Adobe Warns of System Requirements for Lightroom 6
On its official "Lightroom Journal" blog yesterday, Adobe posted a somewhat unusual entry warning users that the next major release of Lightroom, Lightroom 6, would have new system requirements. Specifically, the Mac version would require 10.8 or higher, and the Windows version would require Windows 7 or higher. From the post:
"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."
While this doesn't necessarily mean that the release of Lightroom 6 is imminent, I would expect that if they're putting this warning out now, it will be along sooner rather than later. For previous major releases, Adobe has released a public beta first, but whether or not Lightroom 6 has a beta phase first remains to be seen.