Never mind. After numerous attempts of signing out/signing in/uninstalling/re-installing, I was able to get updated to 6.1. Not intuitive at all though. Thanks!
Can you tell me what eventually worked for you? I installed the 5.71 to 6.0 upgrade and ever since then, though LR is working fine, I can't install any updates. I've downloaded the 6.01 and 6.1 patches and both ofthem failed to install, plus Help --> Check for Updates always informs me that my 6.0 version is up to date.
I've thought of uninstalling and reinstalling, though I've not done that before and am not sure what to save before uninstalling.
So, any tips you can give will be much appreciated.
Here's what worked for me:
1. Un-installed LR6 - didn't save any preferences; I am not a pro, so no risk of losing anything. From my Adobe purchases account, downloaded LR6 and installed.
2. Logged out of Adobe account.
3. Logged out of Adobe Creative Cloud.
4. Restarted the computer.
5. Launched LR 6, from it's "Help" menu, checked for "Updates..."
6. Because of 5, Adobe Creative Cloud got launched again, so I logged in there.
7. It found an update which I installed after closing LR6. Launched LR6 and the splash screen showed LR 6.1 and Help-->About.... showed Camera Raw 9.1 (and LR 6.1); so I was done. I verified that I could now edit raw files from Nikon J5, which didn't happen when I was using LR6.
I had done Step 5 before doing all the above, but at that time I was already logged in Adobe Creative Cloud, which also found an update, which I installed but in reality, LR6 never showed version number 6.1, so it never actually got installed. After that, I followed what I described above. Worked for me; hopefully will work for you as well. Good luck!
I must say though that a simple operation like an update should never have been as convoluted as above. A direct download link to 6.1 standalone was all I expected, was looking for and never found. Keep in mind, I am talking about a simple installation on a Windows machine; not on Linux or other systems where kernel, drivers, fonts etc. issue could play a role.
Thanks for the info. I thought that an interesting idea, to check for updates in Version 5. When I did that it told me Version 5 was up-to-date so I backed up my system drive and then tossed LR 6 into the Trash (this is on a Mac). I then reinstalled LR 6.0 from a download. My serial # was remembered by the application and when I opened LR 6 all my work, presets, etc. were still there. I then did Help --> Updates and lo and behold it saw the 6.1 update and installed it. I guess there may have been something corrupted in the original installation?
This may help anyone who runs into this in the future:
And if for some reason you still can't see it, then you can just use the direct download links to the Lightroom 6 updates instead.
Thanks! I have that link (prodesigntools.com) bookmarked and had tried it first before all the above; but when I was trying to install after download, it gave me a message "This update is not applicable to you" or something to that effect. I had LR6 at that time. Perhaps the "signing in and signing out" as per your first link could have helped. Will keep in mind for future. Thank you!
Sure, glad to help! Yes, signing out and signing back in can help in both cases actually... And if you ever get that message again, that's one tip that's offered in these suggestions to fix it.
Enjoy the new release!
I just realized all my Nikon D810 pictures looked weird. Apparently, Adobe forgot to include D810 camera profile in LR6.1 which existed in LR6:-( So, you upgrade LR, but if you own D810, for you it's actually a downgrade! There's something seriously wrong with the way Adobe's testing team runs test cases and does regression testing otherwise this should be simple enough to catch if you are running prebuilt test cases. What a mess, I must say.
Anyway, those with similar issue can have a temporary remedy: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Help | Images from Nikon D810 display with different color in Lightroom 6.1 and Camera Raw 9.1
I don't agree that Adobe should test every camera/profile combination--there are likely 1000s, but I would wonder how a profile is every removed from an Adobe product. They should only be adding profiles.
I didn't suggest that Adobe should support all profiles of all cameras. As for D810, it's "standard" profile existed in LR 6 (I was using it), and did not in LR 6.1.