I just subscribed to Creative Cloud - Photographer Plan. I installed Photoshop CC to replace my previously purchased CS5. I also have Lightroom 5.2 on my computer that I purchased previously. My question is this: while current Lightroom is interacting with Photoshop CC with no issues, would it be best if I install Lightroom from the Cloud? I'm thinking doing that would assure me getting updates as they are made.
Lightroom updates are not regular updates but is a complete setup installer. That is the reason it not showing as CC update. For Lightroom you need to go to help and update as it will download not only the updates but the complete setup for 5.2 .
The updates of Lightroom presently do not show up in CC desktop but comes up seperately. So there is no need to uninstall Lightroom because it will show version 5 in CC desktop even if you update to 5.2. So I would suggest you not to uninstall but update within the help from the program as Lightroom updates do not show up in CC desktop but user is notified by a prompt(update) as you launch the software.
Romsinha: What you are saying is opposite to other threads in this Forums, where they recommend to uninstall the previously installed LR 5.2. The reason being that if one does what you suggest (i.e. install on top of existing LR), one would end up with two installed copies of Lightroom, each one with its own license number, since CC generates a new license number for the CC-installed Lightroom. Please have all the Adobe staff get together and agree on a strategy and common recommendations to your customers. You are all confusing us, giving confusing and contradictory recommendations depending where we look, or to whom we listen.
It makes no sense for the Creative Cloud application to show Lightroom as "Up to date" (as it does for me) if it is not up to date. There's no two ways about this - the CC application is just confusing. It is either the place to update apps or it is not; there should not be multiple methods across multiple applications or Adobe is going back to the bad old days of flash updaters, adobe reader updaters, photoshop updaters and so on.
This is absolutely ridiculous.
There is no reason the update should not be showing up in the installer. Fix that bug. Do not suggest a "work around".
The whole point of the creative cloud installer is so that users don't have manage in-app updates.
Thank you Romit. This is really a good news. Open, honest. Like we deserve it.
Unfortuantely, as with every other CC issue I have run into, this is not the case. The Adobe staff are quick to say "we are working on it" but will never give a timeline (or, apparently, fix the issue).
I guess it is better to keep charging our accounts than say "it'll be 3-4 months before we fix that really simply bug."
Jeff, thanks for the info. I did update from the Lightroom provided update link (the big download, not the typically smaller updated coming from CC). Looks like previous shortcut to LR got invalidated so I assume the update installed LR at a new location and deleted the older one...
In any case, I now have latest LR running and it seems to be the single copy of the app (shortcut I had before in my Windows 8 taskbar no longer worked and I created a new one).
A bit of hassle but at least all is good now.
Yes Strategery Lightroom is utilizing different technology to provide the updates. This is why the experience is different than from the majority of the applications included with the Creative Cloud membership. The feedback has most certainly been passed on though and we are continuing to evaluate making changes in the future on how updates are made available for Photoshop Lightroom.