Lightroom 6 Box Art and New Features Leak Out

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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.

Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R Press Release Leaks Out

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[UPDATE: The 5Ds and 5Ds R have been officially announced. Click here for all of the details, pricing and availability.]

The UK press release has leaked out via Canon Watch. The release contains details on the new Canon 5Ds models, as well as the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

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It pretty much confirms everything we have seen leaked thus far – 50MP sensor, Dual DIGIC 6 processors, 61-point AF system, crop-shooting mode and more. We expect to see the official launch happen late tonight but, at this point, there is little mystery left to this impressive new camera.

Check out the full press release with all of Canon’s marketing speak below. [Read more…]