Install Adobe Lightroom 5 in Windows 8.1

Lightroom Tutorial #1

Hello, I am Buddha Saikia, an Android developer by profession and a photographer by way of a hobby. While working with various post processing software, I have noticed that there are a very few good blogs which are targeted towards beginners when it comes to post processing of photos. Hence, I decided to start this blog where I can share my experience about post processing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and hopefully help you in finding quick tips and good resources about post processing.
My first post is about how to install Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1 operating system. So let’s get started with your first basic setup for Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1. Good luck!

Lightroom 5.7 Minimum System Requirements

      Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
      OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
      RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
      Hard Disk: 2GB of available hard-disk space
      Display: 1024×768 display resolution

I Want to Start with Adobe Creative Cloud!

Recently Adobe has changes all of their products license type from proprietary to monthly subscription based. Adobe Lightroom is the only software you can buy a proprietary license. You can also buy Adobe Lightroom by paying monthly basis along with extra features. If you are an amateur photographer or very new to photography, you may try buying Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan which cost $9.99/Month (or Rs. 499/Month) only. This includes Lightroom 6 for desktop and mobile and Photoshop CC. Also you will get daily updates on all these softwares. All these options are not featured in Lightroom 6 / Lightroom 5 stand alone proprietary license. This is a very good plan for starters.

I Want to Start with Adobe Lightroom Standalone!

Download and Install Adobe Lightroom 5 in Windows 8.1

Step 1: Download Lightroom 5.7

  1. Open your browser ( Firefox / Chrome / Internet Explorer or whatever browser is installed in your system ) and go to Goolge search engine by typing www.google.com in the address bar.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Google Home Page
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  2. Type “Download Lightroom” in the search box and press Enter button.
  3. Click on the link “Adobe – Lightroom : For Windows”
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Google Search Result
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  4. OR click on this link ” http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=113&platform=Windows ” to quickly go to the search result.
  5. Click on the first link ” Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 ” to proceed.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Lightroom Download Page
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  6. Click on “Proceed to Download” link.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Proceed to Download
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  7. Click on ” Download Now ” link to start download. Click on Save when prompted. You may change the file save path in the dialog box.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

Download using FTP
If you want to download from official Adobe FTP site you may click on the below link –

Step 2: Install Lightroom 5.7

  1. Double click on the downloaded file (In my case C:\Users\user\Desktop->Lightroom_5_LS11_win_5_7.exe, since I have downloaded the file to Desktop.) to start the installation process. First it will prompt to extract the files.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Extract downloaded file

  2. Click Next to proceed with the default folder path to extract the files.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Extract downloaded file

  3. File extraction in progress.

    Extract downloaded file

  4. Check the ” Lunch Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 Installer ” check box and click on Finish. If you want to start the installation manually select only the second check box and click on Finish to go to the folder with extracted files.
    Extract downloaded file

    Extract downloaded file

  5. Select your desired language and click on OK.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1 - Photoreform

    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1 – Photoreform

  6. Click on “Next”.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  7. Select ” I accept the terms in the license agreement ” and click on ” Next “.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  8. Change the default installation directory if you want to install Lightroom 5 other than ” C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 ” path or if you do not have required minimum disk space in C drive. Else click on “Next” to proceed.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  9. Click the ” Install ” button when prompted.
    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

  10. Click on ” Finish ” to finish the installation.

    Install Adobe Lightroom 5.7 in Windows 8.1

Getting Started with Lightroom 5.7

  1. Double click on the ” Lightroom 5.7 64-bit ” icon on the Desktop to start.
    Getting Started with Lightroom 5.7 - Photoreform

    Getting Started with Lightroom 5.7 – Photoreform

  2. Select ” I want to try ” option and your country. Click on ” Finish “.
    Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom 5.7

    Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom 5.7

  3. Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom 5.7

    Splash Screen
    Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom 5.7

  4. Click on ” Import Photos ” link to import photos in to Lightroom workspace.
    Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom 5

    Lightroom 5.7 workspace
    Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom 5.7

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Buddha Saikia

PhotoReform.com is a blog maintained by Buddha Saikia. He is a photography enthusiast and Android Developer based in Guwahati, Assam. To follow his work or connect, visit the social links.

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About Buddha Saikia

PhotoReform.com is a blog maintained by Buddha Saikia. He is a photography enthusiast and Android Developer based in Guwahati, Assam. To follow his work or connect, visit the social links.
  • Wow , really very impressive and very interesting , useful blog . This info is really useful to install the windows 8-1 and it is clearly explained step by step. Anyways great thanks for sharing this

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