Lightroom: Do I need to be online to activate Lightroom 4?

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It'd be great if deployed active duty military personnel who have no way of connecting to internet were able to activate and use LR4.

My wife is an officer, currently deployed on a Navy vessel with no possible way to connect her personal MacBook Pro to the internet. It is also uncertain when, or if, they will get to a port and be able to find somewhere with wifi. They do have (limited) phone use, but I called Adobe & was told that is not even an option.

There are tens of thousands of Navy personnel in the same position, not to mention the other branches of service. That's a very large number of people, doing a fantastic service for this country, but aren't able to use Adobe software. Seems like a group that should surely not be excluded.

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Hi Dave,

Sounds like you have misinformation. One shouldn't have to be online to activate Lightroom 4. Just enter the serial number and you should be good to go.