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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

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.

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 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.

 

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 4.2 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.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (and ACR 7.1) released

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

After a few weeks as an Adobe Labs release, Lightroom 4.1 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 have seen the light of day. The version of Lightroom is a later build than the RC2 which was posted on Labs and contains more bug fixes and Camera support. The main new features from the RC versions are unchanged. They include:

  • Ability to process HDR TIFF files
  • The new colour fringing tools
  • Save photobooks created in the Book Module as JPEG files
  • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin

Download Links

Lightroom 4.1 Windows and Macintosh (or use the built in update mechanism). If you have the Mac App Store version, this will be updated soon.

Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 Windows and Macintosh

DNG Converter 7.1 Windows and Macintosh

Camera Support

These new cameras are supported:

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 60Da
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji X-Pro1
  • Leaf Credo 80
  • Leica M Monochrom
  • Leica X2
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
  • Pentax K-01
  • RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-F3
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A37
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A57

For more information on Bug Fixes and Lens Support, visit Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 and DNG Convertor 6.7 are released

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 and the DNG Converter have now been released. This is the last release which will support Photoshop CS5.

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mk III
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Pentax K-01
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony SLT-A57

For more information and links to downloads, check out Lightroom Journal.

Photoshop CS6 Public Beta Released

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Following many Sneak Peeks, for the first time Adobe are releasing a Public Beta of the class-leading imaging app Photoshop CS6 and it is available right now on Adobe Labs.

Containing UI refinements, numerous JDIs (Just Do Its) and of course, new features, such as:

  • Content Aware Patch
  • New Blur Effects
  • New Dark UI
  • Adaptive Wide Angle – for straightening out distortions)
  • A new graphics engine which provides much faster performance
  • Re-engineered tools
  • New Camera Raw 7 (for Lightoom Compatibility)

Adobe recommends that you check out the videos from Russell Brown and the Kelby Learning Center, then download and play with the new version.

Lightroom 4 Video Tutorials

Friday, March 9th, 2012

As ever with a new release of Lightroom there are plenty of video tutorials around, some are here already and some are coming shortly.

Luminous Landscape, one of the sites that has consistently produced a full video series for each release of Lightroom, now has an updated set for Lightroom 4. This is in the usual format, where Michael Reichman and Jeff Schewe give the viewer a more homespun (but very in-depth guide to the new release). Currently available for $59.95 (the price will change when the series is complete). This combo release contains a New User series and an Advanced series.

Laura Shoe has produced 10.5 hours of content for her Lightroom 4: Fundamentals and Beyond tutorials. These are available for $49.95 or ($57.95 for the DVD).

George Jardine the original Adobe Lightroom evangelist produces very high quality videos as can be seen by his previous Lightroom 3 Library, Develop, Camera Raw and Photoshop Integration video sets. He will shortly be releasing some for Lightroom 4. Keep an eye on his site!

Lightroom Journal also have a great list of resources and some of these include video tutorials

I will update further as I hear of new video tutorials