My PC is running out of resources and once again in need of a lump of money spending on it which has given me an opportunity to make some decisions regarding how I work and what I use. I am not seeing upgrades to Lr that justify Adobe swamping my PC and incurring these upgrade costs.
Firstly some facts on current useage: I do 95% of my processing in Lightroom and 5% or less in Photoshop. When I use Photoshop, I do not make use of its more complex abilities.
So, I am thinking - at this time I have to at least do a fresh install of Win 10 following upgrade of my M2 drive, and I know from @Ton14
that getting the Adobe products out of your PC's is very hard so why not do it now? All I have to do is decide which package/s to get to replace Adobe Lightroom and preferably one with some of Photoshops lighter features. I use the develop module fully in Lr, and make some pretty huge HDR Pano's. That's it really.
This is where you guys come in:
I would like your advice on alternative packages. Please don't just say the name of a package and suggest I download a trial of it as I already know I could do that, but I would like a your opinion (based on your experience) on the pro's/con's of the package over Lightroom given my typical usage.
My thanks to anybody replying to this.