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  • Lightroom 6.14 is the last perpetual, standalone version of Lightroom.

    While you may continue to purchase and use Lightroom 6 with a perpetual license, Adobe will no longer provide updates to the software. Consider upgrading to the Creative Cloud Photography plan to get the latest updates in Lightroom Classic CC and the all-new Lightroom CC, and ensure that the software works with raw files from the newest cameras.

  • If anybody's using the mac version of the incredibly useful and FREE JpegOptimizer plugin for Lightroom (reference here ) you may have noticed that has been broken for some time. As far as I understood it has something to do with dynamic linking and the updating of used libraries (imagemagic, exiv2, etc.). As LR's downscaling algo is solid (every bit as good as the best: ImageMagick's lanczos {convert} and Sverlov's free C3C {photoshop only}) this allows for 1 click ultralight export for web: downscale > strip metadata > recompress.

    Ugly solution till a coder does better is to manually overwrite libs inside the plugin wrapper with their newer versions when they're updated... it literally takes 1 minute and it might last months. Case someone too lazy even for that here's my personal version (mac only).


    BTW @Vitaliy I heard the PV's snow flakes froze the niagara :P

    Small Fry is by my tests the overall "best" suited algo. I personally use the lowest setting unless there are gradients... which is really fucked up to compress and needs a propper new pink suit and license to ill (BB fans). This reduces the image A LOT, often x10. A regular Mozpeg's script running with parallel is what I use for everything else not in LR catalog or humongous batching. The only thing that can make smaller files - talking JPEG here - (by little) is tinypanda's plugin for PS, and though that's paid, there's an online free version >>

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    Lightroom Classic CC v7.2 | February 2018

    This release of Lightroom Classic CC rolls out new features and performance enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes.

    Experience faster performance with CPU and memory optimizations

    Experience faster Lightroom Classic performance on machines with 12 GB of RAM or more, when you import and export photos, move between photos in Loupe view, or create HDR images and panoramas. 

    Create collections from folders

    In the Folders panel of the Library module, a new option has been introduced to quickly create collections from folders. If a folder contains subfolders, you can also choose to create a collection set that has the same hierarchy as that of the top folder. 

    To access the new option:

    • Select one or more folders in the Folders panel.
    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (macOS) and choose any of the available options from the context-menu:
    • Create Collection "[Folder Name]" or Create Collection Set "[Folder Name]", if you've selected a single folder.
    • Create Collections From Selected Folders or Create Collection Sets From Selected Folders, if you've selected multiple folders.
    • For detailed information, see Create collections or collection sets from folders.

    Create collection from a photo pin in the Map module

    In the Map module, you can now easily add a group of photos at the same location on the map to a collection. To do so, simply right-click any photo pin or group of pins on the map and choose Create Collection from the context-menu.

    Filter photos based on edit status

    A new filter has been added in the Library Filter bar and the Filmstrip to filter images based on their edited or unedited status. You can access this new filter option from any of the locations mentioned below.

    • Attribute options in the Library Filter bar
    • Use the new edit status icons under Attribute options in the Library Filter bar.
    • Metadata options in the Library Filter bar
    • Use the new Edit category under Metadata options in the Library Filter bar.
    • Filmstrip
    • Use the new edit status icons in the Library Filter bar.

    Folder search

    In the Folders panel of the Library module, you can now use the search field to find folders based on the entered text.

    Mark and filter favorite folders

    New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

    In the Folders panel of Library module, you can now mark folders as favorite. You also have the option to filter favorite folders within the Folders panel.

    To do so:

    • Select one or more folders.\
    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (macOS) and choose Mark Favorite (if you've selected a single folder) or Mark Favorites (if you've selected multiple folders) from the context-menu. A star icon appears over the folder that you've marked as favorite.

    To filter the folders marked as favorite:

    • In the search bar of at the top of the Folders panel, click the () icon.
    • Choose Favorite Folders from the drop-down list.

    Create smart collections based on a new rule - 'Has Edits'

    In the Create Smart Collection dialog, a new rule 'Has Edits' has been added to the Develop category. A smart collection created based on the new rule 'Has Edits' 'Is True' includes images that have adjustments applied and also the images that only have a crop (and no other adjustments) applied.


    The existing rule 'Has Adjustments' includes images that have adjustments applied, but excludes those images that only have a crop (and no other adjustments) applied. If you want to include cropped images in the smart collection, then choose 'Has Edits' in the rule instead.

    Fixed customer issues

    • Info overlay disappears when moving between modules * Watermark omitted from embedded thumbnails of exported JPEGs * Palette Gear not working in Dutch, French, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish
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  • Big fix update

    We heard your feedback and felt that parts of the release didn't uphold the level of quality that we hold ourselves to. We're happy to report that these issues were resolved and now available for immediate download. Some of the issues resolved included converting presets, sorting and copying/pasting profiles, translation errors, along with crash fixes.

    You can download the update and read the full release notes here

    Lightroom Classic CC update fixes:

    • An issue where some presets were not converting to the new format.
    • An issue with B&W legacy presets where the profile resets to Adobe Standard
    • An issue where Develop presets were not sorting correctly
    • Translation errors in other languages for some profiles
    • An issue where users were unable to copy/sync Black and White Mix settings
    • Lightroom backup catalog error issues.
      • Note: To resolve corruption issue in the backed up catalogs, update to Lightroom Classic CC v7.3.1 and then back up your catalogs again. If you're backing up your catalogs on macOS, see this known issue related to catalog compression below.
    • Known Issue on macOS only: When backing up your catalogs on macOS, Lightroom Classic doesn't compress (zip) catalogs that have a file size less than 4 GB. As a workaround to this issue, manually compress the backed up catalog files. Compressed files take up less hard disk space. By default, Lightroom Classic saves backed up catalogs to the following location on macOS:
      • /Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom/[catalog name]/Backups
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