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]

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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]

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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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Introducing My Lightroom CC/6 Video Series for Beginners and Experienced Users

I am pleased to finally release my updated Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video tutorial series! In this  series of 15 1/2 hours of training on 76 videos for everyone from beginners to experienced users, you’ll learn how to organize and manage, fix and enhance, and share your photos and videos using Lightroom’s Library, Map and Develop modules. Downloads of this product are now available. DVDs can be pre-ordered, with an anticipated ship date of February 18. (DVD purchases also come with a free download so you can get started right away if you wish.) Learn why customers have raved about previous editions and why Photosource International has called them “The best and easiest way to master […more]

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Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile 2.1 for iPad and iPhone

Lightroom mobile 2.1 for iPhone and iPad users is now available. Here’s are the major features included in the update: The point curve has been added to the Adjust section, for precise control over brightness, darkness, and color cast of ranges of tones in your photos. Split toning has been added to the Adjust section, to add color casts to your black and white and color photos. A set of five live presets have been added to the camera.  They are non-destructive, so you can adjust or remove them after shooting, if you wish. Available for iPhone 5s and later, and iPad Air and later. iPad Pro support: native resolution iOS9 iPad multitasking features: slide over and split view enabled 3D Touch support (iPhone 6s/6s Plus […more]

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Adobe Releases Lightroom 6.3 with Restored “Classic” Import Experience

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 […more]

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