Why are there no (apparent) direct download links for updates to Lightroom Classic CC?
The link to download the full installer is here: Download Creative Cloud apps , but this is for version 7.0.1 (the current version is 7.2). I don't want to update through the cloud or download manager. Previous versions of Lightroom could be updated with offline installers (i.e. here's the updater for 6.14: Download Photoshop Lightroom), but despite scouring Google & the forums, I've been unable to find a proper updater for 7.x. I'm really not able to understand why Adobe makes it so difficult...
Some people may simply prefer to (or be required to) keep their main work computer offline, and use a second PC for internet. Are these users not entitled to receive the same updates as those who desire (or are allowed to) keep theirs connected directly?
And even for typically-connected laptops, there are many situations in which an offline installer would be useful or necessary. For instance, I often go on long photography trips where issues sometimes arise that require me to reinstall, reformat, or even replace the system. I carry a hard drive with installers for the current version of literally every application I use...except Adobe’s. This means that if I need to reinstall during one of these trips (or any other time I don’t have direct access to fast/unmetered internet), I'm stuck having to rollback to older versions.
Is there some reason Adobe makes it so difficult to update their software, or did I simply somehow overlook an obvious download link that didn't come up when searching Google or the forums...?