Lr6 access problem

Fred Valentine

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Lightroom Version
6.x
Lightroom Version Number
Lr6
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  1. Windows 11
I tried logging in to my lr6. I keep getting an Adobe sign in request that wants to take me to a a trial product. I just want to get on lr6. Last time I got on was last month. No problems then. Thank you.
 
I was hoping to see comments about how Adobe could/would prevent the use of LR 6.14 when a computer is not connected to the web, or even if it were connected? As to deregistering LR one computer before it can be used on another, I haven't found that to be the case. It seems that when one computer with LR6 installed is not turned on, then LR6 is able to be used on a second computer that is turned on.
 
I was hoping to see comments about how Adobe could/would prevent the use of LR 6.14 when a computer is not connected to the web, or even if it were connected? As to deregistering LR one computer before it can be used on another, I haven't found that to be the case. It seems that when one computer with LR6 installed is not turned on, then LR6 is able to be used on a second computer that is turned on.

Two is the limit. You can install on more but you can not have any more than two registered at a time.


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The last response to my question about how Adobe could/would prevent the use of LR 6.14 when a computer isn't connected to the web remains unanswered. It is totally understood that the limit is two, and it's not possible to have more than that registered at a time. To reiterate, LR is installed on a Win 7 and Win 10 computer. Each are operated separately. That is, when LR is operated on the Win 7 computer the Win 10 computer is turned off. Or, vice versa.
 
The last response to my question about how Adobe could/would prevent the use of LR 6.14 when a computer isn't connected to the web remains unanswered. It is totally understood that the limit is two, and it's not possible to have more than that registered at a time. To reiterate, LR is installed on a Win 7 and Win 10 computer. Each are operated separately. That is, when LR is operated on the Win 7 computer the Win 10 computer is turned off. Or, vice versa.

I’m not clear but I believe that LR6 was the first standalone that required and internet connection since to is the first to be included in the Creative Cloud release. That said, LR6 would require a periodic validation of its license LrC does this today.


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Do you or anyone else on this forum know what would be the periodic time that validation occurs? I ask because LR 6.14 has worked without fail even when the computer is not connected to the internet. In fact, there has been several weeks when the computer was disconnected from the internet and yet LR functioned flawlessly. What is the Creative Cloud release?
 
Do you or anyone else on this forum know what would be the periodic time that validation occurs? I ask because LR 6.14 has worked without fail even when the computer is not connected to the internet. In fact, there has been several weeks when the computer was disconnected from the internet and yet LR functioned flawlessly. What is the Creative Cloud release?

Creative Cloud was released as LRCC v6. The product was still sold as a standalone but with out the cloud storage, Photoshop app and the Lightroom app. When the standalone option was discontinued, the process was maintained.

I believe the ‘call home’ feature is running on a 60 or 90 day time frame. I there have been LrC users that have traveled to remote places with out internet that have encountered the failure to authenticate and Lightroom Classic did not stop working when the internet authentication failed. I’ve never experienced this but others that have can give you a more authoritative answer.


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As I understand the history of Lr:
Lightroom v5 was sold with a Serial Registration Number. Call it "Perpetual / Standalone".
Lightroom v6 was sold as two different versions-
a) A "Standalone" version "LR6" that required Activation. One payment to purchase the license.**
b) A "Creative Cloud" version known as "LR2015" that required a Subscription, and Activation.

(**Installing the Creative Cloud Desktop App automatically converted Lr6 'Perpetual' to the Subscription LR2015 version.)

So anyone running either version of Lr6 requires online activation. This is now impossible if there have been two activations of the app in the past. The Activation servers have been 'shut down'.
For most Lr6 users they are now at a dead end. As Lr6 cannot be installed and now activated, the only recourse is a subscription to the Photography Plan (20GB) where Lightroom-Classic v13 will open and continue with the Lr6 Catalog exactly as before.

The 'offline' use of Creative Cloud Apps (LrC, Lr, Photoshop, etc) follows the rules as here-
OFFLINE GRACE PERIOD
 
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