[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – These links still work to download the Lightroom 6/CC 2015 installers. You can also now get Adobe’s new CC 2021 Direct Download Links!]
Yes – the new release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 is just out and now shipping! There was no beta version/period this time, so we go straight to the final product. And as in the past, this release will work side-by-side with any previous revisions of Lightroom you may have. If you’ve got an earlier version installed on your system(s), Lightroom 6 will ask if you’d like to upgrade your catalog and copy everything over.
This new version continues as a downloadable desktop product and is available either with a standalone perpetual license (called Lightroom 6) or via subscription (called Lightroom CC). It begins as the same program and free trial download below, but the name is changed to reflect the differences in licensing and bundling, as well as the addition of integrated mobile apps & services plus future feature updates (such as the new Dehaze filter or Boundary Warp function).
For more details on the key differences between the two editions, see this comparison guide before you buy.
Lightroom CC 2015 is included as a free upgrade (together with Photoshop CC) in the popular CC Photography Plan – as well as one the many applications that all subscribers get with the complete Adobe Creative Cloud. By contrast, Lightroom 6 stands alone and is sold separately (you can purchase it here directly, either full or upgrade) – and doesn’t receive ongoing feature upgrades, nor any access to Lightroom Mobile or Lightroom web.
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And continuing our longtime custom of furnishing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Acrobat DC, Captivate 11, and Elements 2021, you’ll find the direct links for the all-new Lightroom 6/CC below.
The links given below go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to download these products via other means – perhaps due to issues with the Adobe’s Download Manager. Here the file access is open and you can just use your browser, or another DLM.
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Adobe Lightroom 6/CC 2015 Direct Download Links
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Here are the direct links to instantly download the Lightroom 6 free trials for both PC and Mac, without any download manager or assistant… The trial version is fully-functional for 30 days, and can be converted for ongoing use (without needing to reinstall) by entering a valid purchased serial number. You can also download the LR6 trials via a free Creative Cloud membership.
Available product languages are English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese.
So without further ado, here are the Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC 2015 direct links:
- Lightroom 6/CC for Windows (1.1 GB) – Direct download link – All languages
- Lightroom 6/CC for Mac OS (1.2 GB) – Direct download link – All languages
[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – These links still work to download the original Lightroom 6 installers. If you’re using Chrome and they don’t work, then try with another browser. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest 2021 versions, then see this post.]
Make sure your computer meets Lightroom’s latest minimum requirements… A 64-bit system is now required both on Windows (here’s how to tell) and on Mac. For Macs, you need OS X version 10.8 “Mountain Lion” or above (here’s how to upgrade free). For PCs, it’s Windows 7 or above.
Adobe Lightroom 6/CC 2015 Updates
If you’d also like the direct download links for the individual Lightroom 6 / CC 2015 product updates (i.e., all of the included changes since the initial version above), Adobe has issued these as patches to the base release. We have complete sets available here, including Lightroom 6.14 / CC 2015.14:
- Direct Download Links for Lightroom 6/CC Updates: Windows
- Direct Download Links for Lightroom 6/CC Updates: Mac OS
What’s New in Lightroom 6/CC, Including Top Features
This version is all about improved performance, but there are some terrific new features as well… Here’s a helpful video overview from Terry White – but for more details and a broader version comparison, see: What Are the Differences Between Lightroom 6/CC vs. Lightroom 5?
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