As you are probably aware by now, Adobe has released the next major new version of Lightroom. Called Lightroom CC (Or Lightroom 6 for the standalone non subscription version) it features many new features and changes. I’m pleased to report though, that there are no compatibility issues with any of my presets, and all should work perfectly out of the (virtual) box.
I've been using the new version of Lightroom pretty extensively over the last day or so since it came out, and I have a few observations to share. This isn't a comprehensive review by any means, but rather some initial findings based on using it in real-world conditions. If you have any questions about the new version or anything you would like me to test, let me know in the comments below and I'll do my best to cover it in a future post.
Adobe today announced the long awaited release of the next version of Lightroom. In fact there are two versions, Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6. Lightroom 6 is the stand alone boxed copy and Lightroom CC is the version that comes as part of a subscription. The CC version also includes access to various cloud services and the Lightroom Mobile apps. There are several new major headline features and lots of smaller ones.
When Photos for OS X finally launched, one of the nice things about it is that it effectively makes a copy of the library on your iPhone, including all the albums you might have. I never really paid much attention to the albums in Photos on my iOS devices, as I never actually created any albums in it. However, some apps do and those albums are synced over too. One of those is for VSCO cam images that you save back to your camera roll from the VSCO cam app.
Spring is normally a quiet time for me with design work, but this year, I've been swamped, so my photography blog has taken a bit of a back seat. I want to do both, but unfortunately I just haven't been keeping up. I'm in the process of re-designing my long idle design portfolio and website too, so when I keep mentioning the design work I'm doing, I'll finally be able to refer you to what I'm talking about. I'm actually working on some interesting projects, but I can't talk about them now.
Anyway, I haven't been totally abandoning the photography side of things. I've been doing some bits and pieces that you may find of interest.
I've been a bit quiet, photographically speaking, over the last week or two. I've been busy working on some design jobs, so I haven't updated the site here as much as I would like. Anyway, as it's a beautiful spring day here in Dublin, here are some daffodil shots to celebrate the changing of the seasons.
If you're an Iridient Developer user and a Fuji X-Trans shooter (X-Pro 1, X-E1, X-E2, X100s, X100t etc) the developer of the software has posted film simulation presets to match the ones that are available in camera. They've actually been available for a little while, but they've just posted some updated versions.
I’ve been using Capture One to process my X-Trans files more and more lately. I had posted some initial findings before about this, and since then, Capture One has pretty much become my standard application for processing files from my X-E1. I’m really happy with how the software performs, and it does a really good job with Fuji’s files. Not only does it produce nice and sharp artifact free images, but the colour is really great too, even without having to do anything.
To celebrate St. Patricks Day, I thought I’d share something a little different to the inevitable pictures of nothing but shamrocks and leprechauns. So, instead, here are 50 images of Dublin from my Streets of Dublin Project, all with a green theme. These have all been taken over the last few years at various times of the year, and feature the colour green as the main subject. And, yes, there are a few shamrocks and leprechauns in here too! (Well, it is St. Patricks Day)