« on: April 08, 2014, 12:50:05 PM »
Question - if I give in to CC and pay the monthly subscription and later down the line I say "nah, I wanna go back to LR4" could I do that? Not sure how it works.
Here is the problem with going on to CC and then quitting (and reverting back to LR5, LR4, Photoshop CS6, etc.):
Any file that you worked on and saved from CC will contain adjustments, filters, layers (for PS) that do not exist in the older version of the application. When you try to open the file in the older software, one of two things could happen:
1) File will load but the unknown adjustments will be thrown away.
2) File will not load because it is from an "unknown or incompatible version".
Someone who is on CC and also has a copy of LR4 or 5 could test this out by applying an adjustment that is exclusive to CC, and then see what happens when opened in the older one.
One serious problem with CC is that, when you quit the subscription, you do not get to keep the latest version. With the old upgrade scheme, whenever you decided to quit upgrading, you always kept the last one you paid for, and your files remained usable. This is why I have opted not to subscribe, and continue to use LR6 and PS CS6 (which do everything I need).
I see. So once you start paying the subscription you're basically tied to it for life. The only issue I have with that model is if they jack up the price somewhere down the line. Think I'll stick with what I have.