Adobe Drops OS Requirements for Lightroom 6

With it being almost two years since Lightroom 5 launched (June 10, 2013), it's been longer than normal for an update in Adobe Lightroom's product update cycle. While no release date for Lightroom 6 has been announced, Adobe has offered up OS requirements for both Mac and PC for its next offering of the Lightroom software.

Here is the news, straight from Adobe's blog:

We are hard at work on the next major release of Lightroom, and wanted to share some information on operating system requirements in order to give everyone time to prepare for the release.

In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, or a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Focusing our work on more modern operating systems and architectures allows us to spend more time adding functionality requested by users, including additional advanced imaging features and improving general application performance.

If you are on Mac OS X 10.7, or a 32 bit version of Windows, you will continue to be able to install and run Lightroom 5 and use Lightroom mobile. However, you will not be able to install Lightroom 6 until you upgrade to a supported operating system.

If you are currently running Mac OS X 10.7, Apple offers a free upgrade (here) to a more current operating system. For Windows users, Microsoft has a how-to reference (here) to help you determine whether you are running a 32 or 64 bit version of Windows.
— Official Lightroom Journal
Lightroom 6 - coming soon?

Lightroom 6 - coming soon?

I'm excited to get my mitts on this next version of Lightroom from Adobe! Click here for the original source article.