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Lightroom 5 Public Beta

Adobe has just released a free public beta for Lightroom 5.

Adobe's Lightroom blog has the announcement where you can see the list of new features, and also a list of resources (essentially other people writing about the release). In particular, Victoria Bampton's What's New post is always a good reference.

(Unfortunately, Adobe mistakenly schedule the release during my cherry-blossom season, so I've had no time to write up anything about it myself.)

The latest versions of my Lightroom plugins should work in Lightrooom 5.. Be sure to upgrade to the latest version of each plugin to work in Lr5

This is the most exciting Lightroom upgrade for me in many years, but perhaps surprisingly, my excitement is not due to any new image-editing feature (though the new healing brush is amazing), but because the new “Smart Previews” feature will allow me to have my entire multi-Terabyte photo library on my laptop.


Comments so far....

I can’t believe Adobe would permit such an oversight!

Surely they know that sakura season should, for the sake of all involved, determine their entire rollout schedule?

— comment by Zak on April 16th, 2013 at 7:44am JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Unfortunately Folder Watch and Snapshot on Export it does not work for me.

With regards Sebastian Borowski.

Are you using the latest version of each plugin? —Jeffrey

— comment by Seb on April 16th, 2013 at 8:02am JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Sigh, where is Aperture 4? At this rate it looks like I’ll have to migrate to Lightroom after all. Oh, well… I suppose I’ll finally get to make use of your plug-ins if I do. That’s something to look forward to!

— comment by David K on April 16th, 2013 at 10:40am JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Stoked. Very excited about the integrated reverse geocoding/tagging feature that seems to work so far.

In that vein, is there any chance you intend upon making a publishing plugin for Panoramio?

No chance until they offer an API for third-party apps. I talked to the founder about it many years ago, and had never met someone so clueless about geoencoding in my life. The Lightroom-User demographic is one they should want to embrace, but they don’t seem to want it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Sawyer on April 17th, 2013 at 9:14am JST (1 year, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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