5.2 update for Adobe Photoshop Lighhtroom is available with new features and camera support

If you have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 or if  you have recently bought any new camera like Canon 70D or waiting to do tethering with Nikon D7100, then there is a good news for you ! Adobe has recently released 5.2 update which has some new features & camera support for FREE. btw, it's free only for folks who are owning Lightroom 5.0. Today we are going share more details about this update including new features it has & the kind of camera support it offers. Let's check out !

Transitionally folks wait for camera support, so let's look at the list of new cameras which will be supported in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom now -

Canon EOS 70D
Canon PowerShot G16
Canon PowerShot S120
Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
Fujifilm FinePix HS22EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
Fujifilm FinePix S205EXR
Fujifilm X-A1, Fujifilm X-M1
Leica C (Typ 112)
Olympus OM-DE-M1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72
Pentax Q7, Pentax K-50
Pentax K-500
Sony DSC-RX100 II
Sony A3000 (ILCE-3000)
Sony NEX-5T

I know that some of you must be waiting for tethering support for your cameras. So Lightroom 5.2 will be able to support following cameras along with old list of supported cameras -

Nikon D7100
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D / EOS Kiss X7i
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D / EOS Kiss X7

Support for new lenses is also added in 5.2 version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and here is the list of new lenses -

Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS, Hasselblad LF16mm F2.8, Hasselblad LF18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS, Hasselblad LF18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS, GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition, GoPro Hero 3 White Edition, Leica TRI-ELMAR-M16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH, Canon SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013; Canon, Nikon Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S013, Nikon SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013;  Olympus, SonySIGMA 60mm F2.8 DN A013; Pentax, Sony SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSMC013; Pentax, Sony SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012; Nikon 1 NIIKKOR 32mm f/1.2; Sony DSC-RX1R

If above information was not so relevant for you, I am sure that list of new features being offered will make you think about upgrading to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2. So let's have a quick glance at the new offerings in 5.2 version -

New Features in Lightroom 5.2

1. Feather slider for Spot Healing Tool

2. Color Noise Smoothness Slider in Details section of Develop

    This is added to detail section of Develop module of Lightroom and now it will also remove larger color regions that we usually get on brightening underexposed areas. We shall write separately on this one...
3. Auto Exposure has been improved to be more consistent across images and across different image sizes.

3. Smart Preview size will be 2560 pixels (from 2540) on the long edge.

5. Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:

We shall talk about each of these features in detail, but if you want to upgrade before our next post, go ahead & follow these steps -

1. Go to Help Menu & Click 'Check for Updates'

 2. Following screen would be shown with brief details about the update and a download button in the bottom. Click on Download option.

3. It will take you to Adobec.com and effectively your download will proceed after clicking another download button on website. 

Install & start exploring new stuff !!

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