I’m on the last day of my lightroom 6 trial and have decided I will be using that as my DAM… then using both On1’s Perfect Photo Suite and Affinity Photo for my additional editing programs.
I can’t really find anywhere an answer that might help me make the final purchase. Elsewhere here I’ve outlined my HiSpeed (slow) woes and while its improved somewhat in the last couple of weeks its not “hi” by any means and my bandwidth would negate using any Creative Cloud for storage.
I have my new MBPro and my older 27”iMac and a local network that is reasonably quick, although not hardwired. I’ve tested out access to photos on both my MBPro, on my 27” and for an EHD connected to the 27” (the latter two from LR6 on my MBPro, and all seem to be functioning smoothly. I will probably be hosting my main Photo storage on an EHD connected via FW800 on my 27”.
I’m concerned that I seem to be hearing that Adobe might not offer much support to those who do not opt for their CC version and instead purchase the standalone. I’m not concerned about mobile (iPad) access to the files as I don’t expect to be doing any editing from that machine. At best I’ll be exporting some photos from LR6 to Photos on my MBPro and then sharing them via my apple Cloud account but these files will all be predated and saved as jpg only… for sharing with some family and friends.
Am I ok just purchasing LR6b as a standalone? Have others out there who have done the same found they are missing anything that might have been provided by the CC version?