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How will you be upgrading to LR5

Buy perpetual LR5 licence now
65 (63.7%)
Pay for Creative Cloud now
7 (6.9%)
Hold off upgrading LR in case adobe releases new CC price package for LR&PS users
6 (5.9%)
Hold off upgrading LR until PS with a solid/must have feature is released
10 (9.8%)
Hold off upgrading hoping PS&LR perpetual licensing becomes an option
14 (13.7%)

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VitorMachado

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2013, 05:25:37 AM »
Okay so the original LR5 Beta is what's being updated correct?
When you say update, I am assuming that you mean "upgrade" ... When you chose upgrade, it is your LR4 which is being upgraded/updated ... not the LR5 beta version.
My LR4 will remain LR4 as a separate program?
If you are choosing "upgrade", no, your LR 4 will not remain as a separate program.
You get to keep your older LR4 & the newer LR5 as separate programs only if you buy the full version of the LR5 program.

Just upgraded my LR4 to LR5. It actually turns out that LR5 is an entire new application, completely seperate from LR4. All my presets and plugins automatically synced into LR5 which was nice. Do you know the best way to transfer all my photos and collections from LR4 to LR5?
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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2013, 05:25:37 AM »

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2013, 05:29:08 AM »
Okay so the original LR5 Beta is what's being updated correct? My LR4 will remain LR4 as a separate program?

I just grabbed LR5 via Creative Cloud. It installed totally separately from LR4, and left LR4 untouched. I'm guessing they do it this way for file management reasons.

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2013, 05:31:34 AM »
Just upgraded my LR4 to LR5. It actually turns out that LR5 is an entire new application, completely seperate from LR4. All my presets and plugins automatically synced into LR5 which was nice. Do you know the best way to transfer all my photos and collections from LR4 to LR5?

When I installed LR5, it asked about bringing files into LR5. Did you get that dialog? I'm seeing all my stuff in LR5.

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2013, 05:34:45 AM »
Just upgraded my LR4 to LR5. It actually turns out that LR5 is an entire new application, completely seperate from LR4. All my presets and plugins automatically synced into LR5 which was nice. Do you know the best way to transfer all my photos and collections from LR4 to LR5?

When I installed LR5, it asked about bringing files into LR5. Did you get that dialog? I'm seeing all my stuff in LR5.

No unfortunately I did not :-\
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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2013, 05:47:46 AM »
LR5 is currently only available for download from the Adobe website, there is no boxed version option.  Is it download only or is the boxed version just not ready to ship yet ?.

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2013, 05:57:11 AM »
For me the answer is easy, I will upgrade to LR5, as I ommitted upgrading to LR4 - without good reason,
although I did try all the releases. So for me it's two updates in one.
My LR3 will remain installed - one never knows.
Then the fun can start - new process version, Location placement in the map module, and trying out the new touchup brush etc. and possible reorganising the catalogue - after three years I feel I need more structure...
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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2013, 05:59:17 AM »
LR5 is currently only available for download from the Adobe website, there is no boxed version option.  Is it download only or is the boxed version just not ready to ship yet ?.

According to B&H the boxed version LR 5 "will be available for purchase on Tue, Jun 11 12AM"
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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2013, 05:59:17 AM »

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2013, 06:46:36 AM »
I have just tried to purchased the LR5 straight from the Adobe.com site, but I was pushed to purchase it from their Dutch site in Euro for about 30% higher price than the US. So far all my photography apps I have purchased straight from the US or Canada and all in English version. During the ordering process a screen appeared that I have to call Adobe. If Adobe prefer to make things difficult for them self, thank God I can retain my right for creativity to get it another way in just a couple of hours or days without paying that 30% extra. The LR4 is doing fine!     

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2013, 07:02:19 AM »
Just purchased the Upgrade. I checked with the Sales team first since my LR4 copy is the Educational one, but they were fine with an upgrade to v5 :)
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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2013, 09:01:45 AM »
It'll be a new licence, I've got less than a month left of being a student after all :)

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2013, 09:35:53 AM »
Where is the, Downloading from CC now option? Using it currently and its not bad~

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2013, 09:51:00 AM »
Where is the, Downloading from CC now option? Using it currently and its not bad~

This- although I have been using 4, but 5 is currently upgrading my catalog and about to launch... :-)
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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2013, 09:52:57 AM »
I purchased an academic CC license.  Gets me PS and LR (worth $18/month) plus Acrobat (with $5-10 month) so I am basically getting a fair deal.

I'm in the middle of applying to a local community college, not with intention of taking any classes, but to get a picture student ID, and .edu email address....and then use that to get Educational Pricing.

Once completed, I'll use that to get CS6 Production....and Lightroom 5.

I figure that will keep me set with perpetual licensed software for a long time. Hopefully by the time I want to upgrade, Adobe will have alternate options to CC.

But I figure $50 or so to apply for a student ID is worth saving over $1K on the software.

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2013, 09:52:57 AM »

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2013, 09:54:17 AM »
I purchased a student/teacher license of LR 4 in March 2012 @  Euro 75,- and also have PS CS5 (student/teacher) but don't use PS at all. Looking at the new features in LR 5 I do not see anything that makes me update, not even at academic license prices, so I'll hold-off for now. Depending on whether or not there will be a perpetual license for LR 6 or only the subscription model, and whether or not better alternative products will be available by then, I will decide again a year from now.

So skipping a minor upgrade and using LR 4 for 48+ months means a monthly cost of Euro 1,56 which I deem adequate and acceptable given the functionality of LR 4 and my usage of it. :-)

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Re: Adobe LR5 Released, how are you upgrading/buying?
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2013, 09:56:40 AM »
I guess every Adobe-related post will now devolve into rants for/against Creative Cloud.

Is it really worth all that hot air?

Subscription based licensing is where most software will be headed. It reduces overhead costs (big reason) and allows a company to apply for a "Green" waste reduction credit on their taxes (small amount) by not selling a boxed version and not producing a large amount of waste in terms of packaging.

I have 0 complaints about CC, and have even been able to increase my work load because it has allowed me to offer new services to my clients at a better rate. I did this with CAD software a year ago, and have not looked back. Personally I would rather pay by the year, then by the month but all in all having access to Acrobat Pro for custom forms, InDesign for a much easier book building experience for both me and the client (Asuka and Baybooks). Latest updates before they hit the streets is nice, as it gives me a chance to tell friends good or bad. Access to all the software my GF uses for her web-design (Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and PS) is a huge Plus and saved us over $2000 in re-buying all the software for her computer.

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« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2013, 09:56:40 AM »