Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Lightroom Classic
9.0

5.0

Adobe Lightroom Classic free download for Mac

Adobe Lightroom Classic

9.0
06 November 2019

Import, develop, and showcase volumes of digital images.

Overview

Adobe Lightroom Classic is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $9.99/month bundled with Photoshop as part of the photography package.

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

Edit and organize your photos with the app that’s optimized for desktop.

Lightroom Classic gives you powerful one-click tools and advanced controls to make your photos look amazing. Easily organize all your photos on your desktop, and share in a variety of ways.

Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, and Web galleries, as well as on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.

Your best shots. Made even better.

Your photos don’t always reflect the scene the way you remember it. But with Lightroom Classic, you have all the desktop editing tools you need to bring out the best in your photographs. Punch up colors, make dull-looking shots vibrant, remove distracting objects, and straighten skewed shots. Plus, the latest release offers improved performance so you can work faster than ever.

Student and teacher discounts are available for Creative Cloud service

Note: The downloadable file is an installer that will install the application when opened.

What's new in Adobe Lightroom Classic

Version 9.0:
Fill uneven edges of your panorama:
  • Fill the uneven edges of your panorama automatically with the new Fill Edges option
Multi-Batch Export:
  • Export your photos in multiple presets to your hard drive
Support for new cameras and lenses:
  • Find the full list of supported cameras and lens profiles
Other enhancements:
  • Find information about other new enhancements in this release
Export develop presets and preset groups:
  • Export a custom preset or preset group from Lightroom Classic
Filter color labeled folders and collections:
  • Filter your folders and collections based on the color label assigned to them

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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]
5 answer(s)
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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