Yesterday Apple released OS 10.9 Mavericks at a great price – it’s free! But is it compatible with Lightroom? Yes!
Lightroom 5.2 has already been tested and updated for Mavericks, although it’s always possible that additional bugs will be found once more people are using it.
Earlier versions should work, although there are a couple of known issues:
The sliders look wrong!
In earlier versions of Lightroom, the sliders render slightly different and the colored white balance sliders don’t show their colors correctly (shown in the first screenshot). That’s fixed in Lightroom 5.2 (second screenshot) and doesn’t affect usability in earlier versions.
“Lightroom can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”
If you’ve used 10.7 or later, you may have seen this unidentified developer error message before. New software should be signed by the developer, but you can still install older software by right-clicking (Ctrl-clicking) on the application and selecting Open from the menu. That shows the same dialog, but this time with Open and Cancel buttons. The Open button bypasses the checks and runs the installer.
Update 5 November 2013 – Missing Metadata Filter Counts
One new bug that’s been found in 5.2 on Mavericks – the image counts in the Metadata Filters are currently missing. Adobe are aware of it, so hopefully it’ll be fixed in 5.3.
Other Adobe Software
If you run Creative Cloud, you may receive an “Incompatible Software” error message when upgrading to Mavericks, quitting the Creative Cloud app and restarting from the Applications folder or Launchpad should solve it. There’s an official technote on the subject.
Flash Player may need you to remove the sandbox limitations, using the instructions in this technote.
After Effects needs an update in order to run, and the CS6 and CC links are on this blog post.
And finally, Safari may block the first attempt to open PDFs using Adobe Reader, and again, there’s an official technote.
That’s it for now! Everything’s looking pretty stable, although I’ll leave my production machine for a couple of weeks to be on the safe side. The ePub versions of my books look great in iBooks too – love that Seravek font!
Have you installed it yet or are you waiting?