Jump to content
angleigh

Convince me to upgrade to CC

Recommended Posts

I've been on the fence for awhile, but now there's a couple of actions I would love to run for my sports photos that you have to have CC to run them (or more then my CS5)

So i'm thinking of upgrading to the photographers plan and get lightroom (which I already have 5) and CC.  Who else has done it?  Is it worth it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the $10/month CC. I'm not a fan of the subscription model but that's all that was available for a new Mac. I don't notice a huge improvement over my previous version of Photoshop but it works. I don't use Lightroom all that much but I want to start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I suppose $10/month isn't too awful.  I have an old Mac (over 5 years old now), and I suppose if/when I have to get a new Mac I'll have to upgrade.  I have CS6, and some version of Lightroom, but I haven't learned how to use Lightroom yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love it!!  I had to change when I bought the Macbook last year.  I figured for $10/month I could do that for years and it still be cheaper than the outlay for CS6 or whatever.  I haven't messed with light room since I bought this, in fact I haven't messed with LR in years....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been happy with CS5, and the only reason I would want to upgrade is to run some photo actions...lol   I've thought of upgrading for a year (prepay it) and if I don't like it I will still have my CS5 and can go back to that. 

I guess I just hate the fact of spending the $ and if I cancel not having anything for it.  On the other hand, without it I can't run these few actions that would be really cool on photos...which in turn I would sell, so I would earn the $ back

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with you Angie, I've been sitting on the fence with CC for awhile. nI've put it out there on Fb as I have a number of photographer friends who have either jumped on the CC wagon or not....it's a 50/50...some love it while others have hated the move.

So I'm still sitting on the fence!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you can use some great actions, make some money on the photos and still use it to create digi supplies for us to use, then I say go for it! Like you said, you can always go back to CS5 (what I use now) and forget about the subscription. If you do decide to go for it, I'd love to see your photos with the actions on it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I gave CC a try and thankfully was able to cancel my subscription as it played up on my Windows 7 and it was useless for me to use... mostly the problem was with TEXT for some reason and at the time others were having the same trouble.  So I am happy to stick with my CS6 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, A-M said:

I gave CC a try and thankfully was able to cancel my subscription as it played up on my Windows 7 and it was useless for me to use... mostly the problem was with TEXT for some reason and at the time others were having the same trouble.  So I am happy to stick with my CS6 

That's part of the reason I didn't do it a long time ago.  I tried out the trial of it, and it just didn't work with my old computer.  I had all kinds of issues, and it wouldn't run.  But i think it was more my computer, which I just replaced a few months ago (and was 8 years old at that time)  So i'm hoping I will have better luck now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, angleigh said:

That's part of the reason I didn't do it a long time ago.  I tried out the trial of it, and it just didn't work with my old computer.  I had all kinds of issues, and it wouldn't run.  But i think it was more my computer, which I just replaced a few months ago (and was 8 years old at that time)  So i'm hoping I will have better luck now

Good luck Angie!  Interested to see how it works out for you! :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, angleigh said:

That's part of the reason I didn't do it a long time ago.  I tried out the trial of it, and it just didn't work with my old computer.  I had all kinds of issues, and it wouldn't run.  But i think it was more my computer, which I just replaced a few months ago (and was 8 years old at that time)  So i'm hoping I will have better luck now

It may require you to uninstall CS5 so make sure you have the backup files to reinstall. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, diannecp said:

It may require you to uninstall CS5 so make sure you have the backup files to reinstall. 

It didn't require me to uninstall CS6, but it did mess with all my licenses, which I had to re-enter once I went back to CS6 and Lightroom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Photoshop CC offers the following enhancements (vs Photoshop CS6):

