Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1 have been released today. It’s only a double-dot update this time, intended to add support for a couple of new cameras and fix serious bugs.
If you use Mobile Sync, when you open Lightroom after the update, you’ll need to sign back in. Click your Identity Plate in the top left corner and then select Sign In. Enter your Adobe ID and password to continue syncing.
- Pentax K1
- Sony DSCRX10M3
- Click to view the full list of supported cameras
There are a number of bug fixes. These are the main ones:
- EXIF lens name was not imported for some camera models (most notably Nikon cameras). This is fixed for future imports. To fix missing lens metadata for photos imported using 2015.5/6.5, install this update and then follow these official instructions (or scroll down for the more user-friendly version).
- Droplets weren’t working properly as export actions
- Mac only – The incorrect folder permissions error message was a little overzealous and wouldn’t let you open Lightroom without first fixing the errors. Lightroom now allows you to ignore the error message if it’s not causing problems, but it’s still worth fixing the incorrect user permissions, which are often caused by OS upgrades or other software installing presets/plug-ins.
- Text focus was lost in the keyword panel when navigating to the next image
- Error when merging to HDR or Panorama from a collapsed stack
- Apple have stopped updating QuickTime on Windows, and authorities are recommending Windows users uninstall QuickTime due to security risks. Lightroom uses internal code for most video playback, but a few video formats still used QuickTime. In this update, Adobe have removed these dependencies on QuickTime for Windows, but don’t worry, most video playback will continue to work as normal.
If you find another bug, click here to report it.
How do I restore missing lens metadata?
If you’ve imported photos using Lightroom 2015.5 / Lightroom 6.5, it’s worth checking whether you were affected by the lens metadata bug, and if so, here’s how you can fix it…
- In the Library module, select All Photographs from the Catalog panel in the top left corner.
- Above the Grid view, select Metadata from the Filter Bar.
- In the Lens column, scroll down to see if there’s an option marked Unknown Lens. If so, click on it to show only the photos that are missing lens metadata. (There are a variety of reasons you might be missing lens metadata.)
- Select all of the photos in Grid view and go to Metadata menu > Write Metadata to Files.
- With the photos selected, go to Metadata menu > Read Metadata from Files.
There are just a couple of extra details to be aware of…
- This creates sidecar XMP files for the affected raw files, and updates the header of any JPEG/TIFF/PSD files. It doesn’t affect the image data, but it’s worth erring on the side of caution by ensuring you have backups of your photos.
- This won’t update virtual copies, and there isn’t a quick way of doing so. You could select a virtual copy and go to Photo menu > Set Copy as Master and then repeat steps 4 and 5. You’d need to do each virtual copy individually, and then decide which version to set as the master again. Alternatively, if the virtual copy only has different Develop settings, update the Master, create new virtual copies and copy/paste/sync the Develop settings from the old VC’s onto the new ones.
- This process creates an additional History state and sets the Develop module’s Before/After preview to the current state. If you want to compare with the ‘Import’ History state, right-click on it in the History panel and select “Copy History Step State to Before”.
To update, go to Help menu > Updates or click the Update button in the CC app. The update servers take a while to push the updates around the world (to avoid crashing the servers), but if you’re in a hurry to update, here are the direct links to the patches: Windows – Mac