Adobe release Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7

Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7 are now available as a final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC respectively.  The goal of each release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom and Camera Raw.

 

Features in Lightroom 5.7

Updates to Synced Collections:

  • Synced collections now show a more prominent share button at the top of the Toolbar.  This allows you to quickly share your synced collection with friends, family, and clients using Lightroom web (http://lightroom.adobe.com).
  • Comments and likes left on Lightroom web now sync to the Lightroom desktop catalog.  Comments and Likes will be shown in the “Comment” panel for synced collections.
  • Images with comments and likes will display a badge indicating that there are comments and a coloured badge to indicate that there are unread comments.

Integrated a utility to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom:

  • Previously available as a separate and downloadable plug-in, this utility has now been integrated into Lightroom 5.7

Selection of New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II (Hooray!)
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • Fujifilm X30
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver
  • Nikon D750

Newly supported cameras for Tethered Capture in Lightroom 5.7

  • Nikon D4S
  • Nikon D810

Adobe have also added a number of new lens profiles for Canon, Fuji, Leica, Nikon and Sony.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.7

  • The crop overlay displayed an intermediate step when progressing through images in the filmstrip with overlay displayed.
  • The lens profile for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 would not auto-select when using Lens Profile Corrections.
  • ICC profiles resulted in incorrectly clipped shadows and blacks in Lightroom.  Note that this is related to the issue identified here and only occurs on Mac OSX 10.9 and later.
  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the Filter Brush cursor from displaying while changing brush size when the Graduated and Radial Filter overlay is turned off.
  • Improved quality of Camera Matching colour profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.
  • (http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_5_icc_profiles_clipped_shadows_under_osx)
  • Context menu (right click on PC or control+click on Mac) was disabled for images contained in Lightroom mobile collections.
  • Fixed issue that prevented Lightroom 5 from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries.
  • Cover images set by Lightroom mobile were sometimes incorrectly reset by Lightroom desktop.
  • Sync with Lightroom mobile sometimes stalled when asset is added to same album on both LrM and LrD and later deleted.
  • Resolved issue that caused Lightroom to crash when creating a Print and saving it to a mounted DVD directly inside Lightroom.
  • Publishing images to Behance using the Behance Publish Service has been restored.

Download Links:

Mac - http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5852

Win - http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5853

Features in Camera Raw 8.7

ACR 8.7 now supports HiDPI displays on Windows.  Please use the following steps to enabled HiDPI on Windows:

  • Go to Photoshop -> Preferences -> Experimental Features
  • Click on “Scaled UI 200% for high-density displays”

Camera Raw 8.7 Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the Filter Brush cursor from displaying while changing brush size when the Graduated and Radial Filter overlay is turned off.
  • Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.

Note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html

Download Links for DNG 8.7

Mac - http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5854

Win - http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5855

 


 

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Adobe release updates for Lightroom and Camera Raw

 Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6 are now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5 and Creative Cloud respectively.  The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6 includes:

  • • Nikon D810
  • • Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4
  • • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.6

Mount Name
Canon Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E
Canon Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DiIII VC B011EM
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5 – 5.6
Nikon Tamon 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N
Pentax Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Phase One A/S Schneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6
Sony Alpha Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Sony Alpha Sony 28mm f/2.8
Sony Alpha Sony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Sony Alpha Sony 100mm f/2.8 MACRO
Sony Alpha Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony 70-200mm f/2.8G
Sony Alpha Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony Alpha Sony 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF
Sony Alpha Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II
Sony E Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M

Please n0te – the profile for the newly added Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is not automatically located when applying lens profile corrections.  This is a bug and Adobe will fix it in an future release.  The workaround is to manually select the profile and choose “Save New Lens Profile Defaults” in the Setup menu on the Profile tab. From then on, the lens should automatically select when the profile is enabled.

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Pacific Northwest 2014

I’ve been traveling again. This time to the Pacific Northwest of the USA. The series of images making up this small gallery are some of my favourites to date. They were  captured as we traveled through the states of Washington & Oregon. The trip was organized by Roger Reynolds at Photoventures.net.

