Welcome Lightroom 6 CC

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.

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