Graphics & Photo Software Editing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac OS X

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac OS X 5.7.1 for Mac

by Adobe Systems, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (38 votes)

File Details

File Size 517.5 MB
License Commercial Demo
Operating System Mac OS X
Date Added
Total Downloads 23,185
Publisher Adobe Systems, Inc.
Homepage Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
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Publisher's Description

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images. So you can spend less time sorting and refining photographs, and more time actually shooting them. Its clean, elegant interface literally steps out of the way and lets you quickly view and work with the images you shot today, as well as the thousands of images that you will shoot over the course of your career. Because no two photographers work alike, Adobe Lightroom adapts to your workflow, not the other way around.

Lightroom lets you view, zoom in, and compare photographs quickly and easily. Precise, photography-specific adjustments allow you to fine tune your images while maintaining the highest level of image quality from capture through output. And best of all, it runs on most commonly used computers, even notebook computers used on location.

Latest Reviews

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v5.2 on Feb 17, 2014

excellent

chrisjbrough

chrisjbrough reviewed v2.0 on Feb 18, 2009

This is not freeware - it is SHAREWARE!

Great application though :-)

Gerwin

Gerwin reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

Zee7, there are no creative people using Linux. In fact, there are no people using linux. Linux cannot be used by people, only by filthy, lazy, unemployed programmers and then only to tinker with linux itself, not to do anything creative. You should have restricted your statement to 'PC'.

zee7

zee7 reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

Kvo, your statements demonstrate your ignorance. Twenty years ago MacOS may have been the platform of choice for designers, illustrators, and photo editors, but obviously that isn't the case any longer. Back then, Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator and most other "creative" applications were released for Macs first because the programmers who made these applications worked on Macs. If your statements are to be believed, that would mean that the other 95% of the current computer market who use PCs, Linux, etc. contain very few pro photographers and creatives. That's not only ridiculous, but completely untrue. Do you seriously think that most MS Windows users are only working with Office, Excel, and other non-creative apps? Get real. Stop parroting what the fanboys tell you and use your brain. Or, if you don't want to do that, use Google.

The only reason Lightroom was released on the Mac platform first was because Apple released Aperture v1.0. Aperture was slow, buggy and overpriced; this p*ssed off many customers. Adobe saw their opportunity and took it; they released the Lightroom beta in hopes of stealing Aperture's customer base. It was a smart business move to release Lightroom for Mac first; nothing more. The Windows market is already overcrowded with this type of software, and Adobe realized the Mac market had more immediate potential.
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Gerwin, your remarks are even more boneheaded than Kvo's. Ever hear of The Gimp? Or VariCAD? How about Inkscape, Figurine, Sketsa, TGIF, Moho, Sodipodi, and AC3D? Didn't think so. Now go back under your bridge like a good little troll and catch some billy goats.

toddsnc

toddsnc reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

A very useful, usable piece of software. I would like to do a head-to-head with Apple's Aperture, but they (Apple) don't have a trial version. iPhoto is great for casual MAc users (and its integration with the rest of Apple's iLife suite make it more suited to the hobbyist) but pros will find a lot to love in Lightroom. This is also the first Adobe app that is a universal binary, so it, unlike Photoshop, runs natively on the new Intel Macs. One caveat: as a reviewer noted elsewhere, this program generates a LOT of metadata for its library.

kvo@ci.fremont.ca.us

kvo@ci.fremont.ca.us reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

Eventhough Mac only made up 5% of the PC's market, yet it's HUGE in the creative world. I goes to Photography seminars all the time and 80% of the people there uses Macs. The instructor always uses Macs.

That is why Adobe lightroom is release on MacOS first, because that is what most professional photographers use.

virtorio

virtorio reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 14, 2006

A beta version for Windows is still in development. You can sign up to get news about it on the products web site - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom/.

dhjdhj

dhjdhj reviewed vBeta 2 on Feb 15, 2006

Huh - it only works on Macintosh - much as I like Macs, they only have 5% of the market - how exactly is this equated to "most commonly used computers"?

