Where to Download Lightroom?


The question concerning the downloading of Lightroom or Photoshop usually disturbs a lot of amateur photographers (and not only). Several are interested in buying Lightroom / Photoshop, although the number of such lawful internet users consistently increases. Such growth is stipulated by the attractive offers from Lightroom or Photoshop creators – Adobe Company. Let's examine the main sources, where one can download or buy Adobe Lightroom. 


Download Lightroom for free

The easiest, fastest and the most effective way to get Lightroom for free is to absolutely officially download a free trial version of Lightroom from Adobe website. To do this, you just need to sign in with your Adobe ID or sign up if you don't have one. Once that's done, your download will begin immediately. 

You shouldn't deny this possibility, just because the version is trial. A lot of people want to download Lightroom because they have just heard from someone that such a program exists and it's convenient to post-process photos in it. But do you really need it? Try to download a trial version and work on in it. And then you can understand whether you need Lightroom or not. 


How to buy Lightroom and how much it costs?

Supposing that you liked Lightroom and want to use it in your work. Sooner or later many users (in particular those who take professional photos) realize that it's easier to buy Lightroom than constantly look for pirated versions and updates. So rises a question where to buy Lightroom. You have two variants – buy only a program as a separate application, or buy Lightroom as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.


1. Buy Lightroom as a desktop application  

You can buy Lightroom 6 directly on Adobe website. The procedure doesn't vary very much from a simple purchase in an online shop. The difference is that actually, you buy a license key that will allow using the program. After the payment, it will be sent to your e-mail, and you will only need to enter it in the required field in the program. The most convenient way of payment will be through a bank card. Although, there are other ways of payment.

The Lightroom can be downloaded as a trial version beforehand. For your information, all trials are branded like Lightroom CC. If you purchase a perpetual license version, you can license the trial to convert it to Lightroom 6. The price of Lightroom 6 is $149. The update from the previous version to the current one is twice cheaper. For this price, you can use the program as long as you wish.


2. Buy Lightroom as Creative Cloud

The benefits of such a purchase are the following:

  • You don't need to provide the whole sum immediately; actually you pay some small parts regularly as if you buy the program on credit.
  • You will always have the latest program versions; you should not pay for the updates.
  • You can always reject from the subscription if you don't need the program anymore.
  • You can subscribe to several programs at the same time, for example, Lightroom and Photoshop, what is more beneficial, than buying them separately.
  • As Adobe actively popularize Creative Cloud – frequently happens some favorable special offers. For example, at this moment there is a special offer, and you can get Lightroom and Photoshop for 9.90 USD per month.  


Where else you can download Lightroom for free?

It stands to reason that all of us don't like to spend money, that is why the first that came to mind is to look for sources that provide the full version of Lightroom for free. That means to get the pirated version of the program. There are several ways to do so. However, even if you find a working link to free Lightroom download, be ready that a pirated software distribution could contain anything apart the program you are looking for or be a swindlers' trap who will ask you to send an SMS on a free number, to get the access to the file.

Here can be told about the illegal usage of pirated versions, but let's think about something else. A lot of people spend enormous time, knowledge and efforts to create this program. Do you think they are not worth paying? Put yourself in their place. Will you take photos of your clients for free, post-process those spending 8 hours per day, seven days per week? The most evident answer is “no”. We all appreciate our time and work but frequently forget about time and efforts of other people – thinking that they can simply work for the words of gratitude. So, let's start to respect other peoples' work – and buy the programs we require instead of using pirated versions.

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