DxO has acquired the Nik Collection and strengthened its Photolab, On1 Photo Raw is, in addition to a complete suite of plugins, also a raw editing tool, Capture One is consolidating as a professional alternative to Lightroom.
At the moment, the situation is quite confusing and we have to use software and plugins as we need, but it is increasingly evident that Lightroom alone is not enough and Photoshop is often “too much”.
Lightroom mostly needs more advanced correction tools, levels, selections and masks, and more professional color management.
When can we finally use a truly complete Adobe Image Manager, and maybe even a porting for Linux platforms?
If you want to get in touch with the topic, contact me, we will design together a course/consultancy according to your real needs, for using and implementing the right postproduction software and plugins.