We’re just “days” away from the Lightroom 6 release, and helping confirm our suspicions, Best Buy posted Lightroom 6 for a few hours (it has since been pulled down).Some are speculating that because ACR 8.8 and the DNGC 8.8 were just released, that the release of Lightroom 6 may actually not come out this coming week or next.However, we still think that Lightroom 6 is coming sooner than later (one of the leaked LR 6 pages at an Australian retailer had the ).However what’s new is the release date – They had it set for .
It’s likely that Adobe is planning on releasing LR 6 and ACR 9 without any of the new functionality or coding-bug fixes.
Based on the product page leaks we’ve seen during the past week at Best Buy, Amazon, New Egg, and several others, it’s likely the disks/boxes have already been printed and are either at or waiting to be shipped to their top retailers.
Here’s a screenshot from the store translated using Google Translate (UPDATE: this page has since been removed): download which you can pick up directly from
While often ACR and LR release dates are in-line, that’s not always the case (as we saw in 2/2007, 7/2008, 3/2012 and this time around).
It’s also been 3 months since the last Camera Raw updates and well over due for an update – So even if the Lightroom 6 release date slipped a few days, we believe Adobe still kept the ACR/LR update as planned.