As an IT guy, I look at software differently than end users. While I am an end user, I am also sensitive to the way the software interacts with the system. Like a car nut, I don't just care about how nice the paint job and interior are, I care about what's under the hood.With that in mind, I never upgrade Adobe Lightroom (or any Adobe software) until it has been out at least a couple weeks or a month. So I'm asking if anyone has had problems running version 5.7 on Windows 7 x64.I created a poll above so others on the fence about updating might get an idea of what the outcome will be before they commit.
I also did a quick Google search about this and a new post has just appeared that echoes my thoughts and opinions about Adobe software in general
. I have thought that Adobe software, from an IT standpoint, sucks for many years. A decade or more ago, Adobe was primarily a Apple software company. Whatever they did to branch into Windows programming, they did wrong and they never changed. Say what you want about Apple and Steve Jobs but I never faulted him for insisting that Adobe Flash would not be used in iOS. That was a good call and a triumph for the closed system computer model of Apple. Unfortunately, after all these years, the industry hasn't followed suit and we still have to deal with Adobe Flash, Shockwave, etc on every system. What a nightmare.
Anyway, if you want to know more about this line of thinking on Adobe, read the article below.https://photographylife.com/adobes-software-bloating-performance-issues-and-bugs
I just did a full image backup of my System Drive and Lightroom catalogs in preparation for the 5.7 update. I would like to start processing my 7D-II RAW files. I hope I don't regret the update! I'll let you know soon.