Why I Left Adobe – Adobe CC Alternatives December 10, 2019 52 By Peter Engel CategoryArticles BlogTagsadobe cc alternatives affinity design affinity photo Davinci Resolve illustrator alternative Photoshop Alternative what I use to edit videos Why I'm leaving adobe why use davinci resolve 52 Comments Diogo Almeida says: June 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm You pretty much nailed the same alternatives I'd use if I were to leave Adobe.Can't do it right now, and I still use Resolve exclusively for color but am trying to leave After Effects for Nuke, as I need to get into node-based compositing and it is more of a standard than Fusion.The industry standard alternative to Adobe Lightroom is Phase One Pro from Capture One https://www.captureone.com/en/products/pro(They even have special support for Fuji) https://www.captureone.com/en/products/fujifilm Reply Ben Sengsouvanh says: June 23, 2019 at 10:48 pm Regarding an alternative to Lightroom there’s Capture One Pro which supports Fuji. I haven’t used it personally, but there’s an option to buy the software out right or go with a subscription. Reply Noealz - Rain Photography says: June 24, 2019 at 12:45 am glad you found someone else which works for you Reply knoptop says: June 24, 2019 at 12:47 am Great stuff! Thanks for sharing! I share the same thoughts on the company. Reply Corey Richardson says: June 24, 2019 at 12:55 am Capture one is a great replacement for Lightroom ESPECIALLY with Fuji files! Reply Doug Hewson YT says: June 24, 2019 at 4:16 am Nice shoutout for my dude, Dee Nimmin 😉 Reply Andrew Parsons says: June 24, 2019 at 2:01 pm Capture One I see gets praised as an alternative to Lightroom. 🙂 Reply Andrew Parsons says: June 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm Will you be buying a product key for Resolve from eBay? Given that BMD finally caught up with preorders with BMPC4K? Surplus should be relatively affordable. It's good for a lifetime, regardless of versions. Reply Andrew Parsons says: June 24, 2019 at 2:09 pm But yeah, it's sad Adobe forgot the only reason why they gained their market share is because Steve Jobs messed up with Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Reply PiDsMedia says: June 24, 2019 at 5:54 pm Adobe,..yeeee-uuuk.The one big issue, come when applying for jobs. Every bloody advert for a Cinematographer/Videographer/Photographer demands "Must use Adobe,.." GRRRRR.DaVinci Resolve is pretty much the defacto industry standard, it's just the H.R. Depts haven't caught up to that yet.For stills, G.I.M.P. easily out powers Photoshop, and it's free. But it's a steep learning curve.Lightworks is another free video editor, but IIRC, the free version is limited to 720p 🙁If you need to edit video REEEEEEALY fast, give GV Edius a try. Reply Nick Long says: June 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm Ayyee. I was actually thinking about switching. Mostly because it's free. lol Reply Ciprian Cucuruz says: June 24, 2019 at 8:51 pm Completely agree – Adobe is a total ripoff. In our agency we pay more on Adobe software than Apple hardware every year.I have been keeping an eye on Affinity suite for a while, just last week they launched a seamless app switching method called StudioLink which blew my mind. Now if only they made a video editor (or BlackMagic Design bought them)… Reply FX_ Gtx says: June 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm I left Adobe aswell Reply focuspuller 1 says: July 15, 2019 at 3:34 am Capture One Pro for Fujifilm, no question.There is a 30 day free trial. Do it. There is also a FREE Capture One Express for Fujifilm. Reply Juggernaut Pint says: August 12, 2019 at 4:31 am For Lightroom check out On1 https://www.on1.com/ Reply Kutay Kösem says: September 11, 2019 at 1:07 am I paid for adobe cc for 3 years, i was willing for the 4th, somehow they decided to deny my card… this is where the action startsi made a lot of tech support chats, always the same answer "we increased your problems priority it will be solved soon" it was imposiable to call them, they dont have local support here in Turkey and international support is imposable to get to. Finnaly i decided to give up and used "trial mode" for a period to keep up with the work.I still love the integration between premiere and after effects though :'(i wish they change but i dont think it will happenThanks for the suggestions. Reply Dazzer1234567 says: October 3, 2019 at 12:04 pm Just vid, thanks ……… just one little word of warning for people thinking about switching to Resolve: I'm an audio engineer who's recently taken up video editing and compositing just for fun, to see where it takes me. I'm used to using programs like Ableton Live & Cubase. With these programs there's a huge user base. If you aren't able work something out, normally a quick google search will turn up the answer, often on an old forum post somewhere. And if that doesn't work, there are forums where people will quickly help you with the answer, even if you're very noobish. This HASN'T been my experience with Resolve. Even some really basic stuff doesn't turn up anything in google. The manual is enormous and not very good. And the members of the Black Magic forum seem to be quite unhelpful and grumpy to new users. Mosly i just get RTFM sort of replies. So i'm the position of not being able to do some basic stuff. Google turns up nothing, i can't find it in the manual, and the forums won't help me! I never had this experience before with software. Actually i'm quite shocked and have never experienced this sort of attitude on a software forum. So i think these issues are partly a result of Resolve having a smaller user base. with mostly