Removing Lightroom 3

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mermaid2010, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. mermaid2010 macrumors member


    Jul 4, 2010
    Cornwall, UK
    I had the 30 day Trial Lightroom 3 on my iMac which expired, then, installed Lightroom 4 Trial 30 days. I like L4 so bought it and now have my legit copy.
    Sorry if this sounds idiotic but should I just dump Lightroom 3 in the trash from the APPs folder. Not sure as I dont want it to affect L4.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It shouldn't make any difference, but if you want to delete all of L3, the most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That might be a bit excessive, as if the OP searches for "lightroom", the OP will probably delete files belonging to LR 4. Just deleting the LR 3 application file will be enough.
    I run LR 3 (full version) and LR 4 (beta or so) on my iMac side by side.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Ahh! I was under the impression they wanted to fully delete LR3 before installing the full copy of LR4. If it's already installed, then of course that process would delete both.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
  6. Flood123 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2009
    Living Stateside
    Are you 100% on that? You have me second guessing myself, but I know I have used it for the edge preview. I could have sworn I used it for Lightroom as well. I know the documentation says it's for CS ,however it might be worth trying.
    If not my bad. :)

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