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LR 6 vs. LR Classic

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I'd like to know if there are advantages to upgrading to LR Classic. I am happy with my perpetual copy of LR 6.14, and am hesitant to take on the expense of £120/annum.
Thank you.
 
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Plus you get Photoshop, the ability to have your pictures and on your phone and tablet, and the ability to share your pictures in different ways.
This can be a really big benefit if you want to go to the next step in post processing.
 

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Don't forget about your free website that comes with the plan - Portfolio. You can download LR collections to it.
 

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Adobe gradually forcing you to pay up £120 a year for next to nothing. Stick with 6.14 for as long as you can. There are few if any benefits in going to subscription.
 
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Next to nothing? Apart from culling with embedded previews, the perspective correction, dehaze, the new Auto calculation, range masking of local adjustments, better folder management... what have the Romans ever done for us?
 

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as I said - sprinking on the cake - nothing you need in everyday processing - disgusted they stoped the standalone perpetual licence
 
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We'll just have to disagree. I quoted items that I do use every day - embedded previews because they save me time reviewing and culling a new set of pictures, perspective correction for the odd converging verticals problem, the new Auto as it's often a good starting point that often saves me time, range masking because sometimes graduated filters don't work with trees or buildings on the horizon, and so on. Yes, I wish they had retained the perpetual licence, but that's a different issue from claiming next to nothing is beneficial.
 
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Agreed. And for people who use Photoshop as well, the photographers plan is a real bargain compared to what you paid previously for perpetual licenses for both Lightroom and Photoshop (and keeping them up to date).
 

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My cake saved me $150 a year because of Portfolio. Another thing is RAW files for cameras released in 2018 and on will have to be converted to DNG. The subscription debate is right up there with the "should I use a protective filter?" No grey area. It has been interesting reading about this on varies forums. People who find $10 a month a pittance to as we say in Canada "it's like trying to get a wooden nickel from a beaver" :) We spend at least $30 US a month going to movies.

All good. Each to his/her own. I went back to 2005 when I purchased CS2 and LR in 2012 . With all the updates it came out to about $80 a year. Of course you don't have to get the updates but I always did. I think that is one of issues in these debates, you have the choice to update. You have to stick by your principles.

C1 has become an annual update cycle and they offer subscription. I purchased DXO PL which I don't use as much as I thought I would so we'll see how often they update. Not sure I will unless I have no choice. If Adobe wants my opinion of what it would take to really go to the next level they should add an AI NR option. There are some good 3rd party NR plug-ins but they are time consuming. I'd like the choice between the current method or AI and stay in LR, even if it eats some time. I think NR is one of the top reasons why people look for other developers. It is a different market out there. They have the mobile thing figured out.
 

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as I said - sprinking on the cake - nothing you need in everyday processing - disgusted they stoped the standalone perpetual licence
Seems to me that you are allowing your antipathy towards their business model to cloud your judgement of the actually software. CC runs faster and has a bunch of new and improved features over LR6 that I certainly make use of all the time.
 
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Hey guys, let's not re-fight the subscription vs perpetual battle again; each person gets to make their own decision there. It is more productive to stick to the actual differences in the editions and not make it personal.
 

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As a LR6 user this is of lesser interest to me, but is there a new process version in the latest LR? One that handles high ISO images better than in the past (eg less purple fringing?)
 
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As a LR6 user this is of lesser interest to me, but is there a new process version in the latest LR? One that handles high ISO images better than in the past (eg less purple fringing?)
Yes, that is correct.
 
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Any other improvements? Is this process version 2018?
It is simply called Process Version 5. AFAIK, the other things have something to do with masks, like depth masks, not with visual improvements.
 

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That _might_ cause me to look at LR8... maybe. The purple of high ISO processing in LR has been a frustration, though some other raw processing engines suffer from it even more badly than LR. At least Adobe is investing in core LR functionality again.
 
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That _might_ cause me to look at LR8... maybe. The purple of high ISO processing in LR has been a frustration, though some other raw processing engines suffer from it even more badly than LR. At least Adobe is investing in core LR functionality again.
I tested this quite a bit on my own night shots of sports, and found zero difference (quite literally). Yet I saw examples from others where the difference was dramatic. A lot depends on the image. You need to try it to see if it impacts you. It is not at all a general improvement in high ISO, it is a specific issue only some image/cases have.
 

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I tested this quite a bit on my own night shots of sports, and found zero difference (quite literally). Yet I saw examples from others where the difference was dramatic. A lot depends on the image. You need to try it to see if it impacts you. It is not at all a general improvement in high ISO, it is a specific issue only some image/cases have.
Thats useful to know. Thanks. I have some examples to try, when I get the chance. I'll post back here.
 

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It has to be high. I tried a few at 12,800 and it made little difference. Another at 32,000 from bottom left corner. It helps to raise the exposure up to see it work. I think It will be more helpful with underexposed shots. My first day out with the new body and was just testing out high ISO.

Jpeg 4 = version 4
 

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I should re-word - underexposed shadows.
 
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