Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Lightroom Classic
9.1

5.0

Adobe Lightroom Classic free download for Mac

Adobe Lightroom Classic

9.1
15 December 2019

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.

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Meister-Fritz
03 April 2019

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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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Version 8.2.1
JamesHarrisPhoto
05 November 2019
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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Version 9.0
Meister-Fritz
03 April 2019
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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Version 8.2.1
1 answer(s)
Meister-Fritz
Meister-Fritz
03 April 2019
Now that I look at the language, the wording is deceptive. The cost is NOT to purchase the application, but CC at $9.99 per month. I do dislike subscriptions.

And then . . .
"Lightroom 8 is also available for purchase as a stand-alone app (with the cloud functionality removed) if you prefer."

I followed the link and I cannot find the standalone program. Perhaps I'm having a senior moment, but a direct link would be appreciated!
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Hawke5501
11 March 2018
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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Version 7.1
1 answer(s)
Meister-Fritz
Meister-Fritz
03 April 2019
Agreed . . . I do not want any subscription programs.
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siamlotus
20 December 2017
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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Version 7.1
2 answer(s)
Zx81
Zx81
02 January 2018
Thanks for the link, but the install does not work (I have the standalone 6.12)
I have tried several times with no luck ; I get a message the install failed.
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siamlotus
siamlotus
03 January 2018
This may be of some help : https://www.lightroomforums.net/threads/update-failed.33650/print May be necessary to reinstall or first install 6.13 before the 6.14 update.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
23 October 2017
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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Version 20170919-1412-ccb76bd]
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Holypoly
Holypoly
28 October 2017
There is an update for LR 6, too:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/whats-new-cc-2015.html#lightroom-6-13

DL link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
29 October 2017
@ Holypoly: Thanks. I downloaded the 6.13 update. Biut I get an "update not applicable" failure message whan I try to apply it. And the in-app update does not list an update for Lightrmroom. One more mark against Adobe. Sooner or later I suppose I'll have to update to Lightroom CC+Photoshop, but not now. The new feature list is arcane to say the least. And I don't have a new camera.

They list improved performance for some features, but they've said that before and I've failed to notice any improvement. Not to mention the bugs they introduce with new versions, like the CC trial above.

At least they've split the path for desktop users who don't need to use their cloud. But the price is the same. Quite confusing, actually. It's been years now and I'm still scared of renting software and the lock-in that implies.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
29 October 2017
P.S.: @ Holypoly: So...I moved Lightroom to the trash and reinstalled Lightroom 6, base version. Let's hear it for archives! [Though the base version is still available at the link you provided] Then I ran the 6.13 updater and the process completed successfully. This has been necessary with more than one Adobe update. They are worse than Apple when it comes to updates. Ugh!
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Phylo
Phylo
27 November 2017
Did you see the new Luminar? Efficient, easy, much much cheaper... No strange financial politic... Bye-Bye Adobe!!
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Gilby101mu
Gilby101mu
13 December 2017
"If you stop paying your files stop working" Not true. You can no longer make changes to your photo development, but you do continue to have your catalog, photos and all existing development.
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Frodo-life
20 October 2017
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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Version 20170919-1412-ccb76bd]
cjred
14 September 2017
love it especially with VSCO. Learning curve is steep but once you are loaded. You are good to go.
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Version 6.12
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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Version 6.10
1 answer(s)
Phylo
Phylo
25 May 2017
I own lightroom , wasted a lot time looking around for the updates. My next application will not be lightroom anymore. I am am used to it , it is easy to manage, but I can't waste soo much time; a lightroom update is a pain in the ass
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siamlotus
16 April 2017
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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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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Version 6.9
1 answer(s)
MacHock
MacHock
11 March 2017
Thanks for the link to the Adobe Lightroom downloads and updates page.
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Phylo
28 February 2017
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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Version 6.8
Phylo
28 February 2017
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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Version 6.8
1 answer(s)
YellowSubmarine
YellowSubmarine
24 August 2017
Le support Adobe France est probablement le pire que j'ai rencontré de ma vie. Du vrai foutage de gueule. . Je te conseille vivement de t'adresser directement au support US qui a été nettement plus professionnel dans mon cas.
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N/a3
27 September 2016
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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Version 6.7
siamlotus
20 September 2016
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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Version 6.7
1 answer(s)
RunTime
RunTime
17 February 2017
Works fine on all my 10.9.5 macs. Nikon D810 - 32,000 picts, syncs with iOS and works with 25+ ext. CC and perpetual. Latest PSH will not however.
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Moxiesozo
28 July 2016
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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Version 6.6.1
1 answer(s)
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
29 July 2016
This has long been the case, unfortunately. The problem is with Adobe, not with MacUpdate. On the front end the Adobe web site is Adobe CC all the time everywhere. To get appropriate Lightroom updates go to the Lightroom Journal—Keeping Lightroom Up-to-Date page maintained by Pete Green at http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/06/keeping-lightroom-up-to-date.html#lrcc2015. For the obscurest of reasons Adobe makes this page exceedingly difficult to find. Routine searches of the Adobe web site won't turn it up. To put the best face on it, Adobe is no longer user friendly. Like many big companies, it's now run by the bean counters, not the artists and engineers who actually make the products they sell. And the bean counters couldn't care less about how many users they piss off. They don't, after all, actually use the products they market, or the web site that presents them. So the notion of usability never occurs to them. I can say this with confidence because, as the old saying goes, beauty is as beauty does. The web site itself provides a prima-facie case against them.

