What are the minimum system requirements for Adobe Lightroom?

 

In this article, we’ll take a look at the system requirements needed to ensure Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC run smoothly on your computer. 

Why choose Adobe Lightroom?

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most popular and versatile software packages available for editing and cataloging digital photos. Amongst the many photo editing applications out there, Adobe Lightroom is by far the most widely used.

The first thing to look at before deciding to take your first steps into editing your images with Adobe Lightroom, is to check if your computer meets the minimum requirements to allow the software run optimally.

How do I check the specifications of my computer?

Windows: Click Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>System Information

Mac OS: Click the Apple symbol on the top left of your screen, and from the dropdown menu select ‘About This Mac’ 

Apple System Preferances

macOS System Information box 

Minimum Lightroom system requirements: Windows users

Here are the current minimum system requirements for the latest version of Adobe Lightroom:

 

Minimum Requirement

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 with 64-Bit support - version 1803 or later.

Versions 1511, 1607, and 1709 are NOT supported.

Processor

Intel or AMD processor with 64-Bit support. 2 GHz or faster.

RAM

4GB (8GB or more recommended).

Hard Disk Space

2GB of available hard disk space to complete the installation.

Monitor Resolution

1024 x 768

Graphics Processor

AMD Radeon GPU with DirectX 12 support.

Intel Skylake or newer with DirectX 12 support.

NVIDIA GPU with DirectX 12 support.

1GB of video RAM, or 2GB or more of dedicated video RAM when supporting 4k or 5k monitors.

Internet Connection

Internet connection required for registration, download, user license acceptance and validation of subscription services. 

 

Minimum system requirements for Lightroom: MacOS

The current minimum system requirements for MacOS are listed below:

 

Minimum Requirement

Operating System

macOS v10.13 (High Sierra) or later.

Processor

Multicore Intel processor with 64-Bit support.

RAM

4GB (8GB or more recommended).

Hard Disk Space

2GB of available hard disk space to complete the installation.

(macOS is unable to install Adobe Lightroom on volumes using case-sensitive filing systems or removable flash storage drives).

Monitor Resolution

1024 x 768

Graphics Processor

AMD: macOS 10.13 or later with Metal support.

Intel: macOS 10.13 or later with Metal support.

NVIDIA: macOS 10.13 or later with Metal support.

1GB of video RAM, or 2GB or more of dedicated video RAM when supporting 4k or 5k monitors.

Internet Connection

Internet connection required for registration, download, user license acceptance and validation of subscription services.

 

Is my language supported in Lightroom?

Adobe Lightroom is currently available in the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese (Latin America)
  • Swedish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese
  • Korean

Information contained in this article is correct as of 16 March 2020.

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