Adobe is bringing one of its core photography apps to the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. The company seems to have quietly released Adobe Lightroom on the Microsoft Store this week.
Lightroom being available on the Microsoft Store means that you can now easily install the app without needing to go through the hassle of downloading the Creative Cloud app manually. You will still need a paid subscription for the app, though Adobe is offering a free 7-day trial on the Microsoft Store.
Adobe bringing Lightroom to the Microsoft Store is a big deal: it’s the first major Creative Cloud app to be available on the Microsoft Store. Sure, Adobe has had apps like Photoshop Express and Photoshop Elements on the Microsoft Store, but they are nowhere near as important as the full-fledged, professional photography apps like Lightroom.
The company brought Lightroom to the Mac App Store back in June of this year, by the way.
If you already have Lightroom installed via the Creative Cloud app, you will still be able to install Lightroom from the Microsoft Store and have both the different apps installed side-by-side. There doesn’t seem to be any difference in functionality, though you won’t be able to run both the apps side-by-side as Adobe limits Lightroom to a single instance at a time.
Lightroom coming to the Microsoft Store may also pave the way for other Creative Cloud apps like Photoshop in the future. For now, you can get Adobe Lightroom from the Microsoft Store here.
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