26 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2014 10:12 PM by ~IanB~

    when is lightroom 6 released

    Jim0740 Level 1

      When is adobe goning to release lightroom 6?   I am using LR 3 and want to upgrade.  But not to Version 5.

        • 1. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          No announcement yet. You know as much as anyone else. So you should know how much we know.

          • 2. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
            Jim0740 Level 1

            I don't do the cloud thing. I want a program on MY computer..  I hate to go somewhere else for a program

            • 3. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
              ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              The cloud is just a way to license and download the software to your computer.  The programs install locally the same as always, they are just licensed via a cloud login instead of a serial number.

              • 4. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                Jim0740 Level 1

                Well, can I get the copy of lightroom 6 beta??

                • 5. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                  JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  WHAT Lightroom 6 Beta? Have you heard something that I haven't?

                  • 6. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                    ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Private betas are invite only, and pubic release candidates are on Adobe Labs whenever they’re ready, so you can check there periodically, but as the first reply said, no one can say publically either because they don’t know, or they do but are legally bound not to say due to a non-disclosure agreement:

                     

                    http://labs.adobe.com/

                     

                    The best thing you can do is guess, based on the timing of past releases, although the cloud may have changed things a bit, since releases used to be timed to new PS versions.  There were slightly less than 2 years between LR 3 and LR 4 and only slightly more than one year between LR 4 and LR 5, and LR 5 was only released a little over a year ago and we just had a new PS CC 2014 version a few months ago without a new LR version:

                     

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Photoshop_Lightroom#History

                    • 7. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                      Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      Why not upgrade to Lr5? That is the option right now and likely for some time.

                      • 8. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                        ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        Yeah, we’re on LR 5.6, now, and maybe there’ll be LR 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.9.1, 5.9.2, etc, over the next year, and then a LR 6, or maybe the next release will be LR 6.  

                         

                        You cannot get the answer you’re wanting at this point in time, which is if you upgrade to LR 5, now, will it be worth it, or will LR 6 be announced in another month or two and you’ve paid a upgrade price for only a short period month before having to pay it, again.

                         

                        That is life, you balance the known costs against the unknown risks and benefits.

                         

                        Adobe probably hopes you sign up for the PS+LR Photographer’s subscription for $10/month and not worry when versions of LR are released since you’re paying and you’ll get them whenever they come out.

                         

                        LR5-serial-number:  Click Buy next to LR 5:  http://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/software._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_catalog_sl_software _sl_mostpopular.html

                         

                        LR5-CC+PS-CC:  https://creative.adobe.com/plans/photography

                         

                        Or wait.

                        • 9. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                          CreativePlanForMe Level 1

                          Accidental release of a Lightroom 6 books details on Amazon Germany indicate the imminent release of Lightroom 6.   Possibly on September 16th at Photokina 2014 in Cologne?   This of course will be the BETA version rather than the retail version which is reported widely to be fully released in March 2015.

                           

                          I would not buy Lightroom 5.6 or be tempted by the Cloud.  Wait a week or two and get the Lightroom 6 beta and use it until the full retail is released.   To purchase the 'Old product' of Lightroom 5 now would be foolhardy.

                           

                          Just so anyone is fully clear, no one working for Adobe or wanting to stay on the 'good side' of Adobe in these forums will release any information about Lightroom 6 before Adobe actually makes the formal announcement.  You just cannot get the answer in these forums!  I am sure they will confirm that they either know the release date and cannot say or they just do not know.

                           

                          Just wait a littel Jim0740 I am sure you will benefit.  It is always worth waiting as when a new release takes place their is little effort by Adobe to sweep up newer cameras raw formats for compatibility in older versions.  I still use LR4 and I am sure you will see many benefits in LR6.  I will get LR6 myself as LR4 just does not support my Nikon RAW files despite Adobe flunkies in this very forum insisting that Adobe do not abandon the owners of older versions of LR.  I am sure Jim0740 will know what I am talking about if he is using LR3 (which I also have)?

                          • 10. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                            Jim0740 Level 1

                            an, Thank you for the info.  I also couldn't see buying v 5 when 6 is coming out in a few months.  I really like the LR version 3 I have now, but there is a bunch that it can't do..

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            Jim

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

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                            • 11. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                              Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                              DumbMarine

                              DumbMarine wrote:

                               

                              Accidental release of a Lightroom 6 books details on Amazon Germany indicate the imminent release of Lightroom 6.   Possibly on September 16th at Photokina 2014 in Cologne?   This of course will be the BETA version rather than the retail version which is reported widely to be fully released in March 2015.

                               

                              I would not buy Lightroom 5.6 or be tempted by the Cloud.  Wait a week or two and get the Lightroom 6 beta and use it until the full retail is released.   To purchase the 'Old product' of Lightroom 5 now would be foolhardy.

                               

                              Just so anyone is fully clear, no one working for Adobe or wanting to stay on the 'good side' of Adobe in these forums will release any information about Lightroom 6 before Adobe actually makes the formal announcement.  You just cannot get the answer in these forums!  I am sure they will confirm that they either know the release date and cannot say or they just do not know.

                               

                              Just wait a littel Jim0740 I am sure you will benefit.  It is always worth waiting as when a new release takes place their is little effort by Adobe to sweep up newer cameras raw formats for compatibility in older versions.  I still use LR4 and I am sure you will see many benefits in LR6.  I will get LR6 myself as LR4 just does not support my Nikon RAW files despite Adobe flunkies in this very forum insisting that Adobe do not abandon the owners of older versions of LR.  I am sure Jim0740 will know what I am talking about if he is using LR3 (which I also have)?

                              A few facts: Of course there will be a Lightroom 6.

