Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Lightroom Classic
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Adobe Lightroom Classic9.4

20 August 2020

Import, develop, and showcase volumes of digital images.

Overview

You can download Lightroom for Mac as a part of Creative Cloud for only $9.99/month with Photoshop, included as part of the photography package.

The latest version of Lightroom gives you all of the photo-editing powers to turn your photography into a masterpiece. Take your images to the next level with the most advanced all-in-one software solution for macOS.

Enhance and manage images with a desktop-optimized application

Adobe Lightroom for Mac is a complete package with top-notch photo-editing and organizing tools. Embody your boldest ideas using an incredible imaging toolset. Harness the power of Lightroom to manage your photos, make state-of-the-art adjustments, and present your artworks in beautiful print layouts, digital presentations, and online galleries.

Drive inspiration creating your best photos ever

A camera lens does not always see a scene as you see it within your eyes. Enhance your photos with high-fidelity tools to make them even closer to the beauty of the real world. Adjust contrast, make colors brighter, customize saturation, and increase clarity. Transform an average picture into something truly incredible with free Lightroom.

What's new in Adobe Lightroom Classic

Version 9.4:
  • Support for new cameras, lenses, and bug fixes

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136 Reviews of Adobe Lightroom Classic

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Meister-Fritz
03 April 2019
Version: 8.2.1

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I am not a fan of the ridiculous subscription program. Unfortunately, Adobe follows the subscription model for all offered applications. So, what if I don't want to use Creative Cloud? That is a rhetorical question!
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Jnoir
20 February 2020
Version: 9.1
Here's another fan of the now thoroughly robust On1 program. I'll never go back to adobe. They're just another price-gouging corporation that couldn't care less about their customers.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
05 November 2019
Version: 9.0
This newest version puts several new features in that make my life easier. The ability to export a photo to several presets at once saves will save me hours per week. Couldn't do my work without Lightroom, Photoshop, and the DxO Nik plugins.
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Meister-Fritz
03 April 2019
Version: 8.2.1
I am not a fan of the ridiculous subscription program. Unfortunately, Adobe follows the subscription model for all offered applications. So, what if I don't want to use Creative Cloud? That is a rhetorical question!
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Hawke5501
11 March 2018
Version: 7.1
Over the years I have heard complaints about Adobe. In my opinion they have not been honest about their software development, they have used their position in the software world to force users into junk products, they hide updates and make it hard to manage the software. The renting software is the worst. I finally decided to get rid of every Adobe product I had earlier this year. I moved to onOne Photo RAW 2018 (on1 Photo) and it has worked well for me. The company is user driven. Future development is driven by suggestions from users and the suggestions with the most votes get included in the program. No hiding updates or keeping what is under development a secret. I finally have a path to follow. There is always a learning curve with software and I have finally found an image processor that I don't have to relearn every time the developer goes off on a tangent. Lightroom was always second best to Apple Aperture and it has not become any better. Splitting the program in to Lightroom and Lightroom Classic is a recipe for the Lightroom Classic owners to get screwed just like the Stand-A-Lone Lightroom users did. I was one of those users. My suggestion is to stop searching for updates that the continue to hide and bite the bullet. You may go through some frustration learning new software but believe me once you distance yourself from Adobe's crap you will be better off.
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siamlotus
20 December 2017
Version: 7.1
Version 6.14 which is the last standalone version that will be released by Adobe is now available to download here : https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html?red=a&tduid=9d22b37ed97afd8bf88444ea2925a83f&url=https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
23 October 2017
Version: 20170919-1412-ccb76bd]
This appears to be a maintenance update for Lightroom CC. There is no update for Lightroom 6 beyond Lightroom 6.12. I made a call to Adobe because there appeared to be a Lightroom 7 in the wings, but I was told by support persons in India, both in a phone call and a chat that there will be no standalone version of the next version of Lightroom. Instead they are offering Lightroom Classic CC, which is a desktop focused version without the cloud features of Lightroom CC—for the same price in a package with Photoshop CC. There is very little to recommend the Classic version except that it will include a few bug fixes and the Dehaze filter that came out a while ago for Lightroom CC. Fortunately Lightroom 6 standalone is still available. In my opinion renting software from Adobe is still a bad idea because of the lock-in. If you stop paying your files stop working. That said, the people I talked and chatted with seemed really hazy on the question of a standalone upgrade for Lightroom 6. Adobe does not appear to be keeping their support people up to date. If you have Lightroom CC this update is a no-brainer and will probably download and install automatically. If you have Lightroom 6 there is nothing to see here.
