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Welcome Lightroom 6 CC

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Quick Update: Direct Download Links for Lightroom 6 (non-CC) US and UK



By now you may think that Lightroom 6 has already been released considering the number of leaks about release dates, teases from the Lightroom community and full-on announcements from rumour sites.

Well it wasn’t but now it is!

So what do you get in the new version?

HDR Merge and Panorama Merge

Probably the highlight features of the new release. It is a major change from the current method of creating HDR and Panoramas by kicking the various files into an external editor such as Photoshop.

Now you can create HDRs and Panoramas, in Lightroom and it creates it as a DNG file. This is such a powerful feature as you can now do post-production using metadata edits on your merged file.




Something that has been a bugbear for a while with Lightroom has been speed. This has been partially addressed with a new feature in 6 which allows you to use the GPU to accelerate overall speed. The biggest benefits are in the Develop module, but you should notice a speed boost in many places. Naturally your GPU must be compatible.


Face Recognition

This has been a highly requested feature and generally works pretty well. It might not have all the bells and whistles or other programs but it is pretty solid. One notable thing is that it can take a long time. If you have a large number of images (especially with a large number of portraits) then I recommend you leave it running overnight for the initial pass. Then you have to go through and check off who is who.

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Advanced Video Slideshows

The first update to the Slideshow module for a while, you can now combine stills, video and music with pan and zoom effects.

Filter Brush

Now you can precisely control which parts of your image are affected by the Graduated or Radial filters. This will be great for those Graduated Filters where the horizon line is disrupted.



HTML5 Web Galleries

The Flash galleries have been updated to be HTML5 web galleries.

Lightroom CC

This release is focusing on the Creative Cloud release of Lightroom. There is a standalone version still of Lightroom 6, and the Photography Bundle still exists. Coupled with the release of Lightroom Desktop, Lightroom on Mobile has been updated to include the following: Android Tablet Support, Native DNG Support on Android, Android SD card support, TIFF support and a better crop experience on iOS.

Lightroom also integrates better with apps like Adobe Voice and Slate.

New Camera Support

As ever, each new release brings a crop of new camera and lens support

  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i)
  • Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D)
  • Canon EOS M3
  • Casio EX-ZR3500
  • Fujifilm X-A2
  • Fujifilm XQ2
  • Hasselblad Stellar II
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon D7200
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  • Olympus Stylus SH-2
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71)
  • Samsung NX500

Tethered Capture Support

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Nikon D750

Lens Profile Support

  • Canon
    • Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
    • Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
    • Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM
    • Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
    • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
    • Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2
    • TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012E
    • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
    • Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
  • DJI
    • DJI Inspire 1 FC350
  • Leica
    • Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/1.9 Ultron Aspherical
    • Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/3.5 Color Skopar
    • Voigtlander LTM 35mm f/1.7 Ultron Aspherical
    • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2 Heliar
    • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2.5 Color Skopar
    • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/3.5 Heliar
    • Voigtlander LTM 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar
    • Voigtlander LTM 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar
    • Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar
  • MFT
    • Voigtlander MFT 17.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Aspherical
    • Voigtlander MFT 25mm f/0.95 Nokton
    • Voigtlander MFT 42.5mm f/0.95 Nokton
  • Nikon
    • Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2
    • Nikon AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
    • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
    • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
    • Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 AIS
    • TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012N
    • Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
  • Pentax
    • Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
    • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • dp1 Quattro (JPEG only)
    • dp2 Quattro  (JPEG only)
    • dp3 Quattro  (JPEG only)
    • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
    • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C015
  • Sony Alpha
    • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
    • TAMRON 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII PZD MACRO AB016S
    • TAMRON 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di PZD A010S
    • TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di USD A009S
    • TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD A011S
    • TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD F004S
    • Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
  • Sony E
    • Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
    • Sony FE 28mm F2
    • Sony FE 28mm F2 + Fisheye Converter
    • Sony FE 28mm F2 + Ultra Wide Converter
    • Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
    • Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
    • ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 Pro
  • Yuneec
    • CGO2gb

Minimum System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.8*, 10.9, or 10.10
  • OpenGL 3.3 capable graphics card for GPU related functionality
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services†

*GPU functionality only available on Mac OSX 10.9 or 10.10


  • Intel® or AMD Athlon® processor with 64-bit support
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • OpenGL 3.3 and DirectX 10 capable graphics card for GPU related functionality
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space

• Internet connection required for Internet-based services†

Supported File Formats

You will be able to update in the Create Cloud app. Note, if you have the Photography bundle, Lightroom will be updated but there is no concurrent Photoshop update.

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.


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

Adobe Camera Raw Plug-in hits Labs at v8.4

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Friday saw the launch of a Release Candidate of Camera Raw 8.4 to Adobe Labs. As is now the norm, these are test versions for the general public to play with to see if there are any incompatibilities.

There are two versions of the Plug-in, the one for Adobe CC and the one for CS6. The latter just gets the camera and lens updates and bug fixes but doesn’t get new features.

The CS6 version has also dropped support for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.6.

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (*)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX30
  • a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • a6000 (ILCE-6000)

New Lens Profile Support

  • Apple iPhone 5c
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE
  • Phantom Vision FC200 (for raw files)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • 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
  • Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
  • Sony 20mm F2.8
  • Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM
  • Sony 35mm F1.4 G
  • Sony 50mm F1.4
  • Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
  • Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
  • Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA
  • Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
  • Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
  • Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
  • Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
  • Sony DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
  • Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
  • Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM

New Features (CC Users only)

  • Before/After side-by-side and split screen views
  • Pet-eye Correction
  • A context menu to the Histogram menu. This can be used to enable Lab color readouts, even when the Workflow Options are set to another color spaceIt can also be used to toggle the shadow, highlight, and gamut clipping warnings.
  • Added colour matching profiles for some FujiFilm cameras
    • Fujifilm X-A1
    • Fujifilm X-E1
    • Fujifilm X-E2
    • Fujifilm X-M1
    • Fujifilm X-S1
    • Fujifilm X-T1
    • Fujifilm X-Pro1
    • Fujifilm X10
    • Fujifilm X20
    • Fujifilm XF1
    • Fujifilm XQ1
    • Fujifilm X100
    • Fujifilm X100S

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.


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 

The Nik Collection by Google

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Google recently bought Nik Software, primarily, it seemed, for Snapseed, the iOS photo editing app.

Today they announced that the Nik Collection by Google is available, and there is a dramatic drop in price over the old Nik Software suite. The entire set of plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture are now $149 (previously $499). Current users will get a free upgrade, and customers who bought the software in the last 30 days will get some sort of a refund.

The Nik Collection contains

  • HDR Efex Pro 2 – for HDR Photography
  • Color Efex Pro 4 – filters for color correction, retouching and creative effects
  • Silver Efex Pro 2 – for black and photography
  • Viveza 2 – adjust the color and tonality of your images
  • Sharpener Pro 3 – pro sharpening
  • Dfine 2 – noise reduction

15 day trials are available for all the products.

Adobe Lightroom 4.4 RC released to Adobe Labs

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

It is time for another Lightroom update, this time to version 4.4. It is being released to Adobe Labs to give users the chance to road test it before it goes live. Apart from bug fixes, it contains new and revised camera support and some new lens profiles.

Of great interest to FujiFilm users is that this release contains much improved demosaic algorithms for the Fuji cameras which use the X-Trans sensor. Previously you could get to a state where the  image had a painterly or smeary look. This update radically improves the look of these files.

Camera Updates

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

New Cameras

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • Leica M
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Pentax MX-1

Lens Profiles

  • Canon 24-70 f/4L IS
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM
  • Sigma APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
  • Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM

The updates can be found on Adobe Labs, along with Camera Raw 7.4 RC.


Lightroom 4.3 Released

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I forgot to mention that Lightroom 4.3 was released yesterday after spending a month in Adobe Labs. It should be available through the update mechanism, but if not head to the Adobe site to download it for Mac and Windows.

This release contains many bug fixes as detailed on the Lightroom Journal.

Camera Support

The following cameras are now supported (in the case of the Nikon D600, this is full support after having preliminary support in the last release).

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Leica M-E
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D600
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
  • Sony DSC-RX1
  • Sony NEX-VG30
  • Sony NEX-VG900

Lens Support

There are a raft of new lenses supported too, from Canon, Tamron, Leica, Sigma, Pentax, Sony and also support for the iPhone 4S and 5.


Lightroom 4.3 RC Release

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Adobe Lightroom 4.3 has been released to Adobe Labs for you all to test. This release contains bug fixes, camera support, and support for HiDPI displays for within the Develop Module. Note this is just within the Develop Module.

Camera Support

  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Nikon D600 (full support, updated since 4.2)
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10

The updated release can be downloaded here, and feedback should be given here.