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

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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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EricaM

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Lee Jay

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

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

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Thank you all! =)
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Brad Snyder

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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?