                              Imminent release - Adobe cannot disclose release schedules for a number of reasons including; stock market regulations, unanticipated delays, etc.....

                              No one needs to keep on the "good side" of Adobe... people who have knowledge are bound by Non Disclosure Agreements and they are trusted. Do you not have an NDA from Adobe????

                              Adobe does not abandon older versions when new cameras arrive, users can simply download and use the latest DNG converter (at NO COST) and convert their new files to DNG which can be used by older Lightroom versions. Do camera manufacturers make such allowances for their older version software?? I think not.

                              Enjoy!!!

                              • 12. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                CreativePlanForMe Level 1

                                So Geoff u allude to having an Adobe NDA?  Does that not make u one of the corporate flunkies who pop up on here to make apologies for the corporation? 

                                 

                                You would do better trying to honestly helping the thread originator rather than making a feeble attack on my post.

                                 

                                It is a fact that Adobe do not support new cameras by allowing working new ACE versions forcing third party of alternative steps (dng-conversion).  Case proven I think.

                                 

                                By the way I know like a devout Adobian u can see no wrong but it is a fact that camera manufacturers do maintain their software and give away updates for free?

                                 

                                For a man obsessed with facts u need to get them right .....

                                • 13. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                  ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                  Jim0740 what OS do you have?  LR5 needs OSX 10.7+ or Windows 7+.  Not sure what LR 6 would need for minimums.

                                  • 14. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                    CreativePlanForMe Level 1

                                    Good point.   Both Win 7 and 8 both backwardly support Win XP sp2 and onwards programs.  May not help but at least a move is possible.  LR 5 does not support GPU acceleration and it is unlikely LR 6 will either.

                                    • 15. Re: Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                      Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                      Please read the guidelines to your participation:

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                                      I did not  allude to having an NDA, that is your assumption.....

                                      DNG conversion is not a third party alternative.

                                      Name the camera manufacturers.

                                      I'm not obsessed at all...

                                      By the way what was the last release by Adobe at Photokina??? Is Photokina still operating??? Oh and by the way I have worked at Photokina in the past .......

                                      To finish, feature requests need to be made at Photoshop.com, not here so any discussion of features for Lightroom 6 here is unlikely to gain any traction.....

                                      • 16. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                        ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                        Photokina exists:  www.photokina.com

                                         

                                        Lightroom (1.0) Beta 4 was released at Photokina in 2006:  Photokina: Adobe Releases Lightroom Beta 4 - Mac Rumors

                                         

                                        Rumors exist: www.google.com/#q=Adobe+Photokina+announcement

                                         

                                        Lightroom 6 is not mentioned so may or may not exist in the context of these rumors.

                                         

                                        Regarding the story in June about Amazon.de accidentally listing a LR 6 book for release on Aug 31 (now in the past), the listing still exists but the release date for the book now says March 15, 2015 which is 6 months from now and if the date could be changed once, it could be changed, again. 

                                        • 17. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                          Jim0740 Level 1

                                          I am running windows 8.1 on a HP laptop

                                          • 18. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                            Jim0740 Level 1

                                            What is a NDA?

                                            • 19. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                              ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                              NDA=Non-Disclosure-Agreement, which is a legally binding contract that basically says you can’t discuss internal things with outsiders.  The reporters coming to the embargoed Adobe Photokina-timed private news conferences next week would be under similar agreements.  Beta testers have NDAs.  Adobe insiders that are not authorized to speak publically for the company have NDAs or something similar.

                                               

                                              Violating an NDA can lead to prosecution and termination of the relationship with Adobe.

                                              • 21. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                                Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                Where is the confirmation Ian???? Just rumours and speculation. Point to the Adobe official announcement please??

                                                The splash screen shown is just Lr5 with the number Photoshopped..... duh

                                                 

                                                The fact is those with any knowledge cannot say anything and those without knowledge guess. That's the way it has always been and still is.

                                                • 22. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                                  CreativePlanForMe Level 1

                                                  Geoff,

                                                   

                                                  Yes the photo-shopped splash image had been there many months.  I think anyone would know that .......... perhaps not in NZ?

                                                   

                                                  cheers

                                                  Ian

                                                  • 23. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                                    RikkFlohr Adobe Community Professional

                                                    Based upon a reported accidental sighting on Amazon-Germany in May is hardly confirmation of anything.  Quoting a source named Cyberland - who ever that is, is not confirmation. I was unable to find any original 'report' by Cyberland, only people reporting or attributing it to it/him/her. In June the same story was reported with a June 18th release date - again, hardly confirmation.

                                                    • 24. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                                      Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                      Just happens we know everything before you do ......... even now we are in tomorrow for you!!

                                                      And this is you final warning on posting outside guidelines.....

                                                      • 25. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                                        ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                        That site is a Korean movie-star/TV-star celebrity news site (KDramaStars).  Why do you suppose an article about LR 6 published on Sept 11, 2014 (today), is comparing it to LR 5.5, not LR 5.6 (the current version).  It's because the text of the article is almost identical to an article published in August, and prior months, which compared LR 6 to LR 5.5 since that was the current version of LR back when the article was first written.  They've conveniently adjusted the supposed beta release date from September to October to keep it from being disproven so easily.

                                                         

                                                        My take is that rumors about LR 6 from a Korean celebrity gossip site is about driving traffic to collect ad revenue from not because they have inside information.

                                                        • 26. Re: when is lightroom 6 released
                                                          ~IanB~ Level 1

                                                          what a waste of cyber space; time for the thread to be closed so we can all do something worth while.

                                                           

                                                          adobe will announce LR6 (??) when adobe has it ready

                                                           

                                                          Mr Adobe; can I be on the invite beta list ; please