December 1, 2019

Plunge Taken

Well, after more months of here-and-there playing with Lightroom and On1 Photo Raw, On1 came out with the 2020 version and along with other enhancements, in this one they added a direct ability to upload photos to SmugMug sites. So that was all it took to finish the deal for me. After some testing of this new version, I finally took the plunge today and cancelled my Adobe subscription plan. 

It's interesting how hard that was to do! Not technically hard, just emotionally. Like so many others, I had complained in the past about having to pay a subscription fee to use Adobe's products, but when it came time to cut the cord I found myself more hesitant than expected. I think it was the comfort of knowing I was using the industry gold standard, always updated, and so well developed as a product. 

So today I'm off that wagon and out on my own with Photo Raw as my only image editing tool. I've always like the app and used it here and there, so it's certainly not unfamiliar. And On1 has an ever-growing following, with lots of great content on YouTube and of course, their own support and help guides. So it's certainly not like going completely dark. 

I'll post some updates as get to know the app better and adjust my workflow and image management for this app. I'm excited and looking forward to this next chapter in the hobby!