Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Application Details:

Version: 4.x (32-bit)
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.31

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Lightroom 4.2

Test Results

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Dec 02 20141.7.31Yes No NoGarbageJarkko Korpi 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Feb 04 20141.7.11Yes Yes NoBronzeRobert Munteanu 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 30 20151.6.2No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20131.5.30No Not installable NoGarbageTroy Schulz 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 09 20131.5.21Yes No NoGarbagelubosz 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
35497 Adobe Lightroom 4.4 - folder icons disappear on hover UNCONFIRMED View
35498 Adobe Lightroom 4.4 - image thumbnails disappear UNCONFIRMED View
35500 Adobe Lightroom 4.4 - navigator panel has incorrect border UNCONFIRMED View
35517 Adobe Lightroom 4.4 - map key is drawn on top of other windows UNCONFIRMED View
35538 Adobe Lightroom 4.4 - text for slider values trimmed for large values UNCONFIRMED View
38029 Adobe Lightroom 5.x - Vertical scrollbars are wrongly set as horizontal in classic window dialogs UNCONFIRMED View
38231 Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and 5.7 - Unable to display all images in library mode NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Required steps

As of Wine 1.7.11, the following settings are required to install and run Lightroom

  1. Use a 32-bit prefix ( export WINEARCH=win32 )
  2. Set windows mode to Windows 7 ( winetricks win7 )


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

My steps to get LR 4.2 working under Wine
by Gary Thompson on Tuesday January 29th 2013, 6:52
Hi, as the maintainer mentioned there is a way to get LR to work by following the link in the description.

If you're not afraid to use the command line and follow instructions it was quite easy.

I'm on 64 Bit Ubuntu 12.04.1 and I have Wine already installed and using the Wine PPA. This helps as it brings in dependencies.

Steps I took are noted below but I will reference Roland65s post:

* Download Roland65s zip file in Step 1
* Follow the Chroot instructions on but stop just after "git clone"
* type in "cd wine" without quotes
* Using a file explorer from your desktop, create a new file called "conditionvars.patch" under "/var/chroot/wine" and paste into it the contents from
* Note in the step above you might need use another terminal and use "gksu gedit" to create the file
* Once the file is created patch the file back in the chroot window using "patch -p1 < conditionvars.patch". Hopefully it is successful, depending on whether it is changed in the git main branch or not (hopefully when these instructions are out of date, the problem is solved).
* type in "make" in the chroot window
* follow Roland65s steps from step 3 onwards but whenever you use winetricks you'll need to type "WINE=/var/chroot/wine/wine winetricks" instead. Also winecfg is "/var/chroot/wine/wine winecfg".

Finally, wine needs to be executed above using "/var/chroot/wine/wine" following my instructions. I haven't gone as far as installing the newly compiled 32-bit libraries in my main computer as this is good enough for me for now.
RE: My steps to get LR 4.2 working under Wine
by Ken Sharp on Monday January 19th 2015, 9:27
Admin note: Makes sure you trust a website before downloading and/or patching software.