UPDATE FEBRUARY 1, 2019: Lightroom 6 is no longer for sale on Adobe.com. It appears to still be available on B&H and on Amazon. I really don’t recommend purchasing it though, since as things break with operating system updates, etc, they will not be fixed. As an example, the Map module no longer works because of a change made at Google. Lightroom 6 also doesn’t support any new cameras introduced in 2018 and 2019.
If you don’t want to subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography Program ($9.99/mo) in order to get the latest version of Lightroom (Classic 7), but you want to get as up-to-date as possible, you can still purchase both the upgrade and full versions of the perpetual (stand-alone) Lightroom 6.
Here’s how you can find Lightroom 6 on Adobe’s website:
- Visit the Adobe.com product page.
- In the Search box, type “Lightroom 6”. That will bring up the option:
- Click on Buy now, and then choose the upgrade and indicate what version you are upgrading from:
Note that Lightroom 6 does not include the features introduced during the Lightroom 6 product cycle that were for Creative Cloud subscribers only – dehaze, guided upright, local blacks and whites, and panorama boundary warp, and it does not include features introduced in Lightroom Classic 7 (which is subscription-only) – performance improvements, range mask, an embedded previews workflow and other miscellaneous changes..
Lightroom 6 received its last update on December 19, 2017 with support for new cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes. Development has now been permanently frozen.