Archive for September, 2016

Lightroom CC 2015.7 now available

Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 are now available.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support and lens profile support, and to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Please note that this version of Lightroom contains compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and also requires macOS 10.10 and greater.

We recommend you update to Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 prior to updating to macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

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Publish to Adobe Stock Contributor Site

You can now submit images directly from Lightroom CC to the brand new Adobe Stock Contributor Site using the included Adobe Stock Publish Service.  By contributing to Adobe Stock, you have the opportunity to showcase your work to millions of customers directly inside Creative Cloud applications.

Updates to “All Synced Photos”

We’ve made it easier to access your Lightroom CC images on the go with Lightroom for mobile and Lightroom for web.

You can now drag images directly to the “All Synced Photographs” collection in the Catalog panel.  By doing so, the image syncs with the Creative Cloud, and ensures that you’ll be able to edit, organize, or share the photo on the go with Lightroom across your devices.

Smart Previews for Faster Performance

You’ve always been able to use Smart Previews in the Develop Module as a way to edit photos without having access to the original images on disk.  Astute customers reported faster performance in the Develop Module when using Smart Previews and keeping their original images disconnected from their computer.  Now, you can set a Preference in the Performance tab so that Lightroom will always use Smart Previews in the Develop Module, if they are available, even when the original files are also available.

To do so,

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences dialog, select the Performance tab.
  3. In the Develop section, select Use Smart Previews Instead Of Originals For Image Editing.
  4. Click OK and then restart Lightroom.

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7

  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)

*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model.  We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality.  If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom. 

**We added new versions of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.

New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7

  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7

Mount Name
Apple iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
Apple iPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
Apple iPad Pro back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back camera 6.6mm f/2.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 3.99mm f/1.8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 6.6mm f/2.8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Apple iPhone SE back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EF Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EF Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Leica S Leica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/45mm ASPH. CS
Nikon F Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Nikon F Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
Nikon F Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
Nikon F Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon F Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon F Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon F Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon F Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Olympus Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Olympus Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Olympus Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 ED AL Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Pentax K Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax K Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax K Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax K Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax Q PENTAX 08 WIDE ZOOM
Ricoh Ricoh GR 18.3mm f/2.8
Ricoh Ricoh GR II 18.3mm f/2.8
Sony A Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony A Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony A Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony A Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony E Rokinon 12mm f/7.4 RMC Fisheye
Sony FE Rokinon 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FE Samyang 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony FE Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Sony FE Voigtlander HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6
Sony FE ZY Optics Mitakon SpeedMaster 85mm f/1.2

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Give us feedback

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Report bugs and suggest features

Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting 

Thanks!

Camera Raw 9.7 now available

Camera Raw 9.7 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.

The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw.  This release also brings support for Pressure Sensitive tablets to Camera Raw.

Please note that this version of Camera Raw for Mac requires macOS 10.10 and greater.

Pressure Sensitive Support

A pressure sensitive pen is very useful for making precise adjustments using brush strokes within your images, and we’re excited to announce that Camera Raw 9.7 now provides support for pressure sensitive devices such as Wacom tablets and Surface Pros.

Pressure applied to the pen will affect the Flow slider within the Local Adjustment Brush.  You can still set your flow to a maximum value, and then use your pressure sensitive pen to fine tune.  Lighter pen strokes result in decreased flow, and heavier pen strokes increase flow.

We also support the erase mode if your pen supports this feature. Turning the pen over and using the “eraser” side will automatically switch the brush to eraser mode, as if you had held down the option key.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.7

  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)

*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model.  We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality.  If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom. 

