Adobe have just announced that Lightroom CC 2015.6, Lightroom 6.6 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.6 are now available adding a whole slew of lens support, a few new cameras and some very welcome updates and fixes.
The big feature is the new Guided Upright tool, available in both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. In these videos, let Julieanne Kost tell you what they’re all about and how they work.
Lightroom and ACR have had the regular Upright tool for a while, but the new Guided Upright tool lets you get a lot more control that may otherwise require extra steps within Photoshop.
Photoshop has had similar functionality for quite a long time, with the Adaptive Wide Angle feature, but bringing this type of control into the raw processor offers some great advantages.
No longer having to go into Photoshop to make these tweaks may allow you eliminate it from your workflow entirely for some images.
For ACR users, being able to make these adjustments more easily before bringing your image into Photoshop is going to help speed up your workflow and may help to reduce memory overhead if you’re used to using Adaptive Wide Angle as a smart filter.
The updates also add some new camera support including the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, Leica M-D (Typ 262), Nikon Coolpix B700, and the Panasonic DMC-GX85. Tethered Camera Support has also been added for several Canon bodies including the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 80D, and EOS 1300D / Rebel T6.
I can imagine there’ll be few 1D X Mark II studio shooters very pleased by this news, if they haven’t all got sick of waiting and switched to Capture One already.
Adobe have also added support for over 60 lenses with a whole bunch of new lens profiles, and fixed various other bugs.
Does this update fix some issues you’ve been facing yourself? What do you think of the new Guided Upright tool? Let us know in the comments