Allow to purchase camera raw updates for Photoshop CS6

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I am writing regarding/championing those of us who find it not financially viable to buy into the subscription method for Lightroom and Photoshop.  I can not fathom why Adobe would leave a large segment of their clients unhappy and looking for other sources of raw converters.  BTAIM, I think if Adobe's bottom line is to extract as much money as possible from us punters, then they are missing an opportunity from those of us who can not switch to the cloud based softwares.  Simply allow us to buy what we need.  How difficult could it be to allow Photoshop CS6/Lightroom 6 users to purchase camera raw updates?  I know the .dng model is available, but why have to go through that extra step?  It is much more elegant to just do "edit with" ....  I don't expect much joy from Adobe with regards to this issue.  Over the past year, I have been getting more familiar with Capture One Pro.  I can edit in Photoshop with a .psd conversion and auto save back to C1P.  So, all is not lost.   But I don't like leaving an old friend behind.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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To be blunt: a Photoshop CS6 user is not an Adobe client (anymore). You haven’t spent a cent on Adobe products (at least not on Photoshop) for many years. That is why Adobe is not interested in giving you a cheap way of continuing that situation, and it certainly would not want to encourage others to do the same. I’m not saying I agree with that policy, but that’s probably the way it is. To Adobe it doesn’t matter if you go to another application, or continue to use theirs without paying.
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Warren Heaton

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Adobe includes the Camera Raw updates at no additional cost. That the most recent udate for CS6 is limited to Camera Raw version 9.1.1 (while currently at 10.3) has to do with the CS6 being an older version of the software. Even if Adobe hadn’t switched to subscription licensing, this would have happened eventually.

Have you looked into the Phitography plan at $10/month?
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/p...

I, for one, find it to be the deal of the century.
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Warren Heaton

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Have you looked into Afinity Photo? If all that you are looking for at the present time is up-to-date Camera Raw with a path to PSD files, it’s 1/6 the cost of Capture One Pro’s perpetual license.

https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/
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 I know there is not much hope getting Adobe to change their cloud based subs.  My comment is based on the idea that they are missing out on milking a cash cow.  Sooner or later, the likes of C1P will surpass PS and LR in ability to edit photos.  It already has as far as LR is concerned for many; it's just a matter of getting use to a few minor differences. Adobe can probably push just so much before the true believers jump ship. 
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Photoshop CS6 users and/or Lightroom 6 users are not true believers. They are already a lost cause for Adobe, because they decided not to take a subscription but stay with obsolete software. Sure, C1 may surpass that obsolete software, but how is that going to do any harm to Adobe? You already ceased to be a paying customer anyway.

If Adobe has to be worried about the competition, then that only applies to competition for their current CC products, not for their obsolete products.
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It would probably cost Adobe more than they would make from sales. Pretty much nobody updates old software, for numerous reasons.