System Requirement for Adobe Lightroom 1

I found one at a thrift store, and am selling it. It may or may not work – as the key is on the box, but who knows if Adobe is having the software phone home.

According to Adobe’s site, the requirements are:

  • PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor

  • Mac OS X v10.4-10.5

  • 768 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space

  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution

  • CD-ROM drive

So you need to be using OS X 10.4 or 10.5.  That’s a pretty narrow band right there.

OS X 10.5 was called Leopard. So if you have an older 2007 or so era Mac, you can use this old software.

I think you can find older Macs for sale for not that much money.  I see a Mac Mini on Craigslist for $120, which seems steep to me.  I saw a similar Mini, but with a G5 CPU, for $30 at the thrift.

The other option is to use an emulator, and load in the old OS there.

 

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