The latest version of Lightroom is now available to those who have signed up to the Creative Cloud and having had a quick look, whilst enhancing some photos from a sunset shoot with friends yesterday, here are 3 features that I particularly like.
In preferences there is now a selection to let Lightroom automatically choose your standard preview size based on the monitor you are using. This is very useful if you use different monitors or have one of the new high resolution monitors. Note: If you have a high resolution monitor and use this setting you may want to think about setting your preview to standard when importing and allowing time for the import or, import them as minimal and when you have a break, use library > previews > convert to standard, otherwise you might find it slow when sorting deleting or enhancing your images.
In the develop module precisely controlling which parts of your image are affected by the graduated or radial filters looks good I have frequently been going into Photoshop to do this and it certainly was a help to be able to adjust these more precisely with the brush.
The one click on collection to put the collection on the web and make it public works well and could be great for quickly showing off a collection to clients or friends.
There are of course many more features to try out over the coming week, but not in time for this Sunday’s workshop which will still be based on Lightroom 5.