Adobe released Lightroom 6.7 and CC 2015.7 last night. For both Lightroom 6 and CC, this release contains:
- fixes for previously-identified issues with Apple’s new Mac operating system, Sierra, scheduled to be released tomorrow, September 20, 2016
- support for raw files from new cameras
- tethering support for two more cameras
- performance improvements, including a new “edit with smart previews” preference
- bug fixes
- Output and soft-proofing support for Apple’s Display P3 color space
- removal of the auto-tone and auto black and white preferences
- new lens profiles (applied in the Lens Corrections panel)
In addition, for Creative Cloud subscribers only, this release contains:
- a new publish service to allow users to upload images from Lightroom directly to Adobe Stock for submission for possible stock licensing
- a new All Synced Photographs collection, intended to make it easier to make photos available on Lightroom mobile or web
How to Update
Macs running OS 10.9 (Mavericks): despite Adobe’s “advance notice” announcement last week that the next major version of Lightroom won’t support 10.9, it turns out that this 6.7 / CC 2015.7 update and future updates will not be supported on OS 10.9. If you’re unsure of your Mac OS version, click on the apple icon in the top left, then About This Mac, and it will show the version at the top.
If you’re on PC or on a more recent Mac OS: if Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates. CC subscribers can also also use your CC app to install it. If all else fails, you can download the file directly and then double-click on it to run the update. Here are the files: Windows Mac
A Quick Note on MacOS Sierra
While Adobe and Sierra beta users have tested this update on Sierra, often there can be issues that don’t surface until a larger number of users are running the new operating system with Lightroom and are in effect testing them. It’s therefore not a bad idea to hold off updating your operating system until any other major issues are surfaced and fixed, or until it becomes clear that any issues identified won’t affect you personally. UPDATE: no major issues have surfaced with Sierra.
New Camera Support
With 6.7/2015.7 you’ll now be able to import raw files (and JPEGs) from:
- Apple iPad Pro 9.7″; iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (does not include support for dual pixel raw)
- Hasselblad H6D-100c
- Nikon D3400
- GoPro Hero5 Black
- Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
- Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)
Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R: added new Adobe Standard camera profiles in the Camera Calibration panel, denoted V2, with less contrast than the intial ones (now denoted V1).
Click here for a list of all supported cameras – applies to Lightroom even though the title says Camera Raw.
New Tethering Support
You can now shoot tethered with the Nikon D5 and D500. Click here for a complete list of supported cameras. Shooting tethered means having your camera connected to your computer, and having images automatically import into Lightroom as you shoot. This option is under File>Tethered Capture.
Preference to Edit with Smart Previews
For users trying to squeeze out the best performance as possible, a new preference has been added in both CC and 6 to have Lightroom work in the Develop module with smart previews rather than originals. Continue reading »