Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC designed as a comprehensive solution for organizing, editing, and exporting photos. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 is an all-inclusive, non-destructive environment suitable for all aspects of post-production. Seeing enhancements in performance and range of features, the sixth edition of Lightroom includes a pair of Merge modes, HDR and Panorama, for seamlessly compositing multiple images together to increase dynamic range or the overall field of view of photographs, respectively.
Facial Recognition technology is now employed to help organize and access your photos of people quickly, and overall updates to the performance of the program accelerate processing and enhancement speeds. Rounding out the post-production workflow, this edition of Lightroom also allows you to create advanced video slideshows of your imagery and produce HTML5-compatible web galleries for sharing your work in more dynamic ways.
The range of features unique to Lightroom 6 serve to complement the already impressive set of tools found in previous iterations of Lightroom, including Smart Previews for working with your photos while offline from your library, rich metadata editing capabilities, Develop presets for applying one-click effects to imagery, an Advanced Healing Brush for intelligently retouching photos, and a wide assortment of sharing and exporting options.
The latest versions of the software make greater use of computers’ graphics processors, speeding up most processes and allowing complex tasks to run in the background without slowing the user experience.
Adobe Lightroom CC will be available to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan Subscribers. If you’re an Adobe Cloud subscriber and your updates have not shown up yet – be patient Adobe is currently updating the WORLD! Every CC subscriber should see an update like this withing the next 12 hours or so.
The CC version of the software is also designed to tie-in with the iOS and Android versions of Lightroom, by allowing for collections you choose to be synced and available across multiple devices, as well as on a web platform. The CC version also works with Voice and Slate: two new programs for creating image-based animations and presentations.
Master your digital photography workflow: Ranking, optimization and sharing – Lightroom together in one fast, intuitive application all tools dedicated to digital photography.
Bring out the best of each photo: Test your ideas freely with non-destructive tools – your original pictures remain intact. Lightroom lets you optimize every pixel of your photos, they were taken with a professional digital SLR camera or mobile phone.
Key features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6
Unleash your creativity in a nondestructive editing environment that allows you to test your ideas freely. The originals remain intact and you can easily cancel your edits or save multiple versions of a clichÃ©.
Advanced Black and White Conversion
Monitor closely the tonal qualities so essential to the black and white photos. Combine precisely the information of eight color layers in the grayscale conversion.
Quickly find pictures of loved ones, even without metadata tags. You select a face on the photo, Lightroom and search the person it belongs to all of your other shots. Sort and group your photos by faces.
Sophisticated Healing Brush
Get best pictures with one touch. Set the brush size and move it according to specific plots. Unwanted items and other imperfections, including irregular shapes son type, magically disappear.
Straighten skewed images with a single click. The Upright tool (Vertically) analyzes the image and detects horizontal or vertical lines inclined. It can even recover images without horizon.
Realize XXL ultra detailed panoramas. Photo merge technology lets you merge multiple images, including raw files, to create panoramas out of the ordinary.
Merge to HDR
Create realistic or surreal images from high-contrast scenes. By merging HDR, you can easily combine photos with different exposures into a single HDR image.
Import and refine your photos in record time. Lightroom leverages compatible graphics process to get you better performance, especially when you edit your images in the Develop module.
Development Predefined Settings
Save time by instantly applying the desired effect to your images. Just save develop settings as a preset and apply them to other photos in a click. If Lightroom includes dozens of presets, thousands more are offered by third parties.
Sophisticated Video Slideshows
Create stunning slideshows combining still images, movies and music, and supplement them with pan and zoom effects, for example.
Optimized Web Galleries
Present your work in the most elegant web galleries, more attractive and interactive. The new models of HTML5 compatible galleries are supported by many browsers and mobile devices work stations.
Integration of Online Sharing
Easily publish images on social networks and sites for such as Facebook and Flickr. On some sites, you can even view the online comments on your images directly from Lightroom Library.
Create Photo Books
Create beautiful photo books. Lightroom includes a large number of user-friendly catalog templates that you can now customize. Load them then printing a few clicks.
Notes About OS Compatibility
In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or above, or a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Focusing on more modern operating systems and architectures allowed Adobe engineers to spend more time adding functionality requested by users, including additional advanced imaging features and improving general application performance.
If you are on Mac OS X 10.7, or a 32 bit version of Windows, you will continue to be able to install and run Lightroom 5 and use Lightroom mobile. However, you will not be able to install Lightroom 6 until you upgrade to a supported operating system.
If you are currently running Mac OS X 10.7, Apple offers a free upgrade (here) to a more current operating system. For Windows users, Microsoft has a how-to reference (here) to help you determine whether you are running a 32 or 64 bit version of Windows.