Well, there are going to be more than a few disgruntled photographers with this announcement. Coupled with the announcement of updates for a range of cameras, Adobe also informed Lightroom users that the final update for the product would arrive by the end of the year.
This signals what many fear is the final transition of the remainder of Adobe’s stable of products to the cloud platform. Adobe’s other properties, such as web design suite Dreamweaver, are part of a cloud-based, subscription service called Adobe Creative Cloud and have existed as such since 2013.
Then, as now for photographers, the transition was jarring, to say the least.