Another post on my experiences with the newly installed standalone Adobe's Lightroom 6 on my Retina 5K 27inch late 2015 iMac.
As we all know, Adobe has been marketing Lightroom as the all-in-one post-processing tool for hobbyists, enthusiasts and professionals, and up to now I have certainly found it to be an "all-in-one” workflow solution for post processing and cataloguing my photographic images. I have been happy with this, given that the current choices for post-processing and file management software are limited.
In the previous post I outlined my unease with Adobe’s latest move to discontinue the standalone version of Lightroom, and to move everyone to the cloud; thereby effectively locking us in for the future for Adobe to grow their profits. I was frustrated because dumping the perpetual license is something Adobe in the past said that it would not do. Adobe Lightroom is now purely subscription based and, unfortunately for me, it is only a matter of time until an OS upgrade from Apple breaks the standalone Lightroom 6 (LR6) completely.
However, my frustration with the standalone Lightroom 6 on the iMac has to do with other issues. It is not only its lack of development compared to the subscription version. It also arises from finding that LR6 has basic stability and performance issues that should not exist in the first place, given that this is professional software.