Adobe announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac OS and Windows, which is offered as an individual license or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Designed for both photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds photo-editing capabilities to create more efficient workflows.
“Lightroom was originally conceived through the requests of Adobe customers, and this feedback continues to drive each new iteration,” said Winston Hendrickson , vice president of products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “As the digital photography landscape advances and evolves, Lightroom is the best solution for photographers and passionate hobbyists who want to get the most out of their digital images.”
Lightroom 5, which was initially released as a free, public beta in April 2013, adds editing tools to help photographers create better images faster. Its advanced healing brush was designed to enable customers to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches and other distractions with the precision of a fine brush. In addition, the upright tool analyzes each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons, and radial gradients offer customers the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image.
Extended sharing and publishing capabilities are also incorporated into Lightroom 5. New video slideshows enable customers to combine still images, video clips and music in a creative HD slideshow that can be viewed on almost any device. Updates to the book module bring the ability to create, personalize and print photo books from a variety of tailored, easy-to-use templates, as well as create customer-specific templates.
Plus, smart previews, new in Lightroom 5, enable photographers to make edits to their images offline, without bringing their entire library of original files with them. Edits and metadata changes to smart preview files are automatically applied to the original images when they are reconnected.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is available now for immediate download for Adobe Creative Cloud members. Stand-alone software is available for $149 or $79 for upgrades. adobe.com