Lightroom 6.14 is now available – last perpetual update of Lightroom

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We are happy to announce the release of Lightroom 6.14.

To update Lightroom to 6.14, choose Help > Updates.

Lightroom 6.14
What's New
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Melissa Rios, Lightroom Support Product Manager

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Posted 2 years ago

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Helge Drange

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After automatic updating, the Lightroom crashes shortly after the intro window shows up. Message: "Lightroom encountered an error when reading from its preview cache and needs to quit."

I am on Mac OS X Version 10.9.5, Photoshop & Lightroom CC membership.
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Dailyn Matthews

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Same thing is happening to me.  Were you able to get it to start???
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Helge Drange

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Yes - follow the outlined procedure here: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10056258#10056258.

1) Uninstall your current Lightroom
2) Download and install the base version of Lightroom 6: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html, enter "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6", download the "Application Installers" (the first link).
3) Download and install the last working version for you. For Mac OS X Version 10.9.5, Lightroom 6.6.1/2015.6.1  should work. I actually downloaded Lightroom 6.13, since this was the last version of Lightroom that worked on my platform.

Best,
   Helge
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Dailyn Matthews

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I'm doing it through the cloud, so I did a little research and I don't believe I can do it this way.  I did uninstall and reinstall, but still having the problem.
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Dailyn Matthews

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The cloud reinstalled 6.0 --not sure why it didn't install a newer version.
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Helge Drange

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My understanding is that you cannot use the Cloud for downgrading Lightroom. Use the Cloud to uninstall Lightroom, and then follow steps 2 and 3 above. It worked for me, anyway. If you have still problems, post your case on the adobe forum (first link in my first reply).

Good luck - its quite bad that the Clouds run through upgrades without checking for compatibility. Do you hear, Adobe?
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Dailyn Matthews

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You are my savior!!
So, I uninstalled and then reinstalled via your links.
You were also very helpful in providing the information on what version is compatible with my OS.  I was having a hard time finding that information!
Brilliant.  My stomach ache has subsided.
Thank you so much.
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Alex Nicholson

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In attempting to update my desktop LR to version 6.14 I downloaded the CC version 7 and am not sure how I now get to desktop version 6.14.  Any suggestions? 
Many thanks.
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Dailyn Matthews

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There are links in Helge's posts above.  Follow them.
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martijn Saly

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The performance problem is still there, where LR would eat more and more RAM and CPU power and battery, as long as you just keep using it to browse, tag, rate, etc. Not even edit.
This is absolutely proposterous. This problem has existed since 5.0. You've kept adding features and other nonsense, but a serious bug like this doesn't get solved.
Please explain why this is. How is it decided to keep this bug in the software??
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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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LR 7.1 is the current version.  The 6.14 version of LR 6 was updated to include support for an important camera, and while LR 6 doesn't work well on your system, resources are engaged updating current versions of software.  No idea if LR 7 would work well on your system or not.  They did change several things performance-wise but it's continual process to make things work as best they can on a wide variety of systems.
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martijn Saly

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They had better fix LR6 performance degradation as well then, since 7.0 is a paid upgrade. And I will *not* pay for bugs that should have been fixed years ago. Yes, years.
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Venky Narayanaswamy

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I need to update my LR 6.0 to 6.14.  Cannot find the link anywhere.  Could someone post the link ?  Thank you
Venky
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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In Lightroom Classic, select Help > Check for Updates...
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Robert Cullen

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Lr 6 will not update from the Help menu.

All download links to v6.14 have disappeared from public access. (as at 12/12/2019)

The way to obtain older versions now is to contact Adobe Customer Care-

Contact Customer Care

Or, if you purchased by a direct download from Adobe, you should find a download link with these instructions-

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/downloaded-older-app.html

And see "Software Support" page-

https://helpx.adobe.com/support/programs/support-periods.html



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Robert Somrak, Champion

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Having to contact customer care is a ridiculous waste of time for both Adobe and the Customer.  Adobe should provide an easily found link to V6.14.  
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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See here for where to download LR 6.14 without doing the song-and-dance with customer support:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/update-lightroom-6-0-to-6-14/m-p/10819370?page=1#M170107