The most-awaited Adobe Lightroom upgrade was released last April, 2015. Most users, especially professional photographers got pretty excited and thrilled to try the newest version of the program. Basically, Adobe provided a long list of new features to expect in Lightroom 6/CC, but only few is useful and in demand. These upgrades such as facial recognition, HDR merge, Panoramic merge, enhanced web galleries, advanced slideshow options, Advanced spot healing tool, GPU acceleration, pet eye tool and additional Lightroom presets.
Essentially, we are used to buy a single stand-alone program. However, the company revised the purchasing method. Although users can still buy a standalone version of Lightroom 6 but with limitations since they are not entitled with a complete access to Lightroom mobile and the web, online Lightroom features, and software update. If they want to get all of these freebies and perks, they are required to subscribe to Adobe’s creative cloud subscription plan.
Adobe Lightroom CC is just the same with Lightroom 6, but it can only be purchased through the Creative cloud subscription plan. It comes with other Adobe program; it can either be Adobe Photoshop, elements or Lightroom 6. Creative cloud subscribers will frequently receive software updates, Lightroom wedding presets freebies, and are allowed to use LR App and LR Web and mobile.
Moreover, the minimum system requirements for the program have also changed. Windows and Mac OS users can only use Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC if they have a 64 bit system for their desktop.
To conclude this discussion, Lightroom’s one big improvement here is the speed and performance. Their last two previous versions were very slow that users began switching to other software as it doesn’t help their editing process. Adobe Lightroom 6 has made huge improvements in its recent release, hopefully, the company will release more useful versions in the coming year.