Yes, it can be purchased from Amazon.com, B & H Photo, and a number of other online retailers. You can also look for it at local retailers such as Best Buy. But when you install from disk media the first thing you will most likely be prompted to do is to update to the current version. And that is essentially the same as purchasing online because updates are complete new programs.
You can also just download the latest serial-number-licensed LR update (currently LR 5.7.1) and burn that installer on a CD/DVD, right? Otherwise, the LR on the original media from Adobe is woefully out of date.
Benjamin Root Photography wrote:
You can also purchase it directly from Adobe, if you can find the right place: Products
But that link is only for download. The original question was asking for something other than a download.
Ahh, missed that part.. Thank you, Jim!
The volunteer teaching group I am associated with has a policy of only using physical media carried programs because of past troubles.
Might be timely to re-think that policy. It is increasingly rare for today's software to be sold on physical disk shipped to you.
In addition, fewer and fewer new computers are sold with optical drives. So even with a physical disk, there's lots of messing around to actually install software using it.
Most software supplied on disk is out of date and once you've installed it\, you usually have to download an update anyway. With ESD (Electronic Software Delivery), you just download the current version and you're done.
Download only, if not Cloud only, is definitely the way forward.
Just a thought.
What kind of troubles have you had with downloaded software in the past? And how long ago was it?