The newest Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 Sierra, goes live later today. The big question is, does Lightroom work?
The good news is Lightroom CC 2015.12 and Lightroom 6.12 and later do work on High Sierra.
Older Lightroom Versions
Older Lightroom versions are not supported, and will not be updated. They haven’t been extensively tested on the new High Sierra operating system, but many people report that they don’t open, or crash regularly.
If you want to run High Sierra, update to one of:
- Lightroom 6.14 (patch available here if you have Lightroom 6 installed)
- Lightroom CC 2015.14 (via the CC app, subscription only)
- Lightroom Classic (via the CC app, subscription only)
- Lightroom CC (cloud-based) (via the CC app, subscription only)
If you’re currently using Lightroom 5 or earlier, and you don’t want to sign up for a subscription but want to upgrade to Lightroom 6 to run High Sierra, there are purchase instructions on my How to Buy Lightroom page. Note that Lightroom 6 is no longer being updated, so a macOS update could kill it at any time, so I’d recommend the Photography Plan subscription instead.