Lightroom history

October 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Lightroom release history

Version 1 February 2007

  • Library module
  • Develop module
  • Web module
  • Print module
  • Crop tool
  • Slideshows
  • History
  • Hierarchical keywords
  • XMP import/export
  • Labels/Flags
  • Virtual copies and snapshots
  • Stacks
  • TAT tool
  • Red eye tool
  • Spot removal tool
  • Compare view
  • Multiple catalogues
  • Painter tool

Version 2 July 2008 (18 months)

  • Localize adjustments
  • Smart collections
  • Library filter
  • Dual monitors
  • Output sharpening
  • Post-crop vignette
  • Picture package
  • Print to JPEG
  • Suggested keywords
  • 64-bit support
  • DNG camera profiles
  • Graduated filter
  • Photoshop integration

Version 3 June 2010 (23 months)

  • New demosaicing process
  • New sharpenening
  • New chroma and luminancenoise reduction
  • Import dialog
  • Publish services
  • Custom print package
  • Watermarking
  • Grain
  • New post-crop vignette
  • Slideshow H.264
  • Backup on exit
  • CMYK support
  • Tethered shooting
  • Video support
  • Point curve
  • Lens corrections
  • IPTC Extension

Version 4 March 2012 (22 months)

  • New rendering process
  • New tone controls
  • Book module
  • Map module
  • Soft proofing
  • Basic video editing
  • RGB curves
  • Local adjustments for WB, noise reduction and moire
  • Improved CA correction
  • 32 bit TIFFs
  • Publish videos
  • Move multiple folders at once
  • Stack in collections
  • Email

Version 5 June 2013 (15 months)

  • Radial gradient
  • Enhanced healing and cloning brush
  • Smart previews
  • Save custom layouts in book module
  • PNG files
  • Video in slideshows
  • Perspective correction
  • Full screen tweaked
  • LAB color readout

Version 6 April 2015 (22 months)

  • Face tagging
  • Photo merge - Panos, HDR and HDR panos
  • Import photos directly to a collection
  • The ID plate now has an activity center
  • The keyword painter can now use any of your saved keyword sets
  • GPU acceleration in dev module if your video card supports OpenGL 3.3
  • You can now erase parts of the gradient and radial filter
  • Pet eye
  • The slideshow module has seen some love: pan and zoom, multiple audio tracks, tempo sync
  • Improved performance in the map module and web module

Version 7

  • Localized black and white sliders (v6.1)
  • Dehaze (v6.1) and dehaze as a local adjustment (v6.2)
  • Totally screwed up import with a new dumbed down version (v6.2)
  • Revert to old imprt module (v6.3)
  • Boundary warp (v6.4)
  • Guided upright (v6.6)
  • Use smart previews even when originals present (for performance) (v6.7)
  • Zoom to fit or fill (v6.8)
  • Filter or create smart collections for images with snapshots (v6.8)
  • Performance improvements to develop module (v6.8)
  • Reference view in develop module (v6.8)

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