What's New in Lightroom Classic 10In conjunction with its annual MAX creativity conference (going on now virtually, free to attend!), Adobe has released Lightroom Classic 10.0. This update contains a few new features including a new Color Grading panel and new zoom features, support for new new cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes. Read more about these new features below.

Updates are also out for the cloud-based Lightroom desktop and for Lightroom Mobile – read about these in my separate blog post.

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In This Article:

(The above links to sections below may or may not work depending on what device and system you are using. If they don’t work, scroll down.)

Operating System Requirements for Lightroom Classic 10

With this Lightroom Classic 10.0 release Adobe has dropped support for Windows 7 and for Mac OS High Sierra (10.13).

You will only be able to install LrC 10.0 with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 version 1903 and later
  • Windows Server 2016 and later (Windows 10 version 1809 is not blocked, to support Windows Server 2019)
  • Mac OS Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15)

Adobe is also preparing to support Mac OS Big Sur when it is released later this year, and to provide a native version of Lightroom Classic for Apple Silicon.

When to Upgrade:

I don’t have any indication that things won’t go smoothly with this update/upgrade. That said, as usual, it couldn’t hurt to wait a week or two to see if others experience major issues. If you install it and then encounter bugs that you can’t live with, you can use the Creative Cloud app to revert to the previous version.

If I hear of serious issues with this release I will post them here in this section – please check here rather than emailing me. 

Click here to check for bug reports and to report bugs or issues that you encounter. Also please leave a comment below to let us know of bugs you experience!

Problems reported (that others have confirmed):

How to Upgrade

Video Tutorial: How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic 10 from Any Prior Version

In this tutorial I prepare you for issues that may arise during upgrade and show you how to resolve them, and after upgrading we clean up old catalog files, make sure you have correct taskbar/dock icons, and we uninstall the old version(s).

In a nutshell:

  • In Lightroom Classic, go to Edit (PC) or Lightroom Classic (Mac) > Catalog Settings, and from the General tab make Adobe Creative Cloud Logoa not of the location and name of your catalog .lrcat file. Close the program.
  • Go to Help>Updates, or otherwise open the Creative Cloud application.
  • Find Lightroom Classic and click on Update. (If there is no Update option, be sure your operating system is supported (as discussed above). If so, in the CC app go to Help>Check for Updates, and then try again.
  • Once 10.0 is installed, open it.
  • This update will make a copy of your catalog (.lrcat) file and upgrade that copy. The upgrade catalog dialog now gives you the opportunity to rename this copy (thank you, Adobe!)  Either accept the proposed name (your old catalog name with “-v10” on the end), or type in a new name for it. (Previews, Helper and other accompanying files will be renamed automatically.)
  • How long the catalog upgrade process takes will depend on what version you’re upgrading from – it will be much quicker if you’re upgrading from Classic 9 than if you’re upgrading from Lightroom 6 or another earlier version.
  • Lightroom Classic will then open, and you should see all your photos, work, presets, etc.

New Cameras Now Supported

Lightroom Classic and the entire Lightroom ecosystem now support the following new camera:

  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-S5

Click here for a list of all cameras supported by each version of Lightroom (and Camera Raw).

New Lens Profiles

These new lens profiles are available in Lightroom Classic and throughout the Lightroom ecosystem:

  • Voigtlander MFT 60mm f/0.95 Nokton
  • Voigtlander VM 21mm f/1.4 Nokton Aspherical
  • SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS C020
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6