What’s New in Lightroom 6.5.1 / 2015.5.1?

Today Adobe released a free update to Lightroom CC and 6: CC 2015.5.1 and 6.5.1. This update fixes a few issues introduced in the last update and adds support for two more cameras, the Pentax K-1 and the Sony RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3). To install the update, in Lightroom go to Help>Updates. Creative Cloud subscribers will also find the update on the Apps tab in the Creative Cloud application. If the update isn’t available yet, you can download it from here (Mac  Windows) and then double click on it and install it. It’s always a good idea to back up your Lightroom catalog before updating. If you are not affected by the issues below and don’t have one of the two new cameras, you […more]


Nik Plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop are Now Free

Google announced recently that it is making all seven of its popular and powerful Nik plugins available for free! I haven’t tried them all, but I love their U-Point technology for making local corrections, and I was really impressed by how I could easily produce stunning black and whites with Silver Effects Pro (that I didn’t have the experience to imagine beforehand.) Rather than list all the plugins here and what they are for, I’ll send you to this Nik plugins page. If your plugins don’t appear in Lightroom after installation, visit this troubleshooting page. It appears from Google’s statement that they will be focusing on mobile applications going forward – so don’t count on  future support for or development of these […more]


LightroomTechnology Preview: Search for Objects, Colors and Themes in Your Photos!

Adobe has just announced a new Technology Preview section on Lightroom Web, where Creative Cloud subscribers can play with features that are still in development.  The first feature introduced is Search, which allows you to search for objects and themes in your photos – for example, find all photos with dogs in them or all photos with red in them – without having added keywords. The feature has not been perfected at this point, but it is nonetheless already very impressive. My fingers are  crossed, hoping that it makes its way into Lightroom Desktop in the not-too-distant future. As background, Lightroom Web allows you to access, edit and share your photos from anywhere using just a web browser. Either sync (upload) […more]


Lightroom CC 2015.5 / 6.5 Permissions Issue on Macs and Missing Lens Data

There have been a couple issues with the 6.5 / CC 2015.5 Lightroom update that I have become aware of and want to bring to your attention. Mac Permissions Issue With the CC 2015.5 and 6.5 updates, some Mac users are encountering the following message: “Lightroom encountered user permission issues.”  This issue used to cause hangs and crashes, so now Adobe is pushing this message to notify you to resolve this Mac permissions issue (unfortunately even if it wasn’t actually causing you issues.).  To fix it, follow the instructions in this post from Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist of Adobe. Lens Data Issue Some users are also finding that their lens data is not displaying properly on files imported after the update. This […more]


What’s New in Lightroom CC 2015.5 and 6.5

Adobe released Lightroom 6.5 and CC 2015.5 today. This is a free update to 6 and CC and includes the normal bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles. There are no new features in this update, but some of the bug fixes below can be interpreted as improvements. Classifying them as bug fixes allows them to be included in 6.5 for non-subscribers. To update, in Lightroom if not prompted to update, go to Help>Updates. Creative Cloud subscribers can also update through the Creative Cloud app (click on Update next to Lightroom on the Apps tab – if the update isn’t available, try clicking on the gear symbol and logging out of the app and back in). If you […more]


Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile 2.0 for Android with Raw Capture

Adobe this morning released Lightroom mobile 2.0 for Android. This release gives Android users many of the same features previously released for the iPhone/iPad version: The point curve within the Curve tool, for precise control over brightness, darkness, and color cast of ranges of tones in your photos. Split toning, for adding color casts to your black and white and color photos. A set of five live presets available in the in-app camera.  They are non-destructive, so you can adjust or remove them after shooting, if you wish. Dehaze for adding or removing atmospheric haze A Targeted Adjustment Tool in the Color/B&W editing tool, providing direct on-image editing controls One-tap access to Adobe Premiere Clip for creating video slideshows In addition, the in-app camera can now capture DNG raw […more]

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