Lightroom system requirements

  1. Adobe Lightroom User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. What's new in Lightroom
    2. Lightroom system requirements
    3. Lightroom | Common questions
    4. Lightroom tutorials
    5. Work with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile
    6. Set preferences
  3. In-app learning
    1. In-app learning and inspiration
    2. In-app learning and inspiration | Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. In-app learning and inspiration | Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  4. Add, import, and capture photos
    1. Add photos
    2. Capture photos with Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. Capture photos with Lightroom for mobile (Android)
    4. Import photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    5. Import photos and videos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  5. Organize photos
    1. Organize photos
    2. Find and organize photos of people in the People View
    3. Search and organize photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    4. Search and organize photos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  6. Edit photos
    1. Edit photos
    2. Edit photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. Edit photos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)
    4. Merge photos to create HDRs, panoramas, and HDR panoramas
    5. Easily enhance image quality in Lightroom
  7. Save, share, and export
    1. Export or share your photos
    2. Export and share photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. Save, share, and export photos with Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  8. Lightroom for mobile, TV, and the web
    1. Get started with Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    2. Get started with Lightroom for mobile (Android)
    3. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web
    4. Set up Lightroom for Apple TV app
    5. Use keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android)
    6. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile and Apple TV | FAQ
    7. View Lightroom photos and videos on your TV
    8. How to Add Presets/Sync Presets with mobile
  9. Migrate photos
    1. Migrate Apple Photos Library to Lightroom
    2. Migrate photos and videos from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom
    3. Migrate photos from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom

Your computer must meet the minimum technical specifications outlined below to run and use Lightroom.

  1. Adobe Lightroom User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. What's new in Lightroom
    2. Lightroom system requirements
    3. Lightroom | Common questions
    4. Lightroom tutorials
    5. Work with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile
    6. Set preferences
  3. In-app learning
    1. In-app learning and inspiration
    2. In-app learning and inspiration | Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. In-app learning and inspiration | Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  4. Add, import, and capture photos
    1. Add photos
    2. Capture photos with Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. Capture photos with Lightroom for mobile (Android)
    4. Import photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    5. Import photos and videos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  5. Organize photos
    1. Organize photos
    2. Find and organize photos of people in the People View
    3. Search and organize photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    4. Search and organize photos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  6. Edit photos
    1. Edit photos
    2. Edit photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. Edit photos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)
    4. Merge photos to create HDRs, panoramas, and HDR panoramas
    5. Easily enhance image quality in Lightroom
  7. Save, share, and export
    1. Export or share your photos
    2. Export and share photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    3. Save, share, and export photos with Lightroom for mobile (Android)
  8. Lightroom for mobile, TV, and the web
    1. Get started with Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
    2. Get started with Lightroom for mobile (Android)
    3. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web
    4. Set up Lightroom for Apple TV app
    5. Use keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android)
    6. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile and Apple TV | FAQ
    7. View Lightroom photos and videos on your TV
    8. How to Add Presets/Sync Presets with mobile
  9. Migrate photos
    1. Migrate Apple Photos Library to Lightroom
    2. Migrate photos and videos from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom
    3. Migrate photos from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom

Applicable for

December 2020 release (version 4.1) and later

System requirements for earlier releases

Minimum and recommended system requirements for Lightroom

Windows

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel®, AMD, or ARM processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit) Version 1903 or later
RAM 8 GB  16 GB or more
Hard disk space 2 GB of available hard disk space; additional free space is required during installation and sync
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display 1920 x 1080 display or greater
Graphics card
  • GPU with DirectX 12 support
  • 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU with DirectX 12 support
  • 4GB of VRAM for 4K or greater displays
For more information, see the Lightroom GPU FAQ
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services†

macOS

 

Minimum Recommended
Processor Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support or M1 Apple Silicon processor
Operating system macOS Mojave (version 10.14) or later
macOS Big Sur (version 11)
macOS Catalina (version 10.15)
RAM 8 GB of RAM  16 GB recommended
Hard disk space

2 GB of available hard disk space; additional free space is required during installation and sync

Lightroom will not install on case-sensitive file systems or removable flash storage devices

Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display 1920 x 1080 display or greater
Graphics card
  • GPU with Metal support
  • 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU with Metal support
  • 4GB of VRAM for 4k or greater displays

To find out if your computer supports Metal, see Mac computers that support Metal

For more information, see the Lightroom GPU FAQ

Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services†

† NOTE: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product; the application attempts to validate your software every 30 days for month-to-month members and 99 days for annual members. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions available for Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is available in the following languages:

Deutsch

Dutch

English

Español

Français

Italiano

Português (Brasil)

Polish

Russian

Svenska

Thai

Vietnamese

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어

Note:

To know the supported languages for Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android), see Supported languages | Lightroom for mobile.

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