Adobe Lightroom is now available on the Mac App Store. Before you get too excited, this is the new Lightroom, commonly known as Lightroom CC, and not Lightroom Classic. Still, this is the first pro Adobe app to make it onto the Mac App Store since Apple redesigned it.
Download Lightroom CC From the Mac App Store
Adobe Lightroom is a photo editing app which lets you enhance and improve digital photos in a non-destructive environment. Lightroom now sits alongside Photoshop Elements on the Mac App Store, with the latter being a more lightweight option.
Adobe Lightroom is free to download and use for the first week, but you’ll then have to pay $10/month for the privilege. Still, for that you get 1TB of cloud storage included, and a host of photo-editing tools designed to be used by professionals.
Before & After ?
Shoot in raw and expose for the background so you can lift the shadows / blacks later. Edited in Lightroom ? pic.twitter.com/nn3Fa1a4pn
— Joycelyn Linh (@jlinhhh) June 16, 2019
Mac users could already (and still can) download Lightroom directly from Adobe. However, having Lightroom available on the Mac App Store makes the process a little easier thanks to the ability to pay using Apple’s in-app purchasing system.
This isn’t the first time Lightroom has been available on the Mac App Store, with Lightroom 4 available to purchase back in 2012. However, since Adobe started pushing Creative Cloud subscriptions over standalone apps, Lightroom has been missing.
Download: Adobe Lightroom for macOS
The Best Subscription-Free Lightroom Alternatives
This may not be the biggest or best news you’ll read all year, but it suggests Adobe is serious about bringing its pro apps to the Mac App Store. And even if you’re not a fan of Adobe’s products, this paves the way for other developers to follow suit.
Now that you can buy Adobe Lightroom on the Mac App Store it might be worth reading our guide to using the new Lightroom CC. Or, if you baulk at the asking price of Lightroom, here are the best subscription-free Lightroom alternatives for every budget.