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Frodo-life
20 October 2017
Version: 20170919-1412-ccb76bd]
Upgraded from last version cc to Classic CC turned out during the Library update Light room decided to delete hundreds of images and placed them in the trash. Spent hours with support and had to restore from back up. Not good at all
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cjred
14 September 2017
Version: 6.12
love it especially with VSCO. Learning curve is steep but once you are loaded. You are good to go.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
17 April 2017
Version: 6.10
Once more Adobe is hiding the update links. The one I posted below doesn't work any more. Go to https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html to find the standalone Lightroom updates. Though this time I tried using the in-app updater and it worked. As some have noted, this is not always reliable. When it comes to updating your apps, Adobe is now far worse than Microsoft. I can still get updates for Office 2011 without a hassle. Indeed, it's remarkable Microsoft is still providing (mostly security) updates for Office 2011.
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siamlotus
16 April 2017
Version: 6.9
Lightroom 6.10 is out. It is easier seeing what is new on this site than on the Adobe site : http://laurashoe.com/2017/04/11/whats-new-lightroom-6-10-cc-2015-10/
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4.5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
08 March 2017
Version: 6.9
Adobe is making it harder to find Lightroom updates. You have to dig even deeper on their website to find Lightroom 6 updates. Go to https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html. Other than that, I love Lightroom. I dinged it half a star for their obscure update procedure. Though they still sell and support Lightroom 6, they obviously do so grudgingly.
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Phylo
28 February 2017
Version: 6.8
Cela fait des années que j'utilise Lightroom, jusque-là avec satisfaction. J'utilise la version complète. Maintenant, putain! ce logiciel est inutilisable! Il me faut constamment me connecter pour tenter de le faire fonctionner, et il finit par déclarer que le nombre de postes est atteint alors que je ne l'utilise que sur UN ordinateur! Le service après-vente est obscur et introuvable. J'ai tenté de chatter deux fois, sans résultat. Adobe réveille-toi! CATASTROPHE !!! Je ne peux absolument pas l'utiliser! What a shit!
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Phylo
28 February 2017
Version: 6.8
Cela fait des années que j'utilise Lightroom, jusque-là avec satisfaction. J'utilise la version complète. Maintenant, putain! ce logiciel est inutilisable! Il me faut constamment me connecter pour tenter de le faire fonctionner, et il finit par déclarer que le nombre de postes est atteint alors que je ne l'utilise que sur UN ordinateur! Le service après-vente est obscur et introuvable. J'ai tenté de chatter deux fois, sans résultat. Adobe réveille-toi! CATASTROPHE !!! Je ne peux absolument pas l'utiliser! What a shit!
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N/a3
27 September 2016
Version: 6.7
MacUpdate Desktop keeps telling me that I need to Upgrade: upgrade Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from v5.7 to v6.7. But ... I _never_ use Lightroom. So I deleted that application & CleanMyMac 3 got rid of the paraphernalia. All Done, or so I thought. I re-started my iMac, but MacUpdate _still_ says the same as-before. So what is wrong, please? Thank you. :-)
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siamlotus
20 September 2016
Version: 6.7
Now needs 10.10. Copied from the Adobe site : Lightroom CC 2015.7/Lightroom 6.7 on Mac requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later.
