- It’s not a cross-platform license. When you buy Lightroom 4 direct from Adobe or B&H Photo (or any other retailer than the Mac App Store), you can install it on either a PC or Mac. Like me, I use a PC desktop, but have a MacBook Pro for mobile use. One copy of Lightroom covers both. If I bought it from the Mac App Store, I couldn’t install that licensed copy on my PC.
- The big one for me, however, is the lack of upgrade pricing. It’s $149.99 on the Mac App Store regardless of whether you own Lightroom 3 or not. What happens when Lightroom 5 comes out. Upgrade pricing? I’m not holding my breath.
If you know of a good reason to buy Lightroom 4 from the Mac App Store, drop a line in the comments below.