A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the most popular photo editing programs, including Lightroom and Photoshop, had some of the most confusing and confusing settings.
But it’s getting worse, not better.
Now, Adobe is cracking down on what users are calling “fraudulent photos” and making it much harder for people to delete them.
Now, it’s not that Adobe is trying to stop users from editing photos.
It’s just trying to make the process of editing photos easier for people.
I first reported on the new feature on Friday, when Adobe released a document outlining what it calls a “clean slate” of features that it hopes will make editing photos much easier for users.
Here’s what it said: We are committed to improving the way people edit photos.
Today, we are rolling out a new photo editing feature called “clean-up.”
This new feature will provide users with a clear overview of their editing choices, allowing them to make better choices about how to edit photos, and we’re also introducing a new way to remove duplicates, and make it easier to get rid of unnecessary content.
A few weeks later, Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayanan, said that the company is cracking downs on “falsification, duplication, and fraud,” and it wants to make it harder for photo editing tools to take users’ credit for their work.
He added that users should “have the option to delete files and not lose credit for work.”
But Narayanaran also pointed out that Adobe doesn’t have the right to do that.
The company has “the legal authority to do it,” he said.
And while Narayanas company has made it clear that users can’t delete files in Photoshop, Adobe has said that it can delete any file in Lightroom, but only after it has been uploaded to its servers.
That means that, unless users specifically tell Adobe that they want to delete the file, they will not be able to do so.
What’s more, Adobe will only allow users to delete “fractured, non-compatible, or incorrect” files that it has “reasonable grounds to believe” are stolen.
It also will not let users delete files that were created by someone else, and if it does decide to delete a file, it will be subject to a “time limit” of two weeks.
While Adobe’s actions may seem like a lot of work for a company that has been fighting off lawsuits from other photographers over copyright infringement, it might just make it more difficult for users to keep up with the changes.
As the New York Times points out, “the new rules come as a result of a lawsuit filed last year by two people who said they had edited a large number of their images in Photoshop using a program called The Creative Cloud.”
They alleged that their images had been deleted without their permission, and the software had been used to create thousands of identical versions of their photos.
The plaintiffs in that lawsuit had filed a class action suit against Adobe for copyright infringement.
But the judge in that case dismissed the lawsuit on technical grounds, arguing that Adobe was not liable for copyright violations and that the court should have considered other factors that might have influenced the dismissal of the case.
For years, Adobe had argued that it was simply providing a service to users and that it had no business interfering with people’s creative decisions.
But with the new guidelines, Adobe seems to be trying to force photographers to pay a price for uploading their photos to the service.
Photographers, understandably, will be very wary of making their work public.
In a statement, Adobe said: “We do not condone the use of this software for any unauthorized purposes and will stop providing support to those who engage in such conduct.”
But, it added, “Our commitment to freedom of expression is strong.
We will continue to work closely with law enforcement to ensure that our software is used responsibly and is used in a way that protects all users.”
But if you’re a photo editor, you might not be happy about it either.
It might sound like a simple tweak to the “clean house” that Narayanaraan promised, but Adobe isn’t taking any chances.
In a blog post, Adobe told users that it would be making it “difficult for us to provide you with support services in the future” as a response to the new rules.
Adobe said it is “working closely with the police on these issues.”
The company said that in the meantime, it would stop providing the “Clean-Up” feature to users who do not ask for it.
And Adobe is asking users to be careful about what they do with their files.
“The process of removing duplicate content will be much easier if you use the ‘clean slate’ feature,” Adobe wrote.
“If you wish to remove duplicate content, please remove the duplicate content and then re-upload the same