Despite it’s initial controversy, Adobe’s subscription-based Lightroom and Photoshop has continued to grow. One of the main reasons Adobe switched to a subscription service was to enable, “on the fly” updates.
This is where important new features can be added and upgraded continuously rather than lumping them all together in a perennial major paid upgrade. So far, Adobe have been true to their word with some very significant additions to Photoshop and Lightroom since first going “rental.”
Because these updates happen in the background, we very often miss or ignore the messages telling us what has been updated or in a rush to get to work we ignore them. We can check our current Lightroom version by going to the menu, clicking on Lightroom – About.
The version number can be seen at the top of the window to the bottom right of the Lightroom logo. It is also shown on the Lightroom splash screen when we open the program. Although Adobe inform us of updates, we can check to see it we have skipped any by opening the Adobe Creative Cloud Manager and selecting the Apps tab.
Apps that need to be updated will be listed. Simply click on update and close and reopen Lightroom to install the update.
Today we are going to backtrack over the last two Lightroom updates, CC 2015.5 and 2015.6 and highlight some of the important fixes and additions.