TheFIX 011: How to Upgrade to Lightroom CC + 6 with David Marx

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In this episode:

Photographer and Lightroom instructor David Marx walks through all the details of the 3-step process for upgrading to Lightroom CC + Lightroom 6: backing up, installing the software, and upgrading your Lightroom catalog.

Highlights of this episode:

1:05 Jan and David chat about the differences and similarities between Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6, getting and installing both versions of the software, and the important step of upgrading your Lightroom catalog.
17:40: David's Lightroom Tutorial: How to upgrade to Lightroom CC / 6.

Links for this episode:

  • Lightroom CC as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Program at
  • Lightroom CC as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Program at B&H Photo
  • Lightroom 6 for purchase on
  • Lightroom 6 for purchase on Amazon
  • Lightroom 6 for purchase at B&H Photo
  • Lightroom CC trial. The trial is Lightroom CC; but it appears that if you purchase a stand-alone license you can convert the trial to Lightroom 6.
  • David's website

Stunning landscape photos by David Marx:

About our guest:

David Marx specializes in teaching landscape, night, and travel photography programs in beautiful places. Online, he teaches Lightroom, Photoshop, and image processing to a worldwide audience of digital photography enthusiasts. David connects with students through his Photoshop Lightroom video tutorial series, through a photography mentorship program at, and with personal, one-on-one training and technical support.

Learn more about David's digital photography field workshops, private Lightroom tutoring sessions, and Lightroom video tutorial series at And check out his upcoming photography workshop on the coast of Maine.

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Where's Jan?

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    1. Yes Ariel, as Rob Knight answered. Lightroom 6 and CC currently have all equivalent features, except for the interaction with Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Web that you get with CC but not with 6.