Lightroom: Need help making buying decision

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I need to buy and install lightroom on a laptop I got specifically to take to Africa to edit photos I will be taking there next month.  After I return home, I want to continue to use lightroom but on my desktop not my laptop.  Can I make lightroom fully active on my desktop at the same time it is active on the laptop with one membership?
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Karen Sch

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Steve Crane

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Yes, the CC licence allows you to install applications on two computers. As I recall the same was true for the non-CC Lightroom licence.
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yes,  LR/PS package has two licenses associated with each purchase of a membership.
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Russell Cardwell

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As said above, the license includes 2 active installations for this very reason. Many photographers, myself included, use a desktop at home for the processing power, but carry a laptop for location cataloging and editing. Creative cloud requires that your computer check in online at least once a month, though. So if you are going someplace very remote, be aware of the time limit.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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If you pay the full sum for a year license rather than opt for a monthly payment, you can be offline for 99 days.
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Dave Pearce

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It’s all in the terms and conditions, might be an idea to read up on what you will be paying for IMO.