On the up side, this version of Lightroom supposedly fixes at least one long standing problem I've encountered: occasional app freezes on import. This has been a version 6 problem from the beginning. I haven't tested it yet, but I hope they really did fix the issue. Also, they replaced that ugly start-up splash screen. It's still dark, but the picture of a flower at least has some color in it rather than the painted face that looked so awful in black and white, with cold touches of aqua.

Now that I think of it, though, MacUpdate could use the link to the Lightroom Up-to-Date page, rather than leaving the choice up to Adobe—unless contractual arrangements prevent them from doing so.
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Sherman-Wilcox
29 April 2016
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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Version 6.5.1
2 answer(s)
Xenophile
Xenophile
30 August 2016
What do you think is more likely, A or B?
A. As a result of Adobe's towering incompetence, no Mac users can download and install Lightroom.
B. Your system has a problem somewhere that you need to fix.

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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
26 May 2017
You may have a firewall and not know it. If you have a DSL or Cable modem/router it will include some default security settings or you may have made some stringent settings on your own and forgotten that you did so. Router security settings are, if fact, a firewall. I've run into this problem with some software that uses default port settings, though I haven't encountered it with Adobe products. Check your router settings.
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Mcgyver47
29 April 2016
@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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Version 6.5.1
Finistere
17 March 2016
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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Version 6.5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
30 January 2016
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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Version 6.4
6 answer(s)
Phylo
Phylo
11 February 2016
Thank a lot: Owner of Lightroom 6.3, I tried for 2 weeks to download the update, without success., crawling along through their website. Even trying to reach them by phone call seems impossible. Should I waste so much time for each update? I am wondering to change of photography software.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
11 February 2016
@Phylo: I agree, it's a pain. I went down the same rabbit hole looking for the update, and even the upgrade download link. I listed the link above where you can download the update directly. If you bookmark the link you can use it any time you want to upgrade or update Lightroom. The in-app update function has been unreliable for many people for a long time now—it's nothing new with Adobe. They've had years to fix it; by this time I've come to believe the bug is intentional.

As for finding the download link on the Adobe site, this too has been made purposly difficult. Even though we own legitimate standalone versions of Lightroom, Adobe is all about pushing us to their subscription model, hence the web site is Creative Cloud everywhere, all the time. Obnoxious as heck, but like most companies, marketing rules.
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Phylo
Phylo
01 March 2016
Mr Le Blanc, I tried to install the v 6.4, but got several times an error message after the installation'beginning. I tried to send an email to Adobe, but they seemed quiet impossible to reach. Do they even have an email address? I think I am done with Adobe, and they won't even know it...
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 March 2016
@ Phylo: You haven't given me enough details about your update process. There are some strategies that work and some that don't. Without knowing what you've tried I can't make a specific recommendation.

What works: Uninstall Lightroom. This will not affect your settings or preferences. All you're throwing away is the Adobe Lightroom folder in your Applications folder.

Go to the web page I gave you (http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/06/keeping-lightroom-up-to-date.html#lrcc2015) and download the 6.0 version of Lightroom and install that. Then download the 6.4 update and install that. I've used this procedure several times when the normal process didn't work.

What doesn't work: For many people the in-app update does not work. And if the 6.4 update won't work with your current version of Lightroom (6.3?), the best way to go is to uninstall in and start fresh, as I describe above.
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Phylo
Phylo
03 March 2016
Mr Le Blanc, I tried to update the patch 6.4 straight on v. 6.3 without success (error 2020?). Thank a lot for your wise advices. I uninstalled v 6.3, installed v 6.0, then update with 6.4, it worked!! I am glad. On the other hand, I finally reached Adobe Switzerland by phone call, they explained me they couldn't help, and were not selling the stand-alone application anymore, so I should buy the subscription version, and should pay as long as I use it. Thanks Adobe!!! Owner of a Nikon D800E and a Fujifilm X-E1, instead of upgrading to V 7, I may look to Capture One Pro.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
03 March 2016
@ Phylo: You should be able to get version 7 when it come out directly from the web page I gave you—assuming what the guy in Switzerland told you doesn't apply across the board. It sound like he doesn't really know what he's talking about anyway.

