Announced and released today from our friends at Adobe comes the latest in their Lightroom platform, with Lightroom 2015.4/6.4 available now as an update for both Creative Cloud users and those who simply bought Lightroom 6. Among the features in this newest updates is camera support for eight new camera systems, and a new tool called Boundary Warp, which will be a great asset to those who use crop tools and panoramic tools.
What is Boundary Warp?
If you’ve stitched together panoramics, you’ve probably ran into the problem of the edges no longer being straight and rectangular. While the old way was to just crop in, losing parts of the image in the process, Adobe has come up with a newer solution with their latest tool called Boundary Warp. Boundary Warp analyzes the boundary automatically, and warps the image into place, giving you the full image in a rectangular crop. Like many of the tools Adobe has created involving analyzing and warping, Adobe suggests you give the algorithms a few attempts to master the effect.
Additionally, Adobe has added Camera RAW support to the following cameras —
- Fujifilm X70
- Fujifilm X-E2S
- Fujifilm X-Pro2
- Leica M (Typ 262)
- Leica X-U (Typ 113)
- Panasonic DMC-ZS60 (DMC-TZ80, DMC-TZ81, DMC-TZ85)
- Phase One IQ150
- Sony ILCA-68 (A68)
Additional Updates to Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 /6.4
- Nikon 1 J4 Camera Matching Profile added
- The panorama merging process should complete roughly twice as fast as Lightroom 6.3
- Improved quality when applying Auto Straighten and Upright “Level” mode
- A preference was added to the Mac to prevent accidental “speed swiping”
- Metadata is added to merged panoramas to support Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle filter
- Customers can now set the location of where photos are stored when downloaded from
- Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web in the preference panel or contextually in the folder panel
- Thumbnails update much quicker when copying and pasting settings in the grid view
- Images load faster in the Library module when you are zoomed in and navigating images
- Tethered support added for the Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200
For more information about the latest release from Adobe, be sure to check out their blog, where they’ve also included the additional lens profiles added to Adobe Lightroom. This update is available now.