Lightroom 5 is out! What does that mean, do we need to upgrade?
Just when you think you have the latest software, they upgrade! It’s been out in beta for awhile, but as of June 10th, 2013 you can purchase Lightroom 5 on Amazon.
To see what the difference is check out this list by the Lightroom Queen – What’s New in Lightroom 5. Plus if you don’t have time to sit down and read the entire article, the highlights are in red. This way you can quickly scan the entire article for the important information.
Video review on Lightroom 5
If you prefer a more visual review then check out Learning Cameras, they have a great review on some of the new features you will find when upgrading your Lightroom. Of course if you watch this review you might decide you just have to have it!
One of the things I got excited about… In addition to the regular spot removal tool you can now paint on an image area for cloning and healing adjustments. This way you can work on moving larger images out of your picture!
Currently, I have Lightroom 4 as well as Adobe Photoshop CS4. Of course I listen and would love to upgrade, but I just bought Lightroom 4 last year and feel like I still have a ton to learn on that software. For me I think I will wait just a bit before I upgrade. Perhaps when Lightroom 6 comes out, it will be just to good to pass up. I am sure that date is not to far in the future!
What do you think? Anyone purchase the new and improved Lightroom 5 and think it’s something you just have to have… If so please chime in and let me know if it’s something one must have. A software that one just couldn’t shouldn’t live without!