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    Default When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

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    Hey folks.
    An old timer here.
    But away for a long time.

    I need help.

    I have been sitting on (a licensed copy of) Photoshop CS3 for a l-o-n-g (obviously) time.
    But it had always served my needs so I had never bothered to upgrade it.

    But now...

    I have upgraded my Mac OS from Lion (ouch, another "oldie") to Sierra.

    Went to open Photoshop and got this popup:
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    I clicked on "More Info" and got this:
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    Can anyone advise, help me, walk me through what to do???

    - it seems to want me to download the LEGACY Java that would go with my OLD LION OS
    - but I don't still have Lion, I have Sierra (why does it think I still have Lion?)
    - so do I download the new Java that "fits" with Sierra?
    - but then is that not going to work with CS3?
    - so... do I need to upgrade from CS3 to... WHAT???
    - what is this "Creative Cloud" stuff? I just want an application on my computer that I can use to do stuff
    and I'm not sure "Creative Cloud" sounds like what I want/need/am used to

    Anybody talk with me about my CONUNDRUM?

    JamesD

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    Default Re: When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

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    Oh, good grief!

    I have part of the conundrum figured out.
    While I was sleeping Photoshop went from a simple desktop app to some GINORMOUS SUBSCRIPTION setup.

    So... so much for upgrading my Photoshop CS3.

    Unless... if I have this figured out right, Photoshop went CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 before jumping the shark.

    Is there a way to upgrade from CS3 to CS6? and have that work and play well with Sierra?

    I'm thinking it might be either that,

    ... or stay with CS3 if it can be made to work with Sierra,

    ... or start looking for alternatives to Photoshop.

    I hate the thought of moving to another program, I am so comfortable with Photoshop.

    My needs are small, no drawing or painting, no movies.
    I just take pictures and do my few little things to them:
    - Levels
    - USM
    - Gradient Map for B&W conversions
    - and things like resize, crop, etc. as necessary

    BUT... simple as my needs are, I'm a creature of habit and hate to have to learn different ways.

    So... I'm continuing to study on this.
    But would really appreciate input from any of y'all.
    Michael?

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    Default Re: When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

    I do believe that the Java legacy version is another Java version in order to support programs for older operating system.

    So just install the legacy Java and that's it.

    Adobe has switched to a subscription model and they are making billions off of it, so that's not gonna change. Your only option with photoshop is piracy, but that too isn't easy.
    But there are other programs, though withdrawal from PS may be hard, for most of what you do Lightroom or Capture One would be enough. I now do everything in Capture One.
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    Default Re: When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesD View Post
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    Oh, good grief!

    I have part of the conundrum figured out.
    While I was sleeping Photoshop went from a simple desktop app to some GINORMOUS SUBSCRIPTION setup.
    And evidently it is profitable for them. They just announced 1.84 billion in revenue for 2017 Q3:




    If you are considering switching, you might want to look at the freely available gimp and rawtherapee:


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    Default Re: When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

    Consider Paint Shop Pro ultimate x8 or x9 or the newest version PSP2018- Fine programs
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    Default Re: When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishtug View Post
    Consider Paint Shop Pro ultimate x8 or x9 or the newest version PSP2018- Fine programs
    Also have a look at On1 Photo Raw and Macphun Luminar


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    Default Re: When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

    Also Affinity Photo for Mac or Windows. I'm looking at it right now and it seems fairly comprehensive. No asset management like Lightroom though
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    Default Re: When you need help you aways go home (help! Photoshop help!)

    I'd recommend a hybrid of what others have said above:


    Rawtherapee for raw files; Corel Aftershot Pro would be my 2nd choice.


    Corel PaintShop Pro for image editing as you used to do in Photoshop. Affinity Photo would be my 2nd choice.


    A lot of software companies are trying to take advantage of Adobe's switching to the subscription model by selling non-subscription software (like we are used to). I applaud this.
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