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.
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.