Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.8 released, adds EOS M5 support and tethering for EOS 5D Mark IV

Above: an overview on “Reference View” in Lightroom CC 2015.8 by LoriGraceAz

From Adobe Lightroom Journal:

Today Lightroom CC(2015.8) / 6.8, Adobe Camera Raw 9.8 and updates to Lightroom for mobile are now available.  Please click here to read the Camera Raw release notes and click here to read all the Lightroom for mobile news.

Introducing Reference View

Reference View is a new view mode available in the Develop Module that allows you to compare 2 different images in order to make them visually consistent.  This is helpful when making a group of images from a single event look similar or setting the white balance appropriately in mixed lighting conditions.

To get started,

  1. Go to the Develop Module
  2. Click on Reference View.  Its on the Toolbar, and you may need to show the Toolbar if hidden
  3. Drag and Drop your Reference Photo onto the left pane.  You can change your Reference Photo by either dragging a different image onto the left pane or using the “Set as Reference Photo” context menu in the Library Module.
  4. Edit the active photo. Use the Reference Photo to guide your editing decisions.

Click here for more information on Reference View.

Performance Improvements

Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8 includes ‘under-the-hood’ changes designed to improve the responsiveness of your Lightroom experience.  You should notice improvements in image editing responsiveness when background tasks (such as Preview Generation) are running, moving files between folders, running catalog backups.

Fit/Fill Improvements

You can now zoom to fit and zoom to fill.  Particularly when using ultra high-resolution (i.e. 4K and 5K) monitors, prior versions of Lightroom would not completely fill the Loupe window.

Additional Features

  • Ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them.
  • Export a Collection Set as a new catalog.
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Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan deal, 12 month subscription at $88.95 (reg. $119.95)

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At a glance:

  • Dedicated Photo Editing Suite
  • Subscription to Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Tools to Organize, Edit, Enhance & Share
  • Constant and Automatic Feature Updates
  • Up-to-Date Camera Support
  • Extensive Library of How-To Videos
  • Cloud-Based Storage for Multiple Devices
  • Sync to Photoshop Mix & Lightroom Mobile
  • For Mac and Windows Operating Systems

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Many of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are still live. Click here to see all listings.

A Bit of Everything

Above: How to Remove Sensor Dust in Adobe Lightroom- Sleeklens

Canon 1D X Mark II review part 1 – why superior colour means it’s game over for my Sony A7S II – EOSHD

Capturing the moment with Gali Tibbon – Canon UK

Travel photography: Capturing the unexpected with Dr. Chris Brown – Canon Australia

The Canon EOS M5: Creativity in a Compact Size – Rick Sammon/Canon Digital Learning Center

Expert tips for creative low-light shooting – Amateur Photographer

Fuji X-Pro2 and X-T2 User Review – My Journey from Canon to Sony to Fuji – Fuji Rumors

The shrinking camera sales will kill Canon-Nikon plans for a FF mirrorless? – Mirrorless Rumors

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See Hong Kong in this pretty psychedelic timelapse and hyperlapse video

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Kirill Neiezhmakov made a timelapse and hyperlapse video of Hong Kong. This is for sure not your typical timelapse video. It’s a timelapse and hyperlapse video with a decent dose of psychedelic elements.

The video was made using two Canon EOS 60D, an Canon EOS 70D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Samyang 8mm f/3.5, Canon EF 17-55mm f/2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L and a GoPro Hero 4. Adobe After Effects, Lightroom and LRTimelapse have been used for post-processing.

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7 now available (EOS 5D Mark IV support added)

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Adobe released updates to Lightroom 6.

From Adobe:

Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 are now available.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support and lens profile support, and to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Please note that this version of Lightroom contains compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and also requires macOS 10.10 and greater.

We recommend you update to Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 prior to updating to macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

Publish to Adobe Stock Contributor Site

You can now submit images directly from Lightroom CC to the brand new Adobe Stock Contributor Site using the included Adobe Stock Publish Service.  By contributing to Adobe Stock, you have the opportunity to showcase your work to millions of customers directly inside Creative Cloud applications.

Updates to “All Synced Photos”

We’ve made it easier to access your Lightroom CC images on the go with Lightroom for mobile and Lightroom for web.

You can now drag images directly to the “All Synced Photographs” collection in the Catalog panel.  By doing so, the image syncs with the Creative Cloud, and ensures that you’ll be able to edit, organize, or share the photo on the go with Lightroom across your devices.

Smart Previews for Faster Performance

You’ve always been able to use Smart Previews in the Develop Module as a way to edit photos without having access to the original images on disk.  Astute customers reported faster performance in the Develop Module when using Smart Previews and keeping their original images disconnected from their computer.  Now, you can set a Preference in the Performance tab so that Lightroom will always use Smart Previews in the Develop Module, if they are available, even when the original files are also available.

To do so,

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences dialog, select the Performance tab.
  3. In the Develop section, select Use Smart Previews Instead Of Originals For Image Editing.
  4. Click OK and then restart Lightroom.

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7

  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)

*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model.  We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality.  If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom. 

**We added new versions of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.

New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7

  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7 (note: only Canon mount lens listed, click here for full list)

Mount Name
Canon EF Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Adobe Lightroom will support Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel RAW

Adobe Lightroom Will Support Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel RAW

Will Adobe support Dual Pixel RAW files of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? This was a big question soon after we learned that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV would have this killer feature named Dual Pixel RAW.

Adobe will support this feature (and file format) in upcoming versions of Lightroom 6 and Photoshop, C|net reports.

“We’re working on it,” Adobe spokesman Roman Skuratovskiy said Thursday. He declined to say when Adobe would add the update to Lightroom and its cousin, Photoshop, though.

If you want to learn more about the innovative Dual Pixel RAW and what it can do, have a look at this article by CDLC, or watch the short video below.

[via C|net]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV user manual download

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV pre-orders links

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV body

USA – $3,499 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £3,599 – Park Cameras

Germany – WEX Cameras | Calumet

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens

USA – $4,599 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-70mm IS USM Lens

USA – $4,399: Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

Battery Grip for 5D Mark IV (BG-E20)

USA – $490: Adorama | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £329.99 – Park Cameras

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens

USA – $2,199: Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £2,349 – Park Cameras

GermanyWEX Cameras

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM

USA – $1,099: Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £1,129 – Park Cameras

GermanyWEX Cameras

Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter

USA Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

UK Park Cameras