Today Adobe released Lightroom 5.5 along with Lightroom mobile for the iPhone. Along with the usual new camera support, new lens profiles, and bug fixes, the free Lightroom 5.5 update includes support for syncing with the new iPhone app, and a few other changes targeted at Lightroom mobile and Creative Cloud subscribers. Watch my video below to see the changes in action, or read on below the video for details.
Creative Cloud subscribers: update through the CC app. Otherwise, to install the free update, if Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Check for Updates, download the file, then double-click on it to run the installation wizard. If Check for Updates doesn’t find the update, try again later or download the update at the link at the bottom of this page. As with all updates, I highly recommend backing up your catalog before updating.
and the Creative Cloud Photography Program
- Syncing to and from the new free Lightroom mobile app for iPhone. Functionality is essentially the same as the iPad app (released with Lightroom 5.4.)
- In addition to picking and rejecting photos on the iPad and iPhone, we can now add and sync rating stars.
- Collections in Lightroom desktop chosen for sync: can be directly shared to the web via new context menu options:
- User sort order in Lightroom desktop is now synced to collections in Lightroom mobile.
- You can now filter on multiple criteria – for example, pick flag + stars, or unpicked and flagged photos.
- You can now open photos directly from Lightroom mobile into 3rd party apps. From the grid, tap and hold on a photo and choose Open In…
In addition, Adobe has announced that $9.99/month for the Creative Cloud Photography program is an ongoing price, not just a promotional rate. For this price you receive:
- Always newest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop CC (including Photoshop CC 2014, also announced today)
- 2 GB cloud storage (reduced from 20 GB, but note that storage for syncing to Lightroom mobile is separate and is unlimited). Those who have subscribed with the previous offer of 20 GB will continue to receive it.
- Lightroom mobile for iPad and iPhone (and later Android), with unlimited syncing to and from Lightroom desktop.
- CC integration with the new Photoshop Mix app for iPad
- Behance Pro Account (behance.net)
Students can continue to subscribe to Creative Cloud Complete for $19.99/month. This increases to $29.99/month upon graduation.
All other Creative Cloud pricing remains the same.
New Camera Support
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, Fujifilm FinePix S,Nikon 1 J4,Nikon 1 S2, Nikon 1 V3,Olympus OM-D E-M10, Panasonic DMC-GH4, Pentax 645Z, Samsung NX3000,Sony DSC-RX100 III,Sony A7S (ILCE-7S),Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2)
New Lens Profiles
Canon – Sigma 50m F1.4 DG HSM A014
Canon – Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Canon – Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Dill VC PZD MACRO B0163
Fujifilm – Fujifilm Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100
Nikon – Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
Nikon – Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
Nikon – Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014
Nikon – Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Nikon – Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Dill VC PZD MACRO B016N
Nikon – Tamron SP 16—600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD A011N
Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.5
- Improved responsiveness in Develop module while Lightroom mobile sync is occurring
- Custom Develop module default settings were not syncing correctly to Lightroom mobile.
- Initial rendition in Develop would sometimes appear posterized.
- Undo function failed and applied a preset instead.
- Scaling looked inaccurate when scaling to 200% in Windows.
- Manual slideshows sometimes did not advance to the next slide as expected.
- Aspect ratio changed when modifying the crop rectangle and when rotating the crop
- Image flips between portrait and landscape after switching orientation while shooting tethered with Leica S cameras.
- Fixed issue with Fujifilm X-T1 raw images appearing too bright at high ISO settings when using Dynamic Range 200% and 400%. Unfortunately, this fix may affect the appearance of existing images captured with this combination of settings. It is recommended that you (1) purge the Camera Raw cache via the
- Preferences dialog, and (2) review images shot at ISO settings higher than 1600 for unexpected brightness changes.
- Fixed image quality issue (noisy result) when applying spot healing to floating-point (HDR) images.
- Fixed issue with reading lossless compressed Nikon raw files (NEF files) from the camera models listed below. Previously, some images could be read but would appear as random noise, whereas attempting to open others would result in an error dialog. You will need to purge your Camera Raw cache via the Preferences dialog: Nikon D1, Nikon D1H, Nikon D1X, Nikon D2H, Nikon D2Hs, Nikon D2X, Nikon D2Xs, Nikon D100, Nikon D200
Direct Download Links for Lightroom 5.5