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If you are moving from Aperture to Lightroom, this article and the comments should prove helpful

 

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Lightroom 6.8 / 2015.8

Lightroom 6.8 / 2015.8 has just been released.

The star feature of 2015.8 for CC subscribers is the introduction of the Reference Photo view in Develop, and I like it very much. This means that you can now split Develop’s central pane between the image you’re editing and another photo. It looks quite similar to the existing Before/After view, which I use all the time, but here the idea is that it can often help you adjust the active photo if you compare it with some aspects of an existing picture.

LrMobile 2.6

Lightroom Mobile 2.6 for iOS has just been released. The main change is for the iPhone version which now has a slightly different UI. It’s probably better, but it doesn’t greatly excite me.

But the best thing is that the iPhone app now allows you to update photos’ titles and captions. Finally, finally….

Obviously the phone is a fiddly way to enter lots of metadata, but for odd pictures it’s going to be very convenient. You just go to a picture, change the top menu to Info and you can then edit the title, caption and copyright. I try to use the voice recognition to do the captioning – it’s not very efficient, but it’s fun.

 

By the way, if you want a quick to Lightroom Mobile, check out Julieanne Kost’s new set of videos.

Uploading to Blurb – if it stalls….

Yesterday and again today I tried uploading a book to Blurb. Each time the progress bar never moved, and I was forced to cancel. So what was wrong? And – if you’re brave – what can you do?

Codename Nimbus

Adobe held its annual Max conference last week and launched Photoshop 2017 and a series of other updates – but nothing about a Lightroom 2017.

Instead there was an intriguing demonstration or “sneak peak” of a desktop application they’re working on – Nimbus.

Lightroom 6.7 released

Lightroom 2015.6.7 has just been released with the usual range of new camera and lens support, and a couple of new features.

How can I customise a built-in web gallery?

How can I customise a built-in web gallery?

If you know your way around your computer’s user folders, and if you can hack a Lua file in a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit, you can certainly change details to suit your needs.

It’s techy, but not difficult….

Lightroom 6.6.1 released

Lightroom 6.6.1 has just been released and contains two small bug fixes which aren’t as small as they may at first appear.

There’s also support for the Fuji XT2 – already – and a new Apple TV app to show Lightroom Mobile photos.

LrMobile 2.4 – big new features

Lightroom Mobile 2.4 is available now and it has some exciting changes. You can now import raw files directly into LrMobile, and graduated and radial filter adjustments are now available.