I recently bought a disk copy of adobe lightroom, and the package installation instructs me to go to a link to retrieve my serial number using an activation key. However, after I enter my activation key, I get directed to an adobe webpage that tells me it doesn't require a serial number and downloads the creative cloud app, from which I then downloaded adobe lightroom. I want to ensure that this isn't subscribing me to creative cloud services and is just the standalone lightroom-- how do I do this? Is there a way to install from the disk, or is the online install the method now regardless of whether I have creative cloud or not?
You are best to install from these downloads: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html
First 6.0 and then the 6.4 patch.
The install will ask you if you have a serial number (1160-....) to register and you can even install as trial first and always register as stand-alone or CC later: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/serialize-lightroom-cc-trial-to-activate-as-lightroom -6.html
If you need to redeem a code first to geta serial, go here: https://redeem.licenses.adobe.com/getserial