So now that Lightroom 5 has been released what does it do for users of Lightroom 4? That all depends on the operating system your computer uses.
When the Lightroom 5 Beta was released it supported older operating systems back to the Vista OS. Now the full version of Lr 5 was recently released it is only supported for Windows 7 & 8. Mac users will also need to check which operating systems are supported before buying Lr5.
A thought occurred to me after the waste time of downloading the 820mb file, trying to install it, and contacting Adobe to get a refund. That was all I need to do to have the benefits of Lr5 is to continue to use the beta version. This proposal will not be possible as the beta version will stop working on the 30th June.
I could upgrade the OS which would wipe all the programs on the computer, I would need to buy a few new version of Lr as LR4 would not be present to upgrade. What a mess.
So now Adobe has managed to alienate me as a client for Photoshop and Lightroom, well done Adobe that makes good business sense.
For those of you who are thinking about getting CS6 through the Adobe Creative (Accounting) Cloud for £17.58 per month (£210.96 per year) for a single App. Why would you give Adobe approximately 100% more money if the you bought an upgrade every 18 months. £17.58 x 18 months = £316.44. A Photoshop upgrade was around £165. If the price had been fixed at say £10 per month then that would have seen to be a far more equitable deal.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week. I am sorry your experience of my blog started with a frustrated moan.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2013