Adobe Release Lightroom 6.01 Patch

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For the most part, last weeks launch of Lightroom CC 2015 / 6 went well. However, some issues have since surfaced. The most obvious was the omission of the Help files. Thankfully, Adobe have been fairly quick to release a patch file (Lr 6.01), which should be fairly easy to obtain via the ‘Updates’ option under the ‘Help’ menu. This patch also fixed a second issue whereby the application would stall during the application after installation. Unlike the missing Help files this second issue only affected a relatively small number of users.

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Although not directly related to the 6.01 patch file I thought it worth mentioning that many customers have had great difficulty in finding how and where to purchase either the Upgrade or Full perpetual licence version of Lightroom. Some have expressed the opinion that this is a deliberate attempt by Adobe to force them to switch to the CC version. I don’t have anything to say about this, but am happy to provide the difficult to find links.

To purchase Lightroom 6 Upgrade or Full version click on this link Purchase Adobe Perpetual License The following screen will open in your browser.

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If you don’t live in the USA click on the ‘Choose your region‘ button in bottom left corner then click on ‘Buy‘ button. The next screen will open. Pick ‘Upgrade‘ or ‘Full‘ and ‘Mac’ or ‘Windows’ then ‘Add to Cart’. The rest should be self explanatory.

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Adobe launch Lightroom CC 2015

 

Adobe has today announced the latest version of Lightroom. However, that’s not the full story. This launch is actually called the Creative Cloud Photography Plan Spring 2015 Update, and incorporates updates across the Lightroom ecosystem. These include:
– Lightroom CC on the desktop
– Lightroom v1.1 on Android (Tablet and Phone support)
– Lightroom v1.4 on iOS, both for iPad and iPhone


The new features in Lightroom CC for the desktop include:
–  Facial Recognition
–  HDR Merge
–  Panorama Merge
–  Filter Brush
–  Advanced Video Slideshows
To celebrate this new version I have published a comprehensive feature review. Not only does it describe the new features in detail, but it also provides some tips that should help users get to grips with the new features.

Merge to Panorama 

Lightroom mobile also sees some updates in the form of:
– Android tablet support
– Native DNG support on Android
– Android SD card support
– TIFF support on iOS
– Improved crop experience on iOS

 

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Celebrating 25 Years of Adobe Photoshop

It’s hard to believe that 25  years ago today that Adobe Photoshop was first released. Photoshop is one of the most recognised software brands in the world with tens of millions of users, and is the go-to application for digital image manipulation across all media: from print, to film, to the Web. Photoshop features — such as Layers, The Healing Brush, Content Aware Fill and Camera Raw — have empowered creatives to produce their best work. Photoshop technology is also at the heart of Adobe Lightroom, essential software for both professional and amateur photographers. And to meet the needs of today’s visual artists, Photoshop and Lightroom mobile apps enable creatives to work on image files seamlessly across desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

To celebrate the milestone, Adobe is showcasing the most creative visual artists who use Photoshop with Photoshop 25 Under 25. To be considered, artists may upload their projects to Behance and use the tag “Ps25Under25.”  In the coming months, those selected will present their work over the Photoshop Instagram handle (@Photoshop) for two weeks.  

Adobe company is today launching an advertising campaign, “Dream On”, for The Academy Awards — as a tribute to 25 years of amazing art created in Photoshop. The TV commercial includes incredible work from Photoshop artists and iconic images from major motion pictures that used Photoshop in the making, including Avatar, Gone Girl, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Shrek. The spot can be seen here.

How It All Began

In 1987, Thomas Knoll developed a pixel imaging program called Display. It was a simple program to showcase grayscale images on a black-and-white monitor. However, after collaborating with his brother, John Knoll, the two began adding features that made it possible to process digital image files. The program eventually caught the attention of industry influencers, and in 1989, Adobe made the decision to license the software, naming it Photoshop and shipping the first version in 1990.

“Adobe thought we’d sell about 500 copies of Photoshop a month,” said Thomas Knoll, Adobe Fellow and Photoshop co-creator.  “Not in my wildest dreams did we think creatives would embrace the product in the numbers and ways they have. It’s inspiring to see the beautiful images our customers create, the careers Photoshop has launched and the new uses people all over the world find for Photoshop every day.”

 

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Adobe Announces Lightroom mobile 1.3 for iOS

Lightroom mobile 1.3 for iPhone and iPad is now available as an update in the App Store.  Adobe states that the goal of this update is to provide new features and bug fixes for issues identified in previous versions of Lightroom mobile.

The new Features include:

• Version 1.3 allows you to edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo.

• Version 1.3 allows you to easily find your favorite images.  The new Segmented view in Collections gives you a different way to view and engage with your photos.

• Do you like to passing your device around the family and friends to look at your photos, but are concerned that they might accidentally change something?  Not to worry, with Presentation Mode, you can do that without worrying about your flags, ratings and adjustments being inadvertently changed.

Adobe’s RussellBrown has prepared a short video in which he describes the new features. You can find it on Vimeo.

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New Mexico & Arizona Highlights 2014

Early December saw me travelling to the USA for the second time in 2014. The primary purpose of the visit was photograph White Sands National Monument and Bosque del Apache. However, as has been the case on past visits we spent the first  three days travelling along Route 66 between Albuquerque (New Mexico) and Holbrook (Arizona). The trip was organised by Roger Reynolds at Photoventures.net who has travelled to these locations on many previous occasions and knows the area very well. The route map is shown below for those interested.

The weather conditions varied quite a bit, which made some of the locations a lot more photogenic than was the case when I made a similar trip in late December 2010. This was especially the case when we visited the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook. It had been raining heavily just prior to our arrival.

Kachina Point, Painted Desert

Kachina Point, Painted Desert

After the Rain, The Tepees, Petrified Forest National Park

From Holbrook we travelled across to Bosque del Apache. Along the way we stopped to photograph the Very Large Array near Socorro. Again, it had been raining just prior to our arrival.

Truck in the Rain, Plains of San Augustin

Radio Telescope, Very Large Array, Plains of San Augustin

We spent four very productive days at Bosque del Apache. As always there were plenty of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese, but two my favourite photographs from this part of the trip are shown below.

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Sandhill Cranes and Moon, Bosque del Apache

More photographs from the trip can be seen the gallery.

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