Author Archive: Tom Hogarty

On Lightroom Performance

I would like to address concerns recently voiced by our community of customers around Lightroom performance, as improving performance is our current top priority. We have a history, starting with our first public beta, of working with our customers to address workflow and feature needs, and we’d like to take that same approach regarding your performance concerns. We already understand many of the current pain points around GPU, import performance, certain editing tasks and review workflows and are investing heavily in improving those areas.  Over the past year we’ve added numerous enhancements to address your performance concerns but we understand we will have a lot of work to do to meet your expectations.   If you have feedback or would like to work with the Lightroom team on your most pressing issues, please fill out this survey.

 

Regards,

Tom Hogarty

Camera Raw 9.4 Now Available

Camera Raw 9.4 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.

As mentioned in an update to our camera support policy here, Camera Raw 9.4 is only available in Photoshop CC or later.  Customers using older versions of Photoshop can utilize the DNG Converter for continued camera support.

Introducing Boundary Warp

Stitched panoramas often have non-rectangular boundaries. There are several ways to handle irregular boundaries. The most common approach is to apply a rectangular crop. This is straightforward, but important image details near the boundary may be lost due to cropping. Another approach is to use Content Aware Fill (in Photoshop) to fill in the transparent areas outside the boundary. This can be effective, but may require multiple attempts to obtain a satisfying (smooth, artifact-free) result. It can also be expensive and requires rendering out the panorama to an output-referred format. Boundary Warp is a feature that provides another approach to handling the irregular boundary of panoramas. The feature analyzes the boundary and warps the image so that its edges fit a rectangular frame.  Here’s a visual example of the feature:

Please note this animation was created in Lightroom 6.4

Please note this animation was created in Lightroom 6.4

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.4

  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Leica M (Typ 262)
  • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS60 (DMC-TZ80, DMC-TZ81, DMC-TZ85)
  • Phase One IQ150
  • Sony ILCA-68 (A68)

Additional Updates in Camera Raw 9.4

  • Nikon 1 J4 Camera matching profile support added
  • The panorama merging process should complete roughly twice as fast as ACR 6.3
  • Improved quality when applying Auto Straighten and Upright “Level” mode.
  • Metadata is added to merged panoramas to support Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • DNG Converter 9.4 now supports HiDPI displays on Mac

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.4

Mount Name
Canon EF Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon EF-M Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-M Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-M Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-M Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-M Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Canon EF-M Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Fujifilm X Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Fujifilm X Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Fujifilm X Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Fujifilm X Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Fujifilm X Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Fujifilm X Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Fujifilm X Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Leica M MS Optical Perar 28mm f/4 Super Triplet
Leica M MS Optical Sonnetar 50mm f/1.1 MC
Nikon F Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
Nikon F Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon F Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon F Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Olympus Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Olympus Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Olympus Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Olympus Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Olympus Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Panasonic Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Panasonic Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Panasonic Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Panasonic Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Panasonic Samyang 35mm f1.4 AS IF UMC
Panasonic Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Panasonic Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Pentax K Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Pentax K Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Pentax K Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K smc PENTAX-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SM
Pentax 645 HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
Samsung NX Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Samsung NX Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Samsung NX Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Samsung NX Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Samsung NX Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sony A Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony A Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony A Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony E Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Sony E Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Sony E Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Sony E Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Sony E Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Sony FE Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Sony FE Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony FE Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony FE Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sony FE Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Sony FE Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony FE Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony FE Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC

Fixed Bugs and Other Changes:

  • Fixed issue where vertical panoramas created using Merge could appear with the wrong orientation.
  • Addressed a bug that would ignore model-specific custom default settings for some cameras, including some Leica and Sony models.
  • Corrected occasional crash using Crop tool after a Merge operation completed.
  • Fixed an issue where state of HSL controls would be rendered incorrectly in GPU mode when applying Contrast or Saturation local control adjustments.
  • Addressed the issue of the SIGMA 50mm f1.4 ART lens incorrectly identified as Zeiss Milvus 50mm f1.4.

Download Links

Camera Raw 9.4 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Direct download links: Mac | Win

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR 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 9.4:  Mac  | Win

Thank you!

Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4 now available

Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4 are now available on Adobe.com.  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 Lightroom.  This release also includes a new Boundary Warp feature for Creative Cloud members.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.

