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Installing LR/Photoshop on second computer

cristphoto

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A few months ago I got a new computer and subscribed to the Lightroom Classic/ Photoshop package. I was told I can install the same package on a second computer at no extra cost. Is this true? I have LR 6 and Photoshop Elements on the second computer (laptop) and I would like to upgrade those programs. Both computers are Windows 10 if that matters. Would I simply login to Adobe with my password and ID and download the programs? Has anyone installed on a second computer that can share some words of wisdom? Thanks.
 
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Would I simply login to Adobe with my password and ID and download the programs? Has anyone installed on a second computer that can share some words of wisdom? Thanks.
Yes, it's as simple as that. Download and install the Creative Cloud destop app, use that to install Lightroom and Photoshop. I've been running LR/PS on two separate systems (one Mac, one Windows) for many years.
 
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Your "photographers" plan allows you to install Lightroom/Classic (any version beyond LR/6), Lighroom/Cloudy, and Photoshop on up to two machines. So, yes just install them. However this plan does not to my knowledge have anything to do with Photoshop Elements or LR/6. LR/6 is a perpetual license product that you paid for long ago and are entitled to keep as long as you wish, for no additional money (but no support or upgrades). LR/Classic is the continued evolution beyond LR/6 so in that regard it is an upgrade of LR/6. However it is licensed differently so it can also be considered as a different product that just happens to look and work the same as LR/6 plus improvements. The LR/Classic era started with version LR/7 - next logical release after LR/6 - at which time it became a rental product under a rental license. LR/6 was the end of the perpetual license model for LR.

As LR/6 and LR/Classic are licensed differently, and you paid for one and will continue paying for the other, you may want to keep LR/6 (just in case - after all you paid for it) as you move on to LR/Classic - presumably LR/9. A copy of your LR/6 catalog will be upgraded to LR/9 when you install LR/9. But the LR/6 catalog will remain on your system unless you delete it. However once you start doing work in your new LR/9 catalog, that catalog cannot be reverted back to an LR/6 version.
 
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