All I want is LR5, I don't want a subscription, I don't want photoshop, and I don't want Lightroom mobile. With that in mind, I just bought Lightroom from Currys as a single purchase product key - I have to download the software. The current software appears to be subscription only. Is my product key going to work?
Yes, it will work as your download is the standalone version, which is still available from Adobe, even if it is well hidden from casual view.
Presumably they gave you the download address to get LR from?
Brilliant. It hasn't arrived yet, although I assume there will be a link in the box. In the mean time I have downloaded the creative cloud trial just to have a play. I had been using aperture until this week, but the imminent doom of aperture in favour of a "one-size-fits-all-badly" apple photos app has forced me over to Lightroom. something `I should have done ages ago.