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Apple's 64-bit configuration .. will Lr (perpetual) be compatible?

LizzieB

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Hi there - I use Lr5 .. the most updated version of it available to me on my Mac desktop...... I'm concerned about the transition Apple is making to the 64-bit configuration & how that will/won't affect the usability of Lr5. From my understanding, Apple is leaving it up to individual companies as to whether or not they will upgrade their programs to be compatible w/ this change. I know Adobe is trying to funnel people into using their subscription services, so am wondering whether they will bother updating the older, non-cloud versions of their programs. Has anyone heard anything on this? I've tried to do a little research on it but haven't found any info at all......
 

tspear

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I am fairly sure Adobe already announced that there will be no more updates to the Lr 5 or Lr 6 releases.
 
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Hi Lizzie, welcome to the forum!

We don't have any definitive information on whether LR5 will run on the next version of macOS yet. Lightroom 5 itself is 64-bit, but some components are not, so it's not looking promising right now I'm afraid.
 

LexS

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Hi there - I use Lr5 .. the most updated version of it available to me on my Mac desktop...... I'm concerned about the transition Apple is making to the 64-bit configuration & how that will/won't affect the usability of Lr5. From my understanding, Apple is leaving it up to individual companies as to whether or not they will upgrade their programs to be compatible w/ this change. I know Adobe is trying to funnel people into using their subscription services, so am wondering whether they will bother updating the older, non-cloud versions of their programs. Has anyone heard anything on this? I've tried to do a little research on it but haven't found any info at all......
Hi Lizzie, this summer will the new OS for macs be presented. Afaik it will be 65K only. So I suppose it will be safer to wait with upgrading until it is found out by others whether LTR perpetual will run or not.
I would wait anyway until the third or fourth update of that new OS seeing the that the first OS releases always have lots of issues.
Lex
 
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