« on: June 11, 2014, 11:09:35 AM »
The reason for the sidecar files is to store the edit information. However, it only works with Adobe, so you can't necessarily take them to a different software.^^ Can't you export sidecar xml files to preserve your work?
Are all the localized edits stored in the .xml files? I thought that was just the metadata, I thought the actual edits were in the LR catalog.
So can another editor like Capture One read the .xml files and apply the same edits? It seems like many of the localized edits would be proprietary to Lightroom.
You do not need the catalog if you have the sidecar file. This is handy for preventing loss of edits in the event that the catalog gets clobbered and you do not have a backup.
There will be a announcement on June 18.
As to prices, The price for old Photoshop versions went sky high when they stopped selling them. Lightroom is a lot more prevalent, so I doubt if prices will go thru the roof, but they will increase.
I have photoshop and lightroom CC subscriptions, but also have LR 5 and Photoshop CS5
The lack of a Lightroom 6 beta has a lot of people worried.
Yeah, that's what I assumed about the side-cars, being Adobe specific. But that's what information I was looking for - historical prices. I guessed they'd probably shoot up. Which is why I bought CS6 when it was announced that it'll be the last box copy. Maybe I'll just pay the $80 for the upgrade and be done with it.