Adobe Lightroom is state-of-the-art professional photo development, manipulation and organization software. Lightroom’s powerful features will enable users to transform RAW photographs into beautiful images of any kind. The sharpness, contrast, tone, white-balance and color can be adjusted in fine detail manually or through the large range of default and downloadable presets that are available. All the common styles; such as black and white, sepia, high contrast color and velvia are applied with just one click.
The organization of photographs is easy with Lightroom. The application provides a concept of catalogues and collections that can include one or multiple images from various folders, either on your hard-drive or other media sources. The book module makes creation of photo books or brochures easy, which can be saved as PDF to be ordered at online printing services.
Lightroom is also capable of importing AVCHD-Videos to extract single JPG images for further processing. Pictures with GPS data can be shown on its location on Google Maps.
Lightroom images formats include: Camera Raw, DNG, TIFF, JPG, Photoshop (PSD) and others
Lightroom video formats include: AVI, MOV, MP4 and others
The following changes have been undertaken in Lightroom 5.6:
New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.6
Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.6
Canon Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E
Canon Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DiIII VC B011EM
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5 – 5.6
Nikon Tamon 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N
Pentax Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Phase One A/S Schneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6
Sony Alpha Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Sony Alpha Sony 28mm f/2.8
Sony Alpha Sony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Sony Alpha Sony 100mm f/2.8 MACRO
Sony Alpha Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony Alpha Sony 70-200mm f/2.8G
Sony Alpha Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony Alpha Sony 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF
Sony Alpha Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II
Sony E Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M
Please note – the profile for the newly added Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is not automatically located when applying lens profile corrections. This is a bug and we will fix it in a future release. The workaround is to: Manually select the profile and choose “Save New Lens Profile Defaults” in the Setup menu on the Profile tab. From then on, the lens should automatically select when the profile is enabled.
Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.6:
Collections with a custom sort order would sometimes not properly sync with Lightroom mobile.
Updated the “Adobe Standard” color profile for the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacts customers who used Camera Raw 8.6 or DNG Converter 8.6 to convert NEF raw files from the D810 to DNG
Star ratings set in Lightroom mobile did not properly sync to Lightroom desktop. Please note that this only occurred on images that were added to Lightroom mobile from the camera roll
Resolved the issues causing the persistent “Syncing … images” state that some of our customers have reported.”
Star ratings would sometimes not sync from Lightroom desktop to Lightroom mobile. Please note that this only occurred when attempting to sync a Collection that contained more than 100 photos that already contained star ratings.
Added information to the “System Info” dialogue to help designate if the customer installed Lightroom from the Creative Cloud.
Unable to open sRaw files from the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacted customers that converted D810 sRaw files to DNG in either Camera Raw 8.6 RC or DNG Converter 8.6 RC.
Images with invalid GPS coordinates would not properly sync with Lightroom mobile
Lightroom occasionally crashed when changing image selection on Windows. Please note that this only occurred on the Windows platform.
JPEG files exported from Lightroom would not open or be available to edit within Canon Digital Photo Professional application software.
Lightroom would run in reduced functionality mode when it should not.
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