Adobe has announced their new version of Lightroom, and it will only be available via their cloud-based subscription service. There will be no standalone version of Lightroom -- the current version 6 is the last standalone versions and will only be supported through the end of this year. I have been using Lightroom for many years. I never upgraded to LR6 -- I am still on LR5.7. I had planned on upgrading to LR7 when it was released, but now I need to start looking for alternatives. The subscription model doesn't work for me. I paid about $75 to upgrade to LR5 from version 4 three years ago, and was planning on spending about $80 to upgrade to LR7. In those three years, I would have spent $360 on Adobe's subscription service for the essentially same software. I found an offer for a free license for DxO OpticsPro 11 Essentials, so I downloaded that and plan on giving it a try. Anyone have any other suggestions?