**We added new of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.7

Mount Name
Apple iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
Apple iPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
Apple iPad Pro back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back camera 6.6mm f/2.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 3.99mm f/1.8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 6.6mm f/2.8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Apple iPhone SE back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EF Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EF Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Leica S Leica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/45mm ASPH. CS
Nikon F Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Nikon F Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
Nikon F Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
Nikon F Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon F Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon F Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon F Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon F Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Olympus Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Olympus Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Olympus Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 ED AL Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Pentax K Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax K Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax K Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax K Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax Q PENTAX 08 WIDE ZOOM
Ricoh Ricoh GR 18.3mm f/2.8
Ricoh Ricoh GR II 18.3mm f/2.8
Sony A Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony A Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony A Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony A Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony E Rokinon 12mm f/7.4 RMC Fisheye
Sony FE Rokinon 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FE Samyang 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony FE Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Sony FE Voigtlander HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6
Sony FE ZY Optics Mitakon SpeedMaster 85mm f/1.2

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

Camera Raw 9.7 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest Camera Raw update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html

DNG Converter 9.7 download links:  Win | macOS

Thanks!

Shoot in DNG raw in Lightroom for iOS 2.5

Sunrise over Black Rock City

Sunrise captured with an iPhone 6s Plus in DNG within Lightroom’s built-in camera

Today we are excited to announce an important update to Lightroom Mobile for iPhone and iPad that adds the ability to capture and edit raw photos using Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) file format. Having a true end-to-end raw workflow, powered by DNG and Lightroom, on your iPhone and iPad makes it possible to create absolutely stunning photos that, until a few years ago, could only have been done with a traditional camera.

This release catches the iOS version up to the Android version of Lightroom Mobile that was released in February of this year.

New Adobe DNG Support

Lightroom 2.5’s in-app camera adds in the ability to capture directly in DNG format.

lightroom-2-5-dng-capture-screenshot

The DNG file format is an open source raw file format developed by Adobe that offers far more quality and control than either the JPEG or TIFF file formats. With the DNG format, you get:

  • The highest possible image quality because DNG files contain all the data from the camera sensor without the compression artifacts that you find in JPEG formatted photos.

    JPEG compression is often good enough for photos that don't need to be edited, but once for those photos that need to be enhanced, the compression can get in the way. This image has obvious JPEG compression artifacts on the right side of the image.

    JPEG compression is often good enough for photos that don’t need to be edited, but for those photos that need to be enhanced, the compression can get in the way. This image has obvious JPEG compression artifacts on the right side of the image.

  • Freedom to experiment with the ability to change the white balance even after capturing, something that is not possible with a JPEG or TIFF formatted photo.

    White Balance Variations

    By shooting in Adobe DNG, you can experiment with different white balances even after capturing the photo with no loss of quality. Three different white balance options were compared in the image above to find the one that most closely matched the feeling of the original scene.

  • More latitude when capturing difficult scenes thanks to a greatly expanded dynamic range within your image, which provides the ability to recover highlight information that would have otherwise been discarded if shooting in JPEG or TIFF formats.

    JPEG vs DNG Highlight Recovery

    In order to capture shadow detail, this image was metered from the shadows, resulting in blown out highlights. The DNG version on the right enabled the highlights to be recaptured without issue.

  • The ability to push your images further thanks to having access to all of the color and tonal information found in your camera’s sensor, which is thrown away when shooting in the JPEG file format.

To learn more about the history of DNG click here to read an interview with Thomas Knoll who invented the file format.

To capture in DNG, you’ll need a device running iOS 10 that has a 12MP sensor such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and iPad Pro 9.7. When available, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will also support capturing in DNG format.

 

New Wide Gamut P3 Color Space Support

In addition to supporting the DNG format, Lightroom for iOS 2.5 also adds support for the new wide gamut P3 color space found in the iPad Pro 9.7 as well the soon-to-be-released iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This wide gamut color space provides 25% more color than the sRGB color space, ensuring that any edits you make in Lightroom accurately reflect any the colors in your photos.

Availability

Speaking of the iPhone 7, just like with all new cameras, we’re working to profile the new sensors and lenses found in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and will have an update available as soon as possible.

With this update, Adobe is building on its long heritage of excellence in desktop raw photo editing by enabling the same capabilities for everyone using mobile devices. With the DNG file format on iOS and Android and Lightroom for Mobile Devices, Adobe is pushing the boundaries of mobile photography.

Visit the app store now to download Lightroom 2.5 or update your app to the latest version.