Adobe Lightroom
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Adobe Lightroom software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.

Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, and Web galleries, as well as on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.
What's New
Version 5.4:
  • Support for Lightroom mobile, a new service to access, organize, edit and share your images from mobile devices
  • Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5
  • Camera support for many new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon D4s, and DJI Phantom quadcopter
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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siamlotus reviewed on 08 Apr 2014
Also includes the Fuji film presets update which is what I have been waiting for,for my X100S.
[Version 5.4]


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Holypoly commented on 08 Apr 2014
New version 5.4 has been released.
[Version 5.3]


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karenw6819 reviewed on 19 Feb 2014
Just works as you would expect unlike Aperture and iPhoto. Handles anything I can throw at it and great tools for easily enhancing my photographs, aand alot cheaper then Photoshop.
[Version 5.3]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 28 Oct 2013
Lightroom plus the Nik Software plug in suite seems to be pretty hard to beat right now, can't think of anything as comprehensive as that for processing raw/ tiff files, seems unbeatable.
[Version 5.2]

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siamlotus replied on 13 Nov 2013
Agreed.
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JanyeB8877 reviewed on 20 Sep 2013
Adobe Lightroom 5x is just great. love all the new features!
[Version 5.2]


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Christophergrant reviewed on 26 Jun 2013
PROS: Still feels like 'the' photo cataloger/editor app. Regular updates, consistent new features, consistent patch updates. Strong selective editing tools. Fairly fast in cataloging features.
CONS: Non-mac like experience. Certain selective editing tools are slow. No mac full screen option. Feels a little bloated with (what I consider) extra modules: 'Map' & 'Web.'
VERDICT: I recently reinstalled the latest Aperture 3.4.5 & Capture One 7.1.3 to test against Lightroom as I do every year or so. Aperture is simply too dated and CaptureOne is very good but still very cumbersome and very buggy. If you're new to this type of application you may want to check out both first, but ultimately Lightroom seems to be where most of the consumers land. Your best 'safe' choice is Lightroom, for now.
[Version 5.0]

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Bigboysdad replied on 05 Jul 2013
Spot on review, and I also use the Map feature 95% of the time. And of course, it's NOT part of this creative cloud thingy.
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Harristype replied on 06 Aug 2013
You can hide the Map and Web modules by right-clicking the in the bar and unchecking them.
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Neutralzone replied on 07 Aug 2013
There are four different full screen mode commands/shortcuts, check out Window/Screen Mode.

If you meant there is no OS X native full screen mode, while true, that is not necessarily a bad thing. Many users feel OS X native full screen is broken until Mavericks comes out and does it right.
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Runtime commented on 16 Apr 2013
'10.7 or later' but CS6 is fine on 10.6.. ouch.
[Version 5.0]

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Pik80 replied on 04 Jun 2013
LR5 also came out much later then CS6. Keep mind Adobe is going to have to support LR5 on three versions of MacOS, 10.7, 10.8, and next week with the announcement of 10.9. Most people don't support more then three version of MacOS.
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Runtime replied on 11 Jun 2013
I read 'Most people don't support more then three version of MacOS.' as developer don't.

I have some 800 applications on my Mac. 99% of them is still working, in their latest incarnation, on 10.6.8 (by more than a few regarded as the most solid and useful OS so far)

I support aprox 50 Macs in several companies (by supporting IT dep), not one has chosen to go to Lion. Most of the buyers is holding of new investment because they do not want to be forced in to ML. They buy good used ones instead.

I expect 10.6.8 to become a sort of XP, to bad for Apple that this hurt their sale of new machines. 10.6.8 is still hovering around a 30% user-base _even_ though new machine will not runt it.

I really have a hard time in explaining to clients why the need to upgrade from 10.6.8, what is _really_ the gain in productivity? Not the eye-candy and such. Why spend money for no gain? If it works, and works well - why fix it?

Interestingly that even if a division of Adobe choose to abandon 10.6.8 Apple did a huge update some day ago... I think that speaks for itself. I figure Apple isn't like most people.
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Pik80 replied on 11 Jun 2013
When Maverick's comes out SL will be three versions behind and I think there will be a drop off in support in SL at that point. I am currently on Leopard which is three versions back and I can tell you that most people do not still support Leopard.

"what is _really_ the gain in productivity?"
I would say built in tagging (on Mavericks). Having a modern way to navigate files is really important and should really enhance productivity.
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Runtime replied on 11 Jun 2013
Well, I am at 10.6.8 too, and I, on the contrary find that most (≈95%) people (developers ) DO support it (me).

