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Download Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC 2015) Free Trials: Direct Links

Download New Adobe Lightroom 6/CC Free Trial

[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:

[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – These links still work to download the original Lightroom 6 installers. 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:

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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159 thoughts on “Download Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC 2015) Free Trials: Direct Links”

  1. Last week, in a chat exchange with Adobe, I was told i am not required to pay for the recent edition of Lightroom 6 because i had bought outright v.5 + I was given a link to a free download of v.6, but regrettably that link was erased.

    Will you please remind me of the link so that I may effect the download?

    • Hi Peter, all the direct download links to Lightroom 6 and/or Lightroom CC are given above.

      Just be sure to carefully follow the download instructions first, before clicking on the links. Otherwise they won’t work, and you’ll get an “access denied” message from Adobe’s servers instead.

      If you have any difficulties, then try with a different web browser (like Chrome or Firefox), another computer, or a better Internet connection (use wired instead of Wi-Fi if possible).

      Also, make sure you’re not blocking or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs – or running utilities like Ghostery, AdBlock, or Disconnect. Adobe recommends turning those things off temporarily.

      Then once the software is installed on your computer, if you want to convert the Lightroom CC trial into a LR6 perpetual license instead, then see this guide:

      Lightroom Help – Serialize Lightroom CC Trial to Activate as Lightroom 6

      For more details on the key differences between the two editions, see this comparison guide before you buy. Keep in mind that you will lose significant features if you go with Lightroom 6 instead of Lightroom CC.

      Hope that helps!

  2. I landed on your webpage somehow after a frustrating experience of downloading LR 6 twice hoping to reinstall it on my replacement new hard drive. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for the info on IE dropping the extension from the Windows filename along with solutions. (So, the downloads hadn’t gotten corrupted as I thought possible.) As you suggested, I simply added the “.exe” to the filename and was able to install LR.

  3. Adobe REALLY makes it hard to download LR 6 even though I purchased it on a disk. So I was trying to install on a laptop with no disk. It was hell trying to do it UNTIL I stumbled on your site :)

    THANK YOU !!!!!

    I probably could have installed a pirated copy easier *LOL* ADOBE wise up !!!!

    Thank you !!!!!
    I was able to install my LEGAL copy of Lightroom easy :)


  4. I need a really basic step-by-step instructional guide to Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Lightroom 6. I mean a really basic step-by-step guide, not one that assumes I know where everything is, because I don’t know where to find stuff to follow along. Who could be so kind as to help me out please by pointing me to a resource that will do this?

  5. @Michael bennett

    Hi Michael, I have found the free instructional videos on Adobe TV an excellent resource.

    Also, please look at The Lightroom Queen by Victoria Brampton, and Laura Shoe’s Lightroom the Basics and Beyond videos and forums. These are probably the best instructional video resources around.

    If you want to buy a book, then Scott Kelby is pretty unbeatable.

    I don’t often visit this forum, but if you would like to throw any questions at me, I would be happy to try and help you.

    Lightroom can be tricky at first to get your head round but is the absolute bees knees for photo sorting cataloging and editing, all in one programmes. I love it!

    • Hello Janet, please be sure to follow the download instructions very carefully… Make sure to cancel the download of Elements 14 – it only needs to start to set an Adobe cookie on your browser, but then it can be immediately canceled.

      Afterwards, click on the link above for the version/platform of Lightroom that you want. It’s all outlined in the steps of the instructions.

  6. @Kaustubh Singh

    I have Lightroom 5 and also Lightroom 6 updated to version 6.10.
    When I open a picture for lightroom to edit, it always goes direct to Lightroom 5.

    I am afraid to delete Lightroom 5 and have a new problem.
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you

  7. Hi,

    The download directions are not relevant anymore.

    The “click here first” link sends to the adobe’ support page instead of the Premiere Elements trial.
    Here, no login ask nor download available, so, no cookie is set by the Adobe server.

