Adobe announced several Lightroom related updates this past Thursday. They include updates to Lightroom CC 2015.5.1, Lightroom 6.5.1, ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) 9.5.1 for Mac and Windows and Lightroom Mobile for iOS 2.3. These updates include the usual bug fixes and the addition of new camera models. Here’s a listing of what’s new.
First, the desktop versions of Lightroom, to maintain synchronization between the desktop and your mobile devices of images and metadata you’ll need to login at first launch of the app. To do so simply click on the white triangle “Sign In” button next to the Identify Plate at the top left corner of the screen. While this new “button” seems oddly hidden it is much easier to sync your photos now than with the previous version of Lightroom.
Some of the bug fixes in the update include, exported Droplets from Photoshop not working, the Issue with Lightroom presenting a dialog blocking use of folders, some camera models EXIF lens name not visible, and the keyword panel losing focus when moving to the next image in the Library have been addressed. Along with these bug fixes Lightroom has added the Pentax K-1 and Sony DSC-RX10M3 cameras to the mix. Keep in mind that anything new or fixed in Lightroom for the desktop is also fixed and new in Camera RAW in Photoshop.
Lightroom Mobile 2.3 for iPhones and iPads has a couple of new features. Now, you can start editing a photo immediately after exposure. This is similar to Lightroom Mobile for Android. The main difference is that with iOS you’re still working with a JPEG, where the Android version you’re working with a RAW file. This is because Android now natively supports RAW and iOS does not. The other new feature in Lightroom 2.3 is the ability to import multiple images by being able to swipe across a series of photos directly.
You can get additional ACR 9.5.1 details here. You can read more about Lightroom for iOS 2.3 here on the Lightroom Journal and get the updated app from the App Store.