As for Capture One, there is a "Light" version for around $100 US if you don't want to pay for the full version. If you like Lightroom I would try to get the version 7 upgrade, if you can. If it does prove to be unavailable in the stand-alone version, then Capture One might be worth a look—though the learning curve is a bit steep unless you're really technically inclined.
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knatomek
17 November 2015
6.2.1 is noticeably faster than 5.7 on my machine
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Version 6.3
1 answer(s)
Holypoly
Holypoly
18 November 2015
Aaah - that's why my cat is pregnant again. Thanks!
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Snoop27
17 November 2015
Update (LR6): http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.3/setup.dmg
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Version 6.3
1 answer(s)
Bytes
Bytes
28 January 2016
Update (LR6.4): Thanks to specop27
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/AdobeLightroom-6.0/6.4/setup.dmg
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
11 October 2015
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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Version 6.2.1
1 answer(s)
knatomek
knatomek
17 November 2015
The pro feature import is still there just need to turn it on in preferences. All the old options are still there.
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Slice313
11 October 2015
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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Version 6.2.1
knatomek
11 October 2015
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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Version 6.2.1
Moogan
10 October 2015
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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Version 6.2.1
1 answer(s)
knatomek
knatomek
11 October 2015
The new 6.2.1 update fixes the crashing bug and is working good.
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Pagina
10 October 2015
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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Version 6.2.1
1 answer(s)
lurkingremlin
lurkingremlin
10 October 2015
Just drag and drop the older version from your backup volume back to your application folder - voilà.
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Hawke5501
07 October 2015
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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Version 6.2
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Maveric1968
Maveric1968
08 October 2015
thanks.
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tvalleau
07 October 2015
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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Version 6.2
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Maveric1968
Maveric1968
08 October 2015
thanks.
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knatomek
knatomek
11 October 2015
This is actually wrong. The Pro stuff is still there. Uncheck “Show ‘Add Photos’ Screen” in general preferences. Then on the import window hit the preferences cog in the top right and all the actions you mentioned are still there to use. I am a Pro also and still love the workflow and plugins this app supports and provides
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Prince-Isaac
07 October 2015
And again the price listed here on MU reflects the subscription price of $9.95 per month.
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Version 6.2
1 answer(s)
Maveric1968
Maveric1968
08 October 2015
yeah. fishy. thanks for verifying.
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Finistere
06 October 2015
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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Version 6.2
22duke
09 September 2015
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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Version 6.1.1
Frankeed
08 September 2015
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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Version 6.1.1
Donmontalvo
03 August 2015
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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Version 6.1.1
anastasiy
31 July 2015
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Version 6.1.1
Finistere
30 July 2015
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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Version 6.1.1
Steve-Hodgson
23 June 2015
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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Version 6.1
Finistere
23 June 2015
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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Version 6.1
pl-svn
17 June 2015
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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Version 6.1
Prince-Isaac
17 June 2015
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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Version 6.1
4 answer(s)
LS7160
LS7160
17 June 2015
How to download the standalone version.
Open www.adobe.com and choose your country store, login with your adobe id.
then choose catalog / all software, choose Most Popular:
do not click Lightroom 6 because that will redirect you to the CC software,
instead choose the little “BUY” text below the price point,
this will open a communication box with more options:
choose I want to buy: Full or Upgrade (this then adds a choice of earlier LTR versions and changes the final price accordingly)
choose platform (Mac/Win),
choose language,
choose delivery (CD or download)
add to cart
the rest is self explanatory.
Have fun
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Hawke5501
Hawke5501
31 July 2015
The easiest way to buy the program is to call 1-800-585-0774
They say the servers are down and have you leave a number. When they call back they make you wait again. It takes about 30 min. all together.

They seem intent on not selling the stand a lone version. They make you work for it. This is all Apple's fault for killing Aperture.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
06 October 2015
Sorry LexxieS7160 and concerned readers, BUT: Adobe has closed any option to buy LR as standalone. Instead, you can either download the trial version or you're shoved into the "Creative Cloud Photography plan" for $9.99 a month, or the yearly plan. There is a loud sucking sound...
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Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
06 October 2015
@ Derekcurrie: Going to this page https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/software._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_catalog_sl_software_sl_mostpopular.html?promoid=KLXMI shows LR available as a standalone purchase. Clicking that option gets you to a page where you're given the choice of a sub or standalone. Slicking "standalone" gets you to a page that shows what you're buying and you have the option o buying the full or upgrade version for $149 or $89.
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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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Version 6.1
malot
21 May 2015
Adobe Application Updater today updated my installation to 6.0.1
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Version 6.0
CDavid
19 May 2015
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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Version 6.0
Phylo
29 April 2015
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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Version 6.0
claus-in-iceland
26 April 2015
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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Version 6.0
1 answer(s)
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
02 May 2015
Well, I always immediately upgraded but until LR5 stops supporting the raw files I use, then I don't see that as warranted this time. I already have HDR + stitching software, so for me the resulting processed image in LR6 isn't going to change from LR5.
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Pik80
22 April 2015
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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Version 6.0
3 answer(s)
Neutralzone
Neutralzone
23 April 2015
Keep in mind that the widely publicized AppleID hack on journalist Mat Honan was achieved in part by exploiting a flaw in Amazon's user accounts system.
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Jofallon
Jofallon
25 April 2015
Amazon's problem was fixed long ago. Meanwhile I see Flash updates 3-5 times a month.
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Pik80
Pik80
26 April 2015
Has anyone ever broken into Amazon and stole people's credit cards though? I don't believe this has happened before. Just about anyone seems to have a better track record then Adobe.

