When I first took up photography full-time in 2014, I became completely joined at the hip to Adobe’s photography-related products: Lightroom and Photoshop. For many years before then, we had just been casual acquaintances. Over the years, we’ve settled into a very comfortable and predictable relationship. We’ve grown older together, seen changes around us and tried to adapt as best we could.
But sometimes you grow apart as a result. When Adobe first moved completely into a subscription model and last year announced its intention to move more into cloud and web-based image editing, I knew that we were on the skids and destined, someday, for a breakup.