Industry Changes

Some sorting out is going on.

In late June, Micron Technology–parent company of Lexar, long-time maker of high quality memory cards and flash drives–announced that they would be discontinuing the Lexar brand and its entire removable storage retail business.  If that happens (it seems there’s a remote possibility it could be sold and rejuvenated), it will be a sad day in the evolution of digital photography.  I’ve used Lexar cards and readers for many years and experienced top performance and zero failures.

In May, Google announced they will no longer be updating the Nik Collection or adding new features.  Several Nik tools have become very much a part of my everyday workflow as Photoshop plug-ins, but as time goes on the inexorable move to 64-bit protocols in computing devices will eventually result in incompatibilities unless the Collection is updated.  Maybe someone else will be able to acquire the code and move these valuable tools on into the future.

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