No kidding about the Flash updates, I barely have one of those installed before Adobe issues yet another fix. I am so glad most sites seem to be moving over to HTML 5.
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Pusfarm
22 April 2015
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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Version 6.0
2 answer(s)
lurkingremlin
lurkingremlin
25 April 2015
Here's how:

http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/applications/index.html#d24apr2015
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lurkingremlin
lurkingremlin
26 April 2015
And:

https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/software._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_catalog_sl_software_sl_mostpopular.html

(courtesy of Macintouch.com forums)
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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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Version 6.0
5 answer(s)
Neutralzone
Neutralzone
23 April 2015
That doesn't sound right, you sure you booted the right version?...all other reports are that the main difference between LR6 and LRCC is the connection to LR Mobile and what kinds of updates they get.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
23 April 2015
@ Neutralzone: I got the information on Adobe's web site on the product comparison page. Check it out yourself: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom/versions.html?promoid=KSKCX. I got the list directly from that page.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
23 April 2015
Looking at that table at the link you posted, what apparently happened is that you looked at the columns comparing LR6 and LR5, the 2nd and 3rd columns. Those are the columns that show the differences you listed. You were looking at the differences between LR6 and LR5, not LR6 and LR CC.

The CC column is the first one, and everything you listed exists in both the CC and LR6 columns.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
23 April 2015
@ Neutralzone: You are mistaken. The items I included are listed as new to Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6. The items above are Lightroom CC only. The items below are Lightroom 5, 6 and CC. The point I was making is that Lightroom CC includes mobile related features that are not present in Lightroom 6, as the chart makes perfectly clear.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
24 April 2015
Ah...I see now. I thought you were making a case that the new features in the list weren't in LR6, but I just hadn't read your post closely enough.

A moderator would be justified in cleaning up all of the replies to your post starting with mine.
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Noraa
21 April 2015
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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Version 6.0
3 answer(s)
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
22 April 2015
@ Noraa: If Aperture still works for you, and you're not comfortable with Lightroom, stick with Aperture. Whether or not it will work in the future is more or less irrelevant right now. When you need to move to Lightroom, you'll know it. That said, you can get a 30 day demo version of Lightroom that should give you time to begin to figure it out. There are also some good books on the subject. My favorite is Lightroom for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby – which will undoubtedly be getting a new edition shortly to cover the extensive new features in LR 6.

Look at the list of enhancements on this page and see if any of them would have value for you. If not, that's one more reason not to migrate. Just as with many applications, like those by Apple, others by Adobe and Microsoft Office, developers are moving to support mobile platforms in conjunction with their desktop apps. But these are still niche products to some extent.

At the same time, the desktop version of LIghtroom 6 can now handle HDR and Panoramas, which makes it even more competitive with Adobe Photoshop.
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Gestalt
Gestalt
22 April 2015
I bought both Aperture and Lightroom 5 and became disillusioned with both. So I went the other route and have been using Capture One Pro 8, As far as being able to quickly get from my RAW file to an amazing image, Capture One seems by far superior at this point. In terms of cataloging your photos, however, it still has some large issues compared to Lightroom or Aperture, but much to their credit, the Phase One team seems to be very actively working on addressing user issues with the app..

I''d agree with Jefferson: stick with what you're familiar with until Aperture is obviously no longer serving you well. But keep an eye on both Lightroom and Capture One to see which is your best candidate moving forward based on your workflow. By then, the playing field may have changed

I do both HDR and panorama photography on occasion, but I suspect Photomatix and Autopano Giga are still better options for these if you're seriously involved, so I don't see these as major selling points for Lightroom unless your budget is your primary concern. Capture One has some great dynamic range tools, but does neither HDR nor panoramas like Lightroom 6.
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bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
22 April 2015
@Noraa
You need not fret that Apple's Aperture may not work with a future version of Mac OS. Why are you so locked into thinking that you must always upgrade to the newest Mac OS and also abandon the previous one(s)? Open up your mind, and let more options creep in!

The simple solution, once you find that an application works for you, is to create volume partitions on your start-up hard drive that are compatible with the applications which you like. Sure, the application itself may not be upgraded, but if you're happy with the feature set now, what do you care if it's no longer being developed as long as it does the job for you? At that point, you need only compare its feature set with its competition, which you seem to have done already. Only when you feel Adobe Lightroom is so far superior to Aperture do you need to switch, if ever.

Drive Genius can partition your hard drive into separate volumes without destroying data. Make sure you backup / clone you hard drive before you begin.
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Geekkkker
07 April 2015
I like it!
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Version 5.7.1
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
30 November 2014
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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Version 5.7
1 answer(s)
Cameraguy5
Cameraguy5
01 December 2014
Yes, it was updated November 19th...don't know why the same version is here again.
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Bigboysdad
19 November 2014
Version 5.7 out now apparently
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Version 5.6
1 answer(s)
umaromc
umaromc
20 November 2014
Ahhhh ya beat me to it! ;)

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5852

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7

The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5.7 update includes these enhancements:
• Support for the ability to add or read feedback provided on Lightroom web.
• Ability to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom.
• Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5.
• Camera support for additional new lenses and cameras.
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umaromc
06 November 2014
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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Version 5.6
Funjoy
10 August 2014
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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Version 5.6
4 answer(s)
Canadianpj
Canadianpj
30 November 2014
At first I was, "Wow $10? Must be a sale!" and then I noticed the monthly plan. I fear that the next major version will have no full version. This is the future of software I'm afraid and I won't support it.
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Funjoy
Funjoy
30 November 2014
Adobe made most of its apps subscription only 18 months ago. They started offering Photoshop+Lightroom In September 2013.