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Moxiesozo
28 July 2016
Version: 6.6.1
MacUpdate's download fails. It redirects to Adobe's CC page, which expects you to either sign up or sign in. For those of you who never want to deal with Adobe's account crap, here's the direct download link: http://prodesigntools.com/swupdl/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.6.1/setup.dmg
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0.5
Sherman-Wilcox
29 April 2016
Version: 6.5.1
I'd love to try your application, Adobe, but it will NOT install. Constant error message about not being able to contact the Adobe servers, complaining about firewall settings (no firewall), Internet connection (works fine, thank you). If you can't even get your application to INSTALL, I'm not very confident about paying $10/month to rent from you. FAIL.
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2.5
Mcgyver47
29 April 2016
Version: 6.5.1
@B. Jefferson Le Blanc Thank you for info , I have tried every known solution way and your answer is the only one that worked correctly. I have just used it to upload Lightroom 6.3 to 6.5.1
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Finistere
17 March 2016
Version: 6.5
Standalone Updater for 6.5 can be found here: http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.5/setup.dmg
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
30 January 2016
Version: 6.4
The standalone download can be found at http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/06/keeping-lightroom-up-to-date.html#lrcc2015. These days the MacUpdate link goes to the promo page for Lightroom CC, with no link anywhere to the update. User friendly is no longer in Adobe's vocabulary.
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knatomek
17 November 2015
Version: 6.3
6.2.1 is noticeably faster than 5.7 on my machine
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Snoop27
17 November 2015
Version: 6.3
Update (LR6): http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.3/setup.dmg
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
11 October 2015
Version: 6.2.1
Lightroom 6.2.1 is a dog. Avoid it. See hundreds of comments at http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2015/10/update-on-lightroom-2015-2-lightroom-6-2-release.html#comment-201671. Among other things it makes radical changes to the Import dialog, dumbing it down considerably for the benefit of "new" users, leaving veteran users out in the cold. Worse is it's incredible instability. I tried it and it's every bit as bad as the comments maintain. Use the 2.0 update. You can find it at http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/06/keeping-lightroom-up-to-date.html. It's not perfect, but it's more reliable than 6.2.1, where Adobe tried to do too much and botched the job badly. Don't take my word for it alone; read the comments, most from experienced Lightroom users. I won't rate this version because it would reflect badly on the program which, before this, has been an excellent app.
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anonymous-chameleon-5381
11 October 2015
Version: 6.2.1
Really bad, Cant believe Adobe with all that money cant afford making a proper Mac app...without all that malware spawning the launchpad etc.
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knatomek
11 October 2015
Version: 6.2.1
The renting scheme from adobe some people don't like. However Given that Photoshop and Lightroom upgraded every year at $149 and $79 respectively, and being a Pro user, I use these programs and work with other Pros that do as well. I think its a great deal that my cost is only $120 a year now instead of ~$230 a year. This doesnt even include all the apps you get for free for the iPhone and iPad with your subscription. $120 for me seems like a good deal. If I ever retire or move onto a new program I stop renting and I am sure whatever new program I switch to will still take RAW images or I can export finished photos from the Adobe products before I am done with them.
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Moogan
10 October 2015
Version: 6.2.1
Adobe apologised over the quality of the original 6.2 update: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2015/10/lightroom-6-2-release-update-and-apology.html
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Pagina
10 October 2015
Version: 6.2.1
Worst Update ever! Don´t Upgrade. It´s slow and Import is completely redesigned and not working very smart – the worst ever! I will look for a downgrade – or other alternatives.
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Hawke5501
07 October 2015
Version: 6.2
This MacUpdate listing for Lightroom 6.2 is a scam. When you press the download link it takes you to Adobe Lightroom sales page. No download. Wake up MacUpdate.
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tvalleau
07 October 2015
Version: 6.2
6.2 is the worst update to LR ever. Import files has been decimated (no move on import); cannot zoom 1:1 in the loupe; cannot choose to skip duplicates; cannot preview custom file names; eject card after import is MIA. And the entire design has changed. Looks lovely, but is no longer up to professional use. I've stuck with and even loved LR for years, but now it's dumbed down beyond utility for serious use. I'm looking for alternatives.... Capture 1; DxOMark; Affinity; onOne... we'll see. LR 6.2 is several giant steps in the wrong direction, IMHO.
