Leica Issues Service Advisory on MM (Type 246) Files

Leica Camera has issued a service advisory regarding a compatibility issue with the new M Monochrom (Type 246) camera when using DNG files in Apple’s Read more below for details and update!

Leica Fotopark Goes Social

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Leica Fotopark cloud service received two nice updates today, one of which has been promised since it was launched last September (or at least, went active two months later in November)... The opportunity to post comments on individual photos and message other photographers. The other part of this new feature is notifications which basically lets you know what's going on; photo likes and favorites, comments or messages. This is a step in making Leica-Fotopark a social network in its own right, competing with the likes of Flickr, 500px, etc. Read more below for details!

Leica Cameras Now with Lightroom 6

All [digital] Leica cameras purchased as of now are supplied with a licence for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6, the latest version of the powerful, professional image editing software from Adobe. You can download the software free from the Leica website as soon as you have registered your new camera. Lightroom 6 is universally considered to be the best and most professional image-processing software on the market. With Lightroom 