Keeping Lightroom Up-to-Date

Many software issues are resolved by simply updating to the latest version, below are resources to help you keep Lightroom up to date.

Table of Contents:

What is the most current version?
How do I verify which version of Lightroom I have?
How do I check for and install the most current updates?
What issues have been addressed in the updates?
What if the computer that Lightroom is on is not connected to the internet?
How do I verify Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date?
Lightroom troubleshooting to fix most issues

What is the most current version?

Lightroom 5

Lightroom 4

  • The most current version of Lightroom 4 is 4.4 on Macintosh and Windows

Lightroom 3

  • The most current version of Lightroom 3 is 3.6. This is the final release of Lightroom 3

How do I verify which version of Lightroom I have?

To verify you have the latest version of Lightroom:

  • Mac: Choose Lightroom > About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom X.x
  • Win: Choose Help > About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom X.x

This brings up the Lightroom splash screen, which displays the version number:

Lightroom 5.4

LR5.4

Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 3.6

Lightroom-3.6

How do I check for and install the most current updates?

The recommended and easiest way to update Lightroom to use the Help>Check for Updates mechanism from within Lightroom, and follow the steps to download and install the latest updates for your software.

CheckForUpdates

What issues have been addressed in the updates?

Sharad Mangalick and Tom Hogarty have created blog posts outlining the key changes and improvements in each Lightroom release:

Lightroom 5

Lightroom 4

Lightroom 3

What if the computer that Lightroom is on is not connected to the internet?

You’ll need to find a computer that is connected to the internet, and download the update to an external drive or media that you can move to the computer that’s not connected:

Direct download links

Lightroom 5

Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 3.6

How do I verify Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date

If you use Photoshop and Camera Raw together with Lightroom, head over to Jeffrey Tranberry’s article for instructions on how to verify that Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date.

8 Responses to Keeping Lightroom Up-to-Date

  1. Wilfried Klein says:

    Hello, I have installed the update version of Lr 5, but now I am missing the tone curve tab in the development module. How can I get this tab back?
    And how get I all my fotos from Lr4 in Lr5?

    with kind regards

    Wilfried Klein

  2. Greer Leo-Smith says:

    Can I upgrade from Lightroom 4.4 to Lightroom 5 or do I have to purchase Lightroom 5?

  3. Ed Costa says:

    Can Go from lightroom 3.6 to Lightroom 5

  4. Fra says:

    Hi,
    I have just bought a Nikon D7100 but my Lightroom 3 does not support its raw files.
    Any chance that an updated version will be released soon?
    thank you!

  5. Thomas Cristello says:

    I currently have LR 4.4 on my Windows 7 machine. When I go to Check for Updates, it says that my software is up to date, no updates available at this time. How to I update to 5.2?

  6. Nick Andriash says:

    Just upgraded to Lightroom 5 from version 4, but version 4 is still on my Computer. Is it safe to delete the older version?

  7. Per Skjoldborg says:

    I have version 2.7 running on an older laptop with windows vista (32 bit), but now want to move to a stationary PC running windows 7 (64 bit).

    Can I install my 2.7 version on win. 7 and upgrade to LR version 5 64 bit.
    I gues I shall use the upgrade product model 65215225 ?

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