You just noticed this?
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Xenophile
Xenophile
16 December 2014
I've been evaluating Capture One and DXO Optics Pro for the time when Adobe pulls Lightroom for good.

Sorry but there is no way in holy hell I will pay a subscription for software. I often will use Lightroom in spurts and sometimes there is no need to upgrade for several years. For me that means a subscription plan is a huge price increase.

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Funjoy
Funjoy
14 February 2015
So don't take the Lightroom+Photoshop subscription. No one's making you. Adobe is still selling Lightroom separately.
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RunTime
31 July 2014
5.6, with support for D810 :-) http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5822&PID=3006718
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Version 5.5
lisaf
19 June 2014
Wow almost 600 mb ? I remember old ~100 mb !! Oh my, what's next ?
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Version 5.5
siamlotus
19 June 2014
Lightroom 5.5 is out. The update includes support for new lenses, cameras and bug fixes.
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Version 5.4
siamlotus
08 April 2014
Also includes the Fuji film presets update which is what I have been waiting for,for my X100S.
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Version 5.4
Holypoly
08 April 2014
New version 5.4 has been released.
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Version 5.3
karenw6819
19 February 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.
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Version 5.3
Bigboysdad
28 October 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.
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Version 5.2
1 answer(s)
siamlotus
siamlotus
13 November 2013
Agreed.
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JanyeB8877
20 September 2013
Adobe Lightroom 5x is just great. love all the new features!
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Version 5.2
ChristopherGrant
26 June 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.
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Version 5.0
3 answer(s)
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
05 July 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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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
06 August 2013
You can hide the Map and Web modules by right-clicking the in the bar and unchecking them.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
07 August 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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Bossa-Nova
10 June 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.
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Version 5.0
RunTime
16 April 2013
'10.7 or later' but CS6 is fine on 10.6.. ouch.
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Version 5.0
6 answer(s)
Pik80
Pik80
04 June 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
RunTime
11 June 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
Pik80
11 June 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
RunTime
12 June 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
Neutralzone
13 June 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
Pik80
06 August 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
16 April 2013
Lightroom 5 finally brings png file support. Hallelujah.
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Version 5.0
Foulger
15 April 2013
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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Version 5.0
1 answer(s)
blueshirt
blueshirt
15 April 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
04 October 2012
Needs Retina support, also can hang on my rMBP... nothing hangs on my rMBP needs debloating!
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Version 4.2
3 answer(s)
ChristopherGrant
ChristopherGrant
06 December 2012
+1 to de-bloating.
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MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
13 December 2012
Retina support has been added :)
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Cgc
Cgc
27 February 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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badtaste
03 October 2012
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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Version 4.2
1 answer(s)
Xenophile
Xenophile
04 October 2012
Adobe really needs to add GPU acceleration to Lightroom. It's not a panacea, but it can speed up some operations, as demonstrated in Photoshop. It's inconceivable that Adobe hasn't done this yet, since even plugins for Lightroom from companies like Nik Software are GPU accelerated.
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MHerndz
23 September 2012
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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Version 4.2
ChristopherGrant
31 August 2012
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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Version 4.2
2 answer(s)
Nsrexler
Nsrexler
03 October 2012
The "not freeing memory" thing is normal. If you read up a bit, you'll find that OS X is actually caching the program in memory so that it can be loaded up more quickly later. However, the memory is indeed "freed" in the sense that it can still be used by other applications.
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ChristopherGrant
ChristopherGrant
03 October 2012
Nsrexler: The behaviour only occurs for me in 4.1 and up within Mountain Lion, but as you suggested other apps appear to be able to use the memory without any issue. Thanks for the clarification though.
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pl-svn
28 August 2012
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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Version 4.2
5 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
28 August 2012
It's also noted in the short description — (beta) for beta and (rc) for release candidate, etc.
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pl-svn
pl-svn
28 August 2012
... I still believe, nonetheless, that adding "Beta" or RC" to the big, bold red title would help a lot!
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-M-S-
-M-S-
28 August 2012
We'll consider this :) We're always looking for ways to make the site better for our visitors.
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pl-svn
pl-svn
28 August 2012
thanks Misha :-)
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Xenophile
Xenophile
29 August 2012
Agreed. BETA should be in the same bold font as the app's name, because it's just as important. This isn't some playful screen saver, it's an app that takes care of photographs, which represent many users' livelihoods.
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Elektraua
31 May 2012
More lags, more bugs
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Version 4.1 [829322]
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Holypoly
Holypoly
31 May 2012
More love, more fun ;^D
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Cowicide
Cowicide
03 October 2012
What kind of lags and what kind of bugs?
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Monkeyjunkey
