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Should I remove Lightroom?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,227
United States Rank #27,691
Reach 0.0055%


5.2 2.78%
1.41.0000 68.52%
1.40.0000 3.70%
1.30.0000 24.07%
1.00.0000 0.93%

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What is Lightroom?  (from Adobe Systems)

From first look to final image, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® makes everything about digital photography easier, faster, and more amazing. Perfect your shots with powerful new adjustment tools like the Advanced Healing Brush. Efficiently organize all your photos and share them almost anywhere. And now that Lightroom is...  Read more


Lightroom is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 1.41.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The programs's main executable is dynamiclinkmanager.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 9.89 MB of memory. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 34.47 MB (36,140,032 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 41% of users of Lightroom come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D4134B0B-EA9B-4835-A77A-60BEE6277101}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lightroom

Program executable:dynamiclinkmanager.exe
Name:Adobe Dynamic Link Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2\Support\DynamicLinkSupport\dynamiclink\CS6\dynamiclinkmanager.exe
Additional files:
  • apdboot.dll - Adobe Photo Downloader 3.0 component
  • apdproxy.exe
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • lightroom.exe - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r46)
  • primosdk.DLL (by Sonic Solutions) - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)
  • AgNetIO.dll
  • CameraRaw.dll
  • CoreTypes.dll
  • DiscBurning.dll
  • ElementsImport.dll
  • libcurl.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • LibraryToolkit.dll
  • LightroomSDK.dll
  • net_client.dll
  • NetIO.dll
  • NetIOFTP.dll
  • NetIOSFTP.dll
  • pxsetup.exe (by Sonic Solutions) - PX Install Application
  • ssleay32.dll
  • StoreProvider.dll
  • substrate.dll
  • ui.dll
  • xml_toolkit.dll
  • zlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • apdproxy.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • apdproxy.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Photo Downloader' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4\apdproxy.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00006609%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:131,863
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:377 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:189 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Lightroom?

You can uninstall Lightroom 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Lightroom, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Lightroom.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.19%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 10 13.89%
Windows XP 9.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.02%
Windows 7 Professional 13.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.35%
Windows 10 Home 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.22%
  United Kingdom 11.45%
  France 8.40%
  Germany 6.87%
  Russia 3.05%
  Netherlands 3.05%
  Norway 2.29%
  Canada 2.29%
  Italy 2.29%
  Taiwan 1.53%
  Australia 1.53%
  Spain 1.53%
  Ireland 1.53%
  Hong Kong 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Acer 16.67%
Intel 3.33%
ASUS 3.33%
Sony 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Packard Bell 1.67%
Toshiba 1.67%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Common models
Dell Latitude E7440 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2120t 2.44%
Samsung R538/R578/R778 1.22%
Packard Bell BV IMEDIA X2... 1.22%
Micro-Star Inc. MS-6566E 1.22%

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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