• Welcome to the Lightroom Queen Forums! We're a friendly bunch, so please feel free to register and join in the conversation. If you're not familiar with forums, you'll find step by step instructions on how to post your first thread under Help at the bottom of the page. You're also welcome to download our free Lightroom Quick Start eBooks and explore our other FAQ resources.
  • It's Lightroom update time again! As well as the usual new cameras, lens profiles and bug fixes, Lightroom Classic has a new local Hue tool, improved ISO-specific defaults, performance improvements and more. The Lightroom cloud ecosystem also gets local Hue, as well as Versions, Activity notifications, text watermarking and the ability to upload your own Discovery tutorials. Here are the full updates about Lightroom Classic and the Lightroom cloud ecosystem.

Lightroom only subscription

Ian.B

Active Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2014
Messages
982
Location
Mildura, NW Victoria, Australia
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
G'day; it's been awhile . I was getting a bit left behind with my old faithful lr5 which basically does what I need.
But the question is; has there been any mention / thought that Adobe would have a lightroom only subscription as some stage . I don't need Ps or the Cloud part. Not even sure I want, or need any more than Lr5 however I do often wonder what I may be missing .
Mainly because I'm so used to it, Lr would seem to be the better photo organizing and first edit App while Affinity photo ticks the advanced editing boxes for me. Sadly On1 was (is) too unstable on my new computer--- I wasted lots of little dollars there!! :(
Cheers :)
 
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Messages
22,558
Location
Isle of Wight, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
Nope, and at $10 a month, I somehow doubt they'll go lower.
 

Ian.B

Active Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2014
Messages
982
Location
Mildura, NW Victoria, Australia
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Thanks Victoria; sort of doubted it myself.
Au$15 down here and I agree that is pretty good value. It's the sort of "locked in" I don't like
 
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Messages
22,558
Location
Isle of Wight, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
I get that, but remember that if you stop paying, it doesn't lock you out of your photos. Most of it still works, but it just stops you editing them further until you start paying again.
 

PhilBurton

Lightroom enthusiast (but still learning)
Premium Classic Member
Premium Cloud Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Messages
2,132
Location
California, USA
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Classic
Thanks Victoria; sort of doubted it myself.
Au$15 down here and I agree that is pretty good value. It's the sort of "locked in" I don't like
Since the develop instructions and algorithms are different for each non-destructive editor, you are locked in to whichever editor you use. That's as much true if you use Capture One or Bibble as it is with Lightroom.

Phil
 
Top