    If I manually login and download a trial ( elements, photoshop … ) the download starts, but it’s not enough to be able to download afterward the Lightroom updates listed in this post.

    All the links here lead to file not found.

    I tried without any adblocker, and other in browsers.

    Can you fix it or adobe changed to deeply the direct download links to prevent offline-creative-cloud-users to access them ?

    Best regards

  8. Good afternoon. So, I’m not very experienced with technology stuff but i wanted to download Lightroom. Everything went well, except now the installer itself is asking me for some code that i was supposed to get on my e-mail. I did not receive any code and there is no option that allows to send the code again. Is there any problem with the way i followed the instructions maybe? I’d like to know what it is.

    Thank you

    • Not sure Pedro, but you shouldn’t need a code or serial number of any kind to just run the free trial… All you need to do is log in with your Adobe ID and password.

  9. There is a new Version of Lightroom 6.10.1 CC 2015.10.1. I missed it in the List above. Can you please add it
    Thank you

    • Yes, the direct download links for the latest Lightroom 6/CC update are posted up on those pages now…

      Sorry for the slight delay, and thanks for your patience!

  10. Hello, I have 2 questions:

    1) Do you think we will see Lightroom 7 sometimes (maybe even this year)?
    2) If I want to activate the CC Photography plan with a prepaid card from Amazon, do I need to add a credit card or a PayPal account to my Adobe ID to make the subscription work?


    • Hello Domi, those are good questions and we’re not sure about either of them… Either Lightroom 7 or Lightroom CC 2017 (or both) should be released this year, but we have not heard!

  11. I spent over two hours with Adobe chat trying to figure out why I cannot install the Lightroom 6 standalone I just purchased on my Mac OX sierra, as my lightroom 5 stopped working when I upgraded my system after I was told it would be ok…I am beyond frustrated as I cannot find a solution on the internet that works. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Not sure Stef, we would need to know more details about the problem or error you’re running into in order to help…

      Usually googling the exact text of any message or issue you’re having will give a solution, as most difficulties have already been figured out.

  12. I have purchased standalone LR6. The installation with the serial number was OK. A bit later, I tried to install updates (Help > Updates) and my LR6 ended as – Lightroom version: CC 2015.13 [ 1141928 ]
    License: Creative Cloud. I do not need CC. What should I do to back to LR6?
    Could you please advise.

  13. Thank you. After wasting about 3 hours going round in circles with the Adobe website (which seems to me to be a great example of how to make people give up and go away), I finally found this site. Your excellent advice meant that just 15 minutes later I have the Lightroom 6 that I had paid for but couldn’t get into my computer. My guess is that they really wanted me to buy annual subscriptions to Creative Cloud, but I don’t currently do enough photography to make that necessary. Anyway, if they are happy to take my money they shouldn’t make it so hard to get hold of what they have sold to me. Once again, thank you for your very clear and accurate advice.

  14. I am currently using a trial version of lightroom and getting ready to upgrade to the monthly CC Photography plan, and I’m wanting to make sure before I do this that my current Windows 7 32-bit computer will be sufficient to download and run this program?

    I also recently saw a special deal for this CC plan with 1TB cloud storage for I believe $14.99 month… where can I find this offer?

    • Greetings Ronda, if you check the official Lightroom Classic System Requirements on Adobe’s site, you’ll see that Windows 7 is still supported however a 64-bit system is required.

      (While Lightroom CC, the newer non-Classic application, it doesn’t support Windows 7 at all.)

      But you said you installed and are already running a free LR trial version on your computer currently. So it must be an older release that still supported 32-bit computers.

      The good news is that as a CC subscriber, you are entitled to download & use any previous CC version that you wish. So you can continue running that same trial version, and just activate it for ongoing use with your subscription purchase.

      Regarding Adobe’s latest offers, you’ll find all current deals listed here – including their Cyber Week offers happening now.

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