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2.1K Points

Wed, Apr 27, 2011 4:50 AM

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Lightroom: Provide support for Linux

Lightroom for Linux - is it possible? Most my friends and I need it, because of not using Windows and current Linux tools can't get so great instruments for raw preprocessing and organizing...

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80 Points

10 y ago

I already have a windows version but would immediately buy AGAIN a license for linux as it's the only showstopper for me to switch to ubuntu.

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80 Points

10 y ago

One vote more for Linux must have lightroom!

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100 Points

10 y ago

For me, Linux support would allow me to get rid of my Windows licence and buy an Adobe licence instead!

So, please port your products to Linux!

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92 Points

10 y ago

One more vote to lightroom for linux. As others, I keep a windows partition for the sole purpose of handling my pictures in lightroom, everything else I want to do, I can do in linux.

If available, I'd pay for it

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13.9K Points

10 y ago

Something interesting to note in this thread. More than half of those that want a Linux version already own a Windows version. With Linux adoption at something on the order of 1%, and so many Linux users buying a Windows version anyway, I think what Dan said above might well be true. Namely, "The testing and development cost of a full port would be high enough that it'd be hard to make a business case for it." If that is indeed the case, that's why there isn't a Linux version already - Adobe is a business.

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62 Points

10 y ago

I for one would also like to see this. A lot of people are moving from Microsoft OS products simply because they are fed up with all of the bloat. Transitioning to Ubuntu for example has been a very positive experience. In the mean time Ubuntu can do everything I need an OS to do EXCEPT for handle my RAW library. Please add support for linux. (at least debian based systems)

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164 Points

10 y ago

I own a license for Bibble5, not because I especially liked it but because it runs native on Linux. And it is the more expensive Pro license because it will also run on OS/X if I win the lottery and decide to buy an Apple laptop. And because it supports colour management. Which is emerging - at least in Gnome.

As things stand today, I would buy an LR license for Linux.

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608 Points

10 y ago

I'm in the same boat as most posters here. I run Linux exclusively (home and work, desktops and servers). At work I have to run Windows in a virtual machine for some business requirements. At home I have to run Windows in a VM for Lightroom. It's the only program I ever run in that VM, and if I could run it in Linux, I'd dump Windows entirely.

BTW, I have gotten Lightroom running under wine, but the graphics performance leaves a *lot* to be desired. I think that if Adobe were to concentrate its efforts on tweaking LR for wine instead of porting it outright, they'd have better luck. (This is what Google did with Picasa--on Linux it's a Windows executable running under wine and packaged so you don't notice.)

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164 Points

10 y ago

Yes, I would go along with this; although I am not sure tweaking LR is the correct way to go about it. Putting some resource into wine (or codeweavers) might give a better graphics face for all their apps - and there must be many of us who would like to be able to run an up to date CS5 (or, according to rumours I read on the French Alpha sites, CS6) in wine/Crossover.

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206 Points

10 y ago

Count me in.

But until Adobe decides to get around to supporting Linux, there is darktable and Bibble to take away from Adobe's potential profits.

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116 Points

10 y ago

I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I boot into OS X for the sole purpose of Lightroom and it is a real pain.

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720 Points

10 y ago

Good :) It has been said by Dan above that if there were many reply maybe... Can we have some hope at this point?

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86 Points

10 y ago

Linux in very lacking in profissional photo softwares, I think it's a great opportunity to adobe.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why Lightroom 4 don't run in linux like Corel AfterShot Pro ?.

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720 Points

10 y ago

So with the number of votes in this thread can we hope for a port to GNU/Linux? Any news from Adobe? Or was it a joke when you said that with enough vote you'll consider a port? If it was, I can tell you that's not fun at all :(

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86 Points

10 y ago

My suggestion is to do a public question in http://slashdot.org/ website. And about Adobe Edge port too.