Why is Lightroom not included in any Photoshop Creative Suites?

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom does not appear to be in any of the upcoming creative suites. Why is this? Why have you specifically left it out? It's called PHOTOSHOP Lightroom, you can edit images in photoshop and when they are save they are automatically added to the library in lightroom. So why not include it with one of the suites. Better yet include it in multiple suites. Why call a product Photoshop Lightroom and not make it available in a creative suite that includes photoshop?
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Lee Jay

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My opinion: It shouldn't be called "Photoshop" (this marketing term misleads many people), and the less it looks and works like Photoshop the better.
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I agree with Lee Jay ... while Lr does work well with and in tandem to Ps ... the inclusion of the "Photoshop" term within Lr's title isn't quite practical ... I mean they don't refer to ACR as "Photoshop Adobe Camera RAW" ... additionally, Lr really doesn't fit within the "Suite" family like the other Adobe apps per se ....
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A great number of people, perhaps the majority, don't use any pixel editors at all if they also use Lightroom. The "Photoshop" moniker is a bit of a political thing, I suspect.
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I still don't think there is any excuse as to why it's not at least included in the master collection. however considering it's name it should be in the more of the creative suites

it just feels a bit odd to leave out a key piece of software.
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Tell ya what ... you convince Adobe to allow InDesign to reference RAW files ... and I'll get on board with your reasoning ... until Lr can be more integrated with the Suite ... I'll have to withhold my support ....
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Originally Lightroom needed to be able to respond quickly to the competition, so it did not make sense to constrain it as part of Creative Suite. This market segment now seems much more middle-aged, so perhaps it would make more sense - in fact I may have seen LR listed in one of the Adobe cloud rental options.
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I am ready to sign up for Creative Cloud - I think it is a great idea - and good for me and my needs. However, I use both Photoshop and Lightroom but when I signed up for the 30 day trial of CC - NO LIGHTROOM. I like having Ps on the CC but I will not be signing up for CC until Lr appears. My interpretation of the "available in 2012" has me thinking "Yea, in December."

Come on guys, add it or offer it separately (if there is a technical problem right now) and I'll go ahead and sign up for CC now.

Thanks,
Jim Finley

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Where is Lightroom in the Creative Cloud?.
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john beardsworth

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Lightroom was added to the Creative Cloud at least a month ago....