I am an Aperture user who wishes to move to Lightroom (and possibly Photoshop). I presently save all my photos to an external drive. Adobe has announced a tool to facilitate the migration to Lightroom 5 from Aperture. My impression is that it requires me to now store all my photos in the Cloud. I am uncomfortable with this from a privacy point of view and the expectation that the cost of storing tens of thousands of photos in the Cloud will be expensive.
Many of my photographer friends have previous versions of Lightroom and Photoshop which allow them to save their photos locally. They do not want to move to the Cloud.
Do I have to use the Cloud if I migrate to Lightroom 5?