Got slagged yesterday for not making a bigger deal of the release of Photoshop CS6 beta. (It's a free 984 MB download from the Adobe website.) But...I wonder how many people use Photoshop any more. Seems to me most photographers have switched to Lightroom.
I'm a complete software non-expert (I was joking the other day that Michael Tapes could teach me all he knows and I still wouldn't know as much as he does). I still consider myself a Photoshop user, having not adopted Lightroom—but then, Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) has now become almost a complete image editor, one that sneaked into existence through the backdoor, so to speak—as a plugin—and I do the lion's share of my image correction in ACR now. (My guiding mantra—ACR for global, PS for local.) Given that PS is not the only available host for ACR, I wonder if I can truly say that I'm still a Photoshop user exclusively? It's a tad disingenuous.
Still and all, a poll:
[UPDATE 11/19/12: Vizu Polls closed down, so I've taken a screen shot of the poll results and substituted it for the live poll. Best I could do to preserve the post. —Ed.]
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