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Prince-Isaac
07 October 2015
Version: 6.2
And again the price listed here on MU reflects the subscription price of $9.95 per month.
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Finistere
06 October 2015
Version: 6.2
And again, here's the direct link to the 6.2 Updater, ~219MB http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.2/setup.dmg
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2.5
22duke
09 September 2015
Version: 6.1.1
Software is not to bad unfortunately support is a big let down. Trying to export an image and it exports a different image then I choose, called Adobe Support and explained problem we figured out it does work if you rename it but not if you keep same name, when i questioned support staff explaining this is not desired behavior as I don't want to rename image (I export to a different location) he just hung up on me. Great support for a call center in India.
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Frankeed
08 September 2015
Version: 6.1.1
With the exception of applications I get through work and use for work, I'm gradually moving away from Adobe products. Adobe has made it easier with Lightroom 6 because they haven't released the standalone version for Academic use. I don't make any money using Adobe products such as Lightroom, so there's no way I'm going to pay a monthly rental fee. There are too many other excellent options. Affinity Designer and Photo are two of the latest examples of software that will eventually replace Illustrator and Photoshop.
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Donmontalvo
03 August 2015
Version: 6.1.1
Warning: this is a subscription. You're not paying for the software. You're paying to "rent" the software. No thanks. Bye Adobe.
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anastasiy
31 July 2015
Version: 6.1.1
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Finistere
30 July 2015
Version: 6.1.1
And again, here's the direct link to the 6.1.1 Updater: http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.1.1/setup.dmg
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Steve-Hodgson
23 June 2015
Version: 6.1
Adobe is starting to look like an increasingly sleazy company. Updates to add new features to Lightroom are only rolled out to subscribers. You need to stay logged in to Adobe’s servers to maintain your licence (activation) of Lightroom.
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Finistere
23 June 2015
Version: 6.1
In case someone is looking for the download link to the 6.0-6.1 patch (not the full 6.1 installer): http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.1/setup.dmg
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pl-svn
17 June 2015
Version: 6.1
since I couldn't find any viable alternative, I updated yesterday from LR5 to LR6 and, as for many others (see LR user's forum), the nightmare begun :-/ app was crashing repeatedly on launch or right afterwards. what, in the end, did for me was: - sign out then in again of CC - disable "use GPU" in preferences can't really see why the latter as my MBP 17 GPU is not listed by Adobe among incompatible ones, meets LR6 VRAM requirements and, according to an Apple doc, is OpenCL/OpenGL capable now all I need is to know what of all the useless (to me) CC stuff Adobe has spread through my whole HD I can safely uninstall in order to have just the desktop version I need and paid for plus the ability to install future updates Adobe... :rolleyes:
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Prince-Isaac
17 June 2015
Version: 6.1
Does anyone know how to buy a standalone upgrade from LR 5.x to 6.x? I've searched all over the Adobe site and can't find a thing. By "standalone" I mean the no subscription version. I paid $100 a few months ago and would like to upgrade. Any tips, please respond here. Thanks!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
16 June 2015
Version: 6.1
Love the application. Hate the Adobe web site, where it's impossible (for me) to find a standalone download of the 6.1 update. I finally updated through the application, which used the Adobe Update utility. But I like to archive copies of updates. Unfortunately, with Adobe, as with Apple, you cannot do that any more. I won't rate the program because, while Lightroom is excellent, Adobe is not.
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malot
21 May 2015
Version: 6.0
Adobe Application Updater today updated my installation to 6.0.1
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4.5
CDavid
19 May 2015
Version: 6.0
Great application, fast and efficient. At first sight, it seems to be a bit complicated, but within several days you get used to it.
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Phylo
29 April 2015
Version: 6.0
Until now, I was much satisfied with Adobe's applications, particularly Lightroom. Today, I found quiet impossible to download and buy their update Lightroom 6. Absolutely aesthetic website, but impossible to download, buy the application, and no simple way to send a message or email. Where are you Adobe? Please keep it efficient!
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claus-in-iceland
26 April 2015
Version: 6.0
Hi, is it worth up upgrade to LR6 (Standalone)? I do not use the CC/Cloud-stuff, I also do not use HDR and panorama photography. 90% I use LR for organizing my pictures and editing. And I use a MBP 17" from (end 2007, 2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 6 GB, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB), does this MBP benefit from "faster performance feature/GPU"?
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Pik80
22 April 2015
Version: 6.0
I am very frustrated that Adobe doesn't provide the upgrade on Amazon. With all their security issues on Adobe.com there is no way I am giving them my debit card number.
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Pusfarm
22 April 2015
Version: 6.0
Despite what they say, Adobe is really not interested in the standalone version of Lightroom. They make downloading it a major ordeal - still haven't found it, only their CC setup file. Direct links I've found have been shut down by Adobe. I'm not ever going to rent software so this is the end of the line for my use of Lightroom and Adobe. How idiotic can they be to turn away paying customers?!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
22 April 2015
Version: 6.0
After checking out the new version of Lightroom on Adobe's web site, all of the mobile features listed above are available only with Lightroom CC. The stand-alone version of Lightroom 6 does not include these features. New features in LR 6 are listed as follows: Easily create HDR images Create superwide scenes with stunning panoramas Get faster performance Easily find photos of specific people with facial recognition Create video slide shows that include still images, music and effects Make HTML5-based web galleries Get better control of filters with the Filter Brush
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Noraa
21 April 2015
Version: 6.0
I'm very conflicted at this point. I really like Apple's Aperture, but it obviously is no longer being supported. It still works on Yosemite, but who knows if it will work with the next OS. Photos, while a great replacement for iPhoto, pails in comparison to Aperture. Thus, going forward, I'm pretty much left with either Capture One or Lightroom. Lightroom seems to be the most popular, and is updated fairly regularly. However, while Lightroom has some really powerful editing tools, I find the whole program extremely cumbersome, especially when it comes to organization. One of my favorite aspects of Aperture was(is?), despite it being a fairly powerful image editing and organization tool, it was relatively easy to use, especially when it come to organization. Organizing photos in Aperture is a piece of cake, and extremely powerful! I've played around with Lightroom a number of times, and while I'm sure given enough time I'll figure it all out, I found the organizational scheme to just be clunky and and overly complicated. Blah, I'm tempted to just stick with Aperture, but am afraid it will one day just stop working. Dammit Apple, just keep supporting Aperture (or come out with a new pro level photo tool!).
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Geekkkker
07 April 2015
Version: 5.7.1
I like it!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
30 November 2014
Version: 5.7
I've had this update for more than a week now. I thought I saw it here then; I don't know why its showing up again.
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Bigboysdad
19 November 2014
Version: 5.6
Version 5.7 out now apparently
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umaromc
06 November 2014
Version: 5.6
Considering Aperture's support drop I couldn't consider it. I got this to import DNG files which my phone's camera app could output natively and even GraphicConverter was turning them into empty, black files. I finally sprang for a downloadable, subscription-free version of Lightroom (impossible through Adobe's site, impossible!) and am amazed with it. I could import my DNGs without DNG Converter and editing is straight forward. It's like a separate application with the toolset I used most from Photoshop over the years! I'm mostly excited because I finally see what the fuss over RAW support is all about. Lossless formats don't compare to being able to work with RAW data. Yeah, news to me! lol Have a great day.
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4.5
Funjoy
10 August 2014
Version: 5.6
I've been using this since version 3.0 and it's become essential for management and post-production. I decided to buy the $79 upgrade to v.5 instead of taking the $10/month rental bundle of Lightroom/Photoshop because I want to be in control of my software, but I fear that everything's going rental with Adobe in the near future.... Still, this remains a great app and has no peer at this time.
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RunTime
31 July 2014
Version: 5.5
5.6, with support for D810 :-) http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5822&PID=3006718
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lisaf
19 June 2014
Version: 5.5
Wow almost 600 mb ? I remember old ~100 mb !! Oh my, what's next ?
