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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.

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8

  • Canon EOS M5
  • Fujifilm X-A3
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Hasselblad X1D
  • Leica TL
  • Nikon D5600
  • Olympus E-M1 Mark II (*)
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 (DMC-FZ2000 and DMC-FZH1)
  • Pentax K-70
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Sony Alpha a6500 (ILCE­-6500)
  • Sony Alpha a99 II (ILCA-99M2)
  • Sony DSC-RX100 Mark V

* denotes preliminary support

New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8

Mount Name
Apple Moment Macro Lens for iPhone6
Apple Moment Macro Lens for iPhone6 Plus
Apple Moment Superfish Lens for iPhone6
Apple Moment Superfish Lens for iPhone6 Plus
Apple Moment Tele Lens for iPhone6
Apple Moment Tele Lens for iPhone6 Plus
Apple Moment Wide Lens for iPhone6
Apple Moment Wide Lens for iPhone6 Plus
Apple Moment Macro Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
Apple Moment Macro Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
Apple Moment Superfish Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
Apple Moment Superfish Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
Apple Moment Tele Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
Apple Moment Tele Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
Apple Moment Wide Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
Apple Moment Wide Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EF SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
Canon EF SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
Canon EF SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016
Canon EF TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E
Canon EF TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E x1.4
Canon EF TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E x2.0
Canon EF Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZE
Canon EF Zeiss Milvus 2.8/18 ZE
Canon EF Zeiss Milvus 2/135 ZE
Google Pixel (DNG + JPEG)
Google Pixel XL (DNG + JPEG)
Go Pro HERO5 Black (Linear FOV)
Go Pro HERO5 Black (Medium FOV)
Go Pro HERO5 Black (Narrow FOV)
Go Pro HERO5 Black (Wide FOV) (raw + JPEG)
Leica M Leica SUMMARON-M 28mm f/5.6
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED
Nikon F SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
Nikon F SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM A016
Nikon F SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
Nikon F SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016
Nikon F TAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N
Nikon F TAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N x1.4
Nikon F TAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N x2.0
Nikon F Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZF.2
Nikon F Zeiss Milvus 2.8/18 ZF.2
Nikon F Zeiss Milvus 2/135 ZF.2
Ricoh Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Rear Camera (DNG + JPEG)
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S7 Rear Camera (DNG + JPEG)
Sigma SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
Sigma SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
Sigma SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

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

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