Lightroom 6 Box Art and New Features Leak Out

Adobe-Lightroom-6

The launch of Lightroom 6 appears to be just around the corner with March 9, 2015 being the suspected release date. Photo Rumors uncovered a leak at a French retailer of the new Lightroom 6 box art (seen above) and some of the key new features, which look very impressive.

The big new features include:

  • Face recognition without metadata tagging
  • Merge to HDR for combining multiple photos with different exposures into a single HDR image
  • Fusion panoramas for merging multiple files (including RAW files) to create panoramas in Lightroom
  • GPU acceleration for image editing
  • Sophisticated video slideshows that allow you to combine images, movies and music, along with adding Ken Burns effect to images
  • Optimized web galleries with HTML5 compatible galleries

These are all great additions if this leak turns out to be legit. Based on other info in the leak, there appears to be a retail prices for Lightroom 6, which would negate some rumors that have been floating around suggesting that Lightroom 6 would make the exclusive move to Creative Cloud. Of course, you still need Creative Cloud to take advantage of some of the great features inside of Lightroom mobile.

As noted previously, Lightroom 6 will be a 64-bit only application and will require Windows 7 or higher; or OS X 10.8 or higher to run.

Lightroom mobile iOS 1.3

Lightroom mobile for iPad

Adobe has updated Lightroom mobile for iOS to version 1.3, which includes the following new features:

  • The ability to edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo
  • Segmented view in Collections enables users to easily find favorite images
  • Presentation Mode allows users to share images with family and friends without worrying about flags, ratings and adjustments being accidentally changed
  • Bug fixes for issues identified in earlier Lightroom mobile releases

You can download the update through App Store if you don’t have it already via automatic updates. If you haven’t tried Lightroom mobile yet, you can find it here on the iTunes App Store.

Photoshop Elements 13 for $59 – Deal Alert

Photoshop Elements 13

B&H has Photoshop Elements 13 for $59.99 (reg. $89.99) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.

Also, Premiere Elements 13 is available for $59.99 (reg. $89.99) in limited quantity. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

You can also get the combo pack of Premiere and Photoshop Elements on sale for $104.99 (reg. $134.99) here at B&H Photo.

Lightroom 6 Moving Exclusively to 64-bit Operating Systems

Lightroom 6 Mockup

Adobe has been churning out steady releases of Lightroom for nearly 10 years now – since the very first beta hit in 2006. I’ve been using it since those early days and it was a fresh take on non-destructive image editing. It is a fantastic program for both developing and organizing RAW image files.

It is supported over a wide range of operating systems for both Mac and Windows computers. However, that list of supported systems is about to drop.  [Read more…]