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    saving metadata to file

    I want to amend my last comment. If you export as "original" a virtual copy, it exports the appropriate develop settings as an XMP file with the raw file you started with. I'm not sure that gets you where you want to be, but it would let you then import that pair of file and recreate the...
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    saving metadata to file

    Write Metadata writes to a "sidecar" file of the same name, but with file type .XMP if the file involved is not suitable for having the metadata saved into the file. For a file where the original is raw (say a Nikon NEF) you then end up with a file like DSC_1234.NEF and a DSC_1234.XMP...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    Right. That's my point, you would need to be travelling continually away from ANY internet access for a very long time to have it time out and need to check in. While it's possible someone might do that, with tethered cell phone data the number of people who cannot at least log in once every...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    A good solution. Thanks. So that does seem to imply that access to the servers is necessary for access to lightroom (after some period of time). Thus someone travelling with no internet access for a long time would just lose access. Rare case and getting more rare where you cannot get any...
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    New user blues

    Re Excire, ask them, last time I made an inquiry they were very responsive. There are a lot of programs adding cataloging features, partly in response to Adobe's subscription model. I have not been keeping up generally, but hopefully others will make specific recommendations, but you can...
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    New user blues

    Lightroom is a relatively inexpensive cataloging program that can keep a LOT of information and search based on it. Provided you have room for the images, it is not challanged by a few hundred thousand entries (for big TIFF's that is a lot of storage though which is a different matter). I am...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    That may be a significant part of the story, in that you already had a chance to contact the servers once and they said "expired", as opposed to it expiring (or being terminated) while you were disconnected. In the former it probably saved a status indication of "expired" in the later it is in...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    And you didn't have access when it verified you as ending? Like a switch to wifi you didn't expect? My attempt didn't morph into "ended", but (a) I was cheating and time did not really pass, who knows if that really matters, and (b) I did not wait very long, I tried getting around it then...
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    LR6 no longer available at B&H photo

    Honestly I'm surprised they sold it this long. I think there is a LOT of cause for a retailer to be concerned that someone will come back to them complaining they sold an out of date product that won't even work with their camera (please, please don't tell me you think no one is that stupid...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    I wonder, or does it go by your profile? I just looked and I do not see an address or country in my profile, though presumably it remembered the region selected on the site when I signed up . I think it may be interesting to know how they figure this out. As you mention, VPN's (and corporate...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    So I did an experiment as well. I signed out on a laptop, disconnected it from the internet and rebooted. Started lightroom - no prompts (not even one to sign in, interestingly). I advanced the date to Dec 2019, started lightroom - no prompts, worked fine (and could get to develop)...
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    NEC's MDSV Calibration Sensor

    I have the prior sensor from NEC that came with their Spectraview, and it has always worked very well. I previously had two separate X-write sensors, and was frustrated that they gave quite different results on the same monitor, so bought the Spectraview. It was very close to one, very...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    Hal, was your computer plugged in during that time? The problem with these tests is that adobe has many (like dozen or two) processes running all the time in background even when you are not using it, and they are always communicating with the Adobe servers. So (this is a guess) they could be...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    My _impression_ though is that mode requires that it still be able to reach the adobe servers. I keep hearing of others who get into a situation where they are required to log in to just run the program, but cannot log in, and so can't run the program. It is always hard to pin these down, so I...
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    End of Adobe subscription software in Venezuela

    I think it will be interesting to see how this gets implemented technically with respect to Classic. Will Adobe, for example, remove the ability to run lightroom at all, or will it fall back into the much publicized but little confirmed mode of allowing most features except develop? Or will...
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