Jul 022015

For those of you who prefer to continue with the stand-alone perpetual-license version of Lightroom rather than the Lightroom CC subscription, and want to upgrade to Lightroom 6 from any earlier version, I’ll show you in this article how to find the Lightroom 6 upgrade on Adobe.com. Yes, it is difficult to find – Adobe would prefer you purchase the subscription, but nonetheless they are still offering both options. (If you don’t like Adobe’s tactics, please don’t shoot the messenger.)

Before you purchase, I would recommend reading my article, Which Should I Buy, Lightroom CC 2015 or Lightroom 6?

How to Find the Lightroom 6 Upgrade

1.  Click on this link to go to the Adobe Product page.

2.  Scroll down, find Photoshop Lightroom, and click on Buy (ignore the price).

Purchase Lightroom 6 Upgrade

3.  On the next screen, select Buy Now on the left (ignore the price):

Lightroom 6 Upgrade Purchase

4.  On the next screen, change “Full” to “Upgrade”, and select the version of Lightroom you are upgrading from: How to Purchase Lightroom 6 Upgrade


At this point you should see the $79 price and can proceed through the checkout process.


  3 Responses to “Where to Find the Lightroom 6 Upgrade Product”

  1. Laura,
    Many thanks for the information. Despite being a user since Lr1 I have been actively searching for an alternative. Your guidance came in time for me to somewhat reluctantly go the upgrade route. (The learning curve on a new product was too daunting, but it was close – I am averse to ‘creative clouds’…).
    But don’t they make it difficult? – lots of hoops to jump through. I have just gone through similar pain dealing with Comcast. Being compared to a company notorious for their lack of customer service says a lot about how Adobe has changed.

  2. Agreed. I wanted to update from version 5 to version 6.

    Every attempt is blocked by a message that my email address resorts in a different country to the original address used when buying my first subscription.

    It seems to be impossible to correct this.
    Looking on the internet it appears that I am not alone.

    Adobe seems to have joined the list of customer unfriendly suppliers!

    After all who needs satisfied customers?

  3. Thank you Laura.
    Adobe hides it really well.

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