Running Lightroom from an External - possible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by crashwins, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. crashwins macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Hi folks

    So I'm in that limbo period where I sold off my MBA (had an offer I couldn't refuse) and am waiting until June/July for the new rMBP models (if they even come out) before I buy something. My iPad really does the trick for 90% of what I'm doing on a computer these days outside of work, but my big hitch is Lightroom. I do a lot of photography and rendering in Lightroom is something I really need a computer for.

    So, I have access to a plethora of iMacs as I work at a College. What I'm wondering is if I could install Lightroom on an external and simply plug it into one of these iMacs so I could do the occasional editing. Anyone know if this sort of thing is possible? Thanks for reading!
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Do you have the Installer, if so open the installer with Pacifist and see if it is a standalone App or it install things in folders like Application support, if so you are out of luck.
  3. crashwins thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yes, I have the original DMG file. I've never used Pacifist, but I can give it a whirl. Let me see how that goes. Thanks!
  4. crashwins thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Pacifist has been a crash-fest so far..Maybe someone on the forum has direct experience with this.

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