(I think an additional link exists??)
Oh, in in the forthcoming tirade about the (censored) at Adobe, remember we are all customers at this forum, none of us work for Adobe. You will be preaching to the crowd, non of whom are at Adobe.
Perhaps another member can provide the link to Adobe for complaints.
Complaining on this forum, if thats to get a response from Adobe, is the wrong place. But, if you want to vent, fine, but remember to include Google in your vent, include all the responsible parties.
You are not alone. Yes Adobe is right to say LR Version 6 is no longer supported.
However, LR Version 6 is still available from retail outlets e.g. I visited my local John Lewis store on Tuesday 4th Dec 2018 and they have it priced £119.95. None of the members of staff were aware that map module would fail. Adobe had not informed them.
I tried "chatting" online with Adobe but was passed from one person to another none of whom was prepared to discuss the issue.
I have raised a query with Trading Standards Institute as I believe Adobe could be charged with making "a profit on something which they know is unfit for purpose". The query number is 15273816
Off to Camera club tonight to see if I can stir them up too :-)
I know the "little man" rarely wins the day but Adobe really are not playing fair this time I feel
>> Complaining on this forum, if thats to get a response from Adobe, is the wrong place.
>> But, if you want to vent, fine, but remember to include Google in your vent, include
>> all the responsible parties.
Complaining and venting wasn't my intention.
I didn't know why a feature would be working fine, and then 14 days later stop.
I thought perhaps I had an incompatible driver/software update, so my
original post was a legitimate request for guidance.
I'm not all that knowledgeable as a sysadmin.
>> I have raised a query with Trading Standards Institute as I believe Adobe could be
>> charged with making "a profit on something which they know is unfit for purpose".
>> The query number is 15273816
It *is* frustrating to own a product that is still for sale and "supported"... yet isn't really.
Will be curious to learn what comes of your query with the Trading Standards Institute.
Since Adobe is unlikely to issue any more updates for Lightroom6,
and it's equally unlikely that Google will revert/undo whatever change it just made:
As a general "work around" strategy, I'm using Google Maps in conjunction with Lightroom
(that is, I have a browser window open to maps.google.com beside my open Lightroom window).
I can't see/interact with the maps in Lightroom anymore, but the database is still logging GPS
coordinates that I provide. It's sometimes a frustrating process to GET the GPS co-ordinates
to display within Google (they keep trying to give me "plus" codes instead), but I once I have them,
I just copy and paste them into the right info slot in the Lightroom MAPS module.
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Yes I also find it massively frustrating. Yes you can still get geotag coordinates to paste into Lr. You can also use Jeffrey Friedl's geoencoding plug-in. The thing we have lost completely is the interactive map where you can see flags for all your photos showing where you took them. I'm looking into Google Earth as a possibility and I'm looking into other software products to use alongside Lightroom such as iMatch, darktable and digikam.
Anyone looking into class action against them?
To say that this is disconcerting is an understatement. I depend on this feature and to have to enter each image separately is untenable. Is anyone out there able to do a work-around that would let us see multiple images? Since Adobe is historically singularly unresponsive and has basically deleted one of the modules on our program, we need someone to "hack" the problem.
I'd certainly sign up for a class action. I have zero intention of being forced into a costly subscription.
Please let us know what you find. Thanks.
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They have tried to force everyone into a subscription model, paying thousands of dollars over the coming years for a product (or lose your collection) and yet the method they are using proves that they cannot be trusted to be fair in the years to come. At some point they will ransom your photo collection for more and more cash.
Yes rkc62 that's exactly how it seems to me. Some will say that you won't lose your collection and that may be true for a while after you stop your subscription. But as soon as there is a change to any software that your version Lightroom depends on you will be partially or fully disabled, just like those of us on Lr 6 are now with tha Map view. As time goes by from that point on things can only get worse. Oh and what if Adobe either goes bust or drops Lighroom?