The Future of Lightroom and PowerPC

I tweeted this information yesterday but it deserves a broader announcement here on the blog. The next full version update of Lightroom will not run on PowerPC-based Mac computers. Lightroom 2 updates will continue to support PowerPC.

The Creative Suite made the same announcement yesterday via their FAQ and John Nack added his color commentary as well.

7 Responses to The Future of Lightroom and PowerPC

  1. I think Adobe is gone nuts.Many photographers still use G4-G5, the latest is not older then 3 years.So what must I do as photographer who bought LR appr 2 years ago.Do I have to sell my G5Quadro? I’m NOT nuts.So I start looking for an alternative whitout arrogance.CheersRoeland

  2. NDT says:

    there is no mandatory requirement to upgrade to 3.0You can keep using LR2.5 and future 2.x updates. Why on earth would you ‘look for alternative’ just because the latest software wont run on your hardware? You wont keep your G5 forever and when your ready to upgrade you will be ready to go to 3.0Sorry, but your only disadvantaging yourself.

  3. I have now personally moved to Intel based macs but know many photographers still running power PC based chipsets.Mac hardware typically has a longer life than corresponding PC kit

  4. Chris Thompson says:

    Yes I agree. I have a powerbook 17″ G4 and I have had this for 5 years. Still runs faster than my pc for photography and besides we all know the display is much more accurate. To expensive to upgrade when this one is still running like new. REAALLLYYYY??? Comon Adobe.

  5. Zzennon Poliboda says:

    I found this page exactly because I was preparing myself to buy the next version of LightRoom… Sorry I am not going to give up my G5-Quad with 16GiB of RAM and a still very fast Quadro GFX card just to buy intel based mac in order to run the next version of Lightroom. That’s a real pity as I like the new version and would be ready to pay for it. But if I am to make a similar setup (RAM especially) based on intel, then my LightRoom upgrade would cost me thousands of dollars. Sorry (again) Adobe :-(

  6. Zzennon Poliboda says:

    I found this page exactly because I was preparing myself to buy the next version of LightRoom… Sorry I am not going to give up my G5-Quad with 16GiB of RAM and a still very fast Quadro GFX card just to buy intel based mac in order to run the next version of Lightroom. That’s a real pity as I like the new version and would be ready to pay for it. But if I am to make a similar setup (RAM especially) based on intel, then my LightRoom upgrade would cost me thousands of dollars. Sorry (again) Adobe :-(

  7. Walt Hollow says:

    What is the best version of lightroom for G5 power mac