24 May 2012
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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Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
Seanc
Seanc
30 May 2012
PNG is not a photographic format. It's a great image format for computer generated graphics, but that's not what Lightroom is about, and I'm fine with that. The last thing I want in Lightroom is feature creep, such as adding support for a myriad of image formats and issues unrelated to photography. LR is a tool for managing and manipulating photographs (RAW, JPG) and creating a proper workflow for photographic images (RAW, JPG, DNG, PSD, TIF). If you're using Lightroom primarily as a general purpose "image browser," you've wasting your money. Better solutions are available for that.
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Holypoly
14 April 2012
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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Version 4.0
3 answer(s)
Holypoly
Holypoly
15 April 2012
Added Canon 5D III support Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored. Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality. Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module. Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored. This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos. It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.
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Holypoly
Holypoly
08 May 2012
Release Candidate 2 has been...well, released on April 26.
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Holypoly
Holypoly
08 May 2012
Fixed Issues The following issues have been fixed in the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 2 (April 26, 2012): Estimated price does not update when switching between books in the Collection panel. Postscript Type 1 Fonts do not appear in the Font menu within the Book module. Filenames can be used as auto text captions within the Book module. Fonts such as Courier New and Times were not displaying properly on books exported as PDF files. The Adjustment Brush pin would not properly accept negative values. Clarity adds grey tinting to 100% white tones. Creating a soft proof does not add a line item to the History Panel. Photos with GPS Altitude data will now properly display Altitude within Lightroom. Unable to import RAW+ JPEG files directly from Canon 5D, Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon D700, Nikon D90, and Sony NEX5 cameras when connected through USB. Unable to import RAW + JPEG files when using the built-in SD card reader on Macbook laptops in some scenarios. Lightroom 4 and ACR 6.7 render files differently.
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delenca
13 March 2012
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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Version 4.0
Bigboysdad
09 March 2012
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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Version 4.0
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Surfspirit
Surfspirit
22 March 2012
unfortunately it seems Lightroom 4 is 64 bits only, so the support for 32 bits Macs is over :(
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Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
25 March 2012
Correct. And yes, having now tried the trial, I’ve found it to be a bit slower, so if you have an older Mac, you may want to stick with Version 3. It’s stiil a great product though and I can’t wait to use it on the new MBP’s when they come out this year.
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Revco
07 March 2012
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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Version 4.0
Bnz
06 March 2012
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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Version 4.0
M85
06 March 2012
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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Version 4.0
Kihoalu
16 January 2012
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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Version 4.0 Beta [800002]
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
06 March 2012
A beta of Lightroom 4 has been available for several months - and was even posted here on MacUpdate. The beta will expire on March 31. Adobe now offers a 30 day free trial of Lightroom 4. Just download it, start it up and click the Trial button. By the way, perhaps reflecting the drop in price for Apple's Aperture, Lightroom's retail price has been cut in half, to $149, and the upgrade is $79, which is also the price of the student and teacher edition, a drop of $20 from previous versions. I don't have a current copy of Aperture so I cannot compare it directly, but it's clear that Adobe is actively and aggressively developing Lightroom, something that does not appear to be the case for Aperture. I've been testing the Lightroom 4 beta and In my opinion this upgrade is a must have.
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osxer
15 January 2012
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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Version 4.0 Beta [800002]
myschizobuddy-1
10 January 2012
doesn't look like a mac app at all.
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Version 4.0 Beta [800002]
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jessica@jessicawilliams-com
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
11 January 2012
Adobe. In my experience when an app is updated, it's NEVER free. I have 3,6. How much will v4 cost me when "perfected"? Anyone know? Thanks you.
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
05 November 2011
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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Version 3.5
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Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
06 November 2011
Id_Ego-SuperEgo' s previous review was on 23 March 2011 on this thread (see blow) - it's probably worth giving that a read as this review clearly relates to that, together with the replies to that post.
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pl-svn
pl-svn
13 December 2011
... I'm not going to search your older post but this "jpg do not retain metadata" is either a) untrue or b) you really screwed-up your LR export settings all my exported jpgs, even those on Flickr, have as much metadata I want meaning from nothing at all to all camera's original + all those I manually add in LR + all the "edits" I made despite being an Adobe product :-p LR is the professional tool that Apple, before giving-up with v3 and making it an iPhoto+, has sadly failed to become
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pl-svn
pl-svn
13 December 2011
I was, obviously, meaning Apple Aperture, not just Apple ;-)
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
13 December 2011
Since we're revisiting the earlier review, it's worth reiterating one or my responses: If you're losing that much metadata, you probably have the "Minimize embedded metadata" option on. There are too many pros using this software for you to throw it into "Grandma and Grandpa" territory.
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
16 December 2011
