Standalone Lightroom 6 - Final Update

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by bgelfand, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Adobe has release the last update for the standalone version of Lightroom 6.

    https://petapixel.com/2017/12/19/adobe-releases-final-standalone-version-lightroom/\

    And here is the announcement on the Adobe blog:

    6.14 now available – last perpetual update of Lightroom

    Here is a list of the latest camera support added and a list of all the cameras that are supported

    Cameras supported by Camera Raw

    Finally a list of the lens profiles added and a list of all lens profiles. (Although it looks like the latest addition are for Lightroom CC.)

    Supported lenses
     
  2. How can 6.14 be the last version update?
    When I checked my LR in the Help tab, it said I have the following under System Info:

    Lightroom version: 6.6.1 [ 1083169 ]
    License: Perpetual
    Operating system: Windows 10
    Version: 10.0
    Application architecture: x64
    System architecture: x64
    etc.
     
  3. How can it be? It just IS.

    Directly from Adobe:

    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.
     
  4. Time to update. Looks like you haven't for quite some time.
     
  5. I'm happy with the subscription model.
     
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  6. I'm not. It really irritates me.
     
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  7. Software has always followed a subscription model. Unless you write your own programs, you merely license them from the creator. Even if you write your own, the programming software may belong to someone else, including the derivatives thereof. What has changed is that you now pay for updates on a monthly basis, rather than an extraordinary amount up front, and an 18 month (or less) cycle of major updates.

    You can forego updates with older software, but at the cost of not being able to use newer cameras except in a round-a-bout manner (e.g., Adobe Camera Raw). You are also doomed to posting questions on Photo.net as to how you make an ancient product do what you need it to do.

    I have a full Creative Cloud subscription, which keeps me up to date on software I use daily, and gives me access to other programs I don't use but would like to experiment with. It is a business decision to stay current, and pay less than I would for separate updates. Even if it were a hobby, staying up to date (at lower cost) is still a good decision.
     

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