Adobe Plans to Revert Back to Old Import Dialog

Tom Hogarty of Adobe announced tonight that in the next Lightroom 6 “dot” release (i.e. 6.3 & CC 2015.3), they will revert back to the old import dialog. The streamlined import process introduced in 6.2 suffered from stability issues, and drew consternation from Lightroom users (including myself) upset about many features that were removed.  Timing of the 6.3 release is still to be determined. Tom went on to say that they “will continue to investigate ways to improve the ease of use of our photography products and will do so via an open dialog, with both existing and new customers.” I am hopeful that with this open dialog, Lightroom will continue to evolve with the needs of both new and experienced users in […more]

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Video Tutorial on What’s New in Lightroom CC 2015.1

Tonight in Lightroom CC 2015.1 (for subscribers only), Adobe has released a new Dehaze feature and local black and white  controls. Watch my video tutorial below for a full lesson and tips on these new features. In addition to the basics of Dehaze, I show you how it can boost reflection shots, and what to do if your dehaze slider doesn’t work (is grayed out). I explain what local black and white controls are, and as an example, I show how they can be used to tackle haze in just a portion of your photo.   For best quality, after clicking on the play button, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD. Related Post: Adobe […more]

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Video Tutorial: What’s New in Lightroom Mobile 1.5 for iPad and iPhone

Watch my new video tutorial below to learn how to use the new features introduced in Lightroom Mobile 1.5 for iPhone and iPad today – video import, HSL/Color/B&W, vignetting, and the tone curve. Related Articles: Video Tutorial: What’s New in Lightroom CC 2015.1 Blog post: Adobe Announces Release of Lightroom CC 2015.1, Lightroom 6.1, and Lightroom Mobile 1.5 for iPad and iPhone

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Video Tutorial on How to Upgrade to Lightroom CC & 6

Did you just purchase or do you plan to upgrade to Lightroom CC or 6 from an earlier version? If so, the upgrade process is usually straightforward, but it helps to be prepared in case it isn’t. Watch this video for details.   There are two scenarios not mentioned in this video. If you are installing from the Creative Cloud app (shown in the video), and Lightroom CC 2015 doesn’t show in the list of available apps, there are two possible issues: 1. Your computer may not support it. You have to have 64-bit Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher. 2. A CC installation glitch that many experienced on launch day. Log out of your CC […more]

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Adobe Releases Lightroom CC 2015 and Lightroom 6!

Adobe released the new version of Lightroom today! Officially there are two versions, “Lightroom CC 2015” for Creative Cloud subscribers, and “Lightroom 6”, which is the  stand-alone perpetual-license version. (you’ll read almost no mention of 6 in the Adobe press release, but it is available.) As always, CC subscribers have access to syncing with Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Web, but otherwise at this point the two new offerings are exactly the same. Nevertheless, Adobe is probably introducing this dual branding to enable it to offer future new features more quickly to CC subscribers. This is a relatively small update compared to Lightroom 4 and 5, but it does include some nice new features. Lightroom 6 Major New Features Photo Merge feature […more]

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Detailed Release Notes for Lightroom CC 2015 / Lightroom 6

Here’s a complete list of all the new features and changes in Lightroom CC / 6.  For video tutorials explaining all the features and changes, visit (this Lightroom 6 resources page). Photo Merge HDR Designed to merge multiple exposures to increase dynamic range. It is not designed to give creative HDR looks, that plug-ins such as Photomatix provide. Access by selecting  two or more raw files, then go to Photo>Photo Merge HDR, or right click and choose Photo Merge > HDR, or Ctl-H. Options to align and auto-tone photos. In the case of elements that have moved between frames, option to deghost the result. Deghosting analyzes local areas and chooses one frame from the series to use in that local area. […more]

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