Introducing Boundary Warp

Stitched panoramas often have non-rectangular boundaries. There are several ways to handle irregular boundaries. The most common approach is to apply a rectangular crop. This is straightforward, but important image details near the boundary may be lost due to cropping. Another approach is to use Content Aware Fill (in Photoshop) to fill in the transparent areas outside the boundary. This can be effective, but may require multiple attempts to obtain a satisfying (smooth, artifact-free) result. It can also be expensive and requires rendering out the panorama to an output-referred(non-raw) format. Boundary Warp is a feature that provides another approach to handling the irregular boundary of panoramas. The feature analyzes the boundary and warps the image so that its edges fit a rectangular frame.  Here’s a visual example of the feature:

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New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4

  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Leica M (Typ 262)
  • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS60 (DMC-TZ80, DMC-TZ81, DMC-TZ85)
  • Phase One IQ150
  • Sony ILCA-68 (A68)

Additional Updates in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4

  • Nikon 1 J4 Camera Matching Profile added
  • The panorama merging process should complete roughly twice as fast as Lightroom 6.3
  • Improved quality when applying Auto Straighten and Upright “Level” mode
  • A preference was added to the Mac to prevent accidental “speed swiping”
  • Metadata is added to merged panoramas to support Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Customers can now set the location of where photos are stored when downloaded from Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web in the preference panel or contextually in the folder panel
  • Thumbnails update much quicker when copying and pasting settings in the grid view
  • Images load faster in the Library module when you are zoomed in and navigating images
  • Tethered support added for the Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4

Mount Name
Canon EF Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon EF-M Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-M Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-M Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-M Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-M Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Canon EF-M Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Fujifilm X Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Fujifilm X Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Fujifilm X Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Fujifilm X Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Fujifilm X Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Fujifilm X Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Fujifilm X Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Leica M MS Optical Perar 28mm f/4 Super Triplet
Leica M MS Optical Sonnetar 50mm f/1.1 MC
Nikon F Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
Nikon F Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon F Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon F Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Olympus Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Olympus Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Olympus Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Olympus Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Olympus Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Panasonic Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Panasonic Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Panasonic Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Panasonic Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Panasonic Samyang 35mm f1.4 AS IF UMC
Panasonic Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Panasonic Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Pentax K Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Pentax K Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Pentax K Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K smc PENTAX-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SM
Pentax 645 HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
Samsung NX Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Samsung NX Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Samsung NX Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Samsung NX Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Samsung NX Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sony A Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony A Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony A Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony E Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Sony E Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Sony E Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Sony E Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Sony E Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Sony FE Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Sony FE Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony FE Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony FE Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sony FE Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Sony FE Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony FE Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony FE Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC

Fixed Bugs

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!

Lightroom 6.2 Import Update

Update: Lightroom 6.3/CC 2015.3 is now available which includes the previous import functionality, bug fixes and added camera/lens profile support.

I’d like to thank our customers for their patience while the team reviewed several options for restoring import workflows and addressing quality in Lightroom. We can now confirm that, in our next dot release, we will restore the previous import experience. We are still working on details and timing. In the meantime, if you need to restore previous import functionality prior to the next update, please refer to this document on how to roll back to Lightroom 6.1.1 (https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/roll-back-to-prior-update.html).

We will continue to investigate ways to improve the ease of use of our photography products and will do so via an open dialog, with both existing and new customers.  

Regards,
Tom Hogarty

Lightroom 6.2 Release Update and Apology

Update #2: Lightroom 6.3/CC 2015.3 is now available which includes the previous import functionality, bug fixes and added camera/lens profile support.

Update: We plan to restore the old import experience in our next update. In the meantime, if you need to restore previous import functionality, or are experiencing other issues with Lightroom 2015.2.x/6.2.x, we recommend you roll back to the Lightroom 2015.1.1/6.1.1 update until things are reverted and corrected. See instructions here: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/roll-back-to-prior-update.html

I’d like to personally apologize for the quality of the Lightroom 6.2 release we shipped on Monday.  The team cares passionately about our product and our customers and we failed on multiple fronts with this release.  In our efforts to simplify the import experience we introduced instability that resulted in a significant crashing bug.  The scope of that bug was unclear and we made the incorrect decision to ship with the bug while we continued to search for a reproducible case(Reproducible cases are essential for allowing an engineer to solve a problem).   The bug has been fixed and today’s update addresses the stability of Lightroom 6.