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siamlotus
19 June 2014
Version: 5.4
Lightroom 5.5 is out. The update includes support for new lenses, cameras and bug fixes.
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siamlotus
08 April 2014
Version: 5.4
Also includes the Fuji film presets update which is what I have been waiting for,for my X100S.
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Holypoly
08 April 2014
Version: 5.3
New version 5.4 has been released.
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karenw6819
19 February 2014
Version: 5.3
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.
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Bigboysdad
28 October 2013
Version: 5.2
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.
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JanyeB8877
20 September 2013
Version: 5.2
Adobe Lightroom 5x is just great. love all the new features!
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ChristopherGrant
26 June 2013
Version: 5.0
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.
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Bossa-Nova
10 June 2013
Version: 5.0
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.
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RunTime
16 April 2013
Version: 5.0
'10.7 or later' but CS6 is fine on 10.6.. ouch.
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Monkeyjunkey
16 April 2013
Version: 5.0
Lightroom 5 finally brings png file support. Hallelujah.
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Foulger
15 April 2013
Version: 5.0
Good old superefficient adobe. Lightroom 5 link goes straight to Lightroom 4 - nothing about 5 on their site. Maximum prices minimum efficiency
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THEE:LEE
04 October 2012
Version: 4.2
Needs Retina support, also can hang on my rMBP... nothing hangs on my rMBP needs debloating!
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badtaste
03 October 2012
Version: 4.2
Slow, slow and slow. Ok, Lightroom it's easy to use and it has some wonderful features and high compatibility, but it is so slow that becomes unusable. If you are on version 3 forget about version 4, move to aperture instead.
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MHerndz
23 September 2012
Version: 4.2
Amazing. Adobe takes a gem like Lightroom, updates it, then it slows to HALT on a Mac with 12GB memory! Idiots… going back to Aperture…
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ChristopherGrant
31 August 2012
Version: 4.2
Generally speaking 4.2 RC is faster for me on a 2012 MBP Retina. However there's an occasional lag in loading photographs in the develop module which is slower than in 4.1. Aside from the overall app being a bit faster, it appears as if Mountain Lion doesn't release the used memory from LR still, even after closing of LR. This occurs in 4.1 as well.
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pl-svn
28 August 2012
Version: 4.2
dear MU when it's a beta, could you *please* write in in BIG, BOLD, RED on the same line with the app name /version instead of in small light grey only beside the download link? thanks!
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2.5
Elektraua
31 May 2012
Version: 4.1 [829322]
More lags, more bugs
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Monkeyjunkey
24 May 2012
Version: 4.0
Lightroom does not support .png files. Interesting that an image browser does not support image files. I do understand where this is coming from, since Lightroom was designed to deal with images made by high-end digital cameras. But it has grown and become much more. Now it would be great if Adobe did it's homework and added png support.
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Holypoly
14 April 2012
Version: 4.0
Adobe posted a d/l link to the release candidate of LR 4.1: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom4-1/
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4.5
delenca
13 March 2012
Version: 4.0
Very impressed. Long time user of Lightroom (3), I was at first a bit thrown by the slight changes to the developing tools. But after reading the tutorial, tried it out and was blown away by the improvements to highlight and shadows controls. Also, importantly, they've brought video file management into the fold. And, finally, a drop in price. Probably the best Adobe product in a long, long time (and I'm not an Adobe fan boy by any means). Home run as far as I am concerned (Mac OS X 10.7.3, 2.66GHZ, intel core i7, 8GB memory; Canon T2i files). Strongly recommended.
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Bigboysdad
09 March 2012
Version: 4.0
Although running a Mac on 2GB of memory is a bit of a joke these days, that's hardly ever been a problem when running Lightroom 3 and I love it. Has anyone tried out Lightroom 4 on an "older" Mac and if so, is it as fast/slower/the same as Lightroom 3? This really is a dealbreaker for me in deciding whether to buy this latest version.
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Revco
07 March 2012
Version: 4.0
re Download Now link above: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/osx10/Lightroom_4_LS11.dmg?" on this server.
