Lightroom 6 Will Be Released on March 20 According to an Amazon Japan Leak

Mar 10, 2015

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Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Mar 10, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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The most recent leak indicates that the latest version of the popular photo processing and organizing software will be available in just ten days time.

While the leak does seem authentic, it is not necessarily the final release date.

A previous leak from Amazon UK and FNAC, a large retail chain in France, indicated that the software would be released on March 9th.

There has been some concern as to whether or not Lightroom will continue to be offered under a perpetual license or if it will become subscription-based only, but a leak from Amazon UK reveals that the new version will be offered as a “DVD Set”.

Below is the Google translation of the listing as it appeared on FNAC’s website:

Product Overview

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

Environment nondestructive

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 cliché.

Advanced conversion feature black and white

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.

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.

Face Recognition

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.

Upright (Vertically)

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.

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.

Fusion panoramas

Realize XXL ultra detailed panoramas. Photo merge technology lets you merge multiple images, including raw files, to create panoramas out of the ordinary.

Performance gains

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.

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.

Creating 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.

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The Lightroom 6 DVD set that appeared on Amazon UK

In the meantime, have a look at these 10 tips for optimizing photos in Lightroom.

 
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34 responses to “Lightroom 6 Will Be Released on March 20 According to an Amazon Japan Leak”

  1. Casey Braunger Avatar
    Casey Braunger

    Don’t see a whole lot of new features, improved maybe, but not really new.

    1. Scott Weintraub Avatar
      Scott Weintraub

      Facial Recognition, HDR, and Panoramas all seem like significant new features, and as far as I’m concerned, any speed improvement is also a feature.

    2. Sylvain Clement Avatar
      Sylvain Clement

      You are kidding??

    3. Casey Braunger Avatar
      Casey Braunger

      Ummm…no. What, besides face recognition is brand new?

      1. DaveCXT Avatar
        DaveCXT

        Unless you’re a beta tester of LR6, or confusing with CC offering full photoshop, then HDR and Panorama ARE new features. Along with Face recognition, its finally a big enough bump to get me to upgrade from LR4.

    4. Ralph Hightower Avatar
      Ralph Hightower

      I’d have to go with panorama. I did stitching of frames into panoramas using Paint Shop Pro. I’d like to know how easy Lightroom does it.

    5. Morgan Cole Avatar
      Morgan Cole

      64 bit, graphics acceleration, hdr, panorama stitching, to name a few.

    6. Casey Braunger Avatar
      Casey Braunger

      Nope. That’s already all in LR5. In fact 5.5 requires a 64 bit machine. Better? Probably, new? Nope.

      1. cccc Avatar
        cccc

        facial recogintion LR 5.. dream on…. panos in LR 5..dream on….

      2. KV Avatar
        KV

        In fact lightroom 5.5 does NOT require a 64 bit machine, and it does NOT utilize the graphics card to assist in processing speed. HDR and Panoramic stitching IS new, as is facial recognition. You may have ways of working around these features utilizing photoshop, or some other method, but that does not mean it isn’t a new feature for LR.

  2. WeShootFuji Avatar
    WeShootFuji

    We have information that leads us to believe the launch date will be pushed to April – from a previously reliable source.

    1. cccc Avatar
      cccc

      nonsense….
      and my source is better than your source.

      1. WeShootFuji Avatar
        WeShootFuji

        I guess we shall see

        1. WeShootFuji Avatar
          WeShootFuji

          Well we saw – CCCC’s source is bunk and mine isn’t. Crickets…

      2. WeShootFuji Avatar
        WeShootFuji

        P.S. Who is our source? Since you claim you know your source is better than ours – that requires you to know our source.

      3. Paul Lehman Avatar
        Paul Lehman

        My source can beat up your source

        1. WeShootFuji Avatar
          WeShootFuji

          LOL

    2. Groosome Avatar
      Groosome

      Early or late?

      1. WeShootFuji Avatar
        WeShootFuji

        Mid April – and we see that “cccc” has bailed on this thread. We guarantee you that he/she will be nowhere to be found on March 20 – Lightroom isn’t coming until April. Period.

        1. 99Problems Avatar
          99Problems

          You appear to be correct.

          1. WeShootFuji Avatar
            WeShootFuji

            Well we know it didn’t come on the 25th and that CCCC has bailed – when will LR come in April? We are still hearing mid-to-late April.

  3. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
    Gvido Mūrnieks

    Back in 2012 I walked away, from Lightroom, to RawTherapee.
    Haven’t watched back at it ever since.

    1. LK88 Avatar
      LK88

      and who exactly cares?

      1. Vince Foster Avatar
        Vince Foster

        Apparently you do.

    2. Groosome Avatar
      Groosome

      Tried it around then probably and got bugged with temp file issues among other things. Also can’t recall if it was as flexible with non destructive editing and catalog which are massive pluses for LightRoom.

  4. john andrew Avatar
    john andrew

    sticking w/ LR5 as long as my system is alive. PTGUI Pro is best for panos, bar none. When forced to move beyond LR5, into the scary cloud, moving to alt cataloging/post-processing. Not needing to upgrade every software iteration, I don’t like the idea of renting Adobe’s ones and zeros. I am a fond user of PS and LR, for now…

    1. Lokustez Avatar
      Lokustez

      autopano runs circles around PTGui……
      that´s why all the major pano artist use autpano.

      1. john andrew Avatar
        john andrew

        I’ll have to take a look, thanks

        1. john andrew Avatar
          john andrew

          I use mac

  5. Suricate Avatar
    Suricate

    Face recognition..? Hum, over short time I guess.. so what for ? Faces are changing with time, some years later I wish to know how efficient the software is on this side.
    There’re a lot of other improvements to achieve and particularly to make ACR much more better now. Have a look at C1, PhotoNinja or Iridient Digital..

  6. WeShootFuji Avatar
    WeShootFuji

    Adobe always releases product at Midnight EST so if LR were coming today it would already be announced.

  7. Robert Cain Avatar
    Robert Cain

    It’s March 21st, darn this leak.

  8. Peter G. Avatar
    Peter G.

    March 20th 2016?

  9. Joseph Hawkins Avatar
    Joseph Hawkins

    MArch 20 has come and gone- No lightroom 6 yet!