August 31, 2018 at 9:21 am #17160
Important news for anyone using Adobe subscription software like Photoshop and Lightroom: the next major upgrades by Adobe will only run on recent versions of Windows or Mac OS.August 31, 2018 at 1:04 pm #17164
Wonder how that will all shake down? Only a few weeks back they were saying that you needed at least 16GB of ram to run CC at optimum.
My machines were crippled by W10. I recovered the laptop with a re-install but it runs slowly. The desktop, well neither I nor Darbro could get W10 installed, so I returned to W7.
I can only assume W10 does run on a new machine as Microsoft are still in business!August 31, 2018 at 2:49 pm #17165
As I understand it, older operating systems will still run earlier versions of the Adobe software; they just won’t receive any of the new features or performance enhancements when Adobe upgrades the software.
For folk like me who stayed with the stand-alone versions of Photoshop and Lightroom, this is no big deal: we knew that Adobe wasn’t going to upgrade those products any more, but we’d already paid for them, so we were quits.
The issue is for those people who pay for a subscritption service, but are running older operating systems: they will go on paying Adobe year in year out without getting any of the new features or improvements. That’s the risk with ‘Software As A Service’. However, a lot of folk are understandably miffed about paying Adobe rent but not getting maintenance.
As you say, John, the only other options look like investing in a new Windows computer that will run Win10, or an Apple computer with a recent version of MacOS. (Of course, the same problem will come round again in a few year’s time: it’s a feature of subscription software.)August 31, 2018 at 3:15 pm #17166
The older you get the easier it is to become frustrated with small irritable things in life, such as a slow running computer. The decision is easy, you cant take your money with you,and the tax man will have his share, so upgrade your computer and have a happy last years of your life with less frustration. The new computers with W10 are so much more responsive you will wonder why you haven’t done it earlier.
If you have to upgrade it in a few years time, great at least you have lived a bit longer (it’s better than the alternative)
August 31, 2018 at 3:27 pm #17168
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I can understand in high commerce the need to advance on with the latest in Adobe etc. Me thinks in even the best of club photography there is so little more could be applied to warrant upping the Adobe regularly and to me seems a con to extract more money. I still have Serif–paid for mine forever.Three versions and only need one. So comprehensive and provides all of the photo manipulation that is needed. Yes even RAW. Likewise—does it really matter W7 or W10 –Until they stop support. If it works–don,t fix it.Look at the prints in an exhibition—who can tell how processed.August 31, 2018 at 3:37 pm #17169
Quite agree with Wallace—never mind the expence–throw the cat another goldfish. Bought two cameras in one year both with monster lenses–but cannot get out to take photo,s— LOL –but the joy of opening the box and depriving the tax man as well as depriving hangers on for their inheritence is a joy to behold.September 3, 2018 at 9:33 am #17197
As operating systems improve and offer better features the applications that run on them can be upgraded to take advantage of the new features. So that’s why they probably phase out support for older operating systems. It would cost them and the new features wouldn’t work on an older operating system and may crash the application. I can understand peoples frustration at being forced to upgrade when what they’ve got is working well for them.
Wallace point is ideal, if you’ve got the money.September 4, 2018 at 8:53 am #17268
At least if you have the wonderful Windows 7.
ADOBE ANNOUNCE….that the next versions of Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC will not be supported on Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607, and on macOS 10.11 (El Capitan). To enjoy the latest versions, Windows users will need to have Windows 7 64-bit or update to at least Windows 10 version 1703, and Mac users will need to update to at least Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra). Laura ShoeSeptember 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm #17269
Windows 7 Does seem to be the most popular worldwide and ok till 2020. I have W10 version 1803 and my very old editing suites work like a charm as does Affinity. So much on W10 its pretty good. Contana is a great feature–just asked it to remind me to make a grooming appointment for my dog-and it will.September 4, 2018 at 10:45 pm #17270
When all said and done–the overall problem are the computers which are on a level with a 1938 Austin Seven. The software is great/amazing. The concept is mind blowing. The hardware-electronics and all therein are rubbish and that is the problem. Like owning a ten year old car and no longer will the fuel work in it. Aircraft and space ships all flown by computers with none of the nonsense we have. We are being sold a pup and in not many years people will look back and laugh about the problems we have with our P.C.s. No reason as they are not out in the weather- not knocked about–except at times of PC Rage. There are little moving parts and yet we go donkey years and never change the electronics in our central heating systems but in ten years on my third pc. What are we going to do about it—not a lot.
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