I don't know where you got the idea that the upgrade to Lightroom CC2015 was free. A subscription fee is charged on an annual or monthly basis. But if you want to go back to Lightroom 5 here is the link to the download: Product updates
If you have done any work in the LR 6 catalog, you may not be able to recover that work in Lightroom 5, which cannot use the Lightroom 6 catalog.
You can transfer edits and some metadata by using Lightroom 6 to write the metadata to XMP, and then importing the photo into your Lightroom 5 catalog. Some metadata will not transfer this way, and your edit history will not transfer either.
Hi Patricio Murphy,
Please follow the below steps in order to install Lightroom 5 from Creative Cloud.
1. Launch Creative Cloud.
2. Click on Find additional Apps > change it to Previous versions.
3. Install Lightroom 5.7.1 from the drop down menu.
Please let us know if it helps.
What I mean by free is that it's part of the sucription, while if I buy the program I get updates for each version, but would have to pay if I wanted to upgrade from, say, LR 5 to LR 6.
Thanks! Didn't think about metadata, seems I'll have to live with this version after all
I'm afraid your comment isn't making sense to me. If you go back to Lightroom 5, the last version you can install is 5.7.1. There are no more updates for Lightroom 5. If you're talking about the creative cloud version of Lightroom 5, there will be no more updates to it either. So I'm not sure what you are referring to.
I know there will be no more updates. I installed an update via the CC Manager and voilà, I had version 6, which I don't like at all: it's slower on my PC, it features lots of functions i don't need, and finally, Adobe has decided it needed a change in the import screen that's plain stupid, so I thought I could go back to version 5, but as dj_paige mentioned, I would lose more than I win in the end, so I'll stick with LR CC 2015, not applying any more updates until I hear officially from Adobe that they dumped the import screen and don't screw my workflow in the middle of a job like the las update did.
Just be patient about the import screen. There have been hundreds of complaints, Adobe has apologized publicly, and has promised to go back to the old import screen with the next update. I know, the import process kind of stinks right now. But I have found it tolerable if I'm thinking clearly when I import.
If you are currently using version 6.2.x or 2015.2.x, you can roll back to the 6.1.1 version which does not have all the "problems" 6.2.x has. Then you can wait for 6.3.0 to come out.
You will need to search the forum for the instructions on how to roll back to 6.1.1.