The simplification of the import experience was also handled poorly.  Our customers, educators and research team have been clear on this topic: The import experience in Lightroom is daunting.  It’s a step that every customer must successfully take in order to use the product and overwhelming customers with every option in a single screen was not a tenable path forward.  We made decisions on sensible defaults and placed many of the controls behind a settings panel.  At the same time we removed some of our very low usage features to further reduce complexity and improve quality.  These changes were not communicated properly or openly before launch.  Lightroom was created in 2006 via a 14 month public beta in a dialog with the photography community.  In making these changes without a broader dialog I’ve failed the original core values of the product and the team.

The team will continue to work hard to earn your trust back in subsequent releases and I look forward to reigniting the type of dialog we started in 2006.

Sincerely,

Tom Hogarty and the Lightroom Management Team

Update October 12, 2015:  With 432 comments and counting I just wanted to let folks know that I’m reading all of the feedback and the team will provide an update this week.

What happens to Lightroom after my membership ends?

[note]: We recently updated to Lightroom 6.0.  When you’re subscription ends in Lr CC / Lr6, you will continue to have access to the Library, Slideshow, Web, Book and Print Modules as described below.

Since the launch of the Creative Cloud, Adobe has engaged in an ongoing dialog with the photographic community. We’ve tackled mobile workflows, provided ongoing enhancements and lastly, provided a membership plan tailor made for all levels of photographers. With the latest update to Lightroom 5.5 I believe we’ve also addressed a lingering concern in the community: What happens to my photographs after my membership ends?  With Lightroom 5.5, at the end of a membership, the desktop application will continue to launch and provide access to the photographs managed within Lightroom as well as the Slideshow, Web, Book or Print creations that we know many photographers painstakingly create. The Develop and Map modules have been disabled in order to signal the end of the membership and the need to renew in order to receive Adobe’s continuous innovation in those areas. Access to Lightroom mobile workflows will also cease to function. We hope this meets the expectations of our customers and we look forward to an ongoing dialog.

The Field Triage Opportunity for Lr Mobile

UPDATE, July 13, 2016
This workflow has been addressed via Lightroom mobile version 2.4 on iOS as a technology preview.  More details here: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2016/07/lightroom-mobile-july-updates.html

I’m keenly aware that photographers would like to leave their laptops behind and head out on the road with just their DSLR, Camera Connection Kit and an iPad.  It’s not just pros on a shoot in the middle of a remote location, it extends all the way to every photography enthusiast who has debated with their spouse on the necessity of bringing a bulky laptop on the family vacation. This is something the Lightroom team wants to tackle with Lightroom mobile and customers can realize the beginning of this in a JPEG-only workflow.  But there are a few hurdles we need to address before we can have a robust experience that’s able to include raw files:

  • We know our customers often like to shoot in a raw format.  That’s a lot of data and the ingest experience on current iPads via a Camera Connection Kit is quite slow.
  • The way the Camera Roll works on iOS, an application like Lightroom mobile would need to duplicate the storage required by a photographer’s images then leave customers with an awkward deletion experience on the camera roll to save space.
  • The bandwidth required to pass the originals from the iPad through to our servers and back to your desktop would be substantial and slow.

We’ve utilized a Smart Preview solution on the desktop to expedite access to original files on mobile devices but that becomes more difficult going in the other direction due to processing requirements and the fact that customers would expect the original to eventually arrive on their desktop.(And that transfer to the desktop should occur without a kludgey, manual copy and link-to-original workflow from the CF or SD card)  We’ll need to address all three of these areas before we can have a suitable field triage workflow.  We can tackle the bandwidth requirement with intelligent, downstream use of P2P connections but the first two issues will still remain a challenge.

The team would love to hear your thoughts and expectations in this area.

Regards,
Tom Hogarty

Adobe Camera Raw support for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6

Today’s Photoshop CC announcement requires a modest change in our camera raw support policy.  Because Adobe is still selling Photoshop CS6, those customers will continue to receive updated camera raw file format compatibility via Adobe Camera Raw.  When we update ACR with new camera support, Photoshop CS6 customers can work with the new version of the Camera Raw plug-in.  No new features or functionality will be available in ACR to Photoshop CS6 customers as part of those updates. (No Upright, advanced healing brush or radial filter, etc.)  I don’t have a timeline for how long this camera raw support will continue for Photoshop CS6 but I want to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products.

