Designed for both photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds photo editing capabilities.
The Advanced Healing Brush enables users to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush. The Upright tool analyzes each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons. Radial Gradients offer users the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image.
Lightroom 5 also brings haring and publishing capabilities. New video slideshows enable users to combine still images, video clips and music in an HD slideshow that can be viewed on almost any device. Updates to the Book module bring the ability to create, personalize and print photo books from a variety of tailored templates.
Smart Previews, new in Lightroom 5, enable photographers to make edits to their images offline, without bringing their entire library of original files with them. Edits and metadata changes to Smart Preview files are automatically applied to the original images when they are reconnected.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is available now for immediate download for Adobe Creative Cloud members. Standalone software is available at Adobe.com and participating retailers for US$149 or US$79 for upgrades.