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 Where Can I Get Lightroom?
Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC is available only as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Creative Cloud is a subscription-based service that was introduced back a few years ago for people that wanted to stop buying individual programs from Adobe. Purchasing Lightroom, Photoshop,
Illustrator and other programs could cost you thousands of dollars per year if you wanted to keep them up to date and it caused the illicit market to flourish with pirated programs showing up on the market for a fraction of the cost. The result was that for a nominal fee every month you can have access to every major program that Adobe has in its arsenal with free updates as new features were added without having to worry about purchasing the updates or the entire new program again to stay up to date. Many other program providers adopted the same type of subscription-based service such as Microsoft’s Office 365 and others. It was a cost-effective way to provide their customers with their program lineup at a fraction of the cost. It also created loyalty to the products and has been a huge success. To get started, go to your browser and type in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Search for the plan that suits your needs. The most popular and the one I think is best to start with is one that provides Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC and Adobe Spark which is a branding program for web development and for creating great visual content for publishing on the web. This will give you all the tools that you need to get going with the Photoshop
Creative Cloud Suite. The program we will be looking at is the Adobe Lightroom Classic. We will touch on how to work with Photoshop from time to time, but the majority of this book is on how to understand and use Lightroom Classic CC for basic photo editing.
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