I'll reiterate: both Finder, Exif Everywhere (I presume, any Exif reader?) fail to recognise the original RAW capture date of a JPG export (yes, all precautions were taken and "Minimise embedded Metadata" was unchecked). Another issue (or the next in line of missing properties): a comparison (C) between two images in Develop mode (so as to manually match a certain parameters - in the instance in question it is a RAW to be matched to a TIFF. In other words, adjustments can't be synced from one to the other). This isn't the case in the Library Mode. Why on Earth? No proper, extensive geotagging implementation. Can anyone explain how exactly version 3.6 differs from verison 2.0 - and whether the modicum of features added was worth the upgrade? I don't think so. That said, I allow that its UI is very clean. With such rather limited a feature set, why wouldn't it be?
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pl-svn
pl-svn
16 December 2011
... not sure about what you mean by "comparing as to match" a raw to a tiff: how can you match pears to apples? :-/ in develop mode, instead, just do "Settings/Copy Settings" from image A and "Settings/Paste Settings" to image B but if you apply to a TIFF the settings you used in a Raw (or vice-versa)... ==:-/ re *your* metadata issue... I suggest you open a thread in LR's Users Forum: I'm sure, there, you'll be pointed in the right direction. It's quite difficult help you, here, without *seeing* what's going on ;-)
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
16 December 2011
@Pl_svn: Exactly: since these aren't both RAW files (or even TIFF, JPG, PSD), syncing the adjustments obviously won't work. The problem is, I can't approximate the .CR2 to the .TIFF manually in the Develop module without going navigating between the two images back and forth and adjusting the .CR2 appropriately. What I'd do instead (there's comes my complaint) is manually tweak the .CR2 to visually match the TIFF in Compare view under the Develop module. Comparing these two images in the Library module works, but in the Library module one obviuosly can't extensively adjust the image. In the Develop module, however, the Compare command (with two different images selected) will compare the the before & after snapshot of a single image. In other words, I choose an image, Command-click another, invoke "Compare" [C] - but end up comparing the Before-After states of óne of the images. That - while I have 2 images selected to compare these to one another! Changing hundred times from Develop to Library and vice versa (or performing nursery-level edits in the Library module, i.e., clicking and re-clicking exposure or contast arrows until you are - very unlikely - satisfied with the result) isn't exactly an example of a fluent workflow.
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pl-svn
pl-svn
17 December 2011
ok, got it =:-/ I'm not aware of any app that lets you *develop* two images side by side you know why? no *photographer* on this earth works that way 'cause no photographer will ever need to "copy" to one of his raws the "effects" he has seen on some jpg/tiff/younameit seen or grabbed from the net :-/ maybe one of the apps your grannies are using... ;-p
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pl-svn
pl-svn
17 December 2011
... oh... wait: you never tried using the "arrow keys" while in develop mode, right? :-p
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
02 January 2012
"'cause no photographer will ever need to "copy" to one of his raws the "effects" he has seen on some jpg/tiff/younameit seen or grabbed from the net :-/" - this sentence makes no sense: as things stand now, I wouldn't reckon to apply a day's worth of work in photoshop on a reference PSD/TIFF to a RAW in LightRoom. I assume, you still don't quite get me - or for convenience's sake you pretend not to. I just want to see these two images (yes, in different formats, yes, one retouched extensively) next to one another in the Develop module to visually compare one to the other, while applying general colour/ White Balance, HSL, exposure, localised adjustments, graduated filters, etc. - before proceeding to converting the RAW to PSD/TIFF to edit in PS. "…he has seen on some jpg/tiff /younameit seen or grabbed from the net." - where on earth did you fantasise that! Have you read a reference in my comments to "some jpg/tiff /younameit seen or grabbed from the net." As for the arrow keys, just as well I could resort to switching from Finder's Quick Look (which, by the way, renders colour quite differently than Lightroom) - and LightRoom - why, equally as "streamlined" a workflow…
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
10 January 2012
This is in reply to PI_svn statement "despite being an Adobe product :-p LR is the professional tool that Apple, before giving-up with v3 and making it an iPhoto+, has sadly failed to become". Are you really serious? Just because Aperture 3 has a different (far less depressing) interface? I have been on both Aperture and Lightroom since they started, and to this day, one is NO better than the other. It just depends on what you need as a photographer. And by "professional tool", do you mean that nasty bug in Lightroom that wiped out an entire library of photos?
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Lesta
04 October 2011
Fantastic App.
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Version 3.5
Radus
30 September 2011
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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Version 3.5
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
13 December 2011
Sorry, but Lightroom has become the bloated mess that Adobe has done to most of their programs. I own both Lightroom and Aperture and have been a professional photographer since 1979. To make a statement like "Lightroom plays in another league" shows ignorance. If those 4 items (2 are true, 1 is wrong, and 1 is your opinion) that you listed put Lightroom in another league, then your bar is very low. Aperture has great noise reduction, and it's chromatic aberration tool is worth the cost of the app alone. Lightroom is also $220 more expensive than Aperture, and I think Lightroom's interface stinks (my opinion). And I will never trust Lightroom again after it wiped out an entire photo library with a well-documented bug in version 2. Yes, this is version 3, but the trust is completely gone.
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Cgc
29 September 2011
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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Version 3.5
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
30 September 2011
Doesn't explain why Lightroom sells more copies than Aperture even counting only Mac users. It's telling that Apple had to slash their price and Lightroom never felt the need to match Apple's move. Kind of like Apple maintaining premium pricing vs the Windows world of cutthroat pricing, knowing that Macs will sell anyway. It all depends what you need. If you want the noise reduction quality and lens correction that Lightroom has, by the time you add those plug-ins to Aperture, you've almost paid for Lightroom anyway. Also, thanks to Final Cut Pro X, some Mac users just don't trust Apple anymore for pro products. http://www.pixiq.com/article/aperture-or-lightroom Are you really saying the equivalent of "Unless a Mac laptop drops to $600 I don't see how anyone would justify it over a PC." Note: I am 100% Mac loyal, no PCs in my house.
