If you ever wanted to buy LR, Buy Now. Rentals and Upgrades only Listed on their Site

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Adobe still offers it on their website:

https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/software._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_catalog_sl_software_sl_mostpopular.html?promoid=KLXMV

and has announced that LR will be available as a stand alone product (as well as being available on Creative Cloud) for 'the foreseeable future'. There are, apparently, no plans to abandon the availability of LR (full or upgrade) on DVD or download.

In addition the $9.99 a month "limited" price for the Photographers Package on the Cloud has been extended indefinitely due, reportedly, to the popularity of the price/package. :drinks:.

I've been very tempted - but I don't think I would really start using the software if I paid for access - I'm currently mired in Elements 12 :biggrin:.

It's apparently a personal fault - I will hang onto hardware whose expiration date was originally written in roman numerals on clay tablets, but will jump onto new software without much of a thought as to whether or not it will improve my photography. I'm really trying to reign myself in...but $9.99 a month and never have to decide whether to upgrade or not...very tempting.

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When their main page shows you a link to to buy/upgrade LR I'll believe that for now they have no plans for LR being rental only. Right now their page mainly talks about the rental version and fees. And if you scroll all the way to the bottom you will find the upgrade link. Not a buy/upgrade link, just upgrade.
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html
 

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The iPad version is free but requires Lightroom 5 and one of the Creative Cloud subscriptions to do anything with it.

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Looking into my crystal ball, I would say that the "foreseeable future" for Adobe could be tomorrow. They are, as is most obvious, targeting their future on subscription cloud services, and it wouldn't be reasonable to presume that they won't (completely) migrate Lightroom to that as soon as possible. It is in their best (economic) interest to do so. Also, I will go so far as to say that their (currently free) standalone DNG converter, which would permit future RAW file formats being converted to DNG for import into previous standalone versions of Lightroom, will wither and die. Again, because it is not in Adobe's best interest to maintain compatibility with software which competes with cloud subscriptions.

Investigating and supporting non-Adobe products for RAW file conversion and processing would probably be prudent. Adobe subscription rates are bound to escalate rapidly, and while many commercial/corporate users will tolerate this for some time, I don't think the typical enthusiast can see a subscription service as being an affordable long-term option. Panasonic and Olympus offer reasonably proficient raw converters and image editors. Give this companies some constructive input, and I believe their offerings will continue to improve.
 

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I guess this will be a growth opportunity for competing products. A lot of people like LR, but don't use it that often to warrant a constant fee payment. I've always skipped a version and waited for the price of the upgrade to drop, and not felt that I've missed anything by doing so. It looks like this is going to become the Adobe 'Walled Garden'.
 

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And let me know when Lr Mobile has a solution for letting you run plugins (PS, Nik, Topaz...etc.) on an iPad the same as your desktop. I have never understood the workflow benefit of a crippled Lr Mobile.
 

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And let me know when Lr Mobile has a solution for letting you run plugins (PS, Nik, Topaz...etc.) on an iPad the same as your desktop. I have never understood the workflow benefit of a crippled Lr Mobile.
Not that I agree/disagree with Adobe here - but that's probably a platform support issue - Adobe can't control what Operating System a plugin is compiled to run on...but that's no reason they can't allow it and let the plugin provider package up tablet support.
 

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I have yet to see a plugin maker make the same plugin for IOS as they do for Mac or Windows. To my knowledge there is no Nik Collection, Perfect Photo Suite, Topaz Collection....etc. for IOS devices. With the extremely limited processing environment (CPU, GPU, memory, storage screen real estate, lack of keyboard and mouse...etc.), and no plugins to complete the picture, I am lost as to why to try to edit a photo in Lr Mobile. My 15" Macbook fits just fine in the same slot in my Tenba Messenger bag as my iPad Air does. So when I am out on a photography field trip, you bet the rMBP, not the iPad, is with me. Once I have the images home and processed them, then I might put a collection of jpegs on the iPad via iTunes to share. But I can't see an iPad as a serious part of workflow.

If anyone has other ideas, I would love to hear them.
 

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I'm pretty sure Apple won't approve plugins on iOS devices. The work around is for one app to pass off a file to another app but libraries can't be shared.

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