  • Support for new cameras (launched after July 2015).   As of July 2015, Photoshop CS6 will no longer be updated to support RAW files from new cameras. You can work around this by using Adobe’s free DNG Converter or a 3rd party RAW converter.  If you don’t want to use one of the options from Adobe, I would recommend taking a look at Capture One.  At $299, you won’t save money for a long time with Capture One, but it offers an extremely good RAW conversion.  Or you could pick up DXO Optics Pro for $99.
  • Camera RAW filter lets you keep adjusting RAW images when opened as smart objects in Photoshop.  You can additionally use this tool to make familiar Lightroom/ACR adjustments to any pixel layer (such as to add clarity).
  • Better support for extension panels (“plug ins”) As a software developer, I can attest that the latest versions of Photoshop offer the ability to create much more beautiful and powerful extensions for Photoshop.  As a small example of this, my own Lumenzia luminosity masking panel for Photoshop has an enhanced user interface when running on CC, and offers a few enhanced functions that aren’t possible on CS6.  And there are many other extension panels out there from other developers that require CC or later.
  • Face-Aware Liquify to easily retouch the size and shape of various parts of people’s faces.  This is truly an incredible tool if you shoot portraits.
  • Perspective Warp to fix distortions.  This tools is also incredibly useful for landscapes to increase or decrease emphasis on something by making it bigger or smaller within the image.  For example, you could make a distant mountain look larger.
  • Content-Aware everything…
    • Content-Aware Scale:  Stretch an image without distorting important elements like people.
    • Content-Aware Move and Extend with scaling and rotation.
    • Content-Aware Crop to fill gaps when rotating an image or extending its boundaries (great for adding a little more sky).
    • Content-Aware Panorama to fill the gaps when stitching images.
  • Path Blur added to the Blur Gallery.  This is an incredible tool for adding motion and energy to an image.  I use it frequently to simulate a long exposure effect in my photographs.
  • Spin Blur added to the Blur Gallery.  This is perfect for making making a parked car look like it is in motion by spinning the wheels.
  • Updated Smart Sharpen adds noise reduction and a better interface.
  • HiDPI support on Windows.  This allows you to make the Photoshop user interface larger so that it is easier to read on high resolution monitors.
  • Camera Shake Reduction to salvage handheld images that should have been shot on a tripod.
  • Real-time healing brush.  This offers a fast and accurate (live) preview of the healing brush.  Note that some users (especially people retouching skin on portraits) may prefer the results of the legacy brush.  You can switch to the legacy healing brush by checking Preferences/Tools/Use Legacy Healing Algorithm.
  • GPU acceleration for certain tasks (healing brush, sharpening, enlarging).  Note that many older computers cannot take advantage of these GPU features.
  • Focus Mask allows you to create a selection based on areas of the image that are in or out of focus.  While I love the concept, this tool creates a hard-edged mask for which I have yet to find a use.
  • CS6 Extended Features (video and 3D, which are not in CS6 Standard).
  • And the list grows if you’re using a version of Photoshop older than CS6.

Reference: https://gregbenzphotography.com/other/is-an-upgrade-to-photoshop-cc-worth-it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those are very good points.  I know since I got my new camera in December my CS5 won't open my raw files.  I know I just need to update it, but it's a pain (and there's alot of fun things in CC) :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a nice rainy day so I finally pulled the trigger and upgraded.  Hopefully all goes smoothly, and luckily I have 14 days to get a refund

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Question about CC - I just upgraded to CC and it's messing with my styles.  Primarily I'm using Syndees Shadows.  Most often they look 10 times the size they normally do in CS4, and, some of them come out totally square or round and not the shape of the shadowed item.  This could be a deal breaker.  Has anyone experienced anything like this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Amy....I don't have any problem with it.  I just sent you a new download to it.  Maybe try redownloading it and then install.  See if by chance that may help

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know I had a tutorial bookmarked and now it seems that the page is no longer there.  I'll have to do some googling, because 99% of the time I just drop them on my workspace and use them that way

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok - sounds good.  I thought maybe since I didn't save the set that might have been part of the problem. I just redid everything and it seems better than it was but not quite the same as in CS4.  I wonder if it's a setting somewhere.  I have to go now but will play with this later today.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone.  These drop shadow changes turned out to be a bug that was fixed with the latest update! Yay! I've been playing with it all morning and now I'm actually sorta liking CC2019?  Question:  What color mode do you all create in? RGB? CYMK?  RGB seems to be the default.  Does anyone change it and if so why?

Thank you!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, mimes1 said:

...Question:  What color mode do you all create in? RGB? CYMK?  RGB seems to be the default.  Does anyone change it and if so why?

 

Use CMYK for projects that are destined for printing.  It is a more true color representation of how the project will print.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×