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Where has Lightroom gone?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ashley King, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Ashley King

    Ashley King New Member

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    I've just been looking at the Adobe website because it's time to get accredited. I see that the list of Products Available for Proficiency as an Adobe Credited Expert (ACE) User no longer includes Lightroom.

    Can anyone shed some light on this for me please?
     
  2. DGStinner

    DGStinner Active Member

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  3. JohanElzenga

    JohanElzenga Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    BTW, it's Adobe Certified Expert, not 'Credited'.
     
  4. Ashley King

    Ashley King New Member

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    Oops. Yes, my mistake.

    Lightroom 4 and 5 are not really what I was hoping for. I my digging I found that from December 2016 Lightroom 4 and 5 don't come up on the list of available products.

    It's a great pity if there isn't the option.
     
  5. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    It doesn't surprise me... they've always lagged way behind with the certification.
     
  6. PhilBurton

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    Why do you need the certification?
     
  7. Diko

    Diko Photographer by day. Nerd by night.

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    I am interested in LR certification. Any advice or link would be highly appreciated. :)
     
  8. clee01l

    clee01l Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    Certification is only (IMO) useful if you need to make money selling your services in LR training or providing LR help for a fee.
     
  9. Diko

    Diko Photographer by day. Nerd by night.

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    Indeed there is solid logic behind your words, but never forget the reputation agenda. If Adobe entrust you with such a badge, there is no need to explain yourself that you are an LR veteran and know what you are talking about. :)
     
  10. clee01l

    clee01l Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    You will find people here that know what they are talking about and don't put ACE behind their names. Frankly in an environment like Lightroom Forums, a reputation is built on what you say not some certificate. I also feel that I have no need to explain my self and self acquired knowledge to any one. Since no one is paying for it and I get no remuneration for sharing my LR knowledge, it matters little if there is an ACE with my name on it.

    About the time I became interested in learning about LR, I also was deciding to retire from the IT industry. I thought about going for the ACE exam, but the cost was not trivial and I was not really seeking income from my LR knowledge. Were I trying to earn a living from LR like Victoria and others do, then an ACE would be beneficial. Hopefully people like Victoria earn enough because of their ACE to justify the cost of maintaining a license.
     
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  11. Diko

    Diko Photographer by day. Nerd by night.

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    Yes, indeed the certificate cost is too high. Having in mind that LR is NOT as complicated as PS at all (regardless of all little things usually people tend to NOT use). I myself just as you retired the IT and went into the oversaturated photography market and still believe there's some place for me to contribute.

    The question as you quite well pinpointed is if I would plan on caching from my contribution, because so far I see no real direct $180 fee return. However the reputation and image-wise it seems a good reason (to me at least). One-time fee might be better than spending so much more time on the Adobe forums in order to deserve a community professional. I am more into supporting the developers in debugging than into explaining common things easily resolved on youtube or google. I feel I can contribute better that way ;) That doesn't mean I don't provide feedback when I find a solution to my own problems or thank to someone else's efforts.

    Ergo one-time fee could be a good cheat. Might be wrong. Love to hear more pro-against arguments. Still haven't decided and besides - there seems to be no link to such LR certificate at the moment ;)
     

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