Apple has released their macOS Mojave 10.14 operating system update. Adobe has tested Mojave with Lightroom Classic CC 7.5, Lightroom CC 1.5,  Lightroom 6.14 and other Creative Cloud applications.

Known issues with Lightroom Classic CC 7.5 and Lightroom CC 1.5 and Mojave:

  • Switching to Mojave’s Dark Mode can cause Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC to crash. Quit Lightroom and change the appearance setting in System Preferences to something other than dark mode. (I don’t know if this also affects Lightroom 6.14.)

If Adobe becomes aware of other issues, they will be posted on this Lightroom and Mojave webpage. You can track user reports of issues on Adobe’s bug/feedback site.

I will plan to update this post with new issues that I become aware of.

Lightroom 5 and earlier versions:

It’s best to assume that Mojave will not be compatible, since there were issues with prior MacOS versions, including crashes. As with Lightroom 6.14, any issues found with Lightroom 5 and earlier versions will not be fixed.

Known Issues with Photoshop CC and Mojave:

  • Share to Twitter and Facebook don’t work. (Photoshop uses the macOS APIs for sharing. These options have been removed in Mojave.)
  • Dark Mode appearance setting doesn’t affect all of the Photoshop interface. To have Photoshop interface elements better match Dark Mode, go to Preferences>Interface and set the Color Theme to the darkest setting.
  • Accessibility Event notification: when you get this notification upon launching Photoshop for the first time after installation of Mojave you’ll need to grant Photoshop access to accessibility features, or you’ll get a Busy cursor when painting and pen pressure won’t work. For more information on how to grant access, read Adobe’s Photoshop and Mojave Compatibility page.

Wacom Tablet Compatibility with Mojave:

According to Wacom the latest driver is compatible, but they recommend that you update a security preference.

When to Update to Mojave

While Adobe hasn’t found any serious issues, I personally think that it’s a good idea to let early adapters continue to test it further before updating. A few weeks should be sufficient, unless Adobe finds issues in Lightroom that need to be fixed – in that case, I’d hold off on updating until Adobe releases Lightroom updates that address the issues.

I’ll check on issues with Lightroom about once a week – check back here occasionally for updates (rather than emailing me, please!) I don’t plan to pay as much attention to issues with Photoshop, so do follow Adobe’s page.