Lightroom 6.1: Why don't I have Dehaze feature?

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After Lightroom update to 6.1 dont have Dehaze feature http://www.upload.ee/image/4785046/li...
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Andrjes Zavadskis

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Doug Stead

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I really feel for you as a new LR Perpetual/Desktop user.  It takes a while to understand Adobe and read between the lines, while experiencing sureal yet consistently faulty upgrades and fixes together with other "improvements"  seemly all but intentionally designed to profoundly piss off a customer.  But I digress.

Just get into line as a CC (Cloud Cow) for monthly milking.  You have purchased a bill of goods for a product on minimally in adiquet life support from those left in a dark cubicals reserved as a hospice for coders without a cloud to sit upon. 
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Your "expensive" Lightroom standalone gets all of the updates that you paid for. That is the reality of the situation. You get updates to provide support for new cameras. But Lightroom 6 will not receive any feature updates. You got what you paid for. Lightroom 6 had some feature updates. And, as in the past, new features are withheld for the next paid upgrade.

Lightroom 6 is really no different from Photoshop Elements as far as features are concerned. Camera Raw, when running under Photoshop Elements, only has some of the features. Many of the extra features are not included. Lightroom CC gets the updates because that's what the users are paying for. You can complain about this all you care to. But it isn't going to change the fact that you can't have more than what you paid for when you purchased Lightroom 6.

Personally, I think Adobe should abandon the standalone version. If you want to use Lightroom and have all of its features then subscribe to the creative cloud. But a lot of you won't do that because you don't want your images "in the cloud". And that is such a misunderstanding. But it isn't going to do any good to try to explain it because those who have that attitude don't really want to consider how the cloud really works.
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Rudi Scheers

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It is a Robbery from Adobe, Where is version nr 7? A rent my home not adobe ok? And i hate the cloude.
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Stefan Redel

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Ehrm. Huuuuge misunderstanding. Noone has to use "The Cloud". Adobe has to clear that out in a very very sharp way. A lot of the People out there don't know that noone has to use anything from that Cloud-Thing.

I personally don't use ANYTHING from "The Cloud" and i have the CC-Versions running. You have 2 GB of free webspace and that's it.

Please simple forget anything regarding "Cloud".

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Rudi Scheers

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I can use the cc version with the free cloud? I thought that 2 GB was temporary?
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Stefan Redel

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Leasing CC => 2 GB Space in the Adobe-Cloud. You can use it. Or you can use nothing of it.

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Cristen Gillespie

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I personally DO use Cloud features. They're convenient, and I have it, so I use it. For syncing my Adobe Mobile apps to my desktop apps. For using the Adobe TV  app on Apple TV (syncs from LR same as LR Mobile). For getting/installing  updates to my apps. For installing and keeping track of my Extensions from Adobe Addons. For previewing FPOs from Adobe Stock in a document before licensing, only to find out they don't suit the project.

Other than some convenient, rather nice extras, I don't need the Cloud for anything apart from occasionally checking in with Adobe to verify my license is still active—and Adobe takes care of that when I'm connected to the Internet. I don't have to think about it.

Obviously not all of these extras are features you'd use in LR. But if you subscribe, you have access to Photoshop, so maybe you'll want to take advantage of some of them. I do NOT keep my files in Cloud storage—not with anyone, though many people do use Cloud storage for backup. The "free with subscription" amount won't go far for that. I do NOT work IN the Cloud, apart from syncing to Mobile apps and TV, and that's VERY optional. Were the Cloud to be unavailable, and it is occasionally, it wouldn't disrupt my workflow. I had my own internet service drop one day, and I didn't stop working at all, other than to yell at my internet provider.<G>

That said, the Creative Cloud application, which does connect us to Adobe's servers, isn't foolproof. There are aspects of using it that I think should be changed, and have said so. It does sometimes glitch on someone's subscription, and that is a genuine pain in the patootie for them. Sometimes it throws people with subscriptions into Trial mode, and that shouldn't happen ever. So far, I've not heard stories of any Cloud glitches actually preventing someone from working, and they do normally seem to get corrected pretty quickly. That I haven't heard of worse, doesn't mean never, though.

I find the benefits are starting to outweigh the drawbacks significantly, but it has nothing to do with being IN the Cloud. I'm primarily a Photoshop user, and CS6 was a long time ago. LR6 owners do get real updates. They just don't get them as often and as early as subscribers. So I can't say whether or not the features are worth the subscription to any individual user.

