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ornate_wrasse Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2006Mon 22-Jul-13 05:14 AM
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"Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""


Portland, US
          

I have a MacBook Pro and it has OS X 10.6.8. Yesterday I downloaded Lightroom 5 (updating from LR3) but when I tried to install it on my computer I got a message "needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 or greater to install Lightroom". So here I have paid for the update, downloaded LR5 (which took over 2 hours) and now find that I cannot use it!

What is the easiest and best way to install 10.7.0 on my MacBrook Pro?

Also, when you have updated to OS X 10.7, have you had any problems with your Mac compared to 10.6.8?

Thanks.

Ellen

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Mon 22-Jul-13 12:54 PM
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#1. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Richmond, US
          

Gently: Adobe did say that it doesn't support Snow Leopard (10.6)

I'd go all the way to 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

The easiest way to do this is to go to the OS X App Store app (which you might need to download on 10.6), then buy the $25 upgrade to Mountain Lion. That will then allow you to download ML and install it. Do it overnight, though - it'll take a while if LR5 took two hours.

I've had no trouble with Mountain Lion other than:

- I needed to upgrade my Spyder drivers.
- I had to reset the scrolling direction (it's upside-down in ML compared to SL) in the preferences.

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largebore Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Jan 2011Mon 22-Jul-13 04:58 PM
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#2. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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>Gently: Adobe did say that it doesn't support Snow Leopard
>(10.6)
>
>I'd go all the way to 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
>
>The easiest way to do this is to go to the OS X App Store app
>(which you might need to download on 10.6), then buy the $25
>upgrade to Mountain Lion. That will then allow you to
>download ML and install it. Do it overnight, though - it'll
>take a while if LR5 took two hours.
>
>I've had no trouble with Mountain Lion other than:
>
>- I needed to upgrade my Spyder drivers.
>- I had to reset the scrolling direction (it's upside-down in
>ML compared to SL) in the preferences.


I did the double install. LR5 & Mountain Lion and noticed the backward scrolling. Is this adjusted in Mountain Lion or in LR% ?

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Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012Mon 22-Jul-13 05:13 PM
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#4. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Newburg, US
          

>
>I did the double install. LR5 & Mountain Lion and noticed
>the backward scrolling. Is this adjusted in Mountain Lion or
>in LR% ?

It's adjusted in Mountain Lion > System Preferences > Mouse

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ornate_wrasse Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2006Mon 22-Jul-13 05:10 PM
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#3. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Portland, US
          

Thanks, Brian.

I did go to the app store and saw where 10.8.4 was available. But at 4.44 GB, I can understand why it will probably take overnight to download I will download it tonight.
The price was $19.99 so that is good news.

I did not know that Adobe doesn't support Snow Leopard, although I certainly know now!
Good thing that the fix is not too expensive.

My only concern is that my Nikon 9000 scanner may not work with Mountain Lion. I waited for a long time to upgrade from Tiger due to the same concerns. If it doesn't work with Mountain Lion, I'll have to look at other alternatives.

Thanks again for your help.

Ellen

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FredB D3 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2008Mon 22-Jul-13 09:44 PM
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#5. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Potomac, US
          

Hi Ellen,

Just a cautionary note: Make certain your MacBook Pro will support Mountain Lion. Earlier MacBooks (5 years or so) don't, although they support Lion!

Fred
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Bushido7100 Registered since 03rd Jun 2013Mon 22-Jul-13 10:11 PM
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#6. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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I had a similar issue, to run Lightroom 5 I needed to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7. In retrospect, I should have upgraded to Windows 7 years ago.

  

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ornate_wrasse Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2006Tue 23-Jul-13 07:12 AM
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#7. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Portland, US
          

>Just a cautionary note: Make certain your MacBook Pro will
>support Mountain Lion. Earlier MacBooks (5 years or so) don't,
>although they support Lion!

That's a good point you've brought up. My MacBook Pro is actually just over 5 years old. I bought it just before Leopard came out. I think I'll check with Apple to make sure my MacBook Pro will support Mountain Lion.

Ellen

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HenkB Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2004Tue 23-Jul-13 02:05 PM
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#8. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Wayland, US
          

Certainly check with Apple on OS compatibility for your machine. Also be aware that past 10.6, Snow Leopard, you lose Rosetta and your pre-intel legacy apps will be unlaunchable. If you do not have a bunch of them, OK, but if some of them are bread-and-butter apps, you may have to choose between upgrading your MBP or using it as-is to maintain Rosetta and acquiring a new computer that will take you well into the future.

A PITA, if you ask me - I just went through it with an Early 08 iMac (successfully and painlessly upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, BTW). Best of times, worst of times, I suppose...

Best,

Hendrik

  

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ornate_wrasse Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2006Thu 25-Jul-13 01:47 AM
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#10. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Portland, US
          

> be aware that past 10.6, Snow Leopard, you lose
>Rosetta and your pre-intel legacy apps will be unlaunchable.

The only one that I am concerned about is using my Nikon 9000 scanner. I had heard that I could use it with Tiger but that any Operating System past Tiger may not work. I recently heard that it will work on Linux, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the scanner will work on that OS.

Ellen

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HenkB Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2004Thu 25-Jul-13 03:34 PM
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#11. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Wayland, US
          

There is scanner software other than Nikon Scan that will work with the later OSs. The one most mentioned seems to be VueScan. SilverFast is also very competent but has a rep for being expensive and quirky to learn fully.

Best,

Hendrik

  

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ornate_wrasse Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2006Thu 25-Jul-13 01:42 AM
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#9. "RE: Lightroom 5 "Needs Mac OS X 10.7.0 to install Lightroom""
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Thu 25-Jul-13 01:50 AM by ornate_wrasse

Portland, US
          

Here's an update:

A friend found out that MacBook Pros from Mid to Late 2007 would accept Mountain Lion. Since mine was purchased in September 2007, I thought it would be OK but wasn't sure. I just got back from a local Apple store and found out ML will work on my computer. In fact, ML is currently downloading.

Ellen


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