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Lightroom 5.6 Available

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The latest update to Lightroom is available, version 5.6. This release contains camera support, lens profile updates and bug fixes.

Downloads

Mac •  Win or update through the CC update mechanism

Camera Support

  • Nikon D810
  • Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

Lens Support

Canon Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E
Canon Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DiIII VC B011EM
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5 – 5.6
Nikon Tamon 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N
Pentax Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Phase One A/S Schneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6
Sony Alpha Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Sony Alpha Sony 28mm f/2.8
Sony Alpha Sony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Sony Alpha Sony 100mm f/2.8 MACRO
Sony Alpha Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony 70-200mm f/2.8G
Sony Alpha Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony Alpha Sony 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF
Sony Alpha Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II
Sony E Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M

Welcome to Lightroom 5.5

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

It has been a while and there have been a few conspiracy theories along the way, but Lightroom 5.5 is now released. You will either be able to upgrade in the app, or follow these links:

Mac: Lightroom 5.5
Win: Lightroom 5.5

 

There are the usual updates to camera and lens support, and hopefully those of you who use Standard and 1:1 Previews on import will notice a speed improvement.

Camera Support

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 S2
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
  • Pentax 645Z
  • Samsung NX3000
  • Sony DSC-RX100 III
  • Sony A7S (ILCE-7S)
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2)

Lens Profile Support

Canon Mount

  • 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

Fujifilm Mount

  • Fujifilm Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100

Nikon Mount

  • 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014
  • Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
  • Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Dill VC PZD MACRO B016N
  • Tamron SP 16—600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD A011N

Pentax Mount

  • Sigma 30mm F.14 DC HSM A013

Sigma Mount

  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014
  • Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014

Sony Alpha Mount

  • Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013
  • Sony Alpha 28-75mm F2.8 SAM

Several Bugs have been fixed, with improvements to the Develop Module, importing (as mentioned above) and rendering.

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter have also been updated to version 8.5 and are available here:

Mac: DNG Converter/ACR
Win: DNG Converter/ACR

Lightroom Mobile

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

When Tom Hogarty demoed Lightroom mobile in September, lots of users were really excitied about the possibilities and now 8 months later here is the birth of Lightroom mobile.

Lightroom mobile allows you to use your iPad to do a small set of tasks and then have the changes sync back to your main Lightroom catalog. You can:

  • access images in your Lightroom catalog
  • make selects, reject unworthy photos
  • apply a preset
  • refine your adjustments using all your favorites from the Basic panel, including Highlights, Shadows, and Clarity
  • import new photos directly from the iPad’s Camera Roll

For this to work your Catalog needs to contain Smart Previews (which were introduced in Lightroom 5).

To use Lightroom mobile, you firstly need Lightroom 5.4. You will need to sign in on both the iPad and Lightroom 5.4. You need some form of the Creative Cloud – this can be the Photoshop Photography Plan, full Creative Cloud, CC Student and Teacher Edition, and CC for Teams. A free 30 day trial is available for regular paid Lightroom users.

sign-in

 

The way to get images onto Lightroom mobile is to create a Collection for synching (right-click on a Collection and select “Sync with Lightroom mobile”.

Lightroom Desktop Collection

Lightroom Desktop Collection

This syncs the images with Creative Cloud, and then after a short period they appear on your iPad.

Lightroom mobile

Lightroom mobile

Double tap and you can see Metadata

Metadata

Metadata

Tap and image and you have options for Develop adjustments, presets and cropping.

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So if you download it, have a play and feedback to the usual Lightroom places, forums and social media then chances are an update with even more features will be forthcoming!

Lightroom mobile is available for for iPad 2 above and for iOS 7. It is available for download on the Apple App Store.

 

Lightroom 5.4 Released – Lightroom mobile too!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

After what might have seemed an odd period of silence from the posting of Camera Raw to Labs to the launch of Lightroom, here is Lightroom 5.4! And the reason for the delay is the launch of Lightroom mobile.

First demonstrated by Tom Hogarty back in September last year and now launched, Lightroom mobile dips a toe into the world of image editing on an iPad. It really is the beginning of a process, so isn’t full of features, but just offers a small feature set to get you started.

So Lightroom 5.4 is essentially a release to support Lightroom mobile, but includes the usual set of camera updates, profiles and bug fixes.

Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 is also released. It contains new features including new preview controls, red eye correction for pets and updates to Local Corrections. Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 will not work on Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OSX 10.6

Downloads are here

Lightroom 5.4 Mac
Lightroom 5.4 Windows 

DNG Converter 8.4 Mac
DNG Converter 8.4 Windows 

Here are some of the release details

Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (preliminary)
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad  H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Nikon 1 V3 (preliminary)
  • Nikon COOLPIX P340
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (preliminary)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX mini (preliminary)
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

Lens Profile Support

  • Apple iPhone 5c
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM EXT
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm /3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 25-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM A013 (Canon)
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE (Canon)
  • Phantom Vision FC200 (for raw files)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED
  • Nikon COOLPIX P340
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 (Nikon)
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 (Nikon)
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 (Nikon)
  • Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 24-70 f/4 ZA OSS
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS
  • Sony Alpha 20mm F2.8
  • Sony Alpha 24mm F2 ZA SSM
  • Sony Alpha 35mm F1.4 G
  • Sony Alpha 35mm F1.4 G
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F1.4
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F2.8 Macro
  • Sony Alpha 85mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony Alpha 85mm F2.8 SAM
  • Sony Alpha 135mm F1.8 ZA
  • Sony Alpha DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
  • Sony Alpha DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
  • Sony Alpha DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
  • Sony Alpha DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
  • Sony Alpha DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Sony Alpha DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony Alpha DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
  • Sony Alpha DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM

Numerous bugs have been fixed as well.

Lightroom 5.3 available

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

In the excitement of a specific feature of last week’s release of Lightroom, I forgot to release the post about it! So here goes…

Lightroom 5.3 is now available from Adobe’s servers. The release, as ever, adds support for new cameras lenses and support for Olympus Picture Styles.

New Camera and Lens Support

The following new cameras are supported:

  • Canon EOS M2
  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Casio EX-10
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon Df
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Olympus STYLUS 1
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1
  • Pentax K-3
  • Phase One IQ260
  • Phase One IQ280
  • Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
  • Sony A7R (ILCE-7R)
  • Sony DSC-RX10

The following lenses are supported as well:

  • Apple iPhone S
  • Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011E (Canon mount)
  • DJI Phantom Vision FC200
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013 (Nikon and Sigma mounts)
  • Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
  • Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM
  • Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II
  • Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
  • Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
  • Sony E 20mm F2.8
  • Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
  • Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
  • Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

As well as the usual set of bug fixes, one new thing are camera profiles for the following models:

  • Olympus E-5
  • Olympus E-M1
  • Olympus E-M5
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Olympus E-P2
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Olympus E-P5
  • Olympus E-PL1
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus E-PL3
  • Olympus E-PL5
  • Olympus E-PL6
  • Olympus E-PM1
  • Olympus E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS 1
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Olympus XZ-2
  • Olympus XZ-10

These match the in camera setting you can make Natural, Muted, Portrait, Vivid. The example shown below is from an EP-5 with the following settings; Adobe Standard, Camera Muted, Camera Natural. Camera Portrait, Camera Vivid in order.

Olympus Camera Profiles

 

Lightroom is available for Mac and Windows or via the in app upgrade facility. More info is available here.

 

Two Lightroom Plugins on Adobe Labs

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

There are a couple of Plugins on Adobe Labs, which may not have been spotted by everyone. Adobe DNG Flat Field plug in and Adobe DNG Recover Edge plug in.

The former corrects an optical phenomemon called shading/lens cast. The latter recovers data which can be lost when you use an in-camera crop mode.

More information can be found on Adobe Labs, and feedback can be given in the Labs forum.

Backups, for those awkward moments when…

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

As I have been busier in my work life, I have also had less time for photography and photographic management, which meant that my generally doctrinal adherence to organisation and naming got a bit lax over the last year or so. And this nearly came to bite me last week.

I’ve don’t name my imported files only the ones that are ‘keepers’. Keepers being defined as having 1* and above. The next level is Portfolio which would be 4* and 5* images.

Once Keepers have been defined, I rename them in the catalog, convert to DNG, and copy them to a different drive (in Lightroom). The naming structure of these is:

5D2_20130925_000001.dng

The Keepers folder is normally synched overnight to another drive using Chronosync (with file verification). Somehow this must have stopped happening without me realising, and last week the Keepers drive went kaput.

The cold sweat of worry slowly enveloped me as I realised what had happened. And then it dawned on me that I had one extra trick up my sleeve and that is that my Keepers folder had been backed up to the cloud since April.

I have been using Amazon Web Services with some software on the Mac called Arc $39.99, which manages the process of backing up and restoring. (There is a PC equivalent of Arc called, Zoolz.)

Sure enough there was a full backup of my Keepers folder on the cloud. All I needed to do was find what I needed to restore, click a restore button and wait overnight (in this case) until everything appeared.

