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

Applicable for

October 2018 (2.0) release

System requirements for earlier releases

Note:

  • To install and use Lightroom CC, you need Windows 10 (v1709 or later) or, macOS 10.12 or later. Lightroom CC is not supported on Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10 (v1511 and v1607), or macOS 10.11 (El Capitan). 
  • Running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) on your computer? Consider using Lightroom Classic CC instead. Check the system requirements or learn more.

Upgrade your operating system

macOS

In order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, Creative Cloud 2019 apps require macOS Sierra (10.12) or later. If you're on an older version of Mac OS X, Apple provides a free update to macOS High Sierra (10.13).

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For more information, see Update to macOS High Sierra.

Windows 10

In order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, Creative Cloud 2019 apps require Windows 10 Creators update (version 1703) or later. If you're on an older version, Microsoft provides a free update to the latest version of Windows 10.

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Windows 8.1

The latest version of Creative Cloud apps does not support Windows 8.1. Microsoft discontinued mainstream support for Windows 8.1 in January 2018. 

To take advantage of the latest features in the CC 2019 apps, you'll need to upgrade your OS to a compatible version of Windows 10. If you're unable to upgrade to Windows 10 right now, you can continue to work with previous versions of Creative Cloud apps. However, you won't be able to use newly introduced apps, such as Premiere Rush or Adobe XD.

For upgrading options from Windows 8.1, contact Microsoft Support or your Microsoft reseller.

Windows 7

The latest versions of the Adobe video and audio tools require Windows 10 (version 1703 or later). Performance and stability are top priorities for all of our users. Running our apps on current version of the Windows 10 helps provide an optimal experience with our tools.

Mainstream support for Windows 7 support ended in 2015. For more information on Windows support, visit the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

For upgrading options from Windows 7, contact Microsoft Support or your Microsoft reseller.

Minimum system requirements for Lightroom CC

Windows

  Minimum requirement
Processor Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor 
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10* with 64-bit support (Version 1709 or later)
RAM 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 2 GB of available hard-disk space for program installation
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display
Graphics processor acceleration requirements
  • AMD: Radeon GPU with DirectX 12 or OpenGL 3.3 support.
  • Intel: Skylake or newer GPU with DirectX 12 support.
  • NVIDIA: GPU with DirectX 12 or OpenGL 3.3 support.
  • OpenGL 3.3 and DirectX 10-capable video adapter for GPU-related functionality.
  • 1 GB Video RAM (VRAM). 2 GB of dedicated VRAM (4 GB recommended) for large, high-resolution monitors, such as 4K- and 5K-resolution monitors.
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

* Not supported on Windows 10 version 1511 and 1607.

† NOTE: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. 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.

macOS

  Minimum requirement
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system macOS v10.12 (Sierra), macOS v10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS v10.14 (Mojave)
RAM 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 2 GB of available hard-disk space (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
Graphics processor acceleration requirements
  • AMD: macOS 10.12 or macOS 10.13 with Metal support.
  • Intel: macOS 10.12 or macOS 10.13 with Metal support.
  • NVIDIA: macOS 10.12 or macOS 10.13 with Metal support.
  • OpenGL 3.3-capable video adapter for GPU-related functionality.
  • 1 GB Video RAM (VRAM). 2 GB of dedicated VRAM (4 GB recommended) for large, high-resolution monitors, such as 4K- and 5K-resolution monitors.
  • OpenGL 3.3–capable video adapter for GPU-related functionality.
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. 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 CC

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is available in the following languages:

Deutsch

Dutch

English

Español

Français

Italiano

Português (Brasil)

Svenska

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어


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