Before licensed as LR6 (standalone) it shows as LR CC 2015 - that is normal since it is the very same software/installer.
Follow this to have it licensed as standalone LR6: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/serialize-lightroom-cc-trial-to-activate-as-lightroom -6.html
Thanks a lot! This worked indeed. Thanks for reading this and replying, your help is much appreciated.
I know, I have LRCC in my Photography plan together with Photoshop, but I do some image editing in places where there is no Internet connection, and I need to be sure I can access LR without problems even in these circumstances.
TTBOMK, LR-6 (Standalone) only needs to be 'Activated' and 'Signed In' once. It then remains working (without internet access) until 'Signed out'.
LR-CC needs to check its' activated status online once every 99 days, but will work remote!
Victoria Bampton has this to say on her site- Lightroom CC/6 Myths & Confusion
Do I have to be online all the time?
No. You briefly need internet access to activate Lightroom. If you’re a CC subscriber, it ‘phones home’ now and again to check your subscription status, but you can be offline for up to 99 days before it reverts to a limited mode (no Develop, Map or Sync). If you have a perpetual license, Lightroom remains activated until you deactivate it.
Thanks for the info regarding the possible offline periods.
I think probably my mistake was that I signed off from within LR6, as I didn't think this would have any consequences. But really in Adobes Nomenclature, nowadays 'sign off' seems to mean 'give back the licence', something like that.
Right now I can sign in with both my Adobe IDs, the one that has the Cloud Photographer plan (in which case I get a message that the software is now registered under this ID) and then I have LRCC. When I sign in with the Adobe ID which does not have the Cloud subscription, I have LR6.
Ok, these are new ways which have to be learned, I know it now, and I hope they don't change things again too soon, so I can benefit from my newly gained knowledge
Thanks for all the help!!