Just 2 months after Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6’s release, the first major dot release is available.
If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber, the update will be available in the Creative Cloud app, along with an update for Photoshop. (Note that if you install Photoshop 2015, it uninstalls earlier versions of Photoshop by default.)
If you have a perpetual license, go to Help menu > Check for Updates. Unlike previous Lightroom versions, it’s now a patch installer rather than the entire program, so it’s a much smaller download.
So what’s new?
CC subscribers gained a couple of new features!
- In the Effects panel, there’s a new Dehaze slider which reduces (or adds) atmospheric haze and fog. It also works well on backlit photos, underwater photos and reflections.
- The technology was previewed at Adobe Max in 2014 – you can see the video here.
- Adjust the white balance before adjusting the Dehaze slider for best effect. You may need to adjust Basic tone sliders, saturation, noise reduction, vignetting and spot removal after applying Dehaze.
- If the slider isn’t available, check your photo is set to PV2012 (Process Version 2012).
- It looks a little like a combination of contrast, clarity, vibrance and blacks, but it runs complex calculations to adapt to the content of the image. For the best result, use Dehaze along with these other controls.
- Whites & Blacks in Local Adjustments
- The Whites and Blacks sliders can now be applied to selected areas of the photo using the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter and Adjustment Brush, to fine tune the tones in the lightest and darkest areas of the photo.
These features aren’t available in the perpetual Lightroom 6 version (due to revenue recognition laws – don’t ask me, I’m not an accountant!), but ProLost have produced free presets that allow you to use Dehaze even if you’re not a subscriber.
There’s a new Network tab in the Preferences dialog, for users accessing the internet through proxy authentication servers.
There’s also new camera support:
- Fujifilm X-T10
- Nikon 1 J5
- Nikon D810A
- Panasonic DMC-G7
- Pentax K-S2
- Pentax K3 II (Preliminary support. The multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution and HDR features are still under investigation.)
- Click to view the full list of supported cameras
Tethering for new cameras:
- Canon EOS 70D
There are a few new lens profiles:
- Canon mount
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
- Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
- Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
- DJI mount
- PHANTOM 3 FC300S (RAW + JPEG)
- PHANTOM 3 FC300X (RAW + JPEG)
- Leica M
- Voigtlander VM 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar III Aspherical
- Nikon mount
- Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6
- Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR PD-Zoom 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6
- Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
- Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
- Pentax mount
- HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
- HD PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
- HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW
- Sony Alpha
- Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
- Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
- Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II
- Click here for the full list of available Adobe Lens Profiles
- Further user-created profiles can be downloaded using the Lens Profile Downloader
There’s a good list of bug fixes. These are the main ones:
- Card reader not automatically found (Windows Autoplay registry issue)
- Import from Photoshop Elements now allows you to include People keywords.
- Entering name with trailing space while face tagging changes case of keyword
- Keyword hierarchies are not displayed when naming face regions
- Keywords get erroneously renamed when using hierarchical keywords in face tagging
- Keyboard shortcuts for Merge don’t work in German or French
- If a Person keyword was NOT marked as “Include on Export”, it is still nevertheless included on export unless “Remove Person Info” is selected. Please note that this only occurred for People keywords.
- Local adjustment brush did not properly use the pressure sensitivity information from a Wacom tablet (Windows)
- Develop adjustments are lost after Edit In while auto-write XMP is turned on
- Improved quality of display color management on some widegamut displays when Use Graphics Processor is enabled
- Closing the crop tool or cycling Full Screen modes with Lights Out mode makes entire screen go black
- Cannot enter negative values in Develop in some languages
- Mouse wheel changes brush size and scrolls image
- Reduced “color blur” artifacts when processing Fujifilm XTrans raw images – In collaboration with Fujifilm, we are still investigating methods to improve fine detail rendering and overall edge definition
- The “Remove Chromatic Aberration” checkbox is now enabled by default for all Fujifilm cameras.
- When enabling “Before/After” preview in the Develop module, the screen flickered before showing the Before preview. This only occurred when GPU was enabled
- Fixed a bug with Panasonic LX100 – extended ISO 100 was too bright and Magenta Highlights have been fixed.
- Fixed a bug with Nikon Coolpix P7800 NRW raw files that showed only Matrix as camera profile.
- Photo Merge
- HDR and Pano Merge: Cleared in-camera crop before merging rather than destructively applying it prior to merging.
- Pano Merge: Fixed a Pano blending issue specific to Leica M9.
- Other Fixes
- Crash when Android device is mounted (Windows)
- Fixed crash when reading some JPEG images
- Lightroom starts slowly, any attempt to do something results in the blue spinning-wheel and “Not Responding” when connect to LAN without LAN/internet connection
- If a catalog is too large, the zipped backup can’t be unzipped
- Export creates erroneous Invalid Constraint Size Error
- Blacklisted GPU’s that were causing crashes, so GPU is disabled automatically.
- As usual, there are still some bugs outstanding which they’re still working on. If you find a bug, click here to report it.
They accidentally introduced a new bug in this build. If you’re a D810 user, you won’t want to upgrade yet as the Adobe Standard profile is missing, or you’ll need to use the fix in this thread. And if you sync to Lightroom mobile, don’t worry if it looks like it’s syncing all of your photos again – it’s just sending updated metadata due to a hidden bug fix.
Lightroom for iOS (iPhone/iPad) was also updated to include:
- Videos shot on your iPhone/iPad are now synced back to the desktop along with your photos.
- HSL & B&W mix adjustments
- Post-crop vignette adjustments
- Tone Curve adjustments