Designed as a comprehensive solution for organizing, editing, and exporting photos, Photoshop Lightroom 6 from Adobe is an all-inclusive, non-destructive environment suitable for all aspects of post-production.
Enhancements in performance and range of features, the sixth edition of Lightroom includes a pair of Merge modes, HDR and Panorama, for seamlessly compositing multiple images together to increase dynamic range or the overall field of view of photographs, respectively.
Facial Recognition technology is now employed to help organize and access your photos of people quickly, and overall updates to the performance of the program accelerate processing and enhancement speeds.
Rounding out the post-production workflow, this edition of Lightroom also allows you to create advanced video slideshows of your imagery and produce HTML5-compatible web galleries for sharing your work in more dynamic ways.
The range of features unique to Lightroom 6 serve to complement the already impressive set of tools found in previous iterations of Lightroom, including Smart Previews for working with your photos while offline from your library, rich metadata editing capabilities, Develop presets for applying one-click effects to imagery, an Advanced Healing Brush for intelligently retouching photos, and a wide assortment of sharing and exporting options.
Lightroom 6 is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems and is delivered here on a DVD.
*Not compatible with Windows 32-bit version
Unique Features for Lightroom 6
- HDR Merge is a seamless means for compositing multiple exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image.s within a single frame in order to achieve an extended dynamic range with greater shadow and highlight detail. This tool helps to align sequentially recorded frames and average the exposure values from each to produce natural or surreal effects.
- Panorama Merge aids in stitching together several files, including raw images, in order to create wide field of view panoramas. This tool helps to maintain a high degree of detail and prevent unwanted distortions and gaps or overlaps between frames.
- Facial Recognition is a unique solution for sourcing photos of specific people without the use of metadata, tags, or keywords. By selecting one face from a photo, Lightroom 6 can search for images of that same person throughout your library for categorizing and grouping.
- The updated Advanced Video Slideshows function helps to create a polished, multimedia presentation of your photos, videos, and music, which can be further enhanced through the use of visual effects, such as pan and zoom.
- For sharing your work online, HTML5-compatible web galleries can be created to showcase your photos in a more elegant and interactive way that are compatible with most desktop and mobile browsers.
- A dedicated Filter Brush offers more precise control as to which areas of your image are affected when using Graduated or Radial filters. The brush can be used to adjust the filter's mask and add or subtract the effects from specific portions of the frame.
- Performance enhancements throughout Lightroom 6 offer increased speed and make full use of compatible graphics processors to expedite importing, processing, and exporting tasks, especially in regard to the Develop module.
Organize and Work Efficiently
Smart Previews permits working with your imagery without having to bring your entire image library with you. By generating smaller, more portable stand-in files of your full-size imagery, you can apply adjustments and update metadata and then automatically apply these edits to the larger originals at a later time.
Develop settings can be saved as presets for instantly applying your favorite looks to photos with a single click. In addition to creating your own, dozens of presets are pre-installed and thousands more are available from third parties.
- Location-based photo organization
- Import libraries from other software applications
- Extended video editing support
- Image watermarking
- Cross-platform 64-bit support
- Multiple monitor support
- Offline photo management
- Batch application of development settings
- Adobe Photoshop integration
- Manage and refine several images at once
- DNG and raw file conversion
- Single or group metadata stamping
- File renaming
- Advanced search and sort
- Simple or customized keywording
- IPTC/EXIF/XMP metadata editing
- Import and export presets
- Metadata stamp on import
Advanced Editing Capabilities
Advanced Healing Brush
The Advanced Healing Brush can be used to quickly fix image defects, such as dust or spots, as well as cleanly remove any unwanted objects within the photo. Updated control allows you to quickly remove oddly-shaped items, such as threads or splotches, without affecting the main subjects of an image.
Upright allows you to straighten tilted images with a single click by analyzing and detecting skewed horizontal and vertical lines. This function works even when the horizon line is obscured or hidden.
The Radial Gradient tool enables you to create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas within a single image for easily drawing attention to specific portions of the frame.
Lightroom is based within a non-destructive editing environment that lets you experiment and adjust imagery without the fear of accidentally altering your original files. This makes it easier to reverse any unwanted edits or save multiple versions of the same image.
Advanced Black and White Conversion
When converting color images to grayscale, eight color channels can be used to gain complete control over tonal representation, as well as contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). and brightness.
- Highlight and shadow recovery
- White balance brush
- Additional adjustment brush options
- Advanced noiseNOISEThe appearance of random pixels scattered over a photo, similar to the grain effect seen in film photography, which degrades photo quality almost as if it is stained. It occurs when taking photos in low-light conditions, with very slow shutter speeds on high sensitivity (ISO) settings. It is caused by amplification done by the sensor when high ISO settings are used. You can counteract digital noise by lowering the sensitivity (ISO) setting of your camera - the lower the ISO setting, the lower the noise in the image. Typically cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) will inherently produce less noise due to larger pixels on the sensor. reduction
- Film grain simulation
- Lens correction
- Perspective correction and crop
- Selective editing brush
- Tracking of editing adjustments
- Before-and-after comparisons
- Simplified tone curve tools
- Hue, saturation, and luminance editing
- Intelligent sharpening
- Red-eye removal
Effortless Sharing and Exporting
Photo Book Creation
A variety of drag-and-drop, pre-designed book templates are available for streamlined creation of printed photo publications. Each of the templates can be edited for a more personalized look, and then uploaded to printing servers directly from Lightroom.
Online Sharing Integration
Photos can be shared directly to social media and photo sharing websites, such as Facebook and Flickr, from within the Lightroom interface. With select sites, online comments to your images can also be displayed within the Lightroom library alongside your files.
- Soft proofing for printing applications
- Direct email support
- Customizable print packages
- Flexible and versatile online publishing directly from Lightroom
- HTML or Flash web gallery output
- One-click publishing to your website