While it's each users responsibility to develop and execute their personal photo archival plan to ensure they can view, in whatever form or fashion, their images for however long into the future that they deem acceptable. I want to ask Adobe to consider this: what things are you doing that empowers users to do this simply, effectively and with a "big picture" level of personal control? A hint; I believe you're failing miserably. But I have thoughts on how you could improve with (what I would perceive as) nominal measures. I'm asking you to envision 100 (even just 30) years from now... How much personal, visual history will be lost because of small-minded thinking on the part of software companies, and in this case, Adobe. And by small-minded I mean being driven by what history will prove out to be short-term goals, e.g. profits. I ask you to consider your bigger place in human existence that goes beyond simply being a profitable business. No, I'm not asking for open source, I'm asking for some deliberate concessions for nominal fees to give (granted likely a niche group of) people an off-ramp from the upgrade treadmill.
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