Lightroom CC 6.8 was released just this morning. Below are all the new additions and fixes. But first, here is an outstanding new feature in this version of Lightroom:
Lightroom CC 6.8 Reference View
Reference View is a new view mode available in the Develop Module that allows you to compare 2 different images in order to make them visually consistent. This is helpful when making a group of images from a single event look similar or setting the white balance appropriately in mixed lighting conditions.
To get started,
1. Go to the Develop Module
2. Click on Reference View. Its on the Toolbar, and you may need to show the Toolbar if hidden
3. Drag and Drop your Reference Photo onto the left pane. You can change your Reference Photo by either dragging a different image onto the left pane or using the
“Set as Reference Photo” context menu in the Library Module.
4. Edit the active photo. Use the Reference Photo to guide your editing decisions.
In addition to the new Reference View here are additional notes on 6.8:
Lightroom CC (2015.8)/6.8 includes ‘under-the-hood’ changes designed to improve the responsiveness of your Lightroom experience. You should notice improvements in image editing responsiveness when background tasks (such as Preview Generation) are running, moving files between folders and running catalog backups.
You can now zoom to fit and zoom to fill. Particularly when using ultra high-resolution
4K and 5K monitors. Prior versions of Lightroom would not completely fill the Loupe window.
- Ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them.
- Export a Collection Set as a new catalog
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC2015 6.8
- Canon EOS M5
- Fujifilm XA3
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Hasselblad X1D
- Leica TL
- Nikon D5600
- Olympus EM1
- Mark II (preliminary support)
- Olympus PEN EPL8
- Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ2500 (DMCFZ2000 and DMCFZH1)
- Pentax K70
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- Sony Alpha a6500 (ILCE 6500)
- Sony Alpha a99 II (ILCA99M2)
- Sony DSCRX100 Mark V
New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC2015 6.8
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Customer Reported Issues Resolved
- Released a new set of Camera Matching Profiles for Canon 5D Mark IV.
- Improved support for Canon 5D Mark IV dual pixel raw images. Please see this note for further details.
- Lightroom would show an error dialog when attempting to open an image in Photoshop. Please note that this only occurred on Windows and only when selecting
- “Open in Photoshop” as a PostProcessing
- item in the Export dialog.
- Fixed issues relating to the Point Curve as reported here and here
- Fixed some memory leaks.
- Library collection panel scrolled unexpectedly when you duplicate/rename/delete a collection set
- Problem with watermark opacity in export slideshow
- Will not export both portrait and landscape oriented pictures as a slideshow video in 720 or 1080
- Slideshow not working, only getting black screen
- Selected Published Folder or Collection is not deselected if a folder is selected
- Background images in Slideshow sometimes appeared pixelated.
- Allow image panning by holding down space bar and then swipe with two fingers when local correction tool (such as the Local Adjustment Brush or Radial Filter) is
- Resolved inconsistent preset sorting issue.
- Resolved issues when importing from an Apple iPhone or iPad using USB.
- Video files from Sony cameras were not being imported into Lightroom.
- Opening photos in Photoshop from Lightroom using Edit In does not work correctly for some operations
- Map and Web modules do not work correctly with 4K UHD monitor
- Sort by capture time doesn’t always work on 2015.7 / 6.7
Additional Lens Profile Support