older, more professional type users.Just a little heads up & my 2c! Reply Gabs Dias says: October 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm My biggest problem in dropping out of Adobe is After Effects. I really like the platform and I don't have the time to figure out nodes, I'm way better with layers. Haven't seen an alternative yet Reply Spryg let says: October 21, 2019 at 4:09 pm I stopped upgrading Adobe products when they moved to their subscription format. Recently, I switched to Affinity photo from Photoshop and I'm generally pleased with the program. I use Final Cut for editing, but I've downloaded Resolve and I am interested in adding that to my knowledge base. Reply Just Dewitt says: November 3, 2019 at 9:35 pm When my friends and I cancelled our subscriptions they continued to charge us regardless Reply Dave Enbey says: November 4, 2019 at 9:40 pm Thank you for this! Reply Produções VP says: November 16, 2019 at 2:58 am I've installed Davinci Resolve in my i7 4700K with 16Gb of ram and nvidia gtx 750ti and within 10 minutes of using it crashed 3 times…very goooood program…yes….the best of the planet! Oh, my little Premiere Pro 2020 pirated…you are so beautiful and works so good in my specs computer!I guess, i have to try GV Edius 9.5…they say that it is very fast…but seems to be very old fashioned compared to Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Davinci Resolve! Reply Pav W says: November 27, 2019 at 11:03 am Don't start me on Premiere.. The amount of driver issues, crashes, that when I use vpn, creative cloud won't log me in so any projects that I'm working on won't have a proper font activated if I forget to turn the vpn off before turning Premiere on.. So I decided to terminate the subscription to find out that I'm not on a monthly plan but an annual plan paid monthly 😅 Well I'm learning Resolve and waiting for my subscription to end, so excited 😄 Reply merlin lee says: November 28, 2019 at 3:06 am I replaced lightroom with Capture One. Fuji and Sony users can both get it free. Reply pieter van der walt says: November 28, 2019 at 7:21 am Capture one Reply Benjamin Frost says: November 28, 2019 at 2:49 pm Figma is also a really good option for vector graphics and digital design. Reply Mikuláš Pohribný says: November 28, 2019 at 11:52 pm try Capture One for photo editing! great video Reply Michael Harvey says: November 29, 2019 at 7:43 pm It just seems that Adobe treats Windows/Android users like second class subscribers. We get everything last or not at all. Reply Freguerfont says: November 29, 2019 at 7:58 pm Tried Luminar 4? Reply James Butler-Kyniston says: November 29, 2019 at 8:25 pm For a lightroom alternative I recommend giving Darktable a try.https://www.darktable.org/install/ Reply 2gnospam says: November 30, 2019 at 2:09 am Darktable? Reply Felicia Smith says: November 30, 2019 at 2:16 am UPDATE: I've been getting a lot of comments on this video recently, YouTube must be pushing it out. Welcome to the channel! I just want to say thanks for all your suggestions. Shortly after this video I tried out Capture One for a job I had come through and I loved it. I'm now using Capture One. 👍😊 Reply saul sep says: November 30, 2019 at 5:50 am I feel Adobe it is getting pretty invasive even with your own content not only they charge a monthly fee, but they act like they are doing a big favor. Reply Mark Lester says: November 30, 2019 at 12:58 pm I really enjoyed your video, I think it was really informative and well done. I'm looking to get into the creative field (maybe for a hobby) and I didn't want to get involved with the whole Adobe suite since it's waaaay too expensive for me. Even if I ended up making a living from it I wouldn't be paying that much so my major search was for alternatives to the "industry standard". A lot of people don't realize that just because they're the industry standard it doesn't mean they're the only one in the industry. Keep up the good work and thanks again. Reply Khmu Prince says: November 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm I only used the Photoshop,but no more after the subscription only scam marketing. I like Affinity photo now. Love it! Reply Ashleybradbury says: November 30, 2019 at 5:38 pm I just purchased Affinity Photo & Designer, and Hitfilm 14 as alternatives to Adobe Photoshop, illustrator and After Effects (you could say Premier Pro as well despite using it). Altogether during the black Friday sale which also purchasing licenses for both Mac and PC of the Affinity programs, it has cost me £350 in total, that's nearly the cost of a 6-month subscription to all of the Adobe CC suite. The great thing about all the software I've purchased, there is no time limit and you have it for life, unless you want the newer version of the software for which you have to pay for (especially for Hitfilm). As a 3D designer, I use Blender 3d which is free, open-source and extremely powerful, I rate this program for my 3d modelling and animation more compared to Autodesk Maya/3DS Max because Blender introduced me to 3D modelling and animation, and also they also are infamous for their customer services etc. Lightwave 3D is also brill too which has been used in top-classic AAA films if you do your research. I get Adobe is an industry-standard company, but the thing is – if you can produce great content without the use of Adobe or Autodesk, and you can do it on a budget – it proves that there isn't really an industry-standard. Reply Swindle Visuals says: November 30, 2019 at 8:47 pm Avid Media Composer. Reply W. D. Smith says: December 1, 2019 at 2:31 am I've already purchased Affinity Design, and will purchase their other programs