Thanks and I look forward to your feedback.

UPDATE July 28, 2015

Please note that as of July 2015, we’ve announced that ACR 9.1.1 will be the last version of ACR to support Photoshop CS6.  Please read the following post for more details.  http://blogs.adobe.com/adobecare/2015/07/28/camera-support-for-cs6/

Lightroom and the Creative Cloud

Adobe’s recent announcement around our Creative Cloud update has generated quite a few questions around how it will impact Lightroom 5.  I’ve answered a few of the questions below and please feel free to ask additional questions in the comments.

 

Q. How much will Lightroom 5 cost?

A. Lightroom 5 is available for an estimated $149 US.  Customers of previous versions of Lightroom can upgrade to Lightroom 5 for an estimated $79 US.

 

Q. Will Lightroom 5 be included as part of Adobe Creative Cloud?

A. Yes.  Lightroom 5 will be delivered to Creative Cloud members at no extra charge when it’s available.

 

Q. Will I still be able to purchase Lightroom 5 outside of the Creative Cloud

A. Yes. Lightroom 5 will continue to be available as a standalone product, available for purchase as an Electronic Software Download(ESD) or as a boxed product with a traditional perpetual license.

 

Q. Will there be a different version of Lightroom called Lightroom CC?

A. No.

 

Q. Will there be features of Lightroom 5 that are exclusive to Creative Cloud members?

A. No.

 

Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

 

Q. Is Lightroom included with a Photoshop CC single-app subscription?

A. Lightroom is available as stand-alone purchase, and through the full Creative Cloud package. Lightroom is not included with a Photoshop CC single-app membership.

DNG 1.4 Specification Notes

I’ve received a number of questions about what’s new in the DNG 1.4 specification that we posted earlier this week.  If you’re not comfortable diving into the 101 page document, here’s a quick summary with a few of the potential implications of the new enhancements to the file format.  [Please note that this content is an adaptation of a presentation created by Thomas Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop and creator of Adobe Camera Raw and the DNG file format.]  Before we dig into the new changes I think it’s worth looking at the history of DNG format innovations:

DNG Revision History

DNG Version 1.0 – September 2004

  • Initial Release

DNG Version 1.1 – February 2005

  • Preserving Masked Pixels

DNG Version 1.2 – April 2008

  • Camera Profiles (See also, DNG Profile Editor)

DNG Version 1.3 – June 2009

  • Opcodes (e.g. Lens Corrections)

DNG Version 1.4 – October 2012

  • Default User Crop
  • Transparency
  • Floating Point (HDR)
  • Lossy Compression
  • Proxies

 

Default User Crop

Many cameras have aspect ratio crop modes, e.g. 4:3 or 16:9, yet still save the entire sensor image to the raw file.  In the image below you can see that the raw file contains the entire black area within both of the camera’s crop modes.  The new tags allows the crop setting to be respected but to also allow the customer to “un-crop” the image to see the entire sensor area.  (See the new DNG Recover Edges Plug-in for Lightroom on Adobe Labs to “un-crop” a DNG file: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroomplugins/)

 

Transparency

When images are “stitched together” in an alignment process or panorama process the resulting image could have “undefined” pixels around the edges.  The new specification update now allows for those undefined areas to exist in a raw file format.

 

Floating Point (HDR)

HDR images have a high dynamic range that will not fit into a 16-bit linear integer encoding.  Floating point storage of information allows for a larger amount of dynamic range to be stored within a file:

  • 16-bit integer data can only store 16 f-stops of image detail.
  • 16-bit floating point data can store over 30 f-stops of image detail.
  • 32-bit floating point data can store hundreds of f-stops of image detail.

Lossy Compression

The current tradeoff in image quality and file size between a DNG and JPEG file:

A lossy compressed DNG file is much smaller but maintains the flexibility of raw data:

DNG Proxies combine the ability to utilize lossy compression with downsampling.

Summary

These new features to the DNG file format are exciting imaging advances that enable numerous workflow opportunities.