Windows 11 is available – can I run Lightroom? Check compatibility here!
Windows 11 has been available for a few weeks now, but the more cautious among us like to wait to see which bugs are likely to cause trouble. As Mac users, we haven’t been watching the wider picture too carefully, but we can give you an update on the known issues that could affect your Lightroom use.
Officially, “There may be some performance issues when running these apps in Windows 11” and “All Windows 11 display features and UI elements may not be supported.”
- Lightroom version 4.x or later.
- Lightroom Classic version 10.x or later.
- Photoshop version 22.x or later.
Systems to run Windows 11
Of course, you’ll need to check if your computer can run Windows 11. Here’s the specifications to check.
Sounds like good news! But that doesn’t mean the upgrade will be completely smooth sailing, as there are interactions with drivers and changes in file permissions that can still cause a few hiccups. The main Lightroom-related issues we’ve heard of so far are:
Import – system seems to freeze while import and preview building is taking place.
We’ll update this blog when we get additional feedback.
Older versions of Lightroom are not officially tested, and of course are not supported.
If you run into any other problems, report them at the Official Feature Request/Bug Report Forum
For extensive information on Lightroom Classic, see Adobe Lightroom Classic – The Missing FAQ.
If you have the Photography Plan, then as well as Classic you have access to the Lightroom cloud ecosystem including the mobile apps and web interface. For more information on these apps, see Adobe Lightroom – Edit Like a Pro.
Note: purchase of these books includes the first year’s Classic or cloud-based Premium Membership (depending on the book purchased), giving access to download the latest eBook (each time Adobe updates the software), email assistance for the applicable Lightroom version if you hit a problem, and other bonuses.
We also have a special bundle offer for the two books. This includes Premium Membership for the first year as described above for the whole Lightroom family!