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Is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Compatible With MacBook Pro M1 Max?

New Here ,
May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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Hi, I have a stand alone licence of Lightroom 5 that I never used on CD. I now have the new 2021 16" MacBook Pro M1 Max and would like to know if it's compatible? I do have an external CD/DVD reader/writer for my MacBook. Appreciate any help. Thank you.

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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As far as I know, only NEW programs run on the m1 chip

 

But, Apple MAY have some sort of compatibility mode, so put the disc in the drive and find out for yourself

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Thanks, appreciate it. 😊

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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would like to know if it's compatible?

No.! Lr6 uses a 32bit installer.  New Mac systems will only use 64bit Apps.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Thanks, appreciate the help. 

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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What @Rob_Cullen said. Lightroom 5 will definitely not install on the M1. You'd have to dual boot with Lightroom 5 installed on an external drive running a compatible operating system such as macOS Mojave.

 

To use Lightroom Classic on your M1 you'll have to subscribe to one of the Photography Plans.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Thanks, appreciate the help.

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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You cannot run Mojave on an M1 processor. You'll have to forget LR5 and get a subscription.

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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According to @David27251861c49u in this discussion, and mentioned elsewhere in other discussions, LR5 will install on an M1 Mac and run OK under Rosetta 2. 

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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This is not true. I was able to install Lightroom 5 off CD on my Macbook Air M1 and it runs perfectly. Do NOT pay for an Adobe subscription!

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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Interesting @David27251861c49u . First I've heard of this.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/changing-computers-install-lr5-on-m1-ma...

 

It has always been understood that it is not possible. Does LR5 run OK on your M1 Mac under Rosetta2?

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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@David27251861c49u  wrote- "I was able to install Lightroom 5 off CD on my Macbook Air M1 and it runs perfectly."

My first post in this thread was for Lightroom v6.

FYI More forum threads about Lr5 in Mac Monterey OS-

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/monterey-and-lightroom-5/m-p/13149976#M...

See the posts from @thedigitaldog and @JohanElzenga 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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Thanks @Rob_Cullen 

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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