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Lightroom 5.0

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 5.0 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 803.09 KB (822,367 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 67% of users of Lightroom come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="2.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{9bcd38e7
Estimated size: 803.09 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Lightroom 5.0

  • AAMLauncherUtil.exe - Adobe AAM Launcher Utility
  • AdobePIM.dll - PIM DLL
  • PDapp.exe - Adobe Application Manager
  • AAMCustomHook.exe
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2013/03/29-12:09:59 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • adbeape.dll - Adobe APE 2013/02/04-09:52:32 (Adobe APE(32 bit))
  • adbeapecore.dll
  • adbeapeengine.dll - Adobe APE Engine 2013/02/04-09:52:32 (Adobe APE Engine(32 bit))
  • Adobe Analysis Server.exe - Adobe Analysis Server
  • Adobe Muse.exe
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2013/04/02-15:42:45 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • AdobePSL.dll - AdobePSL
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2013/04/09-12:08:21 (Adobe XMP Core 5.5-c014 ( 64 bit ))
  • AdobeXMPFiles.dll - Adobe XMP Files 2013/04/09-12:08:21 (Adobe XMP Files 5.6-f051 ( 64 bit ))
  • AdobeXMPScript.dll - Adobe XMP Script 2013/04/09-12:08:21 (Adobe XMP Script 5.2-s002 ( 64 bit ))
  • AEFX.dll - Adobe After Effects CC
  • aerender.exe
  • aeres1.dll
  • AfterFX.exe
  • AfterFXLib.dll
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2013/03/29-12:09:59 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • aif_core.dll - AIF (Adobe Image Foundation)
  • aif_ogl.dll
  • ALOG.dll
  • AMEAppFoundation.dll - Adobe Media Encoder CC
  • amefoundation.dll
  • ameproperties.dll
  • AMEWrapper.dll
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (64 Bit) (AMT Licensing)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2013/03/29-12:09:59 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • ArriRawSDK.dll
  • ASLFoundation.dll - Adobe Media Core
  • ASLMessaging.dll
  • ASLUnitTesting.dll
  • AudioFilterHost.dll
  • AudioFilters.dll
  • AudioRenderer.dll
  • AudioSupport.dll
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r32)
  • AVCIntraDecoder.dll
  • AVCIntraEncoder.dll (by Panasonic Co.,Ltd) - AVC-Intra Encoder Dynamic Link Library
  • AVIWriter.dll
  • libhunspell.dll (by http://hunspell.sourceforge.net/) - Hunspell Dynamic Link Library (libhunspell)
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • WebKit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Lightroom?

Quickly and completely remove Lightroom 5.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Lightroom 5.0, 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 Lightroom.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Lightroom 5.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.18%
Windows 8 41.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 24.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.45%
Windows 8.1 8.73%
Windows 8 Pro 5.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.57%
  Canada 5.28%
  United Kingdom 4.11%
  Germany 2.93%
  France 2.35%
  Australia 2.05%
  Sweden 1.47%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Finland 1.17%
  Japan 1.17%
  Austria 0.88%
  Italy 0.88%
  Norway 0.88%
  Switzerland 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.82%
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
ASUS 12.28%
Acer 8.77%
Samsung 6.43%
Lenovo 3.51%
Alienware 2.92%
Intel 2.34%
MSI 1.75%
Apple 1.17%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 6.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
Dell XPS 8300 2.14%
Gateway DX4860 2.14%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 2.14%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.14%

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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