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4.5
Bnz
06 March 2012
Version: 4.0
Great update and I am pretty sure that Adobe did good to lower the price. I know I have bought it today with the release of 4.0 while I hesitated all the time before. I am pretty sure that I am not alone with this as there is really a lot to like about Lightroom - it is different in many ways and not the usual Adobe mess.
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4.5
M85
06 March 2012
Version: 4.0
Terrific update. Clunky interface, but very very deep functionality, especially now it handles cataloguing video (even MTS files), soft proofing, even finer quality raw processing... It's also way faster and generally more professional than Aperture
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Kihoalu
16 January 2012
Version: 4.0 Beta [800002]
This is not a review: I'd like to test drive Lightroom. And I'd like serious comparisons between it & its competition.
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osxer
15 January 2012
Version: 4.0 Beta [800002]
LR 3 was fantastic. With LR4 the auto settings make the program useless (Darks are too dark And Lights are too bright!) I don't understand why the highlight recovery button is not existing anymore....
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myschizobuddy-1
10 January 2012
Version: 4.0 Beta [800002]
doesn't look like a mac app at all.
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0.5
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
05 November 2011
Version: 3.5
On top of my earlier complaints, I must stress that the exported jpegs retain little (if any at all) of the original metadata. For instance, both the Finder and EXIF viewers, such as Exif Everywhere, will show the export date as the file creation date. In other words, an image shot in, say, December 2007, and exported in November of 2011 will show November 2011 under EXIF data, not 2007. Likewise, much else of metadata is lost on export. I'm sure, grannies and grandpas don't care - and will be quite pleased with Lightroom (although, I suspect, for them iPhoto will pose a sufficient challenge to use, let alone a so-called "Pro" RAW editor/database app). Again, everything I noted in my earlier review is as relevant now as it were in the time of my original review. Lightroom hasn't moved a millimetre further - if anything, it has deteriorated even more.
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5
Lesta
04 October 2011
Version: 3.5
Fantastic App.
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5
Radus
30 September 2011
Version: 3.5
it is great to see Lightroom is going to become better and better compared to Aperture - Lightroom playes in another league: - lens correction - noise reduction - graduated neutral density filter - better user interface …
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4.5
Cgc
29 September 2011
Version: 3.5
Until Lightroom's price drops to under $100 I don't see how anyone can justify it over Aperture...unless you run a business with PCs and Macs all running LR.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
24 August 2011
Version: 3.5rc1
It's too soon to give a real review, but I must say that the bugs that bothered me in Lightroom 3.4 have been fixed in this RC. In preliminary testing it seems solid and responsive. The installer will not replace your existing copy of Lightroom so you should feel free to try it out. And, if you are already using a version of Lightroom 3, this one will not affect your catalog, so that you can still use your older copy if you wish. This is on the Mac platform; I can't speak for the Windows version.
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Rekramer
06 August 2011
Version: 3.4.1
This in not PPC compatible!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
25 May 2011
Version: 3.4.1
They've left some of the bugs they created unresolved, despite the twice repeated, exceedingly vague claim to have resolved just such problems. As one who has participated extensively on the Adobe forums discussing these bugs, I'm sorely disappointed. In my mind the Lightroom team's credibility is growing very thin indeed. They appear to be spending their time working on new features at the expense of solving existing problems. The evidence accumulated over the last few updates suggests their priorities need some serious readjustment.
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3.5
Cgc
24 May 2011
Version: 3.4.1
Good program but with Apple's Aperture available at the App Store for $79 this is a bad deal at this price.
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4
M85
24 May 2011
Version: 3.4.1
I use Photo Mechanic and Photoshop. Love them both for a fast workflow, but when it comes to handling my personal stuff with a workflow that keeps things organized and catalogued at home, I love this program. Just found out I can get iphone photos imported in a snap. Now I love it some more. Some interface things are buried deep and not totally intuitive, but it is deep leaves Aperture in the dust with speed and serious usefulness
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Rubaiyat
29 April 2011
Version: 3.4
The Adobe Lightroom v3.4 link is broken on the Adobe Update site end (not here).
