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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.

 

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 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.