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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.6

Lightroom 5.6 Update
Adobe has announced that Lightroom 5.6 is now available. This is a free update to Lightroom 5, with new camera support, new lens profiles, and bug fixes. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update when you open it, go to Help > Check for Updates (or download the update directly from the links provided at the end of this article). Once the file downloads, double-click on it to run the installation wizard. Creative Cloud subscribers can also update through the CC desktop app. Note that it is always a good idea to back up your Lightroom catalog before updating. To do this, go to Edit (PC) / Lightroom (Mac) > Catalog Settings, set the backup prompt to When Lightroom Next Exits, then close Lightroom and choose Backup when prompted.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.6
  • Nikon D810
  • Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.6
Mount Name
Canon Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E
Canon Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DiIII VC B011EM
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5 – 5.6
Nikon Tamon 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N
Pentax Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Phase One A/S Schneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6
Sony Alpha Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Sony Alpha Sony 28mm f/2.8
Sony Alpha Sony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Sony Alpha Sony 100mm f/2.8 MACRO
Sony Alpha Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony 70-200mm f/2.8G
Sony Alpha Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony Alpha Sony 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF
Sony Alpha Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II
Sony E Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M

Note that the profile for the newly added Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is not automatically located when applying lens profile corrections. This is a bug and we will fix it in an future release. The workaround is to manually select the profile and choose “Save New Lens Profile Defaults” in the Setup menu on the Profile tab. From then on, the lens should automatically select when the profile is enabled.
Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.6
  • Collections with a custom sort order would sometimes not properly sync with Lightroom mobile. (bug #3787114)
  • Star ratings set in Lightroom mobile did not properly sync to Lightroom desktop. Please note that this only occurred on images that were added to Lightroom mobile from the camera roll (bug #3790201)
  • Star ratings would sometimes not sync from Lightroom desktop to Lightroom mobile. Please note that this only occurred when attempting to sync a Collection that contained more than 100 photos that already contained star ratings. (bug #3786012)
  • Unable to open sRaw files from the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacted customers that converted D810 sRaw files to DNG in either Camera Raw 8.6 RC or DNG Converter 8.6 RC. (bug #3792432)
  • Lightroom occasionally crashed when changing image selection on Windows. Please note that this only occurred on the Windows platform.
  • Lightroom would run in reduced functionality mode when it should not. (bug #3780138)

2017-06-28T18:39:39-07:00 July 30th, 2014|7 Comments


  1. Bruce July 31, 2014 at 11:17 am - Reply

    I decided to upgrade in hopes of getting rid of the bug that produces the disappearing photo followed by “no photo selected” when working in the develop module. When I told Lightroom to upgrade, I got a message saying I had to exit Lightroom, start the creative cloud app and then select Lightroom. When I opened the Creative Cloud app, it said it should be upgraded. The upgrade then caused the app to disappear from the computer. There followed an annoying search at for find where I could download Creative Cloud. Once I had it back on the computer, I told it to download Lightroom. So I finally got Lightroom 5.6 on the computer. I went to the develop module and started to work on a photo synched from my iPhone, and soon got the disappear/no photo selected sequence. The bug remains.

  2. Phil August 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Alas, Lightroom 5.6 – my slideshows still consist of blank frames where the pictures should be!

  3. Cliff Capers August 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Being new to Lightroom, and your tutorials, I just wanted to thank you for being so quick to get information out, and upgrade, whenever Adobe upgrades. I appreciate your commitment to me (well all of us).


    • Laura Shoe August 7, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

      You’re welcome, Cliff!

  4. Joseph August 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    On my Mac, I upgraded Lightroom from 5.5 to 5.6. Yet in the import panel, my FZ1000 RAW files do not appear. Anyone else with a FZ1000 having this problem?

  5. Nik Tee August 26, 2014 at 7:46 am - Reply

    why can’t I find a lens profile for my Olympus Stylus 1 which, I thought, was provided with Lightroom 5.3.

    • Laura Shoe September 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Nik, lens corrections for mirrorless cameras are performed automatically, so there is no need to apply one manually.

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