As we noted recently , users have been complaining for quite some time that Lightroom had improved and is now one of the premiere photo editors. Now, though, it seems that both Lightroom and Adobe just can’t seem to keep up the pace. One of the main reasons being that it feels like people are using their software more like photo editors. That means things like image processing, adjustments, and image editing have gotten much more complicated than they were before, but it also means that people spend more time editing than they spent shooting.
But perhaps none this worse than the company that’s behind Lightroom, Adobe (who we profiled in a feature last week )
Maine’s population is on fire. New data are showing that Maine is home to a larger number of single-person households – 1,044,000 – than any other state in America.
The state’s population grew by 2.8 percent between 2016 and 2025, according to the Census Bureau, making Maine the first state to see a sustained rate of growth in multi-person households since the mid-1990s.
It’s unclear whether the state’s pace of growth reflects the increased number of people living alone out of wedlock, or whether people just aren’t adding people. But it’s clear that this new trend in Maine is being driven by changes in how people live.
Data from Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services shows that the state gained 24,000 more single households — or single people — since 2016. This number includes those who are married and married to someone else, divorced, or living in a state that does not provide benefits for the lone-parent childless couple.
Maine’s housing stock has experienced steady growth in the past few years. According to the 2017 Census data, people aged 45 or older who own their own one-bedroom units or are renting it — even one year after they moved in — made up 21 percent of Maine’s population in 2016. That rate was down from 24.4 percent in 2015.
“The single-family home is becoming increasingly affordable,” said Dr. Bruce S. Coddington, an associate professor at the University of Maine Health System in Orono. “We’ve never really had that affordability problem before.”
So what is fueling this growth in single- person households, and why?
In many parts of the country, the boom in single- person ownership coincides with a decline in multi-person households. As single-person