Lightroom 6 on April 15?

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We had a flurry of possible dates in March on which Lightroom 6 was supposed to be released. Now, it seems the same thing is happening again this month.

I received another tip today that pegged April 15 as the release date for Lightrooom 6 per a second-hand industry source. Just a couple days ago, the release was pegged for April 21 via another supposed “leak.”

Until Lightroom 6 is officially out, however, we will have to continue to take these rumored releases with a grain of salt.

If you know something we don’t about the release of Lightroom 6, feel free to drop a line via the contact form.

 

New Panasonic 4K Camera Coming in April?

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New rumors suggest that we will see a new Panasonic 4K camera arrive around NAB 2015. The camera is expected to serve as a replacement for the Panasonic AF100, which can now be had at the discounted price of $2799.

Rumors include references to improved dynamic range of 15 or 16+ stops possible, depending on the various rumor sources. Additional rumored specs include the following: [Read more…]

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.