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Do you know if there is any way to upgrade my current Lightroom 3.5 to newest Lightroom 5?

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Are you asking whether the Lightroom 5 software will import your Lightroom 3 library, or are you asking about whether it’s possible to buy an upgrade from Adobe? –  bdesham Mar 2 at 14:00
    
I've been asking about availability to buy direct upgrade to v.5. I found on Adobe website there is and upgrade to v.5 which cost $79. –  Holy Sync Mar 2 at 18:17

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Yes you can. I just asked Adobe and was told that it is possible, at a cost of approximately $75.00

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Awesome. Thank you @MikeW for help! :) –  Holy Sync Mar 7 at 0:26
    
That was @kenneth. I just edited the answer a bit –  MikeW Mar 7 at 0:49

Edited: It seems that you can upgrade from Lightroom v1.x, v2.x, v3.x and v4.x to v5 for the same price (upgrade and not full software). Last time I checked I haven't found this possibility. Good news for everyone :)

Regarding your Lightroom software v3.5, installing Lightroom 5 will not modify your 3.5 installation (you will still be able to launch Lightroom v3.5).

Regarding your Lightroom catalog v3.5, Lightroom 5 will create on installation a copy of your catalog v3.5 and "upgrade" it to v5. Look here for more detail.

If you have any doubt, copy your catalog v3.5 somewhere else before installation.

More detail on updating Lightroom from vxxx to v5 here.

For information, Lightroom 3 and Lightroom 5 aren't using the same Process Version. You should probably read about it so you won't be surprised.

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LR 5 will not change the images at all. Even though it has a newer process version, existing images will remain in the existing process version. You can upgrade the image process version for any images you wish later. –  cmason Mar 2 at 15:35
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You are right @cmason. However, when using an "older" process version, Lightroom seems to be very happy to remind you that your are indeed using an old one. I just wanted Holy Sync not to be afraid of that. –  Olivier Mar 2 at 15:43
    
Do you have any experience using both 3.5 and 5? I mean - Is it worth making the upgrade? I also consider to switch to current version of the Aperture which cost slisly cheaper than the upgrade for Lightroom v5. –  Holy Sync Mar 2 at 18:22
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From my experience, upgrading from v3 to v4 was worth it ! I haven't upgrade to Lightroom v5 as the difference doesn't seems as important. But you will indubitably see a real gain going from v3 to v5. I have no Aperture experience, so I can't help you on this subject. However, you can look at the tons of comparative reviews between those two major players. There is a war out there, Son !! –  Olivier Mar 2 at 18:31
    
Thank you @Olivier for sharing :) I wish to avoid LR/Apt war ._. –  Holy Sync Mar 4 at 12:04

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