How to Purchase the Standalone Version of Lightroom

Adobe has made it a bit tricky to purchase the standalone version of Lightroom. Watch the video above to see how to do it.

When you click on either of the “Buy Now” buttons at the top of Adobe’s Lightroom page you’ll be taken to a form to sign up for the Creative Cloud Photography program. This is a subscription plan for $10/month which allows you to use both Lightroom and Photoshop. There are no options to purchase the standalone version of Lightroom from this “Buy Now” page.

What you need to do to purchase the standalone license (full version or upgrade version) is to scroll to the very bottom of the page. In the bottom right hand corner you’ll find a box labelled “Lightroom 6”.

You can also click this link here to be taken directly to the checkout cart for the standalone version of Lightroom 6.

Lightroom CC (the version you’ll get with the subscription plan) and Lightroom 6 (the version you get as a standalone product) are identical, the difference being that with Lightroom 6 you won’t have access to the mobile features that you do in Lightroom CC.

Personally I think purchasing a standalone version of Lightroom 6 is the better option, especially if you’re a hobbyist or have owned previous versions of Lightroom and can get the upgrade price.

Rob Lim

Hi there, I’m Rob! I’m a photography ninja here at Photography Concentrate. I love all things photography: shooting, teaching and always learning more! If I’m not reading up on the latest photography news, or studying a technique, I’m probably reading a book or planning our next adventure!

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3 Comments // Leave a comment

  1. Note: The recent upgrade to Lightroom that has the neat “De-haze” feature only works in the CC version of the upgrade, not the standalone version of the upgrade. I found that out the hard way.

    Not cool, Adobe…

  2. Rob, thanks so much for showing how to purchase the standalone version of Lr. I really can’t pay $10/month, and I’d like to upgrade from Lr 5 to 6; however, will I be able to get updates to Lr 6 if I’m not in the cloud? If I am not able to get updates, as I’ve heard rumored, I don’t know if I should switch to Lr 6.
    Thanks so much,

  3. I have LR CC and I was wondering if your super photo editing skills course is also suitable for this version of LR or that there are to many differences between the versions.

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