as soon as I am able to. I'm really fed up with Adobe. Reply RIZWANMATION says: December 1, 2019 at 6:32 pm I made a you tube video. Would you like to see it? Reply Nick Adams says: December 2, 2019 at 12:34 am I switched from Paint Shop Pro to Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer . I love these programs and I use to use Adobe long time ago when they didn't milk their customers for every dime monthly but just over priced software lol. I freelance design, app developer and I do Journal tags with this software very easy. Cheap software too which helps every way for small developer like myself =0 Reply Restia Ashdoll says: December 2, 2019 at 1:31 am Try ON1 for Lightroom Alternative Reply Grifiin Delo says: December 3, 2019 at 3:43 am In the country im currently living we have a say. If someone tries to rob you, you rob the first. BUT since im not like that i just use the "Free" full version for a year and then pay for the next one, then the third is free again. Fair price for me. Reply Infinite Verve says: December 3, 2019 at 4:17 am Before getting too (prematurely) positive about another product, remember the lessons from Adobe… Many (far too many) people hyped Adobe- it was a good program, and then "(insert all the issues)" happened. A lot of people also got mad when others tried to speak up about the negatives (and they brushed off any discourse)… How are the people behind the new programs (or any)? Do you ('you' being the broader/not personal use of the word) know them personally? Trust them implicitly (to be ethical and truthful). If the answer is no: you are subject to Adobe repeats (sadly). The latest, greatest, shiniest new thing needs repeated testing, calm (thoughtful) reviewing, and those are just a couple things- which take (proper) time. But, when people are rushed, and need to get them dolla bills… You get inferior products (and all the influencers will have assisted in everyone, themselves included, getting shoddy products- rather than great innovation, and properly created things). At the end of the day, I guess the lesson is to be careful what you (excitedly) put out there (recommendations). Adobe had fangirls/boys for many years, and look where it ended up. Same can happen with others. Though, I wish you could get excited, and not have that trust abused. I think people (who look for reviews) all wish the same … Reply Philippe Albouy says: December 3, 2019 at 9:51 am You should try capture 1 Reply Khurram Tariq says: December 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm Been using Capture One and liking it as a valid alternative for Lightroom. Handles Fuji RAW beautifully. Reply Scott C says: December 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm Good video and info, thanks! That you have to use it thing reminds me of the same thing with MS Office. 95% of the time, you're sending people things to look at, it's a pdf, they're not editing, so they'd never know if you weren't using Word. Reply John Mortensen says: December 3, 2019 at 7:03 pm Capture One for Photo Editing. Reply Torinux says: December 6, 2019 at 3:26 am Resolve is far from great to be honest. A lot of issues with the newer version (16) nothing to stop using it, but still kinda annoying to keep closing and open the app whenever a glitch pops. Adobe got some cool additions and upgrades to some tools but as I keep using Premiere and Ae and sometimes Ps and Ai, the more I feel I'm using an archaic software. I don't know, I think their UI is boring. I keep using Ae and Premiere because most of the work I do requires that suite. For my personal work, I moved on past Adobe and started using DaVinci and Affinity Suite. Reply Philip Ford says: December 6, 2019 at 6:29 am As others have said – and I am a professional graphic designer myself with over 20 years experience – the question isn't whether Affinity can replace Adobe products, but whether in the real working world that's ever going to be a thing (it isn't now and may never be, since Adobe effectively have a total stranglehold on the print and online design markets). Just look at any graphic/web/UI design job spec – for any job applicant looking for work in the industry possessing competent skills with Adobe CC is absolutely essential. I have NEVER seen any design job (ever) advertised asking for Affinity experience. No design studio I've ever come across would happily take on someone skilled with Affinity instead of Adobe. Studios have Adobe, their printers have Adobe. It is a closed shop. A total monopoly. This point needs to be underlined, time and again. Affinity products are great (I have them all myself), but in the real work of work knowing how to use them will be next to useless because no busy, professional design studio will ever be using the software. Reply Jtighe says: December 6, 2019 at 10:46 am The issue with me is that there doesn’t seem to be any decent alternatives to Adobe Aftereffects. (Software that can do 2d motion graphics, animation and compositing). Reply J Hess says: December 7, 2019 at 2:35 am we also ran into the issue with fuji raw files, but a program that's been around forever, ACDSEE, worked great for working with and converting to other formats. Reply Rodrigo Mendoza says: December 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm I'm a web designer and developer and also planning to switch from Adobe to free alternatives (with the exception of Adobe Xd, which is free). So far I've come across Inkscape (instead of Illustrator), Gimp (instead of Photoshop), Audacity (instead of Audition) and now Resolve (instead of Premiere and After Effects) thanks to your video 😃 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.