Applicable platform Windows
Impacted products Photoshop,  Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder
Impacted product versions

Photoshop: CS2 through CC 2015 to various degrees

Lightroom: 3 through 6.x/CC 2015.x to various degrees

Premiere Pro: All versions

After Effects: All versions

Audition: All version

Adobe Media Encoder: All versions

Background

In April 2016, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued Alert TA16-105A. This alert recommends that Windows users uninstall Apple QuickTime from their computers.

While Adobe has been making extensive efforts to remove dependencies on QuickTime from its applications, depending on your workflows, you may still observe some impact on functionality after uninstalling QuickTime. Adobe is working to minimize this impact in future updates.

Impact

Product Versions Impact
    Photoshop CS2 through CS5 After uninstalling QuickTime, you may be unable to use video-related features.
Photoshop CS6 through Photoshop CC 2015 After uninstalling QuickTime, some codecs may become unavailable for import and playback.
Lightroom 3 After QuickTime uninstallation, video thumbnails may not be generated.
Lightroom 4 through 6.x/CC 2015.x After QuickTime uninstallation, some codecs may become unavailable for import and playback.
All versions   After QuickTime uninstallation, the Pro-res, Animation and Motion JPEG codecs would not be available for import and playback. 
All versions After QuickTime uninstallation, the Pro-res, Animation and Motion JPEG codecs would not be available for import and playback. 
All versions After QuickTime uninstallation, the Pro-res, Animation and Motion JPEG codecs would not be available for import and playback. 
All versions After QuickTime uninstallation, the Pro-res, Animation and Motion JPEG codecs would not be available for import and playback. 

Note:

In particular, you may have issues while importing and playing videos shot on the following devices:

  • Google Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P phones
  • (In Lightroom 4 and 5) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40, Lumix DMC-FZ100, Lumix DMC-GH1, Lumix DMC-GH2, and Lumix DMC-LX5

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