I have looked and looked and can't seem to locate a way to buy an upgrade version of LR 6 (from LR4) from Adobe's web site. They only seem to have CC available.
Searched on the web and all the instructions seem to be from 2015; what were once probably helpful screen grabs are no longer what I see on the Adobe site. Can anyone point me to the current way to do this?
Or has Adobe succeeded in making any upgrade except to CC too difficult.
- Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
As Jack Benny often said - I'm thinking about it.
Here's a link to the UK Adobe Lightroom page where one can buy either full version or upgrade (I guess it should be a similar URL for other regions - probably just need to change the country code):
A competitor should bring out a programme that reads Adobes catalogue...
What happens when I stop subscribing – will I lose my photos and work?
No – you will not lose either your photos or your Lightroom work. In fact, you don’t even lose access to Lightroom – you just get locked out of making any additional develop edits to your photos. You can continue, for free, to use Lightroom to import and manage your photos, enjoy your past editing work or undo this work, and to create output and export copies of your photos.
In addition, right now if you try a subscription and decide to revert to the stand-alone version, you can, since the programs and the catalogs are the same. It’s possible that in the future CC subscribers get new features that require a catalog upgrade and are not backwards compatible with Lightroom 6, so moving back at that point may be more difficult.
link here -
I posted a question about the upgrade link in this thread. I'll post what I find out.
June 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm
I see the link for the LR6 upgrade posted as of 11 April 2017, but when I go there I am only presented with an option to get LRcc. Am I missing something?
Laura Shoe says:
June 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm
I just found out yesterday that it has been taken down, Ian. The only way that I know to purchase Lightroom 6 is to purchase it from Amazon (or possibly other online photography retailers) – but you won’t get an upgrade discount.
So that's it, I guess. I can either get a full version of LR6 (whatever boxed ones I can find at Adorama, B&H, Amazon, etc.) - or go LRcc. Or go to another software.
Laura Shoe says:
June 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Turns out it was a mistake, Ian – it will be corrected, though the path to get to it won’t be the same as the article of mine you may have read showed. I’m not sure of the timing.
So apparently the upgrade link will be restored (?). Will keep you posted.
I may opt to go CC regardless.
Make a backup from your catalog. look in the "Catalog Settings" how, it is very easy.
In the LR directory you see 2 folders, called "Previews and Smart Previews"
The "Preview directory" is very big, holding all your full previews, which you don't need.
1. Move this "Preview directory" to a temporary place outside the LR directory.
2. Start LR, it should work alright.
3. Make the catalog backup (settings in LR Catalog Preferences).
4. (Optional) Put the "preview directory back in the original LR directory.
Note: LR makes a new "Preview Directoy", which then starts empty of course.
You now have your LR backup in a "ZIP" file, WITH all your "Smart Previews" you made.
Unzip this on another computer (MAC) and there is your LR catalog to work with.
LR don't need to be installed on that computer.
@kanuck you can install your CC on 2 computers with 1 subscription.
Hi, I believe you can only have two computers with the same operating system not one mac and one running windows. I have two computers (same windows platform) right now on my subscription..
Pray for me.