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We are on the same page. I never do auto-updates or make other software changers without a good reason. The rest of what you said is exactly correct. What it boils down to is this: If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

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We give the same advice to attendees of our intro to fine art printing workshop... too bad it's the opposite of what Adobe, etc defaults to and encourages. Prior to the workshop it's unlikely they've considered that as most of what is heard or read is "update, upgrade, constantly both software and hardware...".

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The other side of that is eventually you have to do a lot of updates all at once which is really difficult to manage. Also Adobe has, while occasionally breaking things, added lots of useful features which I would hate to miss. My strategy is to develop skills with alternative tools so when one breaks (usually at the worst possible time) I can quickly use the alternate. E.g. for printing I use Lightroom and Canons Pro Print and Layout alternately. I’m also learning Qimage. For developing Lightroom and Photoshop use the same Raw processing tools. Although that’s a single point of failure so I also use Skylum NEO. This works for me because I love the digital darkroom and exploring the possibilities. For those who love the other elements more - capture and print, I completely understand that complicating the workflow is a headache.

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