Download Lightroom and try it free for 7 days via Adobe Creative Cloud

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You can download Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop together as part of a 7 day trial of the Adobe Photography plan to compare the different versions of Lightroom and try out the latest editing tools and processes.

Download Lightroom free trial now

Download Lightroom free trial now
Just choose the Adobe subscription plan you'd like to try and download the software. Both versions of Lightroom are fully functional and not limited in any way. Simply cancel your subscription before the end of the 7 day trial if you don't want to proceed – otherwise the subscription will be activated automatically.

See the full range of Creative Cloud plans

See the full range of Creative Cloud plans
We recommend the Photography Plan for photographers because it offers spectacular value for money and includes not just both versions of Lightroom but Photoshop too. There's also a substantial educational discount for students on the All Apps plan, with a further reduction for the first year.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at