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Uprading to M1 Mac. Will LR run as native?

New Here ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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I'm about to get a new Mac Studio M1.  Will my current LR Classic open as a native or Rosetta M1 app or do I need to download another version? I am currently on 12.1 on an Intel Mac.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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Welcome to the Lightroom Classic community. I'll help you with this.

The following apps are natively supported on Apple Silicon-based machines. You can learn more about this here. 

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The apps run natively & it is always a work in progress to optimize the performance further. New mac machines may come with macOS Ventura, check this to learn about the known issues with macOS venture: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/p-mac-ventura-known-issues-please-read-...

 

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Sameer K

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Community Expert ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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You do not need to download another version. Lightroom Classic contains the code for both Intel and M1 processors, and automatically chooses the appropriate code.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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Thanks for the reply Johan. Lumigraphics, below, seemed to think I would need to delete and reinstall LR.  ::::sigh :LOL

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Believe me, you can migrate the apps. I did when I moved from an Intel Mac to a MBP 16" M1 Max. The apps include the code for both processors, so there is no reason to uninstall and reinstall them. There's obviously no harm either, it's just a waste of time. On the M1 Mac, you can force the app to run in Rosetta 2 modulation, which proves it still includes the code for Intel processors.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Were you able to activate everything ok? That was my concern. Migrating sometimes causes problems where apps have to be reinstalled anyway.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Were you able to activate everything ok? That was my concern. Migrating sometimes causes problems where apps have to be reinstalled anyway.


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Yes. I believe I had to log out and in again, but I did not have to uninstall and reinstall.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Expert ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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You cannot migrate your apps to the new computer. Once you get the Mac Studio running, you can move your data with Migration Assistant if you wish. Then download the Adobe CC App and install your software from scratch. Same with App Store items and third-party software.

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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Two polar opposite replies.  I don't use LR CC. Per the original post, I'm using LR Classic. If LR Classic won't work after a Migration is the best practice to simply delete the Lightroom app and then re-install it? There was a time when Adobe apps required a deactivation process as I recall. Is there anything similar that is required?  Johann in the post above seemd to think there would be no problem.  It's a confusing world at times LOL. I appreciate your response and help.

 

 

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Not Lightroom CC. The Adobe Creative Cloud app, the one you start with that installs everything else. And my personal opinion as a long-time Mac admin and former Mac Genius is to not migrate apps, reinstall them. FWIW, I recommend that on Windows as well.

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