Adobe Releases Lightroom 5

adobe_logo_large.jpgThe Adobe Lightroom team has announced the availability of Lightroom 5, and it's available via Creative Cloud or for purchase as a stand alone license.

Adobe has added a host of new and interesting features to Lightroom 5, listed below, which make it easier for photographers to streamline their work flow and enhance their images without using other products:

* Advanced Healing Brush: Enhancements to the Spot Removal tool allow you to heal or clone using brush strokes. A new "Visualize Spots" tool highlights sensor dust spots for easy removal.

* Radial Filter: Apply any of Lightroom's local adjustment attributes to a circular mask. The area of the mask can be resized, feathered or even inverted to give you maximum control over the focus of your images.

* Upright: Automatically level horizons, straighten buildings, and correct other askew lines with a single click.

* Smart Preview: Lightroom 5 allows you to edit offline images by storing a smaller version of the original image. Edits made to the smart preview will automatically apply to the original once reconnected to Lightroom.

Lightroom 5 also includes improved photo book creation, and slideshows that mix video and still images. You can then share photos using the Behance Publish Service and and Adobe includes an expanded range on the Radial Filter's feather slider. Lightroom 5 also adds support for a number of new camera models.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac and Windows is now available for purchase, and is available individually for $149 (for those new to Lightroom) and $79 (for previous Lightroom customers). Student/teacher editions are available at additional discounts.

See more about the features included in Lightroom 5 here:

Download Lightroom 5 here:

See a full list of added camera profiles and release notes on the Lightroom Journal here: