What’s new in Lightroom…

Adobe has just added some new features to Lightroom CC desktop in their latest update. The two biggest changes are a Revamped import experience and the Dehaze filter can now be applied as a local adjustment.

1.The new Import interface is cleaner and easier to understand, especially for the new user. Adobe has done a great job to make the entire import procedure easier and more effective for everyone, but still leave the extra options available for those who want more… all just a click away.

  1. The Dehaze filter has been such a great addition to the Lightroom Develop Module that you can now apply it as a local adjustment. This means you can use it with the radial filter, graduated filter and Local Adjustment Brush. More control and more flexibility to help you get the best out of your images.

This is just a part of all of the updates that Adobe has added to the Lightroom platform so make sure to check out RC’s post this week to find out even more of what has been improved from the desktop to the mobile platform.

Ps. Adobe has added new camera support which you can find in the list below.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 6.2

  • DxO ONE
  • Leica S (Typ 007)
  • Olympus E-M10 Mark II
  • Sony A7SM2 (ILCE-7SM2)

New Tethered Camera Support in Lightroom

  • Leica M Monochrom

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 

Canon EFCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
Canon EFSIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM A015
Canon EFTAMRON 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII VC B018E
Canon EFTAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012E
Canon EFTAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013E
Canon FDCanon FD 28mm F2.8
Canon FDCanon FD 50mm F1.4
Canon FDCanon FD 135mm F2.5 S.C.
CONTAX 645Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/45
CONTAX 645Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/35
DJIPHANTOM 3 Standard (DNG and JPEG)
GoProHERO4 Session
Leica MLeica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH.
Leica MZeiss Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM
Leica MZeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM
Leica MZeiss Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM
Leica MZeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM
Leica MZeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM
Leica MZeiss C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM
Leica MZeiss C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM
Leica MZeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM
Leica MZeiss Distagon T* 4/18 ZM
Leica MZeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM
Leica MZeiss Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM
M42Asahi PENTAX Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 M42
M42Fujifilm FUJINON 50mm f/1.4 M42
M42Fujifilm FUJINON 55mm f/1.8 M42
MFTVoigtlander MFT 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Aspherical
Minolta SRMinolta MC ROKKOR 58mm F1.2
Minolta SRMinolta MC ROKKOR-PF 55mm F1.7
Minolta SRMinolta MC ROKKOR-X PG 50mm F1.4
Minolta SRMinolta MC TELE ROKKOR-PE 200mm F4.5
Minolta SRMinolta MC W.ROKKOR-HG 35mm F2.8
Minolta SRMinolta MD 50mm F2
Minolta SRMinolta MD Celtic 135mm F3.5
Minolta SRMinolta MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2
Minolta SRMinolta MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7
Minolta SRMinolta MD W.ROKKOR-X 28mm F2.8
Nikon FMinolta MD W.ROKKOR-X 28mm F2.8
Nikon FNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AI
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR-H Auto 50mm f/2
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR-P.C Auto 105mm f/2.5 AI
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR-S.C Auto 50mm f/1.4
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR-UD Auto 20mm f/3.5 AI
Nikon FSIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM A015
Nikon FTAMRON 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII VC B018N
Nikon FTAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012N
Nikon FTAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013N
ParrotBebop Drone (DNG and JPEG)


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  2. Jack 8 October, 2015 at 20:22 Reply

    This update was a mess. There’s a lot that needs to be improved in the import module. This addressed none of them and was, instead, a giant step backwards. That’s bad news.

    The really bad news is that this update is/was horribly unstable. I had constant crashes and spinning beach balls (using El Capitan). I sent a couple of crash reports to Adobe but I suspect there will be no response. I ended up reverting to 6.1.1 (thank you Time Machine) and everything is good again.

  3. Suzanne 7 October, 2015 at 18:45 Reply

    This new roll out actually makes iphoto look good! I am kidding….sort of
    As a certified instructor and long time Lightroom advocate I am embarrassed and appalled by this new “improvements” They have dumbed down the interface and it will only lead to even more tragic disasters with importing and sorting images.

    What the F! This is supposed to be a professional tool for professionals

  4. Robert Peters 7 October, 2015 at 17:11 Reply

    “1.The new Import interface is cleaner and easier to understand, especially for the new user. Adobe has done a great job to make the entire import procedure easier and more effective for everyone, but still leave the extra options available for those who want more… all just a click away.”

    You have GOT to be kidding!!! The new Import interface is an disaster.

  5. Rene Zuch 7 October, 2015 at 14:36 Reply

    You wrote:

    1.The new Import interface is cleaner and easier to understand, especially for the new user. Adobe has done a great job to make the entire import procedure easier and more effective for everyone, but still leave the extra options available for those who want more… all just a click away.

    This is what the LR users think:

    Now think again about the quality of your blog post.

  6. Carlos Viana 7 October, 2015 at 10:35 Reply

    Still waiting for a list of local corrections (brush, graduated filter, radial filter) applied to an image in Lightroom….
    And no, the History panel is not enough. A list from which we could see and select a specific applied correction would be extremely useful, specially on complex images, where the tool markers are almost invisible among so much detail.
    When I review an image I have to navigate between all correction tools to check which ones I applied and then search throughout the image in order to find them. That’s almost pathetic and extremely counterproductive.

  7. Tom Lloyd 7 October, 2015 at 09:45 Reply

    I see that the Leica M Monochrom gets tether support, but why no tether support for the Canon 5Ds – it’s been out long enough now and it’s a camera that cries out to be tethered. I’m making do with the watched folder and EOS Utility alternative, but it’s a poor second to Lightroom tethered – come on Adobe.
    I hope that this will get some attention soon.

  8. John A 6 October, 2015 at 16:21 Reply

    This is a shockingly bad update. I have no idea what Adobe’s strategy is here, and it is rare to see functionality removed in modern software. If Lr is intended for the professional user as a DAM app, then why on Earth are they removing features without the ability to enable them back? Is their new target user the novice? Will there be an undoing of this mess?

    I’m recommending to anyone thinking of updating to study how this new import interface works since it might be a big step backwards for many current users.

  9. Ferry 6 October, 2015 at 15:07 Reply

    I have to agree with previous comments, this new update is not a step up. Just because the import dialog looks “nicer” doesn’t make it better. Apple makes that mistake every time. I miss all the things that were lost. It might be nice for new users, but for people who use this for work it’s a bad thing.
    Is there a way to install a previous version since due to the whole CC thing its hard to figure out 😛

  10. Matt S 6 October, 2015 at 13:44 Reply

    The removal list is disturbing. Who left the office at Adobe and let this decision get implemented? Not mention multiple issues of crashes now on Mac’s. This has all the markings of a major FUBAR inside Adobe. Wake up guys, this needs fixing and NOW!

  11. René 6 October, 2015 at 13:07 Reply

    I totally agree to Laura.

    What a mess. The import is looking nice but thats all. Lot´s of important features are gone.

    I often used the date selection in the destination tree. With this Mickey Mouse GUI I cannot work anymore. Looks like Adobe is copying the mistakes of Apple.

  12. Laura Shoe 5 October, 2015 at 16:40 Reply

    I love dehaze, so it’s great to see it as a local adjustment.

    I see that you say that the import redesign “still leaves the extra options available for those who want more”. I suspect that some will want at least some of the options that have been removed:

    – The “Eject card after import” option.
    – The option to Move files (Add, Copy still available)
    – The destination tree, and most important to me, the preview of what our date and/or subfolders will look like, along with the ability to uncheck individual date folders so that they don’t get (re)imported
    – the ability to zoom in on photos to check for sharpness before importing
    – Filtering by Destination folders
    – File renaming preview (there’s now no way to display what your file renaming choices will result in before actual renaming.)
    – The ability to import duplicates, for those who want to import them so they can de-dup and clean them up

    • Magnus Stålberg 6 October, 2015 at 04:01 Reply

      Well, you really point out the strange things regarding this update. What is Adobe’s strategy? Removing options used by many. Hard to understand. How does the most common Lightroom user look like to Adobe?

    • Florian 6 October, 2015 at 09:00 Reply

      Totally agree with Laura on these 5 glaring removals. What was Adobe thinking. Seems l like they are dumbing down to meet the needs of those new to Lr while ignoring those who have been using it for quite some time. Adobe, at least gve us some options to select what we want and need to use

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