Adobe Lightroom 5 Flash Sale at B&H

A boxed version of Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom 5, which we already reviewed, has just received a limited time discount. You can get a boxed copy for both Mac OS and Windows for just $89! The offer runs out in a couple of hours at 4:00 PM EST (that’s about two and a half hours from now), so you better make up your mind quick whether you want it or not. Suffice to say, at that price, it is quite a bargain.

Lightroom 5

In order to take advantage of this flash sale, follow this link and order your copy of the software. Shipping is free within USA. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is the software tool that I used more (much more, at that) than any other for my personal and wedding photography, including full-fledged Photoshop. Here a quick summary of our review:

Adobe has, once again, released a well thought-through product that is certain to make the workflow of a lot of professional photographers very efficient. I’m not going to start raving endlessly about every single feature it has and how it has helped me save time while post-processing. You may have already gotten that point if you have read my Mastering Lightroom series articles and various comparisons. Suffice to say, that with the help of the more powerful Spot Removal tool as well as the newly added Radial Filter and Upright tools, it has become even more capable than before. That is a serious achievement given how good Lightroom 4 was. The very minor, but extremely useful inclusion of the full-screen preview mode (triggered by hitting “F” key on your keyboard) is the icing on the cake. Add that to a superb control of tones and colors as well as very natural-looking noise reduction mechanism of the previous versions and you have one software tool that can replace several dedicated programs for a lot of us. It is a natural companion to anyone shooting RAW professionally or just for the fun of it. And, perhaps even more so than ever, Lightroom emphasizes speed, so that we spend less time post-processing and more time photographing. Not to mention all the new cameras that are now supported by Lightroom.


  1. 1) PTS
    December 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Actually, it is currently on Shellshocker deal at for $70 (12/02)

  2. 2) PTS
    December 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Now it is even cheaper LR5CM (code) for addtional $10 off. So, price is $60 for LR5 full version.

    • December 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Excellent stuff, thanks for the link! I see it at $69 though.

      • 2.1.1) john
        December 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

        LR5CM works only on

  3. 3) HomoSapiensWannaBe
    December 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    $69.95 at, download or physical copy with no apparent time limit on offer, forcing me to finally upgrade from 4.4. I have downloaded 5.3RC and now I’m set to learn all the new features. Here’s hoping Adobe includes support for the Nikon 18-35/3.5-4.5G in the final release.

  4. 4) Tom Daigon
    December 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Thinking of signing up for the @adobe Creative Cloud? Some of these horror stories might change your mind.

    Remember to change your passwords and check your bank account for the next several month to make sure the hackers that got all that sensitive data from Adobe don’t access your accounts.

  5. 5) peter2
    December 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Saw that $69 offer on Amazon yesterday, and I couldn’t resit it. It’s gone about 8pm last night.

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