Apple on Thursday announced that Adobe Lightroom is now available on Mac App Store. It is the first major Adobe Creative Cloud app that had been made available in the app store, which was revamped when Apple launched macOS Mojave last year. The photo-editing and cataloging software is geared up for photo enthusiasts and pros who want something much more richer than Google Photos or Apple Photos.
Adobe Lightroom the popular desktop/laptop-centric app was formerly known as Lightroom before being renamed to Adobe Lightroom Classic. It costs the same as outside the Mac App Store: $10 per month, including the software and 1TB of online storage.
“With the redesign of the Mac App Store, it was the perfect time to set this in motion and make Lightroom the first Adobe app to be available on the MAS,” Sharad Mangalick, Lightroom principal product manager, said in a statement. “We’ve been working closely with Apple to bring Lightroom to leverage the new MAS.”
Adobe offers Lightroom in the Mac App Store with a seven-day free trial. “Once your free trial ends, the recurring monthly payment is automatically charged to your iTunes account,” Adobe says on the Lightroom Mac App Store listing. It also says, “If you want to cancel, you have to do so at least 24 hours before the beginning of a new monthly billing cycle. It’s a 603MB download.”
According to this Adobe FAQ, Adobe once sold version 4 of Lightroom through the MAS. This isn’t the first time that you will be able to get Lightroom in the Mac App Store. Back in 2012, when Adobe sold its apps as standalone purchases before starting to push Creative Cloud subscriptions, Lightroom 4 was available for $149.99.