Adobe has released Lightroom, its professional photo editing and management tool, on the Mac App Store. It's the first professional Adobe app to make it into the App Store since Apple redesigned it with Mojave, last year's version of macOS.
The Mac App Store version of Lightroom is the "new" Lightroom, formerly known as Lightroom CC. It syncs with complementary mobile and tablet apps and has a different interface than Lightroom Classic. It can be downloaded and used for free for a week. This will require a monthly subscription of $ 9.99 through Apple's in-app purchase system, which includes 1
It's not the first time you've got Lightroom on the Mac App Store. In 2012, when Adobe sold its apps as stand-alone products before embarking on pushing Creative Cloud subscriptions, Lightroom 4 was available for $ 149.99. However, Lightroom 5 never got into the Apple Store, and even Adobe itself does not today sell stand-alone versions of Lightroom.
The message is not particularly important for existing Lightroom users, but a sign that Adobe sees a potential market for Pro App subscriptions through the Mac App Store and would like to take it seriously. It is also possible that the store's redesigned advertising features, including editorial content such as tips and tutorials, will introduce new customers to Adobe software.