Lightroom 6 Officially Unveiled with Powerful New Features

Lightroom 6

After months of rumors, Adobe has officially released Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. It almost seemed inevitable, but Adobe has split the Lightroom purchase options and features to a standalone version (Lightroom 6) and a subscription version (Lightroom CC, as part of the Photoshop Photography Plan and the full Creative Cloud suite). [Read more…]

 

More Lightroom 6 Details and Pricing Leak Out

Lightroom 6

Lightroom 6 is turning out to be one of the leakiest products Adobe has released in a while. Now, an eagle-eyed reader has spotted the product over on Best Buy’s site with a price of $149.99 for the full version and $79.99 for the Student and Teacher Edition. Both of these prices were expected, as that has been the default pricing scheme for Lightroom version for several years now. [Read more…]

Using Photoshop Smart Objects with Lightroom

In his latest video, Karl Taylor and Adobe’s Richard Curtis look at the power of integration between Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop using smart objects and linked camera raw settings.

Curtis covers some pretty cool landscape editing approaches. The tutorial clocks in at 27 minutes but is worth the watch if you have not explored the relationship of Smart Objects in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Quick Portrait Breakdown: From Beach Snapshot to Framed Canvas

Portrait-Breakdown-Beach-Pic

Anyone who has gone to the beach with the family understands the pressure on the photographer in the family to capture the perfect portrait on the beach.

It’s not like there aren’t enough things to worry about between hitting the lighting at the right time, to timing your shot in between random beach walkers to keeping sand out of your camera bag. On top of normal photographer thoughts, there is the challenge of working with your own kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews who don’t see you as a photographer but as dad/mom/grandpa/grandma/uncle/aunt with a dorky habit of carrying a camera. [Read more…]

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.

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…]