Anyone know when, approximately, LR7 will be released? Will it still be available as a stand-alone product or will it only be available tied to Photoshop and/or the cloud? Thanks for your reply.
If past experience holds true, Lightroom 7 could be released sometime within the next 6 to 8 months. However, there is no official word. I am just guessing. Adobe does not make such announcements in advance. Anyone who knows what the future of Lightroom holds is bound by nondisclosure agreements not to divulge such information. So you will just have to wait and see what evolves.
To build on Jim's answer, the past 5 versions of LR have taken an average of 85 weeks each, which would put LR 7's release at about 12/6/2016. The shortest release was LR 5, which took 66 weeks (projected date of 7/25/2016), and the longest was LR 3 and 6, at 97 weeks (projected date of 3/2/2017). See Timing of Lightroom releases. Of course, no one posting here has any inside knowledge as to the actual schedule.