I find nothing in Maverick that is important to any of our clients workflow (where the focus is not games or social media nor the cloud) Not even tagging (I expect that my clients is above average in organizing themselves ;-)

Not really related, but similar to the ADOBE reasoning, is that some tools is only available in ML and not in 10.6.8 (and then making LR5 work fine with everything after Vista) is the Apple decision to shut out (for our users irrelevant, indeed) 10.6.8 from iCloud, but then make it available to Windows. It is not a technical decision it’s a market-one (that is offensive (from a 10.6.8 users perspective)).
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Neutralzone replied on 13 Jun 2013
You can register your dissatisfaction by switching to Apple Aperture. Oh wait...Aperture dumped 10.6.8 many, many months ago. That is the state of the industry. We were lucky that a non-Apple developer kept Snow Leopard support going this long.

As far as Mavericks goes, the productivity increase is not in the eye candy features but in the under-the-hood improvements like battery life extension and compressed RAM.
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Pik80 replied on 06 Aug 2013
People are crazy to still be stuck on Snow Leopard if they have a machine that can run ML well. This last month I just upgraded my Leopard machine to ML and have found it to be a way better OS. Here's hoping more developers drop Snow Leopard support in their up coming updates so they can force more people to a newer OS.

BTW the comparison with between SL and XP is nuts. XP is popular since MS released several lousy updates after that release (Vista, Windows8.) ML is a very solid update to SL.
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 16 Apr 2013
Lightroom 5 finally brings png file support.
Hallelujah.
[Version 5.0]


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Foulger reviewed on 15 Apr 2013
Good old superefficient adobe. Lightroom 5 link goes straight to Lightroom 4 - nothing about 5 on their site. Maximum prices minimum efficiency
[Version 5.0]

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blueshirt replied on 15 Apr 2013
That is because 4.4 is current version of Lighroom and latest update available from Adobe. Don't blame Adobe for MU mistakes.

You can get beta 1 from Adobe Labs at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?loc=en%5Fus&e=labs%5Flightroom5

You need to log in with your Adobe ID and downloads for both Mac and Windows are available.
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THEE:LEE reviewed on 04 Oct 2012
Needs Retina support, also can hang on my rMBP... nothing hangs on my rMBP needs debloating!
[Version 4.2]

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Christophergrant replied on 06 Dec 2012
+1 to de-bloating.
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 13 Dec 2012
Retina support has been added :)
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Cgc replied on 27 Feb 2013
"Debloating", is that like "decrapifying"? I agree but that'll never happen. Lightroom is fantastic but it's hard to justify with Aperture at half the price unless you run a PC & Mac workflow.
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Bossa-Nova had trouble on 10 Jun 2013
In Lightroom 4.4 there is a bug with the crop tool. The aspect ratio isn't locked when you change orientation of the tool with the mouse, so it's not possible to crop an image keeping a chosen aspect ratio.
[Version 5.0]


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Rubaiyat had trouble on 28 Apr 2011
The Adobe Lightroom v3.4 link is broken on the Adobe Update site end (not here).
[Version 3.4]


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Skallagrimson had trouble on 17 Mar 2008
Adobe Lightroom 1.4 pulled, users asked to downgrade

Adobe has pulled the recently released Lightroom 1.4 update from its Web site and is asking users to downgrade to version 1.3.1 of the photography workflow tool.

Company officials say the decision to pull the update was based on the following bugs:

EXIF Time Stamp Error There is an error in the EXIF time stamp update technology that causes Lightroom to believe that the files are out of sync with the correct time stamp as displayed in Lightroom. Any ensuing metadata update will attempt to incorrectly modify the EXIF time stamp in the original raw file itself. This is the only metadata field that Lightroom will write to an original proprietary raw file. This error will not impact the integrity of your image data. The Camera Raw plug-in also will incorrectly change the EXIF time stamp in files converted by the plug-in. The information written to the XMP sidecar files or XMP metadata in the converted files will remain correct.
Olympus Conversion Error There is an error in converting Olympus JPEG files to other formats in Lightroom 1.4 and the Camera Raw 4.4 plug-in.
In order to downgrade, delete the Lightroom application in the Application's folder and then delete the /Library/Receipts/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.pkg file. Reinstall Lightroom 1.3.1.

http://www.macfixit.com/
[Version 1.4]

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Ric Vieira replied on 04 Jun 2008
Lightroom 1.4 is STILL active on Adobe's website and I never heard about "pulling" it out the site !?

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Andy-Hewitt rated on 12 Apr 2014

[Version 5.4]



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equinoxfeatures rated on 20 Nov 2013

[Version 5.3 RC]



foxhole99 rated on 30 Jul 2013

[Version 5.0]



Bucko2 rated on 21 Jun 2013

[Version 5.0]



Rollymat rated on 31 May 2013

[Version 5.0]



LizCutteru#yp rated on 26 Apr 2013

[Version 5.0]



Andreas-Halder rated on 23 Apr 2013

[Version 5.0]



mohaamedabdullah7318 rated on 16 Apr 2013

[Version 5.0]



stevehone rated on 02 Apr 2013

[Version 4.4 RC]



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Giorgio_swiss rated on 10 Feb 2013

[Version 4.3]


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