MacOS Sierra May Break Compatibility With Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Posted by: on Oct 17, 2016 | 3 Comments




Apple’s newest operating system, macOS 10.12 (Sierra) was released just a few weeks ago and while the excitement to immediately update is significant, especially given the breadth of new features in Sierra, there may be a compatibility problem with older versions of Adobe Lightroom.

Adobe has confirmed that their engineers are working on a complete solution for a future update, but for the time being the good news is that Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7 (available now), do work on Sierra. In any new software it is possible for minor bugs to still popup, but Adobe assures us that it has been extensively tested, and all known issues have been fixed. If you haven’t yet updated to your Apple operating system, Adobe recommends that customers update Lightroom to the current version before updating macOS Sierra.

In addition to the bug fixes including compatibility solutions for the newly released macOS Sierra, Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7 also adds lens profile support and RAW support. Plus, Lightroom makes it easier to sync content between devices using drag-and-drop into ‘All Synced Photographs,’ and to always use Smart Previews in the Develop Module (regardless of whether the original files are available).

Adobe has also rolled out new camera support:

  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)

To read more about the updates to Lightroom, new cameras supported, and the new lens profile supported visit Adobe’s Lightroom CC 2015.7 launch blog here.

*PLEASE NOTE* If you’re not seeing any update available from Lightroom you may need to check for updates through the Creative Cloud app.

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3 thoughts on “MacOS Sierra May Break Compatibility With Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop”

  1. What about the files from the new Canon 5D Mark IV…..I did a trial with the camera, and I cannot open any of the RAW files from it. I can import the video and JPEGs but none of the RAW, unless there was another setting?

  2. Hey, using the USB-C port on the new macbook and Apple’s USB-C to USB-3 dongle, my Canon DSLR & Leica Mirrorless, will not tether. I’m running Sierra and wonder if the issue is a combination of using LR, Sierra or the dongle or a combination of the 3? I’m ready to return the laptop and buy last years Macbook Pro, that still has native USB-3 ports. I’m aware that the folks at tether tools plan to have a native USB-C cable in early 2017, but I can’t wait that long. Any thoughts?

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