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
23 March 2011
Version: 3.4 RC
The interface is all right, the rest - hmm… rubbish! Why? Read below: - No GeoTagging support! None! - No support for Layers (Bibble, for instance, does support layers)! - No Focus Mask (one of the greatest advantages of Capture One)! - The Adjustment Brush (!) and Graduated Filter and Spot Removal functions are both extremely slow! They'll sodomise the most powerful AlienWare workstations into a temporary stupor, let alone a MacBook ("Pro")! - Spot Removal tool is adjustable in size, but not in shape! Adobe thinks, all spots are round per se. Wrong, Adobe! - Dare not share your experience with Adobe's programs (unless, perfectly satisfactory) on Twitter; Adobe will have any tweet expressing one's slightest dissatisfaction with their brain-bloody-children blocked. An "Unauthorised" message, so to speak. - On RAW-to-JPeG export (resulting in a mere 10 GB of converted material) over 200GB of your HD space will be claimed for cache! Ridiculous! - Exported JPEGs will invariably lose a good part of the metadata, such as the original files' capture date! Isn't that frustrating! - Exporting multiple files isn't exactly fast! An understatement. - Export/conversion will slow your system so much as to positively refute Apple's "multitasking" ability - two cores, four or eight! - This is the most crippled commercial RAW editor. Yet, it costs 4-5 times as much as Aperture.
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4
Funjoy
23 February 2011
Version: 3.3
I like this app but I don't love it. It works well but its UI is a bit clunky, especially compared to Aperture. However it is significantly faster than Aperture in editing and adjusting images and I ultimately prefer it for that reason. NOTE: Aperture's new AppStore pricing of $79 should make people reconsider that app. I got Lightroom during a Black Friday special for $125, and I'd never pay the $240 that amazon (best price) is charging for the regular version.
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4
Jediah
08 December 2010
Version: 3.3
Adobe is fast with an update that works with the new Nikon D7000, which is why I choose Lightroom before Apples Aperture. I don't know why Apple lacks behind with their updates, but it sure makes Aperture a bad contender. I used to love Aperture, but Apple has proven time after time that they don't believe in this product - consider their slow update schedules. And for professionals photogs that's not gone do it for them.
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5
Bigboysdad
04 September 2010
Version: 3.2
This is fantastic non resource hogging software. For processing images with a Powershot/ pre DSLR camera shot in raw, look no further, this software quickly and easily allows you a considerable number of options to develop to jpeg/tiff - the non destructive cropping, touching, white balance, exposure, calibration, red eye, sharpening and especially noise reduction tools are excellent. The control you have over these aspects of developing, as well as the way it imports images to fit in with your own open folder structure (not the imposed packaged based iPhoto/ Aperture structure for which I have may times experienced file/folder corruption and data loss) puts this ahead of all other software in its field. Unlike PSE8, I have never ever had a reliability/ bug issue with Lightroom, either with this or the previous version. Strongly recommended.
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5
Eggshell
19 June 2010
Version: 3.0
The new import feature is simply great . It's a real pleasure to use Lr . Overall this is an example of application development at it's best - a team that really cares about the user's needs . Wish I could say the same thing about other Adobe apps
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5
Fullerphoto
15 June 2010
Version: 3.0
This is as good as RAW developing gets. Now with the lens correction profiles and the ability to change prospective vertically and horizontally it shows that Adobe is king of non-distructive editing time and time again. The new noise and sharpening algorithms are now as powerful as stand alone plugins and even better because non-destructive. I no longer need to waste time in photoshop for wide angle distortions and subsequently creating massive TIFFs or PSDs..
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Meego
14 June 2010
Version: 3.0
The new "2010 process" RAW engine is much much better than Lightroom 2's RAW engine, or Aperture 3 for that matter. The new luma noise filter is also very very good. It's not magical, but used with the existing color noise filter you can save a lot of photos. All in all, it makes it much more possible to use high ISO than before.
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