Thank you for your response.
Yeah, unfortunately that was a wasted effort.
Unbelievable, take a persons money and then what?
Anyone else have an idea concerning this issue?
Can you be a bit more explicit about "that was a wasted effort"?
I followed the procedure outlined and still I am not able to launch LR without signing in to the adobe account. How many times does it take to register the software with the registration key? I have done it 3 times already. We pay the money and get slammed with obstacles directing us to sign up for their lease program. So much like organized crime of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Strong armed robbery.
From what I've read, yes - you do have to sign in to an Adobe ID, but you don't have to subscribe to CC.
There will not be a trial version of Lightroom 6. The only trial available is Lightroom CC, and that is part of the photography plan as a bare minimum. As long as you are using it in trial mode the Internet will be required. But as soon as you follow the instructions to serialize Lightroom and make it a standalone program you will be free from the necessity of being connected to the Internet.
Brrrt, wrong Jim. Been down that road already and it does not rectify the problem.
I PURCHASED (FROM THE ADOBE WEBSITE) AN UPGRADE TO A STAND ALONE LR5. I RECEIVED THE REGISTRATION KEY AND ENTERED IT DURING THE ORIGINAL UPGRADE PROCESS. EACH TIME I ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH LIGHTROOM 6, I MUST FIRST SIGN INTO ADOBE. I FOLLOWED THE PROCEDURES TO SERIALIZE LIGHTROOM TWICE. NO FRIIKIN WORKIE. I REINSTALLED LIGHTROOM AND REGISTERED AGAIN. NO FRIKKIN WORKIE.
If you want to make statements in support of adobe, at least know a little about what you are saying. Adobe has sold customers a dead fish.
Yeah, still no resolve to this issue.
Anyone come across a resolution to this issue?
I ended here for a slightly different reason (the actual installation - for anyone interested - see below)
Since I'm here, I can try to give your question, as I understand it, my best shot:
- To check if your serial number "sticks", i.e. is not in trial or subscription mode: Go to the Help menu - System Info...
then if the 2nd line in the window that opens reads: "License: Perpetual", that's all you can do, re-installing won't make a difference.
- In that case, getting that annoying Adobe ID Sign-In message anyway (even if, like me, you don't want to do anything online, sync or otherwise):
there isn't much else to do but close the window without signing in and confirm to quit - Yes... every bleepin' time you launch LR6
I have not found a Preference to disable that check, even under the Lightroom mobile tab (which at least, like the Help menu, confirms you're not signed in). Maybe in a future update they'll have an option to disable that check on startup, at least after the first time (but not yet in 6.0.1, the latest one so far)
Otherwise either cave in and make at least a dummy Adobe ID, or the only other solution: Go back to LR5, unless you need the new functions...
It's still installed separately on my machine, and I have a pre-LR6 backup of my catalogs, so I'll play around with it for a couple of days before deciding. It's certainly my last Adobe product.
Now the reason I ended up here: The INSTALLER actually FORCES you to sign in with Adobe ID even with a VALID SERIAL, which is just plain bovine stuff, and the utterly unhelpful Adobe Chat employee didn't answer my question, pointed me towards Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Help | Serialize Lightroom CC trial to activate as Lightroom 6 (which still expects you to log in, no matter what you try later) and disconnected. Grrrr.
Here's the work-around for that:
- DISCONNECT your network connection temporarily (Turn off WiFi, unplug the ethernet cable...)
- Launch the installer, click on the "I have purchased" half => it will complain there's no internet connection
- But a "Connect Later" button appears => click on it => get the old serial# screen, enter serial (& if necessary re-connect, then enter prior serial to upgrade )
- Next screen, Accept Terms, then next screen choose your install options and there you go.
- You will of course have to get back online to validate the serial within a few days, like before, but at least you skipped the whole Adobe ID Sign-In nonsense, and not deal with the creepy "Starting with this version... share your information with Adobe how you use Lightroom... is turned on by default..."