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Sat, May 28, 2011 12:49 AM

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Lightroom: Do I get the Mac and Windows version so I can run it on both Mac and PC?

If I purchase Lightroom online, do I get the Mac and PC version or just one? I have a PC at the moment but will be getting a mac in a couple of months. Would like to get Lightroom soon though.

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10 years ago

You don't get either. You get a serial number. You can use that serial number on either version.

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10 years ago

but I would only be able to use that on one version?

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9 years ago

Hello!
If I remember correctly, you can install Lightroom on two machines, but only use one at the same time. You could then install one on a mac, the other on a PC.

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9 years ago

Hi Erica

You can read the full license agreement at http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/ - it's under Photoshop Lightroom.

In summary, the license allows you personally to run the software on two machines, i.e. a desktop and a laptop, and they can be both Windows, both Mac, or one of each.

The serial number works for both platforms and you can download the .exe for Windows and the .dmg for Mac.

The short answer - yes, it's fine.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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9 years ago

Just to confirm what Victoria wrote. Installing and using Lightroom 3 on both a Mac and a PC is no problem. I ordered Lightroom 3 last summer from Adobe and I installed it on my Mac and on my wife's PC. Everything runs very smoothly. Enjoy!

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9 years ago

Thank you all! =)

9 years ago

I've always believed as Victoria said, however, following a posting I read on flickr's Lightroom discussion group, I followed my way thru the link in her post, and I've duplicated the pertinent point here: http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/p...

Section 2.10, states in pretty plain language that the product is licensed for a single operating platform.

The EULA you can find on the Adobe Labs site, here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/eu... is different.

Can anybody shed some actual light?