Phew!

The Economics

Using Amazon Glacier is cheaper to store than the full S3 service, the downside is that there is a 3-5 hour delay to restore, but that should be fine for most cases. If you need faster restores then Arc can also handle using S3. Here is the basic difference between Glacier and S3:

Glacier S3
Price $0.01/GB per month $.095/GB per month
Retrieval Delay 3-5hrs 0hrs
Restore Fees $.05/GB per request insignificant

My storage fees have so far averaged at $7 per month, but that has included some other data that I stored on the cloud for a time as well. More recently it has been about $5 per month. All of which means I am storing 400GB for $60-90 a year.

The equivalent Dropbox fees would be a fixed 500GB for $460 per year! I’d have instant access wherever you are, but that isn’t something I need for that price! The next tier up is the business tier which is $760 per year for 1TB.

The Remedy

So with the rather drastic warning from the loss of a drive, I have amended my backup system. Not only have I restored the nightly sync of the Keepers folder using Chronosync, but I have also selected its option to email me when it has performed the scheduled sync. So every morning I get an email with a nice coloured background to tell me details about the backup.

I will add more sychs over the next couple of days, to ensure that other drives have copies of the data too. I’m guessing that verified copies on 3 separate drives, and a cloud backup is a good starting point!

The Moral(s)

  • Always check your backups
  • Have multiple backup strategies
  • Think about Cloud Storage
  • It is not a question of if a drive will fail, but when

Lightroom 5.2 Released

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

As you have probably seen (oops) Lightroom 5.2 has been released to the world (along with ACR 5.2 and DNG Converter 5.2). This version is a bit different from the one posted to Labs and has had a fair bit of work done on it.

New Features

In the Color Noise section of the Detail Panel there is a new Smoothness slider, this should help reduce colour mottling artifacts.

1. The Spot Healing Tool now has:

  • A new Feather control
  • The auto find source method handles textures better
  • Auto source prefers sources in a crop rectangle

2. Auto Exposure has been improved and is more consistent across images

3. Smart Preview size has been updated to 2560px on the long edge

4. Local Adjustment Brush

  • Right-click on a brush adjustment pin brings up a context menu to duplicate/delete
  • Ctrl+Alt+Drag (PC)/Cmd+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment layer to duplicate the adjustment

New Tethered Support

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • Canon EOS 100D
  • Nikon D710

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon PowerShot S120*
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS22EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix S205EXR
  • Fujifilm X-A1
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Leica C (Typ 112)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 (preliminary support only)
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72
  • Pentax Q7
  • Pentax K-50
  • Pentax K-500
  • Sony DSC-RX100 II
  • Sony A3000 (ILCE-3000)
  • Sony NEX-5T

There are new lenses supported and many bugs fixed. And the Lightroom SDK is now available too!

Grab it here

 Mac | WindowsLightroom 5 SDK 

Lightroom Mobile

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

As was perhaps obvious in hindsight, Smart Previews had to be for something…and that something is Lightroom Mobile.

Lightroom Mobile is an under development app for the iPad which will allow seamless editing and management of your images on your tablet and back to your desktop.

Laura Shoe has a writeup from Photoshop World about the new app which was demonstrated by Tom Hogarty last week

Lightroom 5 Released

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Lightroom 5 has been released to the world after being previewed on Adobe Labs for a few weeks. There have been a few updates since the Labs version, these are listed below. For my more in-depth preview see my post about Lightroom 5 ß.

New Camera Support

The following cameras are now supported:

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260 (preliminary support)
  • Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

Adobe Camera Raw has been updated to v8.1, this is compatible with, but not enhanced for CS6. This means that you will still get camera and lens support in CS6, but not new features such as Upright, Radial Blend or  the new Spot Correction tool. More information about ACR 8.1 is available here, and can be grabbed through the usual Adobe Updater process.

The other fixes and features worth mentioning include a fix for Upright, which didn’t work on obvious crooked horizons. The Radial Filter’s feathering has doubled, which was in response to specific feedback from the Labs forums. There is a new Behance plugin, and the Revel plugin is being looked after by the Revel team.

Further details are available at Lightroom Journal, and is available for $149 (for those new to Lightroom) and $79 (for Upgrade and Student/Teacher editions). Lightroom 5 is a perpetual license, as well as being part of the Creative Cloud subscription and can be found on the Lightroom page of Adobe.com.

Known Issue!

There is a know issue with the Lightroom 5 Publish feature. Check out Jeffrey Friedl’s post as it is possible to delete master images unless you take care.