Lightroom Classic and macOS Big Sur/Apple Silicon

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Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Apple announced they're moving the Mac platform away from Intel CPUs and to their own chips, like in iPhones or iPads. They even demoed Lightroom and Photoshop working on these new Macs. What they didn't show was Lightroom Classic. Can we take that as a sign that Classic will not be ported to the new infrastructure? I'm in the market for a new Mac, but LR Classic is one of my most used applications. If it doesn't make the switch, I better look at my existing options rather than wait for the new machines.

 

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, but I searched all across the forums and couldn't find anything.

 

Thanks

André 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020
> Can we take that as a sign that Classic will not be ported to the new infrastructure?   We're mostly customers like you. Therefore, we know as much about Adobe's future plans for LrC as you do.    

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020
Over on the official Lightroom Feedback site, an Adobe rep has posted a reply marked Official Response:  “The team is working on a native version of Lightroom Classic for Apple Silicon, and it will be released next year. We're also committed to continuing support for Intel-based Macs.”   The same response has been posted by different Adobe employees on sites such as Reddit.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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They even demoed Lightroom and Photoshop working on these new Macs.

Source?

 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 25, 2020 Jun 25, 2020

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The keynote video?! Note: They only showed Lightroom, not Lightroom Classic, hence my question

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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WARNING

NOTICE

CAUTION

 

PAY ATTENTION

 

Remember all the pain members who just went ahead and upgraded to CATALINA went thru. Despite warnings on multiple computer websites to not upgrade until issues were worked out. They went all happy happy got to upgrade

 

Despite Notices in Adobe blogs, Adobe Forums, etc, that initial CATALINA would cause problems, they went yep yep yep, latest nirvana from Apple, upgrade.

 

Despite Notices by Apple that 32 bit apps would be abolished, they went and pulled the trigger without updating apps etc to 64 bit

 

So, this time, WAIT

 

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Watch the WWDC video.  Both Lr and Photoshop were shown running using Native processor code on an ARM mac mini.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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>Both Lr and Photoshop were shown running using Native processor code

 

The OP was asking about Lightroom Classic. The demo showed Lightroom Mac / Win desktop.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Can we take that as a sign that Classic will not be ported to the new infrastructure?

 

We're mostly customers like you. Therefore, we know as much about Adobe's future plans for LrC as you do.

 

 

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LEGEND ,
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Sorry for the confusion.  I was replying to David, not the OP.  David wanted a source on

""They even demoed Lightroom and Photoshop working on these new Macs.""

 

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Not seeing this on the web. Not finding via google. Have stumbled on Beta Testers having issues with chrome, and Beta Testers NOT having trouble with PS, LrC.

 

 

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Over on the official Lightroom Feedback site, an Adobe rep has posted a reply marked Official Response

“The team is working on a native version of Lightroom Classic for Apple Silicon, and it will be released next year. We're also committed to continuing support for Intel-based Macs.”

 

The same response has been posted by different Adobe employees on sites such as Reddit.

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LEGEND ,
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Good to know. Thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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Beside the Apple Silicon 'capabilities', does LRC work on Big Sur, with our old Intel chips? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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The Adobe statement I posted above says they will continue supporting Intel Macs, and that is consistent with what Adobe posted in their Support article Lightroom Classic and Big Sur | macOS 11 that showed up this week. It says “Lightroom Classic 10.x is compatible with macOS Big Sur” although “Lightroom Classic 9.x and earlier have not been tested for compatibility” and I assume will not be.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank You

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