wise.
Of course, Adobe's next "upgrade" will probably be to make ACR incompatible with Win 7 Pro. They have done this before with ACR and Windows XP Pro ...
Dishonest mongrels, the lot of them.
That's extended support and maintenance though, I've worked in places that has been on those programs before and they're bloody expensive (think anywhere between 6-8 figures). They're for the militaries and NASAs of the world (legacy, inhouse high security and complex applications that can't be migrated or updated at the drop of a hat), and even then, those applications that can't be migrated are usually run in an virtualised or isolated environment and not for day to day desktop use.
The general scenario we're told is generally you go on them only when the cost of migrating, reegineering or discontinuing the application exceeds the cost of the contract by a long shot.I worked at Microsoft in the UK for nearly 20 years in technical sales. I had customers who had legacy apps that they would\could not migrate to newer versions of Windows. They often paid handsomely for tailor made extended support. @Angus Gibbins is totally correct in what he says.
That's exactly what you're paying for too, you're not paying because users don't want to change.For reference, here's the official Microsoft line regarding support for Windows 7 (expired January 14th 2020).
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...7, it will no longer receive security updates.
Generally they'll stop supporting unsupported OSes to take advantage of newer frameworks that aren't compatible with older OSes, reduce future technical debt and optimise their code bases. They can't support every OS forever, or their code bases would be massive (Lightroom Classic and Photoshop are already big enough bohemeths as it is).@stevedo and @Angus Gibbins
Let's assume for the moment that I'm not part of the CIA or NASA ... .
Allowing my scanner software to run, or Office 2003, is somewhat unlikely to cause either WW3 or the latest Mars Rover to stop working. That is to say, extreme cases do not make the rules, either in Law or commerce.
I'm definitely not into conspiracy theories, but there is a lot of corporate behaviour that will not stand up to the most mild scrutiny. e.g. that of the immediate past head of Australia Post, or that of the head of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
Or that of Adobe and Microsoft ...
Understatement of the year, Angus?I don't think Adobe and Microsoft are highly ethical companies, but they don't EOL products or drop support for EOL products from other vendors for the sake of screwing you.
That's called progress. We have better, faster and cheaper technology and bandwidth to run bigger, more secure and more fully featured OSes now.MS have taken a really slick and robust OS (NT) and turned it into a bloatware, resource hungry slug. The entirety of NT Server 4 shipped on about 300 MB of a CDR.
And sometimes there is genuine progress, Angus.That's called progress.
I'm usually trigger happy too when it comes to updates, but in this case it broke my NIK software, so my advice to keep both 2020 and 2021 was specifically for those using NIK 2 or earlier, at least until there's a fix or they upgrade.I just pull the trigger regardless, they have gotten a lot better, and it's pretty easy to rollback to a previous version in Creative Cloud if need be.
Yup. And for the most part if Adobe put out a show stopping bug they'll patch it soon enough.I'm usually trigger happy too when it comes to updates, but in this case it broke my NIK software, so my advice to keep both 2020 and 2021 was specifically for those using NIK 2 or earlier, at least until there's a fix or they upgrade.
I've not had many direct problems with Adobe updates, only with the NIK plug-ins