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I agree with most that you will not have to worry for some time that Lightroom will stop being developed and even if it does stop being developed, it will be able to be used for some time afterwards (since an internet connection is not required to run, only update). The problem with running software that is no longer maintained is that computer equipment ...


I set up collections based on the 'genre'. Fine Art, Weddings, etc. within these each client has about 3 folders, raw, edits, final. I never have a problem finding a file if it's organized this way. I do not keyword anything. Probably not the best way but it works for me. I don't do stock work so no need for me to tag/keyword. I am a full time professional. ...


The description information in the LR's catalog (like keywords, rating, title, etc.) can be easily written into your images as XMP metadata. And any decent DAM solution that supports XMP/MWG can easily import it. Information about your non-destructive RAW adjustments also can be written into the XMP but this is unuseful for other programs because these are ...


I think you'll be fine. Look at the case of Aperture, discontinued by Apple. Adobe offers an Aperture import plug-in. Lightroom's catalog is an SQLite database and much of the data stored within it is in XML format so the data is very accessible to programmers if the need arises. In the unlikely event that Adobe and Lightroom ceased to exist, it would easy ...


It's not unheard of for companies to drop support, or to be bought out and killed off, or to become so costly to maintain for you that you decide to migrate away from it. There's not really a way to combat this, and Adobe does have a good history of maintaining legacy support. Even so, you are taking a risk by putting your work entirely into the hands of a ...


Lightroom is a very successful product. I suggest you not worry too much about this possibility until it happens. It's fairly safe to assume if Adobe does decide to abandon Lightroom, someone will take up the opportunity to create an importer that will suck up your Lightroom data into their product, the way Adobe did with Apple Aperture recently. To be ...


If Adobe stops support for Lightroom, you use your catalogs just as you did before. You don't need Adobe's support to use the software, especially if you have a perpetual license. But even if not, the "read only" features will still work after Adobe revokes your CC license. Other than that, there is no migration path to other software currently available. ...

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