Adobe Lightroom Updates Announced

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 .4 Lightroom 6.4 & ACR 9.4 Available for download

Adobe has made updates available to its subscription and standalone Lightroom applications as well as Camera Raw. The updates bring with it a feature called ‘Boundary Warp,’ a tool that helps to straighten the curved edges of stitched panoramas so that the image is rectangular
New cameras support in LR CC 2015.4  / 6.4
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Leica M (Typ 262)
  • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS60 (DMC-TZ80, DMC-TZ81, DMC-TZ85)
  • Phase One IQ150
  • Sony ILCA-68 (A68)
Additional Updates
  • Nikon 1 J4 Camera Matching Profile added
  • The panorama merging process should complete roughly twice as fast as Lightroom 6.3
  • Improved quality when applying Auto Straighten and Upright “Level” mode
  • A preference was added to the Mac to prevent accidental “speed swiping”
  • Metadata is added to merged panoramas to support Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Customers can now set the location of where photos are stored when downloaded from Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web in the preference panel or contextually in the folder panel
  • Thumbnails update much quicker when copying and pasting settings in the grid view
  • Images load faster in the Library module when you are zoomed in and navigating images
  • Tethered support added for the Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200
January 2015

New Firmware for Fuji X-T1

Fuji Film has announced a new firmware update ( V 4.20) for the Fuji X-T1
Fujifilm X-T1 Review Image
The new firmware brings:
1. Instant AF Setting in manual focus
Focus and exposure can now be locked when the AF-L button is used in manual focus mode. You can shoot after locking AF and AE with your thumb.
2.
AF+MF operation with AF-L button
The AF-L button can be used to lock focus in AF+MF mode and you can adjust the focus more accurately using the lens’s focusing ring.
3.
Focus zoom in AF+MF
The FOCUS ASSIST button can be used for focus zoom and fine tuning focus using the lens’s focusing ring with focus zoom activated.
4.
Flashgun in Bracketing/Continuous Shooting
Optional flashguns can now be used for bracketing and burst photography. When using the EF-X8, which is bundled with the X-T1, the flash fires in ISO, FILM SIMULATION and WHITE BALANCE BKT modes.
5.
Additional Custom Display Options
Functions have been added to the DISPLAY CUSTOM SETTING option in the setup menu.  Users can choose what they want, then concentrate on shooting.  Additional options include:  Focus frame/Shooting mode / Information background /Focus mode/Shutter Type/Continuous mode/Dual IS mode/Movie mode /Blur warning
6.
Fn7 Button
The movie-record button now doubles as an Fn button (Fn7). Press and hold DISP/BACK to select what it controls.
December 2015