Lightroom 6 is taking its sweet time getting here. Meanwhile, Nikon shooters with the new D5500 and D7200 DSLRs are mostly sitting on their hands waiting to process their files. It may not be much longer though…
The latest rumors point to an April 21 launch date for Lightroom 6 thanks to a supposed leak on a Dutch camera store website (now removed).
Here’s some of the big new features we can expect to see in Lightroom 6:
- Face recognition without metadata tagging
- Merge to HDR for combining multiple photos with different exposures into a single HDR image
- Fusion panoramas for merging multiple files (including RAW files) to create panoramas in Lightroom
- GPU acceleration for image editing
- Sophisticated video slideshows that allow you to combine images, movies and music, along with adding Ken Burns effect to images
- Optimized web galleries with HTML5 compatible galleries
Hopefully, we’ll see Lightroom 6 soon. Just remember, Mac users will need to be running OS X 10.8 or higher to install it.
For all of you waiting with a D5500, you can convert your NEF files to DNG files using Adobe’s free DNG converter (Mac | Windows) for use in existing versions of Lightroom. New D7200 owners, sorry but you are still out of luck unless you want to hack the EXIF data using Terminal or a hex editor.
[via Fuji Rumors]
Tim L says
Greatly looking forward to faster operation. Otherwise, my most desired feature is improved X-Trans conversion.
Will this be a paid upgrade from 5.7.1?
Eric Reagan says
Yes. Most likely, it will be $79.99.
Of course, it is a free upgrade for Creative Cloud members.