Yesterday, there was an awaited hangout on Google+ with the Lightroom team. It was supposed to ba about the features of Lightroom 5 but of course, the first question was about licensing model. The answer is that the software will remain under the perpetual licence model. There will not be exclusive features for the Cloud based offer.
In the meantime, there is a nice offer on Amazon UK where you can get Lightroom at 25% off. The offer ends Wednesday may 29, 2013.
You can watch the hangout on their Youtube channel.
Even if we can trust Tom Hogarty about this, of course no one can predict what will be Adobe’s decision in a few months or years. Lightroom is available as a Perpetual License model for now. So even if you can still manage your collection using Lightroom, the lesson to be learned those last days is to always have a way out.
Are you Lightroom users ? How do you manage your collection ? How do you process your photo files ?