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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

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What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3?

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photography software program designed to assist users in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work. Lightroom combines photo management and editing in one interface. It is not a file browser like Adobe Bridge, but rather an image management application database which helps in viewing, editing, and managing digital photos. Lightroom's closest competitor is Apple's Aperture program which similarly provides photo management and non-destructive editing capabilities.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software provides a comprehensive set of digital photography tools, from powerfully simple one-click adjustments to cutting-edge advanced controls. Create images that inspire, inform, and delight. Highlight and shadow recovery: Bring out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shado...  Read more


A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named lightroom.exe. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 496.12 KB (508,030 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{23DD8A17-65DB-4D49-A2E0-164C6F460E3F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 496.12 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Program executable:lightroom.exe
Name:Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Additional files:
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.1 r53)
  • LogSession.dll - LogSession
  • BridgeTalk.dll - Lightroom (com.adobe.ag.bridgetalk)
  • CameraRaw.dll - com.adobe.ag.AgImageIO
  • DiscBurning.dll - com.adobe.ag.discburning
  • ElementsUpgrade.dll - com.adobe.ag.elements
  • ftp_client.dll - com.adobe.ag.ftpclient
  • Headlights.dll - com.adobe.ag.Headlights
  • Help.dll - com.adobe.ag.help
  • iac.dll - com.adobe.ag.iac
  • LibraryToolkit.dll - com.adobe.ag.LibraryToolkit
  • LightroomSDK.dll - com.adobe.ag.sdk
  • monitor_module.dll - Monitor
  • net_client.dll - com.adobe.ag.AgNetClient
  • StoreProvider.dll - com.adobe.ag.store_provider
  • substrate.dll - com.adobe.ag.substrate
  • video_codec.dll - com.adobe.ag.video_codec
  • xml_toolkit.dll - com.adobe.ag.xml
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • tether_canon.exe - com.adobe.lightroom.tether.canon
  • tether_nikon.exe - com.adobe.lightroom.tether.nikon
  • mc_dec_mp3.dll (by MainConcept GmbH) - MainConcept® MP3 Audio Decoder Library (MPEG 1/2 Layer 3 Audio Decoder Library)
  • mc_enc_avc.dll (by MainConcept GmbH) - MainConcept AVC/H.264 Encoder Wrapper (AVC/H.264 Encoder Wrapper)
  • mc_dec_aac.dll - MainConcept® AAC audio decoder (AAC audio decoder)
  • mc_enc_aac.dll - MainConcept® AAC Audio Encoder (AAC Audio Encoder)
  • mc_mux_mp4.dll - MainConcept® MP4 Multiplexer (MP4 Multiplexer)
  • mc_demux_mp2.dll - MainConcept® MPEG Demuxer (MPEG Demuxer)
  • mc_demux_mp4.dll - MainConcept® MP4 Demuxer (MP4 Demuxer)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • primoSDK.DLL (by Sonic Solutions) - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)
  • arh.exe
  • video_thumbnailer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • lightroom.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Lightroom3BetaAutoPlayHandler' with the ProgID of 'Adobe.AdobeLightroom' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • lightroom.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{91DE977A-8A76-4897-BE95-58A1C380A9A1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.91%
Windows XP 26.23%
Windows Vista 15.85%
Windows 10 6.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.44%
Windows 8.1 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.32%
  Italy 5.85%
  Germany 5.37%
  United Kingdom 4.88%
  France 3.90%
  Australia 3.41%
  Belgium 3.41%
  Iran 3.41%
  Indonesia 2.93%
  India 2.93%
  Malaysia 1.95%
  Taiwan 1.95%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Canada 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.77%
Hewlett-Packard 18.35%
Acer 17.43%
ASUS 7.34%
Intel 4.59%
Toshiba 4.59%
American Megatrends 4.59%
Lenovo 3.67%
Apple 2.75%
Samsung 2.75%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.98%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 1.98%
Acer Aspire 6930G 1.98%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.98%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 1.98%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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