Every time we talk about the Adobe creative cloud subscription I get people that propose alternatives to using Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. This last time was no exception. Peter suggested the following:
Perhaps there is an alternative to Adobe Photoshop to take into consideration: AffinityPhoto.com by Serif (Europe). It's a new program that competes with CS at $39.99. I downloaded the program from Apple's iTunes Store and it works.
Peter is in that relatively small population that find the whole concept of subscription software offensive. Yes, I understand totally. I used to feel that way, but I've gotten past it. Mainly because there are almost no software applications that even come close to replacing Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for real estate photographers! Why?
Because the Key functionality for real estate photographers is lens correction features. You know, all that stuff in the Lens Corrections panel of Lightroom! For example, AffinityPhoto or OnOne photo suite has none of that stuff! They may someday, but they don't now! To create quality work real estate photographers MUST be able to:
What other applications other than Lightroom and Photoshop that can do all all five above and are available both on OS X and Windows? The research I've done leads me to only three applications:
So there are probably only two strong alternatives (1 & 2 above) and they don't eliminate the need for Photoshop completely.
Am I missing any?