You expect me to swim in that?

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I have had so many problems in the past whenever I upgraded Adobe Photoshop. Thus, when Photoshop CC (2014) was released in June, I resisted the temptation to upgrade.

That temptation overcame me today, which means that I started upgrading at around 6:00 this morning and just finished a few minutes ago.

Upgrading for me meant that I had to install a new version of Photoshop CC since it’s a major upgrade and does not install on top of any older versions.

A new version doesn’t recognize Actions, Extension Panels, Plug-ins, etc.

Since I have a lot of that stuff for my Photographic Art enterprise, I had to re-install or re-create everything. So burdensome. One would think that in today’s technological world, a few good programmers would be able to make things go more smoothly. Not the case….

Anyways, everything seems to be working, so I’m back in action. Here’s my first Photographic Art creation using Photoshop CC (2014):

You expect me to swim in that?

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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8 thoughts on “You expect me to swim in that?

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I have had CC since it came out in June 2013. I have always thought it awesome, but those pesky minor upgrades have been horrible. I finally turned automatic upgrades off in November 2013. This upgrade is CC (2014), which was released in June 2014.

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  1. babso2you

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it comes to mind…There are so many instances where companies on various softwares that I use have been changed to include or exclude something that either doesn’t work well, or used to but was done away with…The programmers need to try using what they develop, or have an end user beta test it before releasing…Good piece and glad you got your stuff back to where you want it!

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I found one very long thread at adobe.com where billions and billions of people were complaining about why something didn’t work anymore, why something was missing, etc.

      There was one Adobe software engineer who was extremely helpful, and the gist of the message on why something was missing was because it was no longer supported. It was no longer supported because it was old technology, and backward compatibility eventually will be like manufacturing a car today that is compatible with a 1909 Model A. It’s just not feasible.

      Usually when major software upgrades are released, they tend to be much faster due to new coding and such, and my own tests yesterday indicate that CC (2014) is, indeed, much faster than CC was. It takes only a few seconds to open rather than the 15-60 seconds that CC took. So I’m quite happy there.

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    2. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      The problem with not fixing something that isn’t broke to begin with takes us back to Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, WordStar, PCWrite, etc. Those companies refused to acknowledge that their software was broken simply because technology was advancing. Microsoft was inventing that technology and used it to create Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher, and put the other companies out of business.

      As my wise old grandmother said when I became the #1 typist in all of Kingsville, Texas: “If you want to stay #1, you have to change.” I didn’t understand it then, but I sure do now. And I did change, by offering more services in addition to mere typing–research, proofreading, editing, writing……..

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