How to Upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6

"How to Upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.

Since Adobe moved their programs to Creative Cloud they channel all their marketing efforts to convince people to join Creative Cloud and embrace the subscription model. At the same time, Adobe kept a stand-alone version of Lightroom where you can pay up front and keep it forever.

Now photographers face two choices: to get Lightroom 6 Upgrade or sign up to Creative Cloud.

For me the choice was simple. When Adobe announced Creative Cloud Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for $9.99 per months I did not think long. Since I use Lightroom and Photoshop together on a daily basis I jumped to Creative Cloud right away.

At the same time, I understand that some people have reservations regarding subscription model and prefer to follow Lightroom 6 Upgrade path.

The only problem is Adobe does not make it easy getting Lightroom Upgrade because they want to you switch to Creative Cloud instead.

After receiving multiple emails from frustrated readers of my blog, I decided to put together a simple step by step guide on how to get Lightroom 6 Upgrade.

Lightroom 6 Upgrade: Step 1

Go to Adobe Lightroom product page.

Lightroom 6 Upgrade: Step 2

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the Lightroom product page and locate the following graphic and click Buy now > link.

Lightroom 6 Upgrade - Step 1

Lightroom 6 Upgrade: Step 3

You will be presented with the following graphic:

Lightroom 6 Upgrade - Step 2

Next to I want to buy select UPGRADE option from a drop down menu.

Lightroom 6 Upgrade - Step 3

Lightroom 6 Upgrade: Step 4

From I own drop down menu select version of Lightroom you own.

Lightroom 6 Upgrade - Step 4

Lightroom 6 Upgrade: Step 5


Lightroom 6 Upgrade - Step 5

Lightroom 6 Upgrade: Step 6

And only then you can start a Checkout process to complete the Lightroom 6 Upgrade.

They do not make it easy.

Lightroom 6 Upgrade - Step 6

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by Viktor Elizarov
I am a travel photographer and educator from Montreal, Canada, and a founder of PhotoTraces. I travel around the world and share my experiences here. Feel free to check my Travel Portfolio and download Free Lightroom Presets.

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