Adobe Lightroom Returns to the Mac App Store

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At WWDC 2018, Apple introduced a redesigned Mac App Store alongside changes to sandboxing parameters on macOS Mojave. Since then, several well-known apps have launched on or returned to the Mac App Store, including the Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft To-Do, BBEdit, Transmit, and others.


Next up is Adobe Lightroom CC, which is available on the Mac App Store as of today. The professional photo editing software is free to download, but requires a $9.99 monthly subscription via Apple's in-app purchase system after a one-week trial. 1TB of cloud storage is included with a subscription.

As noted by The Verge, Lightroom was previously available on the Mac App Store for a one-time purchase of $149.99 in 2012:
This isn't the first time that you've been able to get Lightroom in the Mac App Store. Back in 2012, when Adobe sold its apps as standalone purchases before starting to push Creative Cloud subscriptions, Lightroom 4 was available for $149.99. Lightroom 5 never came to Apple's store, however, and even Adobe itself doesn't sell standalone versions of Lightroom today.
This news is a win-win for Apple and Adobe. Apple has landed another major app on the Mac App Store, which faced years of criticism, and will generate revenue from its split of in-app purchases. Adobe, meanwhile, has made Lightroom available to a very broad audience of potential customers.

Lightroom CC remains available outside of the Mac App Store as well, with subscription pricing starting at the same $9.99 per month. One benefit of switching to the Mac App Store version is a more streamlined update process.

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dan9700

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I wish it was lightroom classic, does this mean now i wont need Adobe creative cloud app installed that takes up so mac cpu usage, will the app still need Adobe cloud installed
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I’m switching to this model. I’d rather have updates come through the Mac App Store than through some adobe applet that’s always running in the background 24/7, doing god knows what.
Does this mean we won't need Adobe creative cloud installed that eats up cpu power
 

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I've been the proud owner of a subscription to Adobe Lightroom on my iPad Pro. Really saddened by the fact that their subscription model doesn't cover both the Mac App Store and the iOS App Store versions of the application. I'm not going to pay €20/mo for 2 subscriptions for the same application on a different platform. I'm an amateur photographer who occasionally likes to get into Lightroom either on the go with my iPad or on the Mac when I'm at home. I thought this could be a great way to combine both workflows under a single subscription. Too bad it isn't turning out the way I hoped.
 

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Does that mean Apple gets to keep 15% of the Subscription? Assuming Apple giving Adobe better deal and not having to go through 30% for the first year.

Same question I have had on my mind about Office 365 for a long time.
 

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I’m switching to this model. I’d rather have updates come through the Mac App Store than through some adobe applet that’s always running in the background 24/7, doing god knows what.
My wish is that Adobe abandons their terrible update system and just go all in like Microsoft Office in support of the App Store. I don't know if I've been around a system more terrible than adobe as far as updates/installs/uninstalls. I love that you have to also run a cleaner tool. The process is even worse if you're on an enterprise level where you don't use tradition CC logins.
 

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I've been the proud owner of a subscription to Adobe Lightroom on my iPad Pro. Really saddened by the fact that their subscription model doesn't cover both the Mac App Store and the iOS App Store versions of the application. I'm not going to pay €20/mo for 2 subscriptions for the same application on a different platform. I'm an amateur photographer who occasionally likes to get into Lightroom either on the go with my iPad or on the Mac when I'm at home. I thought this could be a great way to combine both workflows under a single subscription. Too bad it isn't turning out the way I hoped.
It does already cover it. There is no need to subscribe again. I have Lightroom Classic and lightroom cc running and no issues using same subscription. Unless of course you got the 1TB plan that only includes Lightroom CC. Adobe did really screw up naming
 
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BraiCrai

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It does already cover it. There is no need to subscribe again. I have Lightroom Classic and lightroom cc running and no issues using same subscription. Unless of course you got the 1TB plan that only includes Lightroom CC. Adobe did really screw up naming
I got the subscription via an in-app purchase on the iOS App Store through my iPad Pro. That one doesn't also cover the Mac App Store subscription. I guess you subscribed to Adobe through their web store? Instead of going through Apple?
 

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Can anyone anwser my question? Does this mean we won't need creative cloud app installed that drains the cpu all the time
 

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At WWDC 2018, Apple introduced a redesigned Mac App Store alongside changes to sandboxing parameters on macOS Mojave. Since then, several well-known apps have launched on or returned to the Mac App Store, including the Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft To-Do, BBEdit, Transmit, and others.


Next up is Adobe Lightroom CC, which is available on the Mac App Store as of today. The professional photo editing software is free to download, but requires a $9.99 monthly subscription via Apple's in-app purchase system after a one-week trial. 1TB of cloud storage is included with a subscription.

As noted by The Verge, Lightroom was previously available on the Mac App Store for a one-time purchase of $149.99 in 2012:This news is a win-win for Apple and Adobe. Apple has landed another major app on the Mac App Store, which faced years of criticism, and will generate revenue from its split of in-app purchases. Adobe, meanwhile, has made Lightroom available to a very broad audience of potential customers.

Lightroom CC remains available outside of the Mac App Store as well, with subscription pricing starting at the same $9.99 per month. One benefit of switching to the Mac App Store version is a more streamlined update process.

Article Link: Adobe Lightroom Returns to the Mac App Store

Just a precursor to Photoshop being there for iPad... and likely the rest of the Creative Cloud...
 
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Agreed. I will pay for the software once, and only once. Paying monthly means I pay for updates, and I don't pay companies to fix their product. If they want to add new features, great, but I didn't ask for that. I want for a stable program I can use forever.
I am not against subscriptions. I have a few. In this case, I wouldn’t use the product enough to warrant the $10 monthly fee. I think Adobe should offer an alternative.
 
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Agreed. I will pay for the software once, and only once. Paying monthly means I pay for updates, and I don't pay companies to fix their product. If they want to add new features, great, but I didn't ask for that. I want for a stable program I can use forever.
We pay less for software than we ever have done. We pay less for watching movies than we ever have done. Be a little grateful in life.

BTW, you don't own software you pay for once. You only pay for a license to use it. not ownership. That license doesn't give you perpetual rights to bug fixes and updates.