After months of rumors, Adobe has officially released Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. It almost seemed inevitable, but Adobe has split the Lightroom purchase options and features to a standalone version (Lightroom 6) and a subscription version (Lightroom CC, as part of the Photoshop Photography Plan and the full Creative Cloud suite). [Read more…]
We’re expecting an official announcement of Lightroom 6 / Lightroom CC today. For now though, Adorama already has Lightroom 6 available to order.
We had a flurry of possible dates in March on which Lightroom 6 was supposed to be released. Now, it seems the same thing is happening again this month.
I received another tip today that pegged April 15 as the release date for Lightrooom 6 per a second-hand industry source. Just a couple days ago, the release was pegged for April 21 via another supposed “leak.”
Until Lightroom 6 is officially out, however, we will have to continue to take these rumored releases with a grain of salt.
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It is common practice for software companies to stop supporting older operating systems at some point. However, Adobe’s upcoming major Creative Cloud update will require Mac OS X 10.9 or higher to run applications like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. OS X 10.9 was released less than two years ago. That is pretty cut-throat for OS support.
Of course, Adobe claims this is all for the good of the user “in order to take advantage of the latest operating system and technologies.” With NAB around the corner, we will probably see what’s under the curtain the next two or three weeks.
Lightroom 6 is a little more lenient and will support OS X 10.8 and above.
Regardless, if you are stuck on an older version of Mac OS X due to support for legacy software apps, then it is time to make a decision about what’s more important to your workflow. Or, at the very least, figure out a dual boot scenario that works for you and your system.
If you want to upgrade, of course, Apple offers a free update to OS X 10.10.
The next major Creative Cloud release is presumed to support at least Windows 7 and up, although Adobe has not officially confirmed that yet. We’ll let you know if that changes.