Adobe Creative Cloud

Installing Lightroom or Photoshop

Part 1

Adobe Photoshop the sister program to Lightroom is probably the most pirated software in history, so in order to combat this Adobe introduced Creative Cloud. Before you can start using Lightroom or Photoshop to organise and improve your digital photographs, you need to sign up for a monthly subscription. Once you have a subscription to Creative Cloud depending on your chosen level you will have access to a number of programs, the Photographic Package includes Lightroom as well as Photoshop.

To obtain a subscription via Creative Cloud first open your web browser and go to https://www.adobe.com/uk/products/photoshop-lightroom.html (substitute us or whichever country you are in for uk). You will be taken to the screen shown below.

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Choose either the buy now or you can opt for a free trial version. There are two

There are two way to pay for a subscription, you can use a credit or debit card or you can pay with Paypal if you have an account. Complete the form with your name/business or if using Paypal enter your password when prompted.

Once your payment has been processed you will be prompted to register for an Adobe account. To start the download, click the “get started” button or use the link in the confirmation email.

The last thing is you will be prompted to choose between experienced or beginner if this is your first time using Lightroom choose beginner and then click continue.

The next screen depends on your browser, the download may begin automatically or you may get a confirm request to begin the download. Once you confirm you will see the Adobe Creative Cloud app appearing, if not it will be in the start menu.

The Creative Cloud App looks like this:

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scroll down to each program you want and click to install it on your hard disk. It takes a while so why not listen to a Lightroom Podcast on my site while you wait. Click