Adobe Lightroom 6.6/CC updates available for download (with new “guided upright” feature)

Above: Introduction to the new “Guided Upright” feature of Lightroom.

Adobe released updates for Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. From Adobe:

Lightroom CC 2015.6 and Lightroom 6.6 are now available.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.  This release also includes a new Guided Upright feature for Creative Cloud members.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.

Introducing Guided Upright 

We included Upright as a tool that helped Lightroom customers easily straighten images, fix horizons, and reduce or eliminate the keystone effect in buildings.  Upright works well when there are prominent vertical and horizontal lines.  Not all images contain prominent lines, limiting the effectiveness of Upright.

Starting with Lightroom CC 2015.6, Guided Upright allows you to provide ‘hints’ that enable Upright to work its magic.  You draw the vertical and horizontal lines directly on the image and Upright will automatically transform the image.  Here’s how to get started.

  1. Select an image and click on the Develop Module.
  2. Enable Lens Profile Corrections.  Upright works better with Lens Profile Corrections.
  3. Notice that there is a new “Transform” Panel.   Transform includes both Upright and the manual perspective correction sliders together in a convenient place.
  4. Within Transform, click on the “Guided” button.
  5. Draw 2-4 guides on the image.  Upright will transform the image once you draw at least 2 guides.
  6. Fine tune the results (if needed) with the manual transform slides, including the new X and Y transform sliders.  They can be used for  repositioning/moving the image within the canvas after applying strong perspective corrections to choose which part of the (warped, non-rectangular) image to show within the rectangular canvas.

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Check out this great video by Julieanne Kost to learn more about Guided Upright!

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • Nikon COOLPIX B700
  • Panasonic DMC-GX85 (DMC-GX80, DMC-GX7MK2)

Also please note that Lightroom CC 2015.6/6.6 also includes camera matching color profiles for the Pentax 645Z, Pentax K-1, and Pentax K-3 II cameras.

Additional Updates in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6

  • Merge to Panorama and HDR now works with Smart Previews.  Previously, Lightroom required the use of original images for the Merge to Panorama or HDR features.
  • The Preferences -> Lightroom mobile section now contains a “Pending Sync Activity” section.  This area is useful for helping identify any potential issues related to image sync across the Lightroom family of applications (desktop, mobile and web).

Tethered Camera Support for the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 1300D / Canon Rebel T6

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6

Mount Name
Canon EF Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EF Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EF TAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016E
Canon EF TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017E
Canon EF-M Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF-M Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Canon EF-M Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC

 

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First batch of Canon Online Learning Classes are live

Above: Photo 101: How To Take Great Pictures with Rudy Winston

Canon announced the start of Canon Online Learning Center, and put a first set of classes online. The videos last less than one minute and are teasers.

To subscribe to the courses offered by Canon Online Digital Learning click here.

Child’s Play: Tips for Photographing Children with Jennifer Borget

Great Landscapes Made Easy with Jennifer Wu

Getting Started with Flash Photography with Syl Arena

Printing Basics & Beyond with Eddie Tapp and Angelica Li

Canon Educates and Inspires With New In-Depth Online Learning Program

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To learn more about Canon Online Learning please visit this page or email learning@cusa.canon.com. Canon press release:

Canon Educates and Inspires With New In-Depth Online Learning Program

Canon Online Learning Courses Designed to Support and Develop Imaging Skills for Passionate Photographers of All Levels

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is launching Canon Online Learning, a new program of immersive digital courses designed to help photo and video enthusiasts of all levels develop their skills at their own pace. The program, which expands upon Canon’s robust mix of existing free and paid educational offerings, looks to educate parents, travelers, imaging hobbyists and working professionals with proven techniques from recognizable industry talents.

Available now are these initial seven courses, suitable for all skill levels:

  • Understanding EOS Camera Operations
  • Photo 101: How to Take Great Pictures
  • Printing Basics & Beyond
  • Great Landscapes Made Easy
  • Child’s Play: Simple Tips for Photographing Children
  • Getting Started with Flash Photography
  • Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series

These first seven courses, and subsequent classes to follow, will include video guides unique to each course with the option to download or print PDF materials. With the exception of Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series, courses will also include complementary resources such as bonus video content, lighting/shooting diagrams, shot lists, resource guides and interviews with course instructors. Additional interactive materials may include quizzes, assignments, interactive images and diagrams.

“Canon has always provided industry leading educational resources for our customers. Over the years, we have expanded our offerings to include live workshops, one-on-one in-person sessions and countless free lectures across the country. Now, for those passionate customers looking to take a deeper dive into photography or videography, we have developed a curriculum of content that addresses the various ways our customers use our products today, and it’s available at their convenience online, day or night,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new program also helps familiarize the imaging community with our wide range of educational tools, allowing them to learn valuable tips from our technical experts, as well as our Explorers of Light professional photographers.”

Initial course offerings range from $19.99-$59.99. To learn more about Canon Online Learning please visit: http://usa.canon.com/onlinelearning or email learning@cusa.canon.com.

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Did the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV inadvertently leak, is this the real thing?

Edit: the original Instagram post was deleted

The picture above was posted on Instagram by user levi_siver. It’s a team working on a Red Bull sponsored surf footage. If you read the text at the bottom of the image, it says “working on a windsurf feature for the new unreleased Canon camera“. When asked by another user if it is the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, levi_silver answered “yes“, and added a smiley.

EOS 5D Mark iV

Is this the Canon EOS 5D Mark iV?

You can’t really see or recognise very much of the camera. However, it is totally possible that this is the real thing. If we believe in an announcement before Photokina 2016 (and we do), then it is likely that Canon is already working on the promotion material for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

Stay tuned!

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Canon EOS 80D deal – $899 (reg. $1,199)

Canon EOS 80D Deal – $899 (reg. $1,199)

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Top Rated Plus seller Electronics Valley (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 80D on sale at $899. Compare at $1,199. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with  year warranty via US seller.

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