xiamenese wrote:I've always used Graphic Converter — I have never been able to afford the Adobe upgrade costs; I'd love to use Lightroom, which I used when it was first launched, but have been deterred by upgrade costs since. Graphic Converter ... brilliant program, I paid the $35 it cost back in 1990 or 1991, and have had to pay an upgrade fee only once or twice since then, and always very low price.
Wow I remember using that back in the early 90s. Used to use it for batch conversions etc. Didn't realise it was still around. What I really need now is a new image catalog app. I used to use iView but since it was sold to Microsoft, and hasn't been updated since 2005, I'm loathe to use it incase I end up losing stuff due to it being unstable on the new OS. I know what you mean about the exorbitant Adobe upgrade prices. Have had to upgrade Photoshop and Illustrator. I have an image in my mind of the Adobe CEO dressed up like Dick Turpin for some reason.
xiamenese wrote:As for an Android phone ... I bought one (Lenovo) in China last year, when my iPhone crashed completely. God, did it drive me mad! I absolutely hated it!
I can only go by the HTC I bought as I know the Androids vary in their OS according to who's manufacturing the phone.