The release also includes many smaller feature additions and changes.
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This also includes a video on how to upgrade to Lightroom Lightroom CC / 6, and sample files. You can also watch many video tutorials from “Learn Lightroom CC 2015 and 6” here.
To Obtain Lightroom CC 2015 or Lightroom 6, You Have Two Choices
1. Subscribe to Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription program. The most cost-effective version for photographers is the CC Photography Program, which includes Lightroom, Photoshop, and unlimited syncing of photos from Lightroom to Lightroom mobile for mobile devices, and to Lightroom web. The cost is $9.99 USD/month, and all future updates are included in the price. If you already are a CC subscriber, you can download the new Lightroom CC 2015 for free. In my opinion this CC plan is a great deal, but I know it’s not for everyone.
2. Purchase the stand-alone perpetual license “Lightroom 6”. This is priced at $149 USD for new users, or $79 USD to upgrade from any prior version (Lightroom 1-5.) Adobe has honored their commitment to offer this option, but they will not be featuring it, so it will not necessarily be easy to find on adobe.com. Update: here’s the link to purchase Lightroom 6 – it’s toward the bottom of the page. If you’re looking for the upgrade, select the full version, then in the next dialog, change to the upgrade.
For more information to help you make a decision between these two options, including some myth-busting on some widely held beliefs about the CC plan, read my article, “Which Should I Buy, Lightroom CC 2015 or Lightroom 6?”
Read full details of the release here.
Lightroom Mobile New Support & Features – Android and iOS
To encourage users to choose the subscription model, Adobe today also announced the following new Lightroom mobile support options and features:
- Android Tablet Support: Previously only available on Android phones, now you can sync, edit, organize and share on Android tablets as well.
- Native DNG support on Android: Android 5.0 (aka “Lollipop”) now allows you to shoot photos in raw, and saves them as DNG files. You can now import those DNG files directly from your Android device.
- Android SD card support: You can now specify local storage to an SD card rather than internal device storage.
- TIFF support on iOS: If you’re creating TIFF files on your iOS device, you can now import and edit them using Lightroom.
- Improved crop experience on iOS: simplified number of tiles in the crop UI so you can now easily find aspect ratios; added auto-straighten function.