If you haven’t heard, all Adobe products have been updated to their latest versions at the end of 2019. While Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc. didn’t surprise the public much, Lightroom and Photoshop update became a big event, raising a lot of questions. Today, I’m going to talk about them and answer all the questions as briefly as possible.
Look at all the versions available and always pick the biggest number. At the time this post was written (December 2019), the latest version is V-9. This is exactly the Lightroom Classic version I recommend installing/updating to.
Despite the fact that many users prefer the standalone Photoshop CS 6 version, its functionality and capabilities are already outdated. I highly recommend installing the latest Photoshop update, which is V-21 (as of December 2019).
If you don’t know how to download Photoshop 2020 free, go to “Creative&Design” > “Featured products” and select the software you need. At the top of the page that opens, find the ‘Free Trial’ button, download and install the program on your computer.
Just as with Photoshop, go to “Creative&Design” > “Featured products” and select Lightroom Classic. Find the ‘Free Trial’ button on top of the page and download Lightroom free. This is the only perfectly legal way to do it without breaching the copyright laws.
Lightroom update you need is marked as V-9. Additionally, for you not to get confused, I should mention that the developers have removed the ‘CC’ from the name and now it is just ‘Lightroom’.
You can get a 7-day trial version of the latest Lightroom updates for free. Go to “Creative&Design” > “Featured products” and select Lightroom Classic. Find the “Free Trial” button at the top and you’re done! The free trial starts at the first launch of the program. You may also view more free Lightroom alternatives at different forums or blog posts to see the differences between these programs.
To answer this question, you should understand that Adobe has released an absolutely new version of their software, not just a service pack of the program that you already have on your computer.
This means that there might still be Photoshop 2019 or Lightroom 8 on your computer and you have opened either of them by mistake.
This could have happened in case you use a shortcut or a desktop icon to open the old version of the program. Simply delete the old shortcuts and create new ones for your Photoshop 2020 and Lightroom Classic 9.
The developers are always changing and improving the database used by Lightroom, trying to make its performance better. Once in a while, they will release a big update that will ask you to update the catalog. It is usually safe but creating a backup copy is something that I always do before I update anything.
Despite the fact that all the new and updated versions of Adobe software are tried and tested thousands of times before they are finally released, before deleting the older version, make sure the new one doesn’t have any bugs and everything works as it should.
To remove the version you don’t need, open the updater, which is still called ‘Adobe Creative Cloud’, click on the settings menu (…) next to the name of the older version and select ‘Uninstall’.
If we talk about presets, then there is a 99% chance that there will be no problems with them, they will simply move to the newer Lightroom version. Photoshop plug-ins (actions, overlays, fonts, etc.), however, may cause you some trouble. The reason is very simple, plug-ins and their components must be compatible with the new version.
If after the Photoshop/Lightroom updates and you notice any plug-ins that don’t work or are missing, contact customer support to restore them or visit the site where you’ve downloaded them. It is quite possible that the person, who designed them is already offering a new version.
Unfortunately, the legacy/perpetual versions of Photoshop haven’t been designed for macOS 10.15 ‘Catalina’. Upgrading to macOS Catalina it is not advised by Adobe for those, who use older Photoshop versions.
If you have macOS ‘Catalina’ you will not be able to see the older versions of the programs in the corresponding section of your Creative Cloud desktop app.
Since older versions use different installers and licensing components, it will be impossible to install older programs if you have macOS ‘Catalina’. If however, you had them installed before the upgrade, you may be able to use them but not properly and reinstalling will be impossible.
It looks like it has been removed. There is no official information about the reason behind this decision, perhaps, it has to do with the fact that the word ‘Cloud’ is no longer a novelty, thus, no longer popular.
Adobe has always been trying to follow the trends in software naming. For example, the ‘CS’ used in the names before (which stands for ‘Creative Suite’) appeared in the wake of ‘Suite’ popularity in software development. A similar thing happened with ‘Cloud’.
There are different trends now, we are all talking about AI. However, I doubt that this abbreviation will make its way into the names of Adobe products. So, from now on, we will be using Photoshop, Lightroom Classic (the one we all know and love), and Lightroom (the updated cloud-based version).https://icrowdnewswire.com/2019/12/13/adobe-photoshop-lightroom-2020-update/
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