The latest revision to Photoshop Lightroom, called CC (or 6), is a typical Adobe release. That’s to say, there are some real steps forward, as well as some exciting features, but it seems we can never be without a frustrating misfire or two. The latest release is a definite improvement, but there’s still a lot of room to grow.
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Just last week, Adobe dropped the curtain on the official release of Lightroom 6/CC, putting the final master into our hands to play around with. As with looks at the software’s previous updates, I will not head into a full review of Lightroom’s capabilities (instead, if you need to familiarize yourself with the basic premise, I urge you to read my original treatise from a few versions back here), but instead give some insight into its newest changes.
To eliminate any confusion, LR6 is the standalone version of Lightroom Creative Cloud… essentially the same product. The upgrade touts an impressive new feature list. Some of these features are ones that photographers have been clamoring for, for ages; a couple of them are more for the masses; and there is the always-present Adobe trumpeting of a “WTF?” improvement cooked up for nobody really knows who.
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