Monica Chin with The Verge, ‘Adobe accidentally deleted people’s photos in latest Lightroom update’:
For the past two days, photographers have been posting in a panic across Twitter, Reddit, and the Photoshop feedback forums. They’d downloaded Adobe’s latest update for Lightroom’s iOS app, and suddenly their photos and presets were gone. Adobe has now confirmed the issue, and it’s also said that the data is gone for good.
Some people reported hundreds of photos lost. Who has hundreds of photos on a small glass device that is easily dropped, broken, or stolen, and doesn’t backup? Adobe screwed up — big time — but there’s at least some blame and shame to be had for the photographers not backing up their work.