There is good news today for people who have been waiting for the new version of Lightroom. Adobe today released Lightroom 6, it’s available to users as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription where the new version is called Lightroom CC. The new version doesn’t really make any revolutionary changes to the software but there are some worthwhile improvements that have been made by Adobe.
Adobe promises that Lightroom 6 is faster than its predecessor and that users will notice improvements in overall performance as well as the speed of individual tools.
Rendering speed of the exposure and distort tools shows a noticeable improvement, and so did the import feature which brings in large collection of images into the software at once.
New features added to Lightroom 6 include HDR merge and panorama merge, the features will create rich DNG files which can then be edited without having to worry about quality loss.
Other features like facial recognition are also onboard. Lightroom 6 supports library sync across all devices so smart folders created on any device appear across all of your devices.
Adobe has made the Lightroom 6 software available starting today, a standalone version can be purchased for $149 but it comes without file-syncing features and you will also have to buy other Adobe software separately. Go with a Creative Cloud subscription to get Lightroom CC, which is exactly the same thing, as well as software like Photoshop.