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Can I run standalone Lightroom 6 on two Macs?

New Here ,
Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

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Hello,

 

Back in 2019 I purchased a standalone version of Photoshop Lightroom 6 which I am still running on an old MacBook Pro.  I am thinking about buying my wife a MacBook Pro and am wondering whether I would be able to download it onto her MacBook Pro and run it on both machines?

 

If this is possible, would it run on either mac OS Monterey or mac OS Sonoma, or is the latest version it will run on Mojave?

 

Thank you.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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Hello.... Lr6 is no longer supported or compatible with recent operating systems. So while a new MBP for your wife is ideal Lr6 can not be used on any operating systems compatible with it. Lightroom 6 was the last standalone version and released in 2015 so almost 9 years ago. Much has changed in that time.

I do recommend you update to the current Lightroom Classic v13 on a subscription plan, that can be used on both older and current OS's of Macs. Keep in mind Apple no longer use Intel chips so your older Mac will soon be unusable as PowerPC ones are redundant now.

 

 

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Thank you for the info Geoff.  However I, like a lot of people, am not keen on signing up to subscription plans.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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If you don't want a subscription, you'll need to ditch Adobe. There are lots of other choices, ranging from free to paid.

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Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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I am thinking about buying my wife a MacBook Pro and am wondering whether I would be able to download it onto her MacBook Pro and run it on both machines?

By @glend64364950

 

It would be best to read the license agreement on the Lightroom 6 disc to make sure, but chances are it says it is a single-user license, which allows you to run on any two computers, for a single user (one of you, not both).

 

But that may all be moot because like Geoff said, Lightroom 6 doesn’t run on any Apple Silicon Macs, and even on the older Intel Macs it won’t install on the last few versions of macOS.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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 I am thinking about buying my wife a MacBook Pro 

If M1 or M2 or M3, then no.

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