Lightroom 5.5 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5. The goal of this release is to provide support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.5
- Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.5
|| Sigma 50m F1.4 DG HSM A014
|| Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
|| Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Dill VC PZD MACRO B0163
Bugs Corrected in Lightroom5.5
- Improved responsiveness in Develop module while Lightroom mobile sync is occurring.
- Custom Develop module default settings were not syncing correctly to Lightroom mobile.
- Initial rendition in Develop would sometimes appear posterized.
- Undo function failed and applied a preset instead.
- Scaling looked inaccurate when scaling to 200% in Windows.
- Manual slideshows sometimes did not advance to the next slide as expected.
- Aspect ratio changed when modifying the crop rectangle and when rotating the crop
- Image flips between portrait and landscape after switching orientation while shooting tethered with Leica S cameras.
- Fixed issue with Fujifilm X-T1 raw images appearing too bright at high ISO settings when using Dynamic Range 200% and 400%. Unfortunately, this fix may affect the appearance of existing images captured with this combination of settings. It is recommended that you (1) purge the Camera Raw cache via the Preferences dialog, and (2) review images shot at ISO settings higher than 1600 for unexpected brightness changes.
- Fixed image quality issue (noisy result) when applying spot healing to floating-point (HDR) images.
Mac – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5791
Win – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5792
It appears Adobe accidentally leaked Lightroom for iPad before the official announcement. It looks like the app will be a cloud subscription of $99 on an annual basis.
There may be other purchase options when it officially launches.
Adobe’s marketing for Lightroom for mobile is “Take Lightroom anywhere.” According to an Adobe employee, the software will have a lot of the same features currently in Lightroom for desktop.
Source: [9to5] via [MR]
Adobe releases Lightroom 5.2
Lightroom 5.2 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
Lightroom 5.2: Windows | Mac | Buy: B&H Photo | Amazon
New Features in Lightroom 5.2
- A Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel under Color Noise Reduction. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
- Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
- New Feather control
- Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
- Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
- Auto Exposure has been improved to be more consistent across images and across different image sizes.
- Smart Preview size has been updated to 2560 pixels on the long edge.
- Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
- Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
- Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment
The catch is you must own a copy of Photoshop CS3 or higher to qualify for the limited time pricing of $9.99 per month (sign-up before December 31, 2013). They lost me at that requirement, had they not required CS3, I would have signed up as soon as I was able to. This still may be great for customers that have chosen not to upgrade from previous versions of PhotoShop.
Read the Adobe blog for more
Into the cloud?
Adobe just announced Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99/mth. If you don’t want to lay out the cost of the software in one lump sum, this may be for you.
I personally have no interest in laying out what Photoshop costs up front, however I may take them up on this new offering once I read the fine print.
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