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Pik80
Pik80
11 January 2012
I can justify the price of Lightroom because it integrates well with Photoshop.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
24 August 2011
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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Version 3.5rc1
Rekramer
06 August 2011
This in not PPC compatible!
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Version 3.4.1
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MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
06 August 2011
Thanks for pointing that out, I've updated our listing to reflect that.
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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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Version 3.4.1
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Umijin
Umijin
24 August 2011
Hmmm... I don't find any major bugs, and the 1 or 2 minor bugs I've experienced are really very minor if anything. I used this app every day for 1-3 hours. And I'd say they've avoided the feature bloat so evident in Aperture.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
24 August 2011
@ Umijin: As I said, I've been actively participating on the Adobe Lightroom forums so I know I'm not alone in the problems I've experienced. If you don't believe me, take a look at the forums for yourself: http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom?view=discussions&start=0. There are numerous issues reported by users and acknowledged by Adobe. Whether a bug is minor or not rather depends on how if affects your workflow. Just because they don't bother you much doesn't mean others don't find them more serious.
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Cgc
24 May 2011
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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Version 3.4.1
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Surfspirit
Surfspirit
27 July 2011
Apple Aperture is SLOW, it has very small list on Cameras RAW support, and it pretty behind Lightroom, Apple knows that and that's why they price Aperture on that price tag, also Aperture developent is slow, and it's only compatible with 10.6. Apple seems not to give it very much develloping resources, like Final Cut also...
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Umijin
Umijin
24 August 2011
You can get this app for much less than the list price above. There are education deals that have been as low as $60, and the non-education deals have been as low as $120. Despite your concern about price, Lightroom 3 sells as well, or better. Just look at the availability of 3rd party plug-ins. And having used both apps extensively on my 2 year old iMac, there is no comparison. Aperture is a dog, performance-wise. Yes, more eye-candy and features (like facial recognition, that many people don't need) in Aperture. But for serious workflows, LR3 is the de facto choice for many of us.
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M85
24 May 2011
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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Version 3.4.1
Rubaiyat
29 April 2011
The Adobe Lightroom v3.4 link is broken on the Adobe Update site end (not here).
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Version 3.4
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
23 March 2011
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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Version 3.4 RC
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Xenophile
Xenophile
24 March 2011
Been using Lightroom 3 since it came out, and my 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini remains unmolested. You sure it's Lightroom that's been sodomizing your laptop?
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
27 April 2011
"Exported JPEGs will invariably lose a good part of the metadata..." You're doing it wrong. You need to uncheck "Minimize Embedded Metadata." I don't know what you're doing wrong on the export, I can do other tasks on my 4.5-year-old Mac Pro during LR export without slowing down. You are also wrong on the geotagging support. While you can't tag in the app, I can use a utility like Geotagger to add coordinates from Google Earth and they can be read back in and stored/displayed (as numbers) by LR. If you click on the coordinates in LR, LR will pop open the location on a Google Map in your browser. So it is not exactly "None!" as you tried to claim.
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Molamola
Molamola
27 April 2011
There are plug ins for geotagging. I dont see the hughe amount of cache when exporting jpgs, and my jpgs have all the metadata of the original raw files. Dont know why you have a problem with this. I tested Bibble, Aperture and Lightroom on my mac bevore I bought Lightroom. Because it was the fastest of the three. Apertures performance was simply horrible. So I can not support most of your statements.
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Zaph
Zaph
25 May 2011
Molamola - Not sure when you tested Aperture, but it has gone leaps and bounds from 3.0 to 3.1.2. It is faster than Lightroom for the majority of tasks, including importing and exporting now (as fast as Bibble, with better quality output).
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Molamola
Molamola
25 May 2011
@zaph it was some early 3.0.x version. It's possible Aperture improved since then speedwise. In this case, they should call x.0.x releases beta then.
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Zaph
Zaph
25 May 2011
@Molamola "It's possible Aperture improved since then speedwise" - it's a different beast. Give it a go. Real-time brushes, super fast exports. What to call the early versions is just semantics at this point, it's history.
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Funjoy
23 February 2011
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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Version 3.3
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pl-svn
pl-svn
10 March 2011
tried Aperture on my MBA's 13" and it filled-up the displayl with... just Aperture itself :-/ in LR you can hide everything but the picture area ;-)
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Zaph
Zaph
25 May 2011
PI_svn, you can do that in Aperture too. Just hit F.
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Jediah
08 December 2010
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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Version 3.3
Bigboysdad
04 September 2010
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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Version 3.2
Eggshell
19 June 2010
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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Version 3.0
Fullerphoto
15 June 2010
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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Version 3.0
Meego
14 June 2010
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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Version 3.0
shacklaw
19 April 2010
My comment was comparing Lightroom to Aperture 3.
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Version 3.0 beta 2