Allow us to buy more seats on the same account.

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Currently, I subscribe to the CC Phography Plan, as well as Acrobat DC. These plans allow for the installation of this software on two machines.

I'm considering integrating the new Lightroom CC into my workflow, as a tool to ingest and do a first round of selection while in the field - and syncing everything back into my real LR (Classic) Catalog on my workstation for when I return from location.

Here's the thing. I have three computers - my workstation, which lives in my studio, my laptop, which travels to more static locations, and a netbook which I use when I'm on the move with weight or size constraints.

Currently, I have to maintain two seperate Adobe accounts in order to have PS, LR Classic and Acrobat DC on all three machines.

This also means that if I subscibe to the new LR plan, one of my machines will not be able to sync with the other two in the new LR because it's linked to a different email account.

I don't mind paying for the additional licenses as I'm doing now - but why can't we simply purchase additional seats within the same account - having to add accounts (which don't share resources) is inelegant, fruastrating and disruptive. Please expand our purchase options to allow users to buy licenses for more machines.

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mrorange

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avpman

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"...integrating the new Lightroom CC into my workflow, as a tool to ingest and do a first round of selection while in the field - and syncing everything back into my real LR (Classic) Catalog on my workstation for when I return from location."

I'd be interested to see if you can do that. It's my understanding the two products "New" LR CC and LR "Classic" can't communicate with each other.
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mrorange

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I have not tested it myself, but there's an explaination of ways to do this here: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-cc-vs-classic-features/

I'm interested in second tree from the left, the one that terminates in "Add your photos to Lightroom CC..."

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If you upload through CC, and have Sync turned on for any albums in Classic - then Adobe decided to both Sync smart previews from Classic, and download all the full-size RAW images from CC.   That means any images uploaded through CC are automatically re-downloaded into Classic. Twice the internet traffic, twice the hard drive space. It's a serious flaw that could be very simply fixed if Adobe allowed uploading fullsize RAW from Classic in the first place. If it can already upload Smart Previews, I'm sure it's not difficult to make it upload RAW instead. (Please, Adobe)
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What you say makes so much sense.  Why not allow multiple computers?  It shouldn't be difficult for a computer company to figure that out.

I have an iMac in each of two homes and a Macbook Pro that travels with me.  I'm forced into the inelegant approach of deactivating the apps at the home I'm leaving and reactivation at the home I'm traveling to.  

It should be easier than this.
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mrorange

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Exactly. It makes no sense that we can't buy additional licenses on the same account.

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