Sigh. This is a shame. Not totally unexpected, and at least they aren't pulling the plug in a "Hey! Professionals! Here it is, gone!" way like they did with FCP7.
MAYBE Photos will have the functionality I need. Aperture will hopefully keep me going for a while, at least.
Do any of the other RAW editors have good healing brush/clone adjustments? Just downloaded Capture One and it doesn't seem to have, just a spot-by-spot dust removal tool, which I think is all Lightroom has too. I tried the trial of Corel's new RAW processor but that just kept crashing on launch which doesn't help me evaluate it!
Photoshop is an absolute dog for my workflow (minor tweaks, skin smoothing and zit/spot/bruise/blemish removal on a couple of thousand images a month, in sets of about 100).
Dear Capture One - please implement clone and healing brush functionality, and get over your spat with Hasselblad so I can process Hassy files with Hassy colour profiles in your software. Then you have me as a customer for life; you've got 75% of what I need already.
And I guess I will have to check out LR5. It's healing/clone facilities look much improved, but I hated the UI in earlier versions so much that I'm not sure how well I'm going to take to it....
It's a shame when the solution which works best for me loses out in the market