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Lightroom 6.9 / 2015.9

Lightroom 6.9 / 2015.9 came out yesterday. There's no headline new feature and my interpretation is that it's mainly to support a number of new cameras. Fuji in particular have released a bunch of X bodies and a week ago launched their 50 megapixel GFX. After some mixed messages, it had slowly become clear that Lightroom's main competitor, CaptureOne, was not willing to support the GFX because of its threat to PhaseOne's core business (spot the conflict of interest!). So Adobe's speedy support is welcome for owners of this camera, and no doubt for Fuji themselves.

Plugin Preview – jb-X-LR

A few months ago I got my first mirrorless or electronic viewfinder-based camera, a Fuji X-T2, and I have found myself using its film simulations much more actively than I ever expected. The trouble is, while you see their appearance in Lightroom's Import dialog box and briefly in Library, Adobe's raw conversion then takes over. But what if you could automatically apply Fuji film simulations in Lightroom? That is what jb X-LR does.

CC price rise in UK

Brexit's effect on the Pound pushes up price of Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, just as it pushed up Mac pricing etc.

Lightroom 6.8 / 2015.8

Lightroom 6.8 / 2015.8 has just been released. For CC subscribers the big new feature is the introduction of the Reference Photo view in Develop, and it's a feature I like very much. It means that you can now split Develop's central pane between the image you're editing and another photo. While it looks quite similar to the existing Before/After view, which I use all the time, here the idea to help you adjust the active photo by comparing 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 […]

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?

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....