Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/14

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Subject: [Leica] Adobe Special Pricing
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:43:00 -0500

I'm sure when I upgrade my Lightroom I'll feel the same.

Mark R.

> From: Lottermoser George <imagist3 at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:36:54 -0600
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Adobe Special Pricing
> On Feb 14, 2012, at 4:59 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> I love it on a list such as this with people owning tens of thousands of
>> dollars worth of rarified German camera gear and moving a lot of money 
>> gear
>> wise back and forth who don't want to spend more than in effect $99 on 
>> their
>> in effect darkroom. And this actually might mean lifting a pinky finger to
>> finish an image they've made with camera gear many a pro would kill for.
>> For two decades now Photoshop has been the basic tool for anyone doing
>> anything in digital photography. You get a digital camera you get a copy 
>> of
>> Photoshop. Kids instead of going out for recess in school stayed inside 
>> and
>> played with Photoshop filling the rooms they have filled with Macs.
>> Then it got harder to pirate copies and upgrades much of this died down.
>> Any photographer I ever knew we'd meet for lunch the first topic which 
>> came
>> up was what the latest things we've been doing in Photoshop. Easier and
>> better ways to do things with our pix. A better sharpening scheme. A 
>> better
>> way to make selections. You name it.
>> Its a bit ironic to see it come to this.
>> People buying an image sorting database and calling it Photoshop.
>> People bunching Elements and Photoshop into the same category.
>> My advice would be to sell a few bodies and lenses you don't really need 
>> and
>> be a big boy and buy a real copy of the new Photoshop CS5.
>> A thing any kid would do if they had the money.
> I have used Photoshop since its first release.
> Bought every upgrade up to present CS5.
> I have used Lightroom since its first beta release;
> and currently run the latest version.
> I consider myself an experienced photographer,
> darkroom technician,
> and digital post production processor;
> who has worked, at one time or another,
> in just about every RAW processor that has come out.
> I would not want to be without either Lightroom or Photoshop.
> Though without question 90% of the digital post processing I do
> gets done in Lightroom.
> Regards,
> George Lottermoser
> george at
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