Adobe releases the last standalone version of Lightroom

Dec 20, 2017

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Adobe releases the last standalone version of Lightroom

Dec 20, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Adobe announced it back in October, but now it’s official: they have just released the final standalone version of Lightroom, version 6.14. Adobe announces that the software will have no future updates and encourages the users to upgrade to Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC.

When Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic were introduced, Adobe announced that the final version of Lightroom 6 was coming out “towards the end of the year.” Apparently, this day has come. The latest (and final) update has fixed some minor bugs and expanded camera compatibility, and Adobe has added a note informing the users that there will be no more updates:

Lightroom 6.14 is the last perpetual, standalone version of Lightroom.

While you may continue to purchase and use Lightroom 6 with a perpetual license, Adobe will no longer provide updates to the software. Consider upgrading to the Creative Cloud Photography plan to get the latest updates in Lightroom Classic CC and the all-new Lightroom CC, and ensure that the software works with raw files from the newest cameras.

It’s familiar that Adobe has been focused on the subscription-based products, and they’re trying to get the users to upgrade. Some photographers still prefer the standalone software and are not willing to “rent” it from Adobe. As DPReview writes, if you go on using Lightroom 6, it’s okay if you don’t plan to upgrade the camera anytime soon. But in the future, you may have some inconveniences. When you buy a new camera, Lightroom 6 may not support it. Also, with OS upgrades from Microsoft and Apple, there may also be some compatibility issues.

Basically, you have two options. The first is to give in and finally switch to the subscription-based software. If that’s still unthinkable for you, the other option is to find alternatives to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Before you decide, you can go on using Lightroom 6, and you can download the final version here.

[via DPReview]

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11 responses to “Adobe releases the last standalone version of Lightroom”

  1. Anime Avatar
    Anime

    Eventually those chaps at Adobe said .. fuck it .. we need more money… let’s make all the software to a plan, where the users have to pay us throughout our lives .. and we can easely live on the Bahamas… Bali … or the Moon… fuckin greedy motherfuckers….

    1. Mike Leslie Avatar
      Mike Leslie

      Yes they are so greedy offering the market leading software that is Lightroom and Photoshop for $10 a month (I’m not 100% sure on the US price i’m in the UK) How much is a coffee at Starbucks again?

      1. NotReallyHere Avatar
        NotReallyHere

        It is basically not a problem with the price, but a problem with the idea … on the other hand I only use LR so why would I pay to get PS also…

  2. Lorenzo Morgoni Avatar
    Lorenzo Morgoni

    Apart from the regret of a fine program like Lightroom getting discontinued, I disagree with subscription being the ONLY option to use such important programs.

  3. Rene van Dam Avatar
    Rene van Dam

    Time to switch to Capture one!

  4. Carl Greer Avatar
    Carl Greer

    Made the switch to ON 1 RAW.

  5. NotReallyHere Avatar
    NotReallyHere

    Was the update back in Oct/Nov not the last one, which would make this one the last after the last one.

    Anyway, there will be replacement software available which will take over, which will not be Subscription-Only.

  6. Patrick Dobeson Avatar
    Patrick Dobeson

    Time to switch…

  7. Rebecca L Dillahay Avatar
    Rebecca L Dillahay

    This sucks. I’m the type of person who likes having a physical product on hand. ?

  8. Mike Musto Avatar
    Mike Musto

    and the countdown begins for the new photo editing software to become the standard.

  9. Keith Heinrich Avatar
    Keith Heinrich

    Maintaining a revenue stream is the challenge now for software developers with a mature product and a well established user base. The subscription model is the way to go in this respect. But from a user perspective many of us feel ripped off or strong armed into forking over money for nothing. I’ll gladly pay for features I want and Lightroom has been short on those for some time. I’ve gone to ON1 instead a while back as a result.

    Why not offer both licensing modes instead of going subscription only?