Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 With New Healing Brush, Radial Gradient, and Straightening Tools

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Following the release of a public beta nearly two months ago, Adobe today announced immediate availability of the official release of Photoshop Lightroom 5, the company's professional photo management and manipulation software.

    Lightroom 5 Advanced Healing Brush (Click for larger)
    Adobe highlights six major new and improved features found in Lightroom 5, as well as a number of other smaller features designed to make the software more powerful and efficient than ever.
    Lightroom 5 is priced at $149 as a standalone purchase, with upgrading pricing of $79 available to current Lightroom users. Subscribers to Adobe's Creative Cloud service will also receive access to Lightroom 5 with their memberships.

    Lightroom competes with Apple's Aperture software, which is available on the Mac App Store for $79.99. Each successive version of Aperture has seen Apple reduce pricing, moves that drove Adobe to slash the price of Lightroom in half to $149 with the release of Lightroom 4 last year. But with no sign of a new version of Aperture and Apple continuing to price Aperture 3 at $79.99, Adobe apparently remains comfortable with its $149 standard pricing on Lightroom while it also seeks to transition users to its Creative Cloud subscription services.

    Article Link: Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 With New Healing Brush, Radial Gradient, and Straightening Tools
  2. macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cool. Can't wait to grab it from CC tomorrow.

    So many good things happening this week!
  3. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  4. macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2010
    Finally a usable healing brush! The lack of proper cloning and healing tools in Lightroom is the main reason I've stuck with an outdated Aperture for so long.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    The healing brush is ok, but not sure this is enough for an upgrade. Most of this they could have just put in 4 as an update.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    Might have to try this out. I've out grown iPhoto and looking for something better. I have Aperture but felt that was outdated big time! Maybe WWDC will bring Aperture 4 or iPhoto '13?
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Mac App Store version

    any chance of getting an upgrade price those of us who bought it in the Mac App Store ???? :D ;)
  8. macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
    I'm really interested to see how Smart Previews work. I have a huge library and it might be nice to have a preview library all the time and the masters on an external drive.
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
    I use Aperture, but since Apple has abandoned it i will move all my photo library to Lightroom. I was just wondering. Do i loose all the adjustments that i have made in my raw files if i will move the pictures to Lightroom?
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2009

    Whats the download link? the adobe one is only Lightroom 4
  11. macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2011
    Is full screen available now?

    I don't see full screen editing listed on Adobe's feature list. That's a feature I truly wanted in LR4. Anyone know if it made it into version 5?
  12. macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006
    Lightroom, a photo editing program designed for the not-so-tech-savy "photographer". :rolleyes:
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    Spokane, WA
    Lightroom 5, the perfect way to get rid of your daughter in a photograph but not that annoying stick in the lower right hand portion of the image.
  14. macrumors 603

    Oct 14, 2008
  15. macrumors 68040

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    Does anybody understand this? :confused:
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    I'm actually curious about this. Do Mac App Store owners get screwed or is Apple going to find a way to enable this?
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
  18. macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    Presumably, real men store their photos directly on disk, not a library, and edit out any imperfections with a hex editor.
  19. macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    but does it work with iPhoto?

    I seem to remember wanting to use Lightroom and all the work I had done sorting iPhoto events and albums wasn't imported to Lightroom.
  20. macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008

    I just stopped using Aperture and switched to Capture 1 Pro 7. I have the beta Lightroom 5.

    Each of these programs have their problems. Lightroom 5 has great tools, perhaps some of the best, but Lightroom 5's raw processing is the noisiest, particularly on higher ISOs than the other two. Capture 1 seems to have the nicest raw processing. Aperture is still the easiest to use and understand out of the box. And the raw processing is good, although some might find that it is flat, which very easy to remedy. Although Lightroom's histogram tools are the very advanced, the use of them is counter-intuitive. Histogram manipulation is so much easier in Aperture and C1.

    I find myself spending more time in Lightroom and I do not enjoy the interface. It's so much easier to get exif info about the photos in C1 and Aperture than it is in Lightroom. Lightroom is a good program with a lousy interface. The raw processing is also a bit unpredictable.

    Personally, I think Capture One 7.x is the software for most.

    Of course, there's the old bloated PS standby that is now only available in the cloud that Adobe wants us all to be virtually chained to.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Adobe trying to beat Apple to their Aperture 4 announcement. :D
  22. macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    I can't see Aperture 4 at WWDC. It's not a developer tool.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
    I like how you invented your own reality.
  24. macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2011
    It's Never A Good Night To Have A Curse
    Real men do everything analog. That's why I wrap my monitor in Saran Wrap, and edit all my photos with magic markers.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Can't I at least wish though? ;)

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