Sounds about right. Those other apps are still for sale and still developing into full maturity. The future is an exciting place! I am looking forward.
I agree that the other photographer oriented developers are going to treat this as a great opprtunity.
Particularly the RAW processor people. I think you might see some acquistions and combo apps that will satisfy 90% or more of any serious photographer's needs, maybe close to 100%. I have Topaz, some of the onOne, investigating RAWs, have Aperture 3.4.4 with the X-Trans plugin.
Lundberg02 makes a very good point.
I'd be very happy with a raw converter that rivaled ACR 8.x in conjunction with Photoshop 13.0.4 Standard. I would have no additional need for Lr or a newer Photoshop.
Samoreen, I agree with what you say. In fact if you go to the OnOne site and check out their New Features in Development, they are working on what they call the Perfect Eraser Tool, which is esentually content aware fill.
It doesn't look like that adoption of CC is slow. You might want to check those analyst briefings:
Still, I agree that Adobe is ignoring the semi-professional market. I understand it as they are a big corp focusing on big corp.
One alternative I see too seldom discussed is OpenSource alternatives as the very good Darktable. Maybe we are at a point where RAW processing and basic image editing with some fancy filters is becoming a commodity. In that sense, Adobe is right about focusing on more advanced integrated use-cases.
Sebastian Stein wrote:
It doesn't look like that adoption of CC is slow. You might want to check those analyst briefings
2 remarks :
- I'm not sure what the figures show for the first quarters : you can subscribe to CC without paying anything (just opening an account, as I did).
- People who subscribed before may 2013 were not aware that Adobe would abandon perpetual licensing. They were thinking they had a safety net. This may impact the figures for the next quarters.