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Lightroom Purchase for LIFETIME Subscription - expired?

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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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I purchased Lightroom back in 2015 and now I cannot download it because the version is no longer available. If this was a LIFETIME subscription purchase; shouldn't my membership be continued through all the editions? Or at least have access to whatever version was last available? I believe this has to go against the terms & conditions of a "lifetime" subscription. 

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Community Expert , Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

Adobe does not sell a lifetime subscription... but they do sell some programs WITH A SERIAL NUMBER that are a one time purchase... if you bought LR version 6 and you have a serial number click the next link

 

Lightroom 6.14 here https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/lightroom-6-end-of-support.html

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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Adobe does not sell a lifetime subscription... but they do sell some programs WITH A SERIAL NUMBER that are a one time purchase... if you bought LR version 6 and you have a serial number click the next link

 

Lightroom 6.14 here https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/lightroom-6-end-of-support.html

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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Read your End User License Agreement (PDF).

 

Adobe never sold a LIFETIME license.  There's no such thing.   Adobe previously sold Lightroom 6 on a perpetual license which entitled customers to use the software for as long as Adobe supported it.  

 

In the absence of a valid serial number for legacy LR6, a Creative Cloud Photography Plan is your best replacement option.


Creative Cloud Photography Plan (approx $10/month for 12 months). Includes the following:

  • Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad
  • Camera Raw
  • Lightroom on desktop, mobile and the web
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Portfolio website + hosting
  • Adobe Express (free starter plan)
  • Bridge
  • 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB).
  • Free upgrades for paid subscribers

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Sep 08, 2022 Sep 08, 2022

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It would be interesting to learn what exact version of Lightroom you did purchase. The perpetual licences do work without a time limit or a subscription, but there is no guarantee that the software download is still available after the end of support, or that you will be able to install and run the software on a new computer. However, Adobe does not do specific actions to disable your software.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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