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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Adobe Releases New Versions Of Lightroom 6.2 & CC 2015.2

I have just returned from my South Africa Wildlife Photo Tour. it was quite a successful trip and there are many close encounters with the Big Five plus many other animals and birds. Once I get back to my normal routine and gone through some of the images, I will post them on this blog, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Keep checking back for the latest photos and you can see my works on

Adobe has released an update to Lightroom, Version 2015.2 and 6.2. Initially, Adobe had some issues with the first release but apparently have worked out the bugs.

    If you are experiencing crashing or slowdowns, please try the following :

  •         Go to Lightroom > Preferences.
  •         Click on the General tab
  •         Uncheck “Show ‘Add Photos’ Screen”
  •         Restart Lightroom

Go here to read more about the issues on Adobe's website. Otherwise you can download the updates here for Mac and Windows version.

New Lens Profiles for Canon in Lightroom 6.2

  •     Canon EF Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
  •     Canon EF Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  •     Canon EF SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM A015
  •     Canon EF TAMRON 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII VC B018E
  •     Canon EF TAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012E
  •     Canon EF TAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013E
  •     Canon FD Canon FD 28mm F2.8
  •     Canon FD Canon FD 50mm F1.4
  •     Canon FD Canon FD 135mm F2.5 S.C.

New Features – Lightroom desktop

Dehaze as a Local Adjustment*

We added Dehaze as a global adjustment in the Lightroom CC 2015.1 release and are excited to see the widespread interest in the feature.  We wanted to extend the functionality, and I’m happy to announce that you can now apply Dehaze as a Local Adjustment.  This means that you can use Dehaze with the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter and Local Adjustment Brush.

* Please note that this feature is not available in the standalone version of Lightroom 6

Revamped Import

We redesigned the Import experience to make finding and importing your photos easier and more visual.  The redesign was driven by our desire to make the import workflow more explicit and clear. The workflow is 1. Select a source, 2. Select images 3.  Choose any import settings (optional) and 4. Import.

The revamped Import experience is based on customer feedback and we’re excited to hear what you think.

  • Select a Source:  There is a new “Add Photos” screen which scans to identify the potential locations for photos on your hard drive.  You can also easily select from a folder, a connected camera (via USB cable), a memory card, external hard drive, or Photoshop Elements catalog.
  • Select images:  The Import Dialog has been redesigned.  Your source will already be selected (you choose it in step 1) so you can specify which images to import.  We recommend importing all.
  • Choose any import settings (optional):  While there isn’t a need to change the default settings, you can open the gear icon (on the top right) to adjust and change import settings.
  • Hit the import button.

Improvements to “Import from Photoshop Elements” feature

In addition to Import, we’ve revamped the Import from Photoshop Elements experience.  Now you can migrate the images from your Photoshop Elements catalog into Lightroom easily.  To do so, click on the Photoshop Elements icon in the “Add Photos” screen (step 1 from above).  Select the Elements catalog and click the Import button.  Lightroom will handle the rest for you automatically.

New Features – Lr mobile 1.3 (Android)

  • Total color control. Refine the individual colors in your photos with the new Color / B&W adjustment tool.
  • Just the right tone. Precisely control the tone of your photo with the new Tone Curve adjustment tool.
  • Stand out. Bring out the best in your photos with adjustable vignettes.
  • Find your photos faster. The new ‘Lightroom Photos’ collection displays your Camera Roll photos and videos by date, so you can find them faster.
  • Your photo at its best. Crop the perfect photo with a redesigned experience that enables you to quickly adjust, align and auto-straighten.
  • TIFF Filetype Support

Download the updates from the Google Play store here

New Features – Lr mobile 2.o (iOS)

  • Free Lightroom! Unleash your creativity with free access to Lightroom for as long as you’d like on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Better photos in a snap. Capture amazing moments with the in-app Adobe camera, streamlining shoot to share.
  • Cut through the haze. Control the amount of atmospheric haze in your photos to recover color and contrast, or to create artistic effects, with the Dehaze adjustment tool.
  • Make photo magic, faster. Seamlessly access Photoshop Fix to retouch your photos.
  • Complete color control. Tune the colors in specific areas of your photos using the Targeted Adjustment tool, a new Color/B&W editing option.
  • “Lights, camera, action.” Craft amazing video stories from your Lightroom photos— synced to the beat of your favorite music, with one-tap access to Premiere Clip.
  • Find your photos faster. The new ‘Lightroom Photos’ collection displays your Camera Roll photos and videos by date, so you can find them faster.

Download the updates from the iOS App Store here (iPad | iPhone)

New Camera Support in Lightroom 6.2

  • DxO ONE
  • Leica S (Typ 007)
  • Olympus E-M10 Mark II
  • Sony A7SM2 (ILCE-7SM2)

* Please note that SuperRAW files from the DxO ONE are not supported.

New Tethered Camera Support in Lightroom 6.2

  • Leica M Monochrom

Bug Fixes  :

  • When migrating from Photoshop Elements, Lightroom included face regions which were previously either rejected or deleted in Elements.
  • The Eye dropper won’t sample color from image.  Please note that this occurred when GPU enabled on Windows only. 
  • A range of AMD cards appear as unsupported on Windows.  Please note that this was resolved with the AMD 15.8 beta driver release, which is available here
  • The color matching camera profiles for the Olympus Style 1 and Stylus 1S disappeared after installing the Olympus 2.0 firmware upgrade.
  • JPGs exported from Lightroom CC can be incompatible with some other applications due to a non standard header.
  • Map, Book, publish, sync are not working for Creative Cloud Enterprise customers on Mac OSX 10.10.
  • The Flickr Publish Service includes people keywords when it shouldn’t.
  • All exported JPEGs in Slideshows have the same slide text.
  • Images rendered as swapped blocks within the Slideshow module.  Please note that this occurred only on Windows machines with AMD graphics cards.
  • Lightroom CC Slideshow Module takes over selected display monitor until LR is closed. Please note that this occurred only on Windows machines with AMD graphics cards.

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