Adobe this morning released Lightroom 6.3 (and CC 2015.3 for subscribers – referred to as 6.3 in this article). In addition to the typical new camera support, lens profiles, tethering support and bug fixes, Lightroom 6.3 has reverted to the import dialog that we had up through Lightroom 6.1.1. In 6.2 released October 5, Adobe introduced a redesigned import process, but the uproar over removed features and stability issues led Adobe to reverse course. While we all would have preferred to not have gone through the tumultuous 6.2 experience, I appreciate that Adobe listened to user feedback, issued an apology, and quickly changed course.
If you need to learn how to use this reintroduced import dialog, watch my quick basic video on importing over at Adobe.com, or my comprehensive import videos (recorded with Lightroom 5, but still applicable.)
Updating to 6.3
With 6.3, I don’t have any indication that there will be any major issues, and I myself have updated. Nevertheless, if you don’t need these changes right away, it can’t hurt to see how the update goes for early adapters. I will update this post if there are widespread serious issues – no news is good news. Before updating, it is always a good idea to back up your Lightroom catalog.
If you didn’t update to 6.2 and are updating to 6.3 on the day of release (November 17), you need to be careful that you don’t accidentally get a 6.2 update (i.e. if the 6.3 update isn’t yet available to you through Lightroom or your CC app.) For the guaranteed Lightroom 6.3 update, download the file directly from here: Windows Mac. Then go into your Downloads folder (or where you chose to download it to), and double-click on the file to run the update.
If you are updating after November 17, you can update through Lightroom – if Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates (or Help>Check for Updates).
After updating, if you click on the Import button in the Library module and get a big “Add Photos” screen, you have 6.2, not 6.3. Download and run the 6.3 update from the link above.
Issues or Feedback?
If you experience issues with 6.3 or have feedback, Adobe would like to hear from you on feedback.photoshop.com.
New Camera Support
Lightroom will now import files from the following new cameras: Canon EOS M10, Canon PowerShot G5 X, Canon PowerShot G9 X, Fujifilm X-T1 IR, Leica SL (Typ 601), Sony RX1R II (DSC-RX1RM2). Click here for a list of all cameras supported in Lightroom 6 (and other Lightroom versions. The title says Camera Raw, but the righthand column shows Lightroom support.)
New Tethering Support
Lightroom will now allow you to shoot tethered with the following additional cameras: Canon EOS 5DS, Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon EOS T6i / 750D, Canon EOS T6s / 760D. With your camera connected to your computer via USB, you can automatically import photos into Lightroom as you shoot. Click here for a list of all cameras supported for tethered capture.
Here is a list of fixed bugs, from Adobe:
Fixed several instability, functionality and performance issues introduced in Lightroom CC 2015.2.x/6.2.x.
Fixed several bugs related to Panorama Merge.
Fixed bugs that:
- caused edits made and saved in Photoshop or 3rd party plug-ins to not appear in the Develop module.
- caused user default for Chromatic Aberration Correction to not be honored after new Import option was removed.
- prevented rotated photos from showing as rotated when in Full Screen view.
- caused a performance slowdown when creating Standard sized previews on high resolution monitors.
- caused image previews to be incorrectly displayed as completely black after import if “Auto Tone” is on in preferences.
- caused crash when using the Radial or Graduated Filter.
- caused Palette, a 3rd party hardware device, to stop working with Lightroom.
- caused the Map module to appear pixelated and photos to be dropped in the wrong place when using hi-dpi monitors on Windows.
- prevented you from exiting Full Screen view while using the Spot Healing Tool.
- caused the Flickr Publish Service to improperly publish multi-word keywords.
New Lens Profiles
|Apple||iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2|
|Apple||iPhone 6s front camera 2.65mm f/2.2|
|Apple||iPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2|
|Apple||iPhone 6s Plus front camera 2.65mm f/2.2|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +2.0x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +2.0x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x|
|Canon EF||Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +2.0x|
|Canon EF||Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo|
|Canon EF||SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015|
|Canon EF||Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZE|
|Canon EF||Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZE|
|Canon EF||Zeiss Milvus 2/35 ZE|
|Canon EF||Zeiss Milvus 2/50M ZE|
|Canon EF||Zeiss Milvus 2/100M ZE|
|Canon EF||Zeiss Milvus 2.8/21 ZE|
|Canon EF||Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZE|
|Canon EF-M||Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM|
|DJI||ZENMUSE X3 HG310 (RAW + JPEG)|
|Leica M||Voigtlander VM 35mm f/1.7 Ultron|
|Nikon F||Nikon AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF|
|Nikon F||SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015|
|Nikon F||Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZF.2|
|Nikon F||Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZF.2|
|Nikon F||Zeiss Milvus 2/35 ZF.2|
|Nikon F||Zeiss Milvus 2/50M ZF.2|
|Nikon F||Zeiss Milvus 2/100M ZF.2|
|Nikon F||Zeiss Milvus 2.8/21 ZF.2|
|Nikon F||Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2|
|PENTAX||Asahi PENTAX Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5 M42|
|PENTAX||Asahi PENTAX Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 M42|
|PENTAX||SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014|
|SONY A||SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014|
|SONY FE||Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21|
|SIGMA||SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015|