Lightroom 6 not working on MacBook

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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I got a new MacBook (running on Mac OS Monterey V12.2) and Lightroom 6 now wont open. Is there any way i can get it to work on this new macbook? 

 

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Did you get Lightroom 6 installed?

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.7.; LrC 11.5, Lr 5.5, Ps 23.5.1, ACR 14.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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I had it installed on my previous Macbook and it worked fine, i got a new one and everything on it transferred onto the new one but it wont open. I even tried to re-download it onto this Macbook but it wont let me do that, i get a pop up that says 'the developer needs to update it to work with this version of MacOS' so i am assuming it probably wont work but i just wanted to ask and see if there was a workaround at all!

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Lightroom 6 has a 32bit installer and macOS Monterey requires 64bit, I am not aware of a workaround.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.7.; LrC 11.5, Lr 5.5, Ps 23.5.1, ACR 14.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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See this answer from @John Waller which will also apply to Lr6-

https://community.adobe.com/t5/download-install-discussions/is-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-5-compatibl...

You have the option to upgrade your Lightroom to 'Lr-Classic' by--

$9.99 PHOTOGRAPHY PLAN (USA)

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.5 Photoshop 23.5.1, ACR 14.5, Lightroom 5.5, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.3, Windows-10.

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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LR6 should run as a 64-bit application under Monterey but installing it is the issue; you must boot into an OS that can support the 32-bit installer (the last being Mojave). That's a big problem for M1's because Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina and M1 Macs do not run 32-bit and can't boot into Mojave. Anything older than Big Sur can't boot an M1.

IF your new MacBook isn't an M1, you are OK but if it is, you're SOL. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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Thank you for the information, Lightroom 6 should be installed as everything was transferred from the old Macbook. When i first tried to open it it did, then after the initial time when i go to open it it just flashes up for a second then just closes?! I haven't removed it and tried to re-install as i didn't know if that was going to make things worse so i came to see if there was any hope of saving it!

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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If you get the "The developer needs to update it to work with this version of MacOS", it will not run as outlined here:

https://ansonalex.com/tutorials/macos/app-needs-to-be-updated/

But it sounds like that isn't the case for your migration and then attempt to open LR6? 

You might try manually resetting the LR6 preferences. 

Method 2: Manually delete the preferences file

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html

 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Hello, i bought an older macbook so i could use Lightroom 6 on it and i cannot download the software from the Adobe website as it says installer no longer available. Can you please advise how i can install Lightroom 6 on my macbook? I paid quite a bit of money for this software so id like to be able to use it. Thank you

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Thank you - can you please advise why i am getting the error during installation that my laptop is offline and it wont let me continue? My laptop is not offline as i am on this website 🙂 so i am not sure why it is telling me i am offline and so cannot sign into my Adobe account to carry on with the installation! Thank you

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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