The most interesting new feature is “Smart Stitching.” This feature allows you to join two or more images together without losing any of the detail in the photo. You can do this by using the bounding box to select the areas of the image that you want to add and the other features of the smart stitching function.
New performance enhancements. For instance, when you import a RAW file into the catalog, Lightroom displays a dialog box while processing the file to let you know when the import finishes. The new Photoshop.com enhancements include increased rendering performance and performance improvements for catalog editing. There are also improvements to the curves tool, lens correction tool, smooth brush tool, and other tools in the program.
Photoshop cloud services. There is a new tab in the Preferences dialog, where you can now control your computer’s capabilities (or lack thereof). This includes the ability to use a smartphone’s WiFi connection, for example, so that you can view the same photo that is stored on your computer on your phone or tablet.
New editing tools. There are a new blend tool, new sharpen and blur tools, a desaturate and adjust colors tool and an HDR calculator. There are also a new set of Lens Correction tools to correct the sharpness of the image.
Lightroom 5 introduced a few new actions that were previously used manually to adjust the color and exposure of an image when making any adjustments. But now, with this new version, these actions can be used with the toolset. However, Lightroom’s visual representation of these actions does not let you know how to use them, which hinders this new version’s effectiveness. In other words, to use these actions effectively, you need to know how they work. Also, the adjustments are only semi-transparent, which makes it harder to figure out how much each slider’s effect on the photo. For all that, should you still upgrade to Lightroom 5? 933d7f57e6
Download the Lightroom 5 app from the App Store or Google Play store, or get it in a box from Adobe sites. Start up the application, and you will be directed to the store. From there, you need to initialize and install the app. Before we go into the details of Lightroom 5, let us talk about the differences between the older Lightroom and Lightroom 5.
While the old Lightroom was great at adjusting images without retouching the basic features like the Landscape, Portrait, Color effects, Perspective tools, and new Color Balance tools, Lightroom 5 has evolved from a simple application to a more powerful tool for image editing, retaining its basic features while removing some of the old Color Balance tools , and adding new features like Filters and Adjustment layers capability.
While Lightroom 5 has gained a versatile image editing feature set in addition to the Hit-O-Matic scratch layer, it has not eliminated the ‘Power’ tool along with its ability to edit color, or the ‘Sketch’ tool, which adds a randomized, dynamic layer to a layer, without taking up space on the canvas too. Combing all these features will be the task of the learners who are new to Lightroom.
While the old Lightroom versions supported the older version of the Adobe Camera Raw software, Lightroom 5 supports the new version of the software, Camera RAW 8.2. Such a change may seem, a bit confusing at first, but actually it provides a simple approach to start editing. Moreover, if you have exported your images as sRGB and use DNG files, a conversion to the sRGB format is an automatic process, and hence you can skip the hassle of using the ICC profiles to make color adjustments.