Adobe has finally free Lightroom 5 from it’s beta-testing phase shackles, making the latest version of its photo editing app available to all.
One of Adobe’s first products to integrate fully with the company’s Adobe Creative Cloud system, it’s available as an individual license or as part of the company’s new cloud service.
Improvements over the last version of the app include a one-click image “healing” brush, removing shot imperfections, and an upright tool that acts like a title-shift lens.
There’s also a tool to fix perspective warp from wide-angle lenses, and the addition of radial gradients to apply multiple different vignette effects to different elements of a single image. Overall, Adobe have added more than 50 tweaks over the last edition of Lightroom.
“Lightroom was originally conceived through the requests of Adobe customers, and this feedback continues to drive each new iteration,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe.
“As the digital photography landscape advances and evolves, Lightroom is the best solution for photographers and passionate hobbyists who want to get the most out of their digital images.”
Adobe Creative Cloud users can access the new version of the app right now, while there’s also the option to purchase the software directly from Adobe’s website. For newcomers, Lightroom 5 will cost £102.57, while those looking to upgrade from earlier versions can nab it for just £57.64.
By Gerald Lynch | June 10th, 2013