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Well we share initial version numbers, but surely you don't mean that adjustment layers, filter fades and smart objects have found no place in your workflow? I understand that they're not essential (as in indispensable) but they surely have added value to the program for me. Puppet warp, not so much.
I do agree that lately the OMG additions to Photoshop have been MIA, and I plan to ride my last version into the dirt.
Hi Ho1972, etal,
FWIW, 3.0.5 had layers. My main reasons for round-tripping an image through PS have pretty much always been to moving a keeper into a wider gamut at 16-bits per channel and uprezzing before applying any exposure correction tweaks through curves, etc. Then applying any needed cropping and then down-rezzing, resizing and gamut changing back to my output of choice. A pinch of sharpening, if needed. My needs, I suppose, are a lot simpler than others...I've pretty much been a "if I didn't "get it right" in my camera with composition, moment or lighting it ended up as a tosser" kind of guy. Heck, my, um, RAW's back in '95 were slide and film scans done on a UMAX 24-bit flatbed over SCSI! And, today, my digital RAW conversions are almost exclusively done in DPP, I've always loathed the Adobe interface for that kind of work.
Now, for those in need of regular support, and all the fancy doodads, filters and "Art Department" image manipulation tools, I "get it", and I feel your pain that you're being extorted into a subscription. But for me, give me a full 16-bit per channel and multi-gamut tool by the time I'm ready to upgrade my computer and I'm out of Adobe land. All the equivalent darkroom development and printing tools have already been electronically recreated for the past twenty years, I don't know what Adobe thinks they're selling.
Anyhoo, that's how it looks from my corner of the universe.