Hi, can anybody please tell me if I can still install and use Lightroom 3 as I have noticed that I can buy a copy on ebay. According to the internet Adobe still supports it but it was a post from 2017. Thank you!
Adobe doesn't support it, they only support the current product.
But can it be installed? Yes, unless it is from the bundles CS/CS2/CS3/CS4 which (Adobe say) have stopped licensing forever. So, ... Hmm. Lightroom 3 was released in 2009. That puts it in the CS4 years, so there is every chance licensing won't work. Beware too that much software sold on eBay is counterfeit and has viruses and worse.
Also, there is the question of system compatibility. It sure won't run on Mac OS Catalina or later. Any other current Mac or Windows system was long out of support.
You can get Lightroom and Photoshop in a bundle for $10 a month, subscription (annual commitment, auto renews).
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When you buy & install discontinued software from untrusted sources like auction sites, you're getting a pig-in-a poke.
DO NOT give anyone your payment card or other personal information.
DO NOT expect the disks to work.
DO NOT expect the license to be legitimate.
And DO NOT complain later when your computer is infected with malware or you become the victim of a RANSOMEWARE attack.
You can avoid all of these pitfalls by purchasing legitimate software directly from Adobe.
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