I purchased this in part for the haze reduction. This does not appear to be available under effects. Any hope? or is this all a scam to get us to buy into the cloud? I can not afford the cloud.
Did I somewhat waste my money? (Yes, the panorama works better. However, I could get the old one to work with old Elements.)
Dehaze is only available in the Cloud version of Lightroom (Lightroom CC).
It is not available in Lightroom 6.
Dehaze may be available in the next non-Cloud version of Lightroom. Lightroom 7, if that's what they call it and assuming it gets released. will be a paid upgrade.
Dehaze feature is only available to Lightroom CC 2015 version.
Below is the document for the same
But you would still be able to receive other updates for Lightroom 6 until we release the new version for Lightroom.
To raise a feature request for not having dehaze in standalone version, I would suggest you to raise a request at below provided link: