Lightroom 6 Standalone - Dehaze, local Blacks/Whites adjustments

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I find it ridiculous and a rip off that the features found in Lightroom CC (and the trial used for 6) don't actually exist when you purchase the standalone version of Lightroom.

Why would you release a version of lightroom as a standalone product that doesn't actually have any new features.  It's a waste of time and money for users to upgrade.  It makes me think that you guys are just out to get money and that maybe it's time to switch editing suites.  
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Wait for LR 7 like when new features used to be added. 
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LR6 had multiple new features that weren't available in LR5.  CC users are simply getting early access to what will be LR7 features, as Steve notes.
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If you read the details of what LR6 gives you, compared with LR5, you would see that the major improvements were:

Lightroom CC on the desktop

  • HDR Merge: Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. Using HDR merge, you can easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high dynamic range image. Click here to learn more.
  • Panorama Merge: Stitch together multiple images, including raw files, to create stunning panorama shots. Click here to learn more.
  • Performance Improvements: Get more done, faster. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed, especially in the Develop module.
  • Facial Recognition: Easily find and organize photos of family and friends with new Facial Recognition features in Lightroom CC. Click here to learn more.
  • Advanced video slideshows: Combine still images, video and music with professional effects like pan and zoom. Click here to learn more.
  • Filter Brush: Precisely control which parts of your image are affected by the Graduated or Radial filters. Now you can use a brush to edit the filter’s mask, adding or subtracting filter effects wherever you want.

The full details are here:-

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/page/3


People who subscribe to the CC version get to be 'public beta testers' for the new stuff that will be in LR7!!


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I cannot understand either why there is ANY difference in features between Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 stand-alone. We all know that's marketing, but it would be nice if Adobe would accept that there are many many users out there who simply DON'T WANT TO switch to CC. Still, we are valuable Adobe customers - in my case for many years now.
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In which case you will have to wait until LR7 comes out before you get any new features; just as you have always had to wait for new versions to get new features.

The 'reward' for signing up to a subscription was being able to try out new features as they are produced, without having to wait for the new version as in the past.


This is all clearly stated by Adobe.


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That's good info, except it still doesn't explain why Adobe held back some of their features (despite the fact they were available and working) for just stand alone clients. It just explains that Adobe needs to keep putting out cool features to keep stand alone clients spending more money. I don't care about spending more money on a good product...I just don't like being treated like I'm not as worthwhile to be given a complete upgrade with all available features in comparison with cc at the time of release.
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Due to legal/accounting reasons (which John, as an accountant, explains far better than I can in that thread), they can't add new features to a product for which they've already been paid.  

It's not personal, and they're not doing it to be nasty or because they don't value your custom. 
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I'm not asking them to. I'm asking why those features weren't in the product when it was released alongside cc (which did have those features).
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I don't like CC model also. But I don't get your complaint at all. Were you using previous version of LR? If you did, you should know that you did not get any new features after LR released right? With LR4, we did not have any new features until we paid for the upgrade to LR5 (even then, the upgrade was not really worth it for some). Then we had to wait until LR6 to get new features again. So it's normal to wait until LR7 to get new features. When LR6 and LRCC released, they were the same.

Think of it this way, you're operating a photography business. You offer 2 options: one time package for $500 and client will have 100 photos for one shooting session Another option is client paying $50/month, and client will have 100 photos for the first shooting session, and every month they'll have one free session with 50 photos.
So it's all fair right. You can pick whatever you want. Same with LR, I don't see anything unfair about this.

You can just forget about LR CC and think of it as BETA testing. Are you willing to pay $10 each month to beta test the software and not able to use it anymore once you stop paying? Or do you want to pay one time and keep your software forever.

With CC, I'm paying more than you for every upgrade cycle, and I don't get to keep it at all. There is some trade-off here.
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Are you saying that LR 6.0 and LR CC 2015.0 had different features?  The .0 versions had the same features, except that CC allows mobile cloud sync.

When Dehaze was added as a feature to the .1 version, only CC 2015.1 got it, LR 6.1 did not.

All 6.x versions have the same the .0 features, but CC 2015.x gets more features continuously because you're paying continuously.