As promised last week, Adobe today released Lightroom 6.13 – a free update to the perpetual-license (non-subscription) Lightroom 6 product. The update contains one bug fix, support for several new cameras, and many new lens profiles.
For Creative Cloud subscribers still using the CC 2015 product who don’t want to upgrade to the newer Classic 7 version at this time, there is also an update for you, CC 2015.13, that will give you the same bug fix, new cameras and new lens profiles.
It’s always a good idea to back up your Lightroom catalog before updating. If the backup prompt doesn’t come up when you close Lightroom, then in the menu bar go to Lightroom (Mac) or Edit (PC) > Preferences, and on the General tab, change the Backup frequency dropdown to “When Lightroom Next Exits”. Then close Lightroom and backup your catalog. (The backup frequency will then revert to the selection you had previously.)
Updating the Perpetual Lightroom 6 to 6.13
To update the perpetual version, in Lightroom 6 go to Help>Check for Updates and choose to update Lightroom>Lightroom 6.13.
You can verify that you have successfully updated by going to Help>System Info – the Lightroom version number is listed towards the top.
While Lightroom 6 is still for sale, as of the end of this year, its development will be permanently frozen. I have read elsewhere that there will be one more update, 6.14, before then, but I don’t have verification of this.
Updating the Creative Cloud Version to 2015.13
It’s important to pay close attention to the options in your CC application. Click on the dropdown triangle to the left of “Lightroom Classic CC”:
This will expand to:
You won’t need to update both of these! Either choose to update your Lightroom CC 2015 to 2015.13 to get the new camera support, lens profiles and bug fixes by selecting the second one above – “Lightroom CC (2015)” OR choose Lightroom Classic CC to get this brand new version with performance improvements and new features.(For that option, watch my video first on how to upgrade to Lightroom Classic.)
The one bug fixed is a page numbering / pagination issue in the Book module for Blurb books.
New Camera Support
Raw files from the following new cameras can now be imported:
- Canon EOS M100*
- Casio EXILIM EX-ZR4100
- Casio EXILIM EX-ZR5100
- Fujifilm X-E3 • Nikon D850
- Olympus OMD E-M10 Mark III
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
- Sony RX0 (DSC-RX0)**
- Sony RX10 IV (DSC-RX10M4)*
* Denotes preliminary support.
** Only the Adobe Standard color profile included.
New Lens Profiles
For articles and video tutorials related to all the news last week about Lightroom Classic 7, the new cloud-based Lightroom CC, Lightroom mobile and web, visit my “What’s New” resource page.