--->And best of all, it runs on most commonly used computers

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vBeta 1 on Jan 9, 2006

Very nice for a free app. Stylish, functional. Kinda like iPhoto, so I'm not sure of the advantage yet, but I'll keep on tweakin'.

OS X 10.4 on an eMac 1.42ghz with 1 gig of RAM and SuperDrive DVD+/-R/RW

Avg. Rating 4.4 (38 votes)
Your Rating
chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v5.2 on Feb 17, 2014

excellent

chrisjbrough

chrisjbrough reviewed v2.0 on Feb 18, 2009

This is not freeware - it is SHAREWARE!

Great application though :-)

Gerwin

Gerwin reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

Zee7, there are no creative people using Linux. In fact, there are no people using linux. Linux cannot be used by people, only by filthy, lazy, unemployed programmers and then only to tinker with linux itself, not to do anything creative. You should have restricted your statement to 'PC'.

zee7

zee7 reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

Kvo, your statements demonstrate your ignorance. Twenty years ago MacOS may have been the platform of choice for designers, illustrators, and photo editors, but obviously that isn't the case any longer. Back then, Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator and most other "creative" applications were released for Macs first because the programmers who made these applications worked on Macs. If your statements are to be believed, that would mean that the other 95% of the current computer market who use PCs, Linux, etc. contain very few pro photographers and creatives. That's not only ridiculous, but completely untrue. Do you seriously think that most MS Windows users are only working with Office, Excel, and other non-creative apps? Get real. Stop parroting what the fanboys tell you and use your brain. Or, if you don't want to do that, use Google.

The only reason Lightroom was released on the Mac platform first was because Apple released Aperture v1.0. Aperture was slow, buggy and overpriced; this p*ssed off many customers. Adobe saw their opportunity and took it; they released the Lightroom beta in hopes of stealing Aperture's customer base. It was a smart business move to release Lightroom for Mac first; nothing more. The Windows market is already overcrowded with this type of software, and Adobe realized the Mac market had more immediate potential.
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Gerwin, your remarks are even more boneheaded than Kvo's. Ever hear of The Gimp? Or VariCAD? How about Inkscape, Figurine, Sketsa, TGIF, Moho, Sodipodi, and AC3D? Didn't think so. Now go back under your bridge like a good little troll and catch some billy goats.

toddsnc

toddsnc reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

A very useful, usable piece of software. I would like to do a head-to-head with Apple's Aperture, but they (Apple) don't have a trial version. iPhoto is great for casual MAc users (and its integration with the rest of Apple's iLife suite make it more suited to the hobbyist) but pros will find a lot to love in Lightroom. This is also the first Adobe app that is a universal binary, so it, unlike Photoshop, runs natively on the new Intel Macs. One caveat: as a reviewer noted elsewhere, this program generates a LOT of metadata for its library.

kvo@ci.fremont.ca.us

kvo@ci.fremont.ca.us reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 15, 2006

Eventhough Mac only made up 5% of the PC's market, yet it's HUGE in the creative world. I goes to Photography seminars all the time and 80% of the people there uses Macs. The instructor always uses Macs.

That is why Adobe lightroom is release on MacOS first, because that is what most professional photographers use.

virtorio

virtorio reviewed vBeta 3 on Jun 14, 2006

A beta version for Windows is still in development. You can sign up to get news about it on the products web site - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom/.

dhjdhj

dhjdhj reviewed vBeta 2 on Feb 15, 2006

Huh - it only works on Macintosh - much as I like Macs, they only have 5% of the market - how exactly is this equated to "most commonly used computers"?

--->And best of all, it runs on most commonly used computers

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vBeta 1 on Jan 9, 2006

Very nice for a free app. Stylish, functional. Kinda like iPhoto, so I'm not sure of the advantage yet, but I'll keep on tweakin'.

OS X 10.4 on an eMac 1.42ghz with 1 gig of RAM and SuperDrive DVD+/-R/RW

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