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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lightroom Mobile Updates

Adobe Announces versions 2.3 (Android) and 2.7 (iOS)

This release includes HDR capture for compatible cameras. Subscribers to Creative Cloud or Photography Plan have access to the selective adjustment tools and it’s cool to be able to switch between linear and radial filters using a single icon.Once a selective adjustment has been added to an image, I like the ability to click the edit pin to quickly duplicate or tweak the effect on another area of the image; simply by dragging.

Summary of Enhancements

HDR Capture
Local Adjustments
Speed and stability improvements

HDR Capture
Export Original
Speed Flagging (the improvement/reintroduction of)
Prevent from sleeping while on power
Better sync
Improvements to capture UI
General UI improvements across the app
Bug fixes and speed improvements

Lightroom Mobile continues to evolve in the right direction and the latest enhancements to the built-in Adobe Camera app compliment the Professional Mode and DNG capture capability with compatible cameras on devices such as some iPhone 6 & 7 models, Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPad Pro 9.7. The video below demonstrates the benefits of DNG capture and how to shoot in the raw format.

It should be noted that capturing in the High Dynamic Range DNG format will result in larger files requiring future devices with more storage and sufficient RAM for processing. 

I have not been able to test this new feature as my older Galaxy Note does not have a 12mp supported camera, however the ability to shoot HDR images in DNG format is unlike any other camera app.


Lightroom Update
Along with the updates to Lightroom Mobile, Adobe has released the latest update to Lightroom for the desktop; LR 6.9/CC 2015.9 together with Camera Raw 9.9

New camera support is added for the following camera models:

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Fujifilm X100F
Fujifilm X-A10
Fujifilm X-T20
Leica M10
Olympus E-M1 Mark II
Panasonic DC-FZ80 (DC-FZ82, DC-FZ85)
Panasonic DC-GF9 (DC-GX850, DC-GX800)
Panasonic DC-GH5
Panasonic DMC-TZ82
Phase One IQ3 100MP

The LR 6.9/ CC 2015.9 release does not add any new features but addresses mainly bug fixes including the false error message for catalogs under 4gb in size, when backing up.
Lens profiles are included for many new lenses including Canon’s latest pro L series lenses:

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM

Tethered support for the Canon 5D mark iv was already available but has been updated in LR 6.9/CC 2015.9 as Canon have released a new SDK.

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