I’m a little peeved.
Ever since Adobe has moved from a per-product pricing system to a subscription-based system for its professional-level products, I’ve pretty much been done with Adobe. I’m pretty mad at them, that their products are now out of my reach. I know Elements is their “consumer” product, and frankly I might have to go there. But I have a little more knowledge than the average consumer, and have, in the past, bought versions of Adobe’s Creative Suite of products for my needs. I just can’t hack the expense of an ongoing subscription. But, herein lies my problem. You see, this week, I met this little flower:
This first photo is how the flower looked as it came out of my camera. It is easy to see that the white areas are over-exposed, and “blown out.” So, I hadn’t posted the photo anywhere, because I wasn’t happy with it.
I own a copy of Corel’s product, After Shot Pro, which is I guess supposed to be their answer to Adobe Bridge for processing of Camera Raw files. But, while focusing on the white areas of the flower only, and trying to get the detail to pop out, I just couldn’t do it, no matter what I tried. And I ended up with a sort of dark, ugly result. Anything else, and I was right back to the blown out white flower.
And of course, here is the same flower in Adobe Bridge:
I give up, Adobe. You win. I still hate you, but you win. Poop.