Lightroom Update 2015 6.4 Available

Adobe released an update to Lightroom today that, if you are running the current Creative Cloud version, will take you to 6.4.  This adds support to several new cameras as well as, allegedly, fixes issues that Nikon and Leica users had tethering on the latest MAC platform.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve not been able to tether my Nikon D810 or D4s to my Mac.

To update Lightroom, choose Help > Updates…

Or click “Update” in the Creative Cloud desktop application next to Lightroom CC 2015.
If the update is not showing, click the Gear menu > “Check for App Updates” in Creative Cloud desktop application.

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4

  • 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)

Some other updates include:

  • 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

RIP David Bowie

bowieI know internet has been flooded with eulogies for David Bowie, but I have to chime in.  I’ve been listening to his music since I was 8 years old when I first heard Space Oddity.  Few artists, since the Beatles, have changed the face of music more than David Bowie.  With each new work, he would take his music to a new level, always experimenting and pushing the boundaries of creativity.  I’ve met each new release with the excitement of wondering what he was going to bring us next. 

His Brian Eno trilogy in the 80s sounded like nothing else.  Last year, he surprised us with his first new material in over a decade and I was blown away by it. When I first heard that “Black Star” was coming out on January 8, I could not wait to put it on the turntable.  And now, he’s gone.  He left us with an album that’s being called his best since the seventies.  I’m sitting on an airplane right now and haven’t been home, but his new album is waiting for me. 

Tonight, I’ll light a candle, pour a dram of my best bourbon, and revel in his last gift to us, to me.  He knew it would be his parting gift and I’m so grateful.  He’s given me 40 plus years of joy and I will miss him and his music dearly.  Thank you, David.  You will never be forgotten.  I can only hope that someday, I’ll create a photograph that will have a tiny fraction of the impact he’s left.  Rest in peace, Sir Duke. 

I’m stepping through the door

And I’m floating in a most peculiar way

And the stars look very different today