Lightroom 6.1 -v- CC

By now you will have seen that Lightroom has been updated to 6.1 and CC 2015.1. In essence the two versions are the same but because of the bizarre Sarbanes-Oxley act, LR 6.1 doesn’t get the new features available to the CC version.

This means a perpetual user won’t get to use the new Dehaze, nor the Blacks and Whites Local Adjustment features. (Note: the latter is the Blacks and Whites from the Basic panel and not Black and White. The possibilities for confusion are mighty!)

Longtime Lightroom user Stu Maschwitz is offering a set of Presets to mimic the Dehaze functionality in the CC version for 6.1 users. They are available for no charge, which only seems right! Kudos to him.

So far I have found the Dehaze effect to ramp a bit quickly. I don’t know if that is a byproduct of Fuji RAF files, but it means that after about +25 it gets too harsh.

Speaking of Fuji RAF files, after a hiatus there has been some additional work done by the Camera Raw team to improve some of the blur colour artifacts in the rendering of Raw files. This can be seen in this forum post.

Even better news is that Adobe is ‘collaborating with Fujifilm to investigate methods to improve fine detail rendering and overall edge definition.’

Camera Support

  • Fujifilm X-T10
  • Nikon 1 J5
  • Nikon D810A
  • Panasonic DMC-G7
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Pentax K3 II (preliminary)

Lens Profiles

Mount Name
Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
Canon Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
Leica Voigtlander VM 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar III Aspherical
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR PD-Zoom 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
Nikon Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW
Sony Alpha Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony Alpha Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony Alpha Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

The updates are available through the Creative Cloud app or a standard Adobe updater.

The DNG converter is available here for Mac and PC

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