Adobe has announced that Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac OS and Windows will be available as an individual license or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
‚”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.‚”
New Features in Lightroom 5 Lightroom 5 adds powerful new editing tools to help photographers create better images faster. The Advanced Healing Brush enables customers to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush. The Upright tool analyses each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horisons. Radial Gradients offer customers the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image.
Lightroom 5 also brings extended sharing and publishing capabilities. 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, personalise and print elegant photo books from a variety of tailored, easy-to-use templates, as well as create customer-specific templates.
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.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is immediately available through Adobe Authorised Resellers or at www.adobe.com/africa/buy.