You can reject LR CC because you hate the subscription model, but everyone here who has commented about the Cloud is right. The Cloud itself is no reason to reject using LR CC. And It doesn't make sense to tell Adobe that they have to treat perpetual license members exactly like subscription members. There probably will always be LR features that are  perks to subscribers for early adoption or maybe even solely for subscribers. What do they get for their subscription otherwise? (Although all of those who also use PS know one answer to that.)
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no, we want a working piece of software after paying through the nose for years on end. if the CC program allowed us to keep the latest version in a working state (after a certain period of time, of course) then i wouldn't hesitate to go with the CC program. but the truth is, you can pay for 10 years, quit and you're left with nothing.
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You are absolutely right. I am not at all using the cloud facilities simply because I do not need them, so why should I go to the CC version. If they come out with release 7, I am ready to pay for the upgrade like usual to get the latest features, no problem with that.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Haze Filter missing from Lightroom 6.

I have Lightroom 6 (stand alone) but, for some strange reason, I don't have the "HAZE" filter in my develop module. Any ideas on why that might be as well as how to fix it?
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Yes, you can simply add this plugin https://cutthruthefog.wordpress.com/lightroom-6-dehaze/

It is not there because Adobe wants full paying users to want to upgrade to the next version, same goes for the filling of panoramas
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James Hess

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That filter is not in Lightroom 6 because those who purchase Lightroom 6 are not paying for the filter. One of the complaints from those who don't want to join the creative cloud is that it is too expensive. Yes, it may cost a little more. But that is one reason why creative cloud subscribers have more features. They are willing to pay for them. Do you purchase a new car and then become angry because someone who has the same car with a sunroof paid a little more? After all, you had the same choice when you made your purchase.
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On the contrary, the standalone is now more expensive than the CC version, since in a few month will be a new version 7 coming, then you are going to pay an upgrade fee that will cost more than the combined monthly subscription cost for those month.

The main page about LightRoom is all about the boundary warp, the mobile experience and dehaze https://lightroom.adobe.com/

If you then buy from Amazon you will find no mention of the things missing (unless you read the reviews) https://www.amazon.com/Adobe-65237578-Photoshop-Lightroom-6/dp/B00VWCKJVA

I bought my LR6 from a trusted danish software shop, and there was no mention that it was missing the features.

To get the standalone from Adobe is a tricky process, that also has no mention of the missing features https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-single-app-Lightroom-6.html

All other software i have bought have been including upgrades as part of the price, and before the CC, there was no real problem since you didnt see what could be there, only the feeling that is was getting old compared to other photo software.

Now with the face recognition and hdr that is wastly inferior to other products it is hard to live with the updates in the CC version missing from the standalone, and knowing that once you update to LR7 it will be obsolete after a few month too...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled cant see dehaze function on my lightroom standalone ver 6.10.

i purchased standalone version of lightroom today and the dehaze function that was available during my trial version has gone missing. how to get it back? please help.

Thanks
Sheetal
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The trial is the CC version. The standalone version does not have the dehaze function (and some other functions that were added in CC2015.1 through CC2015.10).
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I have just been going back through the comments in here. Most of them go back one or two years and yet, Adobe still haven't got the message that people - CUSTOMERS - are pissed off with Adobe's attitude. If Adobe wish to go backwards, and out of business, they are heading in the right direction as people - once loyal customers - are voting with their feet and dollars.
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"...voting with their feet and dollars...."
Which way are they voting?
December 2015- "833,000 new subscribers signed up for Creative Cloud in the company’s 4th quarter this year," https://petapixel.com/2015/12/15/adobe-doubles-profits-thanks-to-growth-in-creative-cloud-subscriber...

"...pissed off with Adobe's attitude...."
Perhaps you can blame USA corporate law for Adobe's "attitude"-
Extract from from a post by Steve Hoeg, Engineering Manager, Adobe Premiere Pro, at- https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1223742
(Another volatile thread on the Subscribe/Perpetual software choice)

"The Sarbanes-Oxley Act prevents new functionality from being added to goods for which the revenues have already been recognized. Because of this we have previously been able to do bug updates with fixes for advertised features, but not add new functionality when we have already recorded the sale. Subscriptions change what may be done in updates because the revenue is recurring in the same time period as the update."

(I have no business affiliation with Adobe, just a 'User' interest in things 'Lightroom')