The Pacific States of Oregon and Washington are often overlooked when people visit the United States. Yet these States offer some of the finest photography to be found in North America and numbers amongst its attractions some unique photographic opportunities. Our trip included a wide variety of locations from the fabulous rolling corn fields of the Palouse to the wild and rugged coast of Oregon. With such a wide variety of terrain, landscape and geographical features to be found in this area we were presented with an unrivalled opportunity to capture many great images.

Evening Light on Palouse, Washington

Elk in Evening Light, Ecola State Park, Oregon

Twilight at Indian Beach, Ecola State Park, Oregon

The states of Washington and Oregon contain a very exciting coastline and an interior that has been formed over millions of years by the earth’s violent forces. The influences of the power of volcanic activity are everywhere with the clearest indication being found at Mount St Helens and Mount Ranier. I’ll add images to the gallery as we spend our last days travelling to Mount St Helens and Mount Ranier.

All images were processed using Adobe Lightroom 5.5.

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Lightroom 5.5 Released

Lightroom 5.5 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5. The goal of this release is to provide support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Although not specifically mentioned in release notes or bug fixes users who render either standard-size or 1:1 previews during import will notice a small improvement in the time it takes to complete the import. Of greater importance to these users will be that the previews will begin to render much sooner than in earlier versions. The actual time taken to render individual images has not improved.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.5

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 S2
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
  • Pentax 645Z
  • Samsung NX3000
  • Sony DSC-RX100 III
  • Sony A7S (ILCE-7S)
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2)

Important Bug Fixes:

Fixed issue with Fujifilm X-T1 raw images appearing too bright at high ISO settings when using Dynamic Range 200% and 400%. Unfortunately, this fix may affect the appearance of existing images captured with this combination of settings. It is recommended that you (1) purge the Camera Raw cache via the Preferences dialog, and (2) review images shot at ISO settings higher than 1600 for unexpected brightness changes.

Fixed issue with reading lossless compressed Nikon raw files (NEF files) from the camera models listed below. Previously, some images could be read but would appear as random noise, whereas attempting to open others would result in an error dialog. You will need to purge your Camera Raw cache via the Preferences dialog.
  • Nikon D1
  • Nikon D1H
  • Nikon D1X
  • Nikon D2H
  • Nikon D2Hs
  • Nikon D2X
  • Nikon D2Xs
  • Nikon D100
  • Nikon D200

Lightroom 5.5 can be downloaded from:

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Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.5 Released

 Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This release provides new features including new preview controls, the ability to modify graduated and radial filters, and a new visualisation mask for graduated and radial filters. In addition, this release also includes bug fixes, support for new cameras and new lenses. DNG Converter 8.5 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.

The new features mentioned below are updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CC only. While CR 8.5 will work with Photoshop CS6 it only includes new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.

Release Notes Features:

Modify Graduated and Radial Filter masks with a brush:
  • After adding or selecting a Graduated or Radial Filter instance, click the new ‘Brush’ mode (next to existing ‘New’ and ‘Edit’ mode buttons) to reveal brush controls that allow you to modify the selected mask.
  •  Use the’Brush+’and’Brush-’icon buttons in the brush controls pane to add to or erase from the selected mask.
  • Pressthe’Clear’buttontoremoveallbrushmodificationsfromthecurrently selected mask.
  • When a Graduated or Radial Filter instance is selected, Shift-K can be used to enter and leave brush modification mode.
  • For more information, checkout this video (http://youtu.be/TDGXkGm4CU8)
Mask visualisation is now available for the Graduated and Radial Filters. Use the Mask checkbox at the bottom of the Local Corrections pane or press ‘Y’ to toggle the mask overlay.
Added Per-Panel Preview default toggle button
  • If the current panel’s settings are not the ACR defaults, clicking the new Per-panel Toggle Button will reset the panel to the ACR defaults.
  • Clickingthebuttonagainwillrestoretheprevioussettings.
  • This is a standalone feature, separate from the new Preview controls.
  • The changes are applied to the main view; if you have both the Before and After panes visible, changes will appear in the After pane.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.5

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 S2
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
  • Pentax 645Z
  • Samsung NX3000
  • Sony DSC-RX100 III
  • Sony A7S (ILCE-7S)
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2)

Disclosure: As an Adobe Community Professional I receive a free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

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