Adobe Product Manager Apologizes for 6.2 / CC 2015.2 Release

In a post on the Adobe Lightroom Journal blog, Tom Hogarty, Senior Product Manager for photography products, apologized on Friday for the quality of Monday’s Lightroom 6.2 and CC 2015.2 releases. He acknowledges first that it was a mistake to ship the product before resolving the crash bug. In terms of why they made the Import redesign choices they did, he indicated, “The import experience in Lightroom is daunting.  It’s a step that every customer must successfully take in order to use the product and overwhelming customers with every option in a single screen was not a tenable path forward.  We made decisions on sensible defaults and placed many of the controls behind a settings panel.  At the same time we removed […more]


Adobe Releases Lightroom Update to Address Crashes and Performance Issues

Adobe today released an update to address crashes and performance issues in the 6.2 and CC 2015.2 releases of this past Monday.  The update is labeled 6.2.1 and CC 2015.2.1. I believe that this release has a lot of promise to address both the crashes (mostly on Mac) and the performance lags resulting from how Lightroom was scanning your hard drive for potential folders to show on the new “Add Photos” screen. While I withdraw my blanket warning to not update,  I’d still say that it can’t hurt to wait and see how it goes for other users. UPDATE 10/12/15: While the number of complaints has decreased substantially with this update, some users are still experiencing stability issues. Unless you need the […more]


How to Roll Back to Lightroom 6.1.1 or CC 2015.1

For those users who missed my suggestion yesterday to not update to Lightroom 6.2 / CC 2015.2 or who decided to risk it, and  have been experiencing crashes, here are my suggestions: UPDATE 10/9/15: a 6.2.1 / CC 2015.2.1 update has been released to address crash issue. Update to this, unless you are unhappy with the Import features removed, in which case you can jump to (3) below. Try resetting Preferences as you open Lightroom: hold down the Shift and Alt/Opt keys as you open Lightroom, and when the dialog comes up, click on Reset Preferences. When Lightroom opens, in the top menu bar, go to Lightroom (Mac) or Edit (PC) > Preferences, and on the General tab, uncheck “Show Add […more]


Adobe Releases Lightroom CC 2015.2 & Lightroom 6.2 with Redesigned Import Process

Coinciding with Adobe’s Max marketing meeting, Adobe this morning announced the immediate availability of updates to both the standalone Lightroom 6 and to the CC subscription. Changes that are available in both 6 and CC include: a redesigned streamlined import process, intended to make importing more straightforward for newer users improved blending and alignment of panorama and HDR merges support for new cameras tether support for the Leica M Monochrome new lens profiles bug fixes In addition, for CC subscribers only, Dehaze is now available as a local adjustment, in the adjustment brush, graduated filter, and radial filter tools. Making the Decision on Whether  / When to Update Before I get into details of the release, while I still have your full attention: […more]


Lightroom Mobile Updates and New Photoshop Apps Released!

There’s lots to play with today on our mobile devices. Adobe today released Lightroom mobile 1.3 for Android, and Lightroom mobile 2.0 for iPhones and iPads. We also  have some new and updated Photoshop apps for iPad and iPhone that are tightly integrated with Lightroom mobile: Photoshop Mix has been updated, and Photoshop Fix and Premiere Clip are being introduced. Here’s a summary of what’s new: Lightroom mobile 2.0 for iPhone & iPad (download from the Apple App store): Anyone can use Lightroom mobile for free (no CC subscription required) to import camera roll photos and shoot photos in-app, edit them, and share them. Syncing photos and edits between mobile devices, the web, and desktop computers still requires a Creative Cloud […more]


Lightroom Web Update Released with Direct Image Upload, Editing

Along with updates to Lightroom Desktop and Mobile, Adobe has released an update of Lightroom Web. Lightroom web is available to Creative Cloud subscribers, at If you don’t have a subscription to sign in with, you can visit this same page, click on Try on Web, and sign in with an Adobe ID. This will give you a 30 day free trial Creative Cloud subscription. New in this update are: A new Welcome page, with access to your collections synced from Lightroom Desktop, news on what’s new, and more. Editing capabilities. In addition to rating and flagging photos, we can now do basic edits – cropping, applying some presets, Basic panel tone and presence edits, working on individual colors […more]

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