Lr5 Resources

This is a list of various resources dedicated to educating photographers about Lightroom 5.  Please submit additional content through the comment field and I’ll add them to the list.  Adobe maintains an official YouTube channel that provides information about Lightroom 5 but it’s often helpful to review other resources for a different perspective.

Please add more in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

 

Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 Now Available

Camera Raw 8.1 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.  This release provides support for HiDPI capable displays, new camera and lens support and address bugs that were introduced in previous versions of Camera Raw.  Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 8.1 to receive raw file support for newly added cameras.

Photoshop CS6 customers traditionally have received camera updates through Camera Raw 7.x releases.  This is the first time that we are providing camera support through a version of the camera raw plug-in that is a whole version number greater than the version of Camera Raw that shipped with a specific version of Photoshop. (Photoshop CS6 shipped with ACR7 and now we’re providing support to CS6 with ACR8.)  As mentioned here, this change allows us to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products.  However, when ACR8 is hosted by Photoshop CS6, it will not offer any of the new features described in Photoshop CC marketing materials for ACR8.

Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 8.1

  • Occasionally the Fill Light adjustment introduced artifacts. This only occurred when processing an image using the PV2010 process version.
  • When using the Red Eye removal tool, setting red eye darken to 100% would lighten the adjustment instead of darkening it.
  • Reduced the default amount of sharpening applied to images taken with the Fuji X100s camera.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.1

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
  • Sony DSC-RX1R (RX1R)**
  • Sony DSC-RX100M2 (RX100 II)*  **

* denotes preliminary support
**Support for these models was not listed in the original blog post

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.1

Lens Name

Lens Mount

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon

Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24

Hasselblad

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon

HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SR

Pentax

HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AW

Pentax

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013

Canon, Sigma

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C013          Nikon
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A013   Olympus, Sony
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A013   Olympus, Sony
Zeiss Apo Sonna T* 2/135 ZE          Canon
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2          Nikon
Zeiss Touit 1.8/32          Sony
Zeiss Touit 2.8/12          Sony

Release Notes

Please note that the workflow options in ACR8.1 have been updated for compatibility with Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC.

Download Links

Camera Raw 8.1 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6

DNG Converter 8.1 – Mac | PC

Thank you!

Lightroom 5 Now Available!

The Lightroom team is proud to announce the available of Lightroom 5.  A number of you downloaded Lightroom 5 beta and we are thankful for the overwhelming feedback and suggestions that you’ve provided.  We’ve made over 400 tweaks since releasing Lightroom 5 beta, many of which are directly attributed to your feedback in our public forums.  Thank you.

Lightroom 5 is now feature complete and final.  Lightroom 5 will be available for $149 (for those new to Lightroom) and $79 (for Upgrade and Student/Teacher editions).  As with previous version of Lightroom, Lightroom 5 is a perpetual license.

Download Lightroom 5

Get Started with Julieanne Kost’s fantastic video tutorial series

Get help with Lightroom 5

Changes since the public beta:

  • Share your photos using the Behance Publish Service
  • Expanded the range of Radial Filter’s feather slider
  • Over 400 bugs found and fixed! (Thank you Lightroom 5 beta customers!)

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.0

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Ricoh GR
  • Sony DSC-RX1R (RX1R)**
  • Sony DSC-RX100M2 (RX100 II)*  **

* denotes preliminary support
**Support for these models was not listed in the original blog post

Tethered Support – New Cameras

  • Nikon D600

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5

Lens Name

Lens Mount

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon

Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24

Hasselblad

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon

HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SR

Pentax

HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AW

Pentax

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013

Canon, Sigma

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C013          Nikon
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A013   Olympus, Sony
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A013   Olympus, Sony
Zeiss Apo Sonna T* 2/135 ZE          Canon
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2          Nikon
Zeiss Touit 1.8/32          Sony
Zeiss Touit 2.8/12          Sony

Known Issues

  • Fullscreen Mode does not show the next image in your selection. This occurs only when you have selected a series of images before entering Fullscreen mode.
  • Video playback is not currently supported in Fullscreen mode.
  • There is no error message informing that offline photos and videos are not exported to slideshows.
  • The slide after a video clip is often not shown.  This only occurs when using the Manual Slideshow feature.
  • Custom slideshow templates will default to 480×270 on export. This only impacts custom slideshow templates created in previous versions of Lightroom.
  • The slideshow appears as a black screen occasionally.  This only occurs when a video file is chosen as the first slide.
  • Star ratings cannot be applied while previewing or viewing a Slideshow.
  • Deleting a book in the Book Module may occasionally cause another book to disappear.
  • XMP metadata changes are not automatically written to file when the original file is offline.
  • Canon cameras are not detected when using Tethered Capture in Windows 8.  This only occurs on Windows 8.
  • Offline photos go missing from Lightroom when moving folder of images to a different volume.
  • GPS metadata on videos created on an Apple iPhone is not imported.
  • Basic metadata is not imported with video files.  This only occurs when imported directly from the camera.   As a workaround, please copy the files from camera to your harddrive and then import into Lightroom.
  • When utilizing the “Merge to HDR” feature with Photoshop, the resulting HDR image contains metadata from the last selected photo.
  • Photos adjusted using Process Version 2003 incorrectly display a “Post Crop Vignette: Paint Overlay” History step. Selecting a subsequent History State can reset existing settings that follow that state in the History panel. This reset cannot be undone, effectively deleting any settings that have been applied after the selected History State. This only occurs with images adjusted in PV2003.
  • Images exported at less than 1/3 of their original size may not retain Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings.

Thank You!

 

Lightroom FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I’ve put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about Lightroom.

Continue reading…

Keeping Lightroom Up-to-Date

Many software issues are resolved by simply updating to the latest version, below are resources to help you keep Lightroom up to date.

Table of Contents:

What is the most current version?
How do I verify which version of Lightroom I have?
How do I check for and install the most current updates?
What issues have been addressed in the updates?
What if the computer that Lightroom is on is not connected to the internet?
How do I verify Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date?
Lightroom troubleshooting to fix most issues

What is the most current version?

Lightroom 5

Lightroom 4

  • The most current version of Lightroom 4 is 4.4 on Macintosh and Windows

Lightroom 3

  • The most current version of Lightroom 3 is 3.6. This is the final release of Lightroom 3

How do I verify which version of Lightroom I have?

To verify you have the latest version of Lightroom:

  • Mac: Choose Lightroom > About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom X.x
  • Win: Choose Help > About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom X.x

This brings up the Lightroom splash screen, which displays the version number:

Lightroom 5.7

LR5.7

Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 3.6

Lightroom-3.6

How do I check for and install the most current updates?

The recommended and easiest way to update Lightroom to use the Help>Check for Updates mechanism from within Lightroom, and follow the steps to download and install the latest updates for your software.

CheckForUpdates

What issues have been addressed in the updates?

Sharad Mangalick and Tom Hogarty have created blog posts outlining the key changes and improvements in each Lightroom release:

Lightroom 5

Lightroom 4

Lightroom 3

What if the computer that Lightroom is on is not connected to the internet?

You’ll need to find a computer that is connected to the internet, and download the update to an external drive or media that you can move to the computer that’s not connected:

Direct download links

Lightroom 5

Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 3.6

How do I verify Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date

If you use Photoshop and Camera Raw together with Lightroom, head over to Jeffrey Tranberry’s article for instructions on how to verify that Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date.

Lightroom: Basic troubleshooting to fix most issues

lr5_totemHere is a set of basic troubleshooting steps that should resolve most problems encountered while using Lightroom.

If you encounter a crash, be sure to submit all crash reports and include your email address with the crash report.
If you submit a crash report for a known issue, we will be able to offer you a solution for correcting the problem.

Please try all the steps below prior to reporting a problem, posting on the forums or contacting support for Lightroom specific issues.

For mostly non-technical questions like How-to’s or What’s New, please see the Lightroom FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

If your issue is with getting up and running, please see the following document: Help with Downloading, Installing or Activating


Continue reading…

Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate for Photoshop CS6 Now Available

Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 Release Candidates are now available on Adobe Labs  This release includes support for HiDPI capable displays, bug fixes, new camera support, and new lens profiles.

Photoshop CS6 customers traditionally have received camera updates through Camera Raw 7.x releases.  This is the first time that we are providing camera support through a version of the camera raw plug-in that is a whole version number greater than the version of Camera Raw that shipped with a specific version of Photoshop. (Photoshop CS6 shipped with ACR7 and now we’re providing support to CS6 with ACR8.)  As mentioned here, this change allows us to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products.  However, when ACR8 is hosted by Photoshop CS6, it will not offer any of the new features described in Photoshop CC marketing materials for ACR8.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Pentax Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate

Lens Name

Lens Mount

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon

Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24

Hasselblad

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon

HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SR

Pentax

HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AW

Pentax

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013

Canon, Sigma

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C013

Nikon

Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A013

Olympus, Sony

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A013

Olympus, Sony

Zeiss Apo Sonna T* 2/135 ZE

Canon

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2

Nikon

Zeiss Touit 1.8/32

Sony

Zeiss Touit 2.8/12

Sony

Release Notes

Camera Raw 8.1 RC includes support for HiDPI capable displays.  

Thank You

Adobe Camera Raw 8 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 8.  When we update ACR8 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.

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.

Lr 5 beta resources

This is a list of various resources dedicated to educating photographers about Lightroom 5 public beta.  Please submit additional content through the comment field and I’ll add them to the list.  Adobe maintains an official YouTube channel that provides information about Lightroom 5 public beta but it’s often helpful to review other resources for a different perspective.