Adobe's Free Upgrade Policy?

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  1. colorspace macrumors 6502

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    So I'm looking at purchasing LR5, but with the release of LR6 apparently just around the corner... does anyone know if Adobe has a formal 30/60 day free upgrade if a new version is released, especially if this is available for educational versions (purchased -- not interested in CC). Can't find any info online on this.
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    In the past, Adobe has provided a free upgrade if you purchased the prior version within 30 days of the release of the new version.

    Adobe hasn't said anything as to when LR6 will be available.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I would guess not because its most people's expectation that LightRoom 6 will be subscription only. There's been nothing stated by Adobe of course but given the changes to LR5 (only the edit module is disabled for expired subscriptions), they seem to be positioning themselves for such a move.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Latest rumours is that you will still be able to buy LR 6 as a stand alone App.

    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8059207913/adobe-details-os-support-for-next-version-of-lightroom

    Yay!
     
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  6. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I thought there would be a Beta Version out before a new one comes out? I could be wrong.


    Or just use the free trial?
     
  7. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    The beta for LR6 is probably just around the corner, and the beta period will probably last a couple of months (so if you buy LR5 now, you probably won't be eligible for a free upgrade).

    I'd wait to purchase the new version, since you'll be able to use the beta version for free until the final version goes on sale.
     
  8. colorspace thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know that only the edit (develop?) module is disabled when my trial subscription expires -- hoping this is the case, as I'm hoping to hear something about LR6 before making the final jump in.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I can confirm this is the case, I had the trial LR5 expire on me, everything worked but the Edit module.
     
  10. Nordichund macrumors 6502

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    Problem is can we trust Adobe with a stand alone app? My Master Collection CS4, although possible to run on Yosemite, did not want to run the way I would like it to. Ended up uninstalling it.

    My own gut feeling is that LR will, if the subscription system is successful, join the cloud.

    For those who want to keep a stand alone LR app, how long in the future would you be able to use it?

    The big positive is that unlike Aperture, at least if you want to update LR then the cloud will be there, for the foreseeable future. Then after that?

    Although I love PS, I don't love Adobe.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say under the circumstances, I'd say no.

    I'm surprised there does seem to be some rumors that LR6 will be available in a non-subscription purchase model. I fully expected this, so if not in L6, then probably LR7. Exception for LR, I think all of adobe's software is only available by subscription. I can't imagine LR continuing to be the lone outcast (yes acrobat reader is free but that doesn't count ;))
     

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