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tom manley

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Glasgow
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Hi, I've been a Lightroom user since the beginning and developed my workflow over releases 1 - 5, buying or downloading perpetual licenses and with a disk copy of Adobe CS5.5 for integration with photoshop etc. Over the last few years i kind of stopped my learning curve, and got on with what i did editing my images, as i had a set up and workflow that was working well and found that smart previews and lightroom mobile etc were not really tools i needed. Most important for me are effective professional developing tools, metadata management ( keywords etc ) and catalogue organisation. So i now find myself getting round to updating system and am seeking advice on where to go and catching up on releases etc- Adobe has made significant changes - and am thinking of starting a subscription based package - is there a package that would enable me to upgrade from 5.7 to the latest classic version of Lightroom and Photoshop with the option of upgrading other pieces of software within the suite - i.e. indesign, illustrator etc. ( i do not wish to use cloud based storage of Lightroom CC ) Hope this is clear and any help would be appreciated.) Im also thinking of trying Capture One and wonder if other photographers have experience of working with both platforms.

Operating System: Mac OSX 10.9.5
Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 5.7
 

Happy Haggis

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Feb 2, 2012
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Scotland
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Intermediate
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I think you would need to buy one of the Adobe packages. The photographers package for Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC is about £10 now I think for new subscribers. As far as I know, there is no discount for owners of previous versions.
I tried Capture One some years ago, but couldn't get on with. TBH I didn't give it much time, as I found the interface a bit clunky for my tastes, but that could be simply because I was used to Lightroom.
 
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Kansas, USA
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6.x
The "loyalty" discount was for the perpetual license upgrades, which are now a thing of the past. So with CC, you have the Photography Bundle which you can certainly subscribe to. Same price no discount for prior usage. In order to have access to other apps, you would need the complete package, which is $49 (US) a month for all.

They do offer a student/teacher discount to their packages, but you must provide proof.
 
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