End of Life Announcement for CE4 Series Plugins

Effective 2018, we will cease sale and distribution of our CE4 series plugins for Adobe Lightroom 6/CC2015.

We have been actively sunsetting CE4 for a long time, and Adobe has stated that Lightroom 6/CC2015 will no longer receive updates after the end of 2017. We have previously stated that we would maintain CE4 for the duration of Lightroom 6/CC2015 and no longer.

For our part, development of the CE4 plugins has been effectively frozen since mid–2016. While the plugins do function in the current release of Lightroom Classic CC, the futures of the Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC applications are somewhat an unknown quantity.

Our efforts at The Turning Gate are now fully focused on furthering development of Backlight.

For the remainder of 2017, things will remain as current. Beginning 2018, we will begin to implement the following changes.

  • The CE4 plugins will no longer be sold; new acquisitions of the plugins will not be possible.
  • Without exception, the CE4 plugins will no longer receive updates of any kind.
  • Our account with the FetchApp distribution platform will be terminated, meaning that any purchase made prior to February 1, 2016 will no longer be downloadable.
  • Purchases made February 1, 2016 and later via the SendOwl distribution platform will continue to be downloadable for the foreseeable future.
  • CE4 documentation and support forums will remain online for the foreseeable future.
  • We will continue to provide limited customer support for CE4 via our community forum for the foreseeable future.

If you wish to maintain personal backups of the CE4 plugins or any preceeding plugin, you should download your files now and archive them.

1 thought on “End of Life Announcement for CE4 Series Plugins”

  1. That’s fine with me. CE4 was OK at the time, but it was an agonizingly slow pain to work with through Lightroom, and I love how much more refined Backlight is. I think you’re going in the right direction here. I just hope Adobe isn’t planning to kill Lightroom (or “Classic,” or whatever they’re calling it now).

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