Lightroom and Leopard

by James Duncan Davidson

For those of you wondering about Lightroom compatibility with Leopard, the answer is in Adobe's Support for Mac OS X Leopard PDF. In this document, they state Lightroom 1.2 is not fully certified for Mac OS X Leopard and that future updates will address areas of Leopard compatibility.

From reading the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom User to User Forums, there are quite a few problems. More than I would have expected. In particular, printing seems to be busted. Hopefully, the update to address areas of incompatibility will be in the not too distant future.


Romain Guy
2007-10-28 16:30:11
The biggest problem I ran into is pretty annoying: any JPEG whose metadata were written by Lightroom crashes the Finder. So much for using CoverFlow and QuickLook...
2007-10-29 08:57:36
Wow, this is very disappointing! But thanks for the heads-up - I was planning on upgrading today. I'll hold off now until the LR update.
Pete Myers
2007-10-29 17:46:39
Leopard has destroyed my ability to print. Brightness is about 1/3rd what it should be. If I print from Lightroom, the print is dark. Export the same image to Photoshop and print, and it's spot on. When is there going to be a fix. This is a disaster.
2007-11-02 16:50:20
I did an full update to Leopard, starting with a disk erase. Way too much work. However, after reinstalled Lightroom, I can no longer open the "Print Module". The error message is: "an error occurred when attempting to change modules. So far that is the only problem that I have encountered.

Has anyone got a fix?


2007-11-11 12:58:50
yep, printing doesn't work. dam it.