We’ve been using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for years and although we’re not professional photographers, we’ve enjoyed using the software.
Truth be told – I mainly used Lightroom to import and manage my photo catalogue & doing the odd “enhancement” (colour adjustments, etc.)
Looking at the pricing for the subscription model, it’s not that expensive per month but it does add up over the years.
The nice thing is that you do get continuous upgrades to the software (not all of them great – when you think of the Lightroom “mess” Adobe created a while ago).
Recently however, Heidi had a look at Affinity Photo and she’s well impressed !
For a once-off fee of $49.99, you get the software and support for 2 years !
Compare that with $9.99/month for Lightroom & Photoshop.
So we’ve decided to cancel our Adobe Creative Cloud Photographer bundle (Lightroom and Photoshop) and will now be using Affinity Photo instead.
There are a couple of things missing – it doesn’t handle the import and management of your photos as well as Lightroom, but it’s something I can probably work around.
Affinity Photo won the Apple Mac App of the year 2015 – which says something 🙂
We’ll update you on our experiences as we go along, but for now it’s “Bye-Bye Adobe!”
More info and review of Affinity Photo on TechRadar