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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.

Lightroom 4.2 Released

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Lightroom 4.2, which has been in Adobe Labs for a few weeks, has been released into the wild. Aside from several bug fixes, there is new camera support, new tethered capture support, and new lens profile support.

Updates can be found at Adobe.com. You will also find updates for Camera Raw and DNG Converter to version 7.2. Updates can also be found in the update mechanisms available in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fuji FinePix F800EXR
  • Leaf Credo 40
  • Leaf Credo 60
  • Leica S
  • Leica D-LUX 6
  • Leica V-LUX 4
  • Nikon Coolpix P7700
  • Nikon 1 J2
  • Nikon D600*
  • Panasonic DMC-G5
  • Panasonic DMC-LX7
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ200
  • Pentax K-30
  • Samsung EX2F
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5R
  • Sony Alpha NEX-6
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A99V
  • Sony DSC-RX100

There is also preliminary support for the Nikon D600. This comes with the caveat that image appearance may differ in the final version.

Tethered Capture

  • Canon EOS Kiss X5
  • Canon EOS Kiss REBEL T3i
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X50
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800e

New Lens Profiles

  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STMn
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
  • LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.
  • LEICA APO MACRO SUMMARIT-S 120 mm f/2.5 (CS)
  • LEICA ELMARIT-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. (CS)
  • LEICA SUMMARIT-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)
  • LEICA SUMMARIT-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)
  • LEICA APO ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5 (CS)
  • LEICA VARIO-ELMAR-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.
  • LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH
  • Hasselblad HCD 4/28
  • Hasselblad HC 3,5/35
  • Hasselblad HC 3,5/50
  • Hasselblad HC 2,8/80
  • Hasselblad HC 2,2/100
  • Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120
  • Hasselblad HC 3,2/150
  • Hasselblad HC 4/210
  • Hasselblad HC 4,5/300
  • Hasselblad HC 3,5-4,5/50-110
  • Hasselblad HCD 4-5,6/35-90
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007N
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZF.2
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2
  • Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS
  • Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8
  • Pentax smc DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW
  • Pentax smc D FA 645 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW
  • Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM
  • Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

For more information, please see Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal.

Lightroom 4.2 RC posted to Labs

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Adobe have posted a release candidate of Lightroom 4.2 to Adobe Labs.

This new release contains several bug fixes and camera support for the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M
  • Fuji FinePix F800EXR
  • Leaf Credo 40
  • Leaf Credo 60
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ200
  • Panasonic DMC-G5
  • Panasonic DMC-LX7
  • Pentax K-30
  • Sony DSC-RX100

It also supports Albums in Adobe Revel 1.5.

All feedback should be directed to the Labs forums which are available here.