I switched over to Capture One a few months ago and I wish I did it sooner. Can't replace Photoshop with anything just yet. Provided they don't change the price of the full suite that includes Premiere and AE, I'm unaffected. I've got no problem switching to Avid if that happens, and I know a lot of my peers will, too. It's already a questionable call to keep paying for that service.
You might look into On1 RAW as a LR substitute. I've been using it for a bit over a year now I think and so far, I'm impressed.
I knew Adobe CC would start jacking up prices once they got their claws into everyone. I just do NOT like the rental model for software.
There are more and MORE viable alternatives for Adobe products that are not subscription.<P>
Davinci Resolve (especially with version 16 coming) - Can replace Premier, After Effects, Audition, and then as a bonus you get some of the best Color Grading software out there. The free version does everything about 98% of the people out there need.
Affinity Photo - Can replace Photoshop pretty readily, faster engine too.
On1 RAW (and others) - replacement for LR.
Affinity has replacements for Designer and with Publisher coming out soon, should be a viable alternative to other Adobe offerings.
I was thinking.....why doesn't Adobe offer their CC offerings WITHOUT cloud storage? I mean, not everyone needs cloud storage just to use their tools locally, where most people do their work, right?
Why don't the offer that option and keep the prices low?
I am paying almost CND $1000 per year for the CC suite now. It's way over priced. I have been thinking of switching to Davinci and On1 for quite a while, but I am concerned about the learning curve to get up to speed. How long did it take you to get proficient at Resolve? Is it a complete replacement of Premiere/ Audition?
I am going to buy at least Resolve and check it out. Adobe is over-the-top greedy, and Premiere is full of bugs, and crashes all the time. I think Premiere is permanently a beta product. Sure their stockholders love it... now ... but I suspect they are going to bleed a lot of users who don't really use everything in there.