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Lightroom Classic compatibility with MacOS Monterey

Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Apologies if this has been asked before but I couldn't find anything about it.

 

Since the new MacOS gets released today, does anyone know if there are any issues with Lightroom Classic running on it? I got burned once when a minor MacOS update bricked tethering for a while. 

 

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LEGEND ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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It is likely, since ADOBE MAX is in a few days, that new versions of all Adobe software will be released that will have been tested on MacOS Monterey and will run on MacOS Monterey. (But don't take my word for it, read the announcements of the new software and the updated system requirements, that's the only way to know for sure)

 

Does that mean there won't be any glitches or problems? Unlikely. There will be glitches and there will be problems, there always are.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Thanks. Yes that makes sense - I'll wait for the Adobe updates and see if anything gets reported, then upgrade MacOS a bit later. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Rembering, the issues I had with my system macOS Big Sur and LrC 10.x one year ago, I will wait until the early adopters report their experiences.

The Big Sur / Lightroom Classic, combination did not get sorted out until March 17, 2021, with the release of LrC 10.2.

If rumors are correct my iMac may not get the pending upgrade. So my system may be officially "retired" after 6 years.

 

 

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Explorer ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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I too would like to know because I just ordered one of the new computers that comes with Monterey. So I asked Adobe, and the only response they could offer me was to go to their website to look at the system requirements for running Lightroom classic. So it seems, if I am interpreting correctly, they don't know if Monterey is compatible with Lightroom classic 10.4. And they also could not say when an update would come out fthat deals with Monterey compatibility with Lightroom classic 10.4. Hopefully someone who has updated to Monterey can let us know here!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Based on past years and updates, Adobe support info about compatibility with new versions of macOS is never available before the OS itself is released. A lot of software companies like to wait until they have a chance to test with the final .0 public release of the OS, in case Apple snuck in any subtle changes that might break something.

 

After the new OS is released, it takes time for Adobe to post the necessary info, and it does not all show up at once. That includes both compatibility articles and system requirements. Some product teams get their info up within a few days, others take weeks.

 

System requirements don't talk about known issues, so what you want to look for eventually is an Adobe help document like this one for Lightroom Classic and macOS 10.11 Big Sur. It might be better to bookmark this page (Known issues in Lightroom Classic), which lists specific issues they know about, and links to the compatibility documents for supported versions of macOS.

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Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Update 10/27
I followed up again with Adobe now that Lightroom 11 is out and the system requirements say that you need Catalina or later to make it run. And support now tells me that OS 12, AKA Monterey, is indeed compatible with Lightroom 11. So based on that I think I'm going to try.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Thanks!

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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Caution: I upgraded to Monterey on an iMac27.  Lightroom Classic opens, Library shows presence of all cataloged folders and files but when you go to Develop Module, all images are marked as files not being found.  Searching for missing files turns up nothing since Library clearly shows Lightroom Classic knows they're there.  Btw, having squirrely issues with Capture One 21 and On1 20222 as well.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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Thanks. I'm definitely holding off Monterey until these things have been addressed. There's been lots of reports since its release that it's causing lots of USB hubs to stop working as well - crucial for my tethering. 

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Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Plain and simple: V11 does not work on Monterey, at least not on my machine. It hangs itself once started.
Had to downgrade to 10.4, this is working. Still a shame, I hope they fix the issue quickly.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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I have 3 Mac computers running LrC 11.0 on Monterey without issue. So, not sure why you're experiencing a problem.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Neither am I 😄
Still, V11 doesn't run on my machine under Monterey, and having a look across the boards of this forum, I am not the only one. I'd love to contact support, but the chat is only available during office hours, when I am at my day job.

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Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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I have two computers working with Monterey and LrC 11.0, without issue, so I am in the same boat as you. But I have read about various issues people have encountered that I suppose will be addressed in the next update. For anyone reading messages having trouble, here is something I came across from support did that I was prepared to use if I did encounter trouble that might be of help:

"Please ensure that Lightroom Classic has the necessary permissions on macOS Monteray by following the steps suggested below:

1. Go to the System Preferences for your Mac, then Security and Privacy, then select the Privacy tab.

2. Then select Accessibility from the list to the left & check if Lightroom Classic is added to the list with a check mark in front of it.

3. If Lightroom Classic is not a part of the list, please add it by unlocking the window first using the lock at the bottom left, then clicking the + icon & navigating to the Applications folder.

4. Also, grant permissions to Lightroom Classic under Full disk access located in the same list as Accessibility.

5. Once done, restart the Mac & check if it helps.

 

If the issue persists, you can try to reset the preferences of Lightroom Classic using the steps mentioned here: https://adobe.ly/2JSym5e

Please backup your presets prior to resetting the preferences."

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Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Thanks, sound advice! Will try that and report.

 

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Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Tried all three steps: accessibility, full disk access and reset of preferences.
Problem persists.

 

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Quick update - I have taken delivery of a MBP 16 inch with the full 64GB RAM, M1 Max CPU. I am a tech reviewer so I don't get to keep it, sadly. 

 

It has MacOS 12.0.1 on it, and I clean installed LRC 11 on it, and it seems to run fine. That said I am still holding off upgrading to Monterey on my work MBP until various glitches have stopped being reported. 

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