Adobe har börjat plocka bort gamla revisioner av Lightroom och återkalla licenser. ”Köp ny uppgradering eller sluta använd” är budskapet. Men det finns alternativ, både bättre, sämre och billigare.
Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom 2019
Adobe recently announced that it would both discontinue downloads of older versions of Creative Cloud apps (which includes Lightroom and Photoshop), and revoke the license for older software. Further, Adobe tweeted that consumers “may face potential claims of infringement by third parties.”
For some photographers, the thought of continuing to use Adobe’s subscription-based products is unpalatable, and fortunately, there are a number of full-featured alternatives that come without the price nor baggage.
Adobe Lightroom (now renamed Lightroom Classic) emerged as Adobe’s desktop-based response to the now defunct Apple Aperture, which was the first mainstream non-destructive, parametric image editor. Unlike Photoshop, Lightroom allowed for quick batch editing and provided a built-in catalog – which makes it highly valuable for high volume shooters or photographers with minimal editing needs.
Adobe is ubiquitous and there is a certain amount of convenience in playing in their ecosystem. But other software manufacturers have made significant strides in the past few years, and now offer very viable alternatives to Lightroom. Given the generous trial periods of most software and the number of video-based tutorials on YouTube, now is a great time to explore different options for image processing and cataloging.
Skylum Luminar 3
Price $60; Can install on 5 computers
ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5
Price: $79.99; Can install on 5 computers
Capture One 12
Price: $299 (perpetual) or $20/month; Can install on 3 computers
DxO Photolab 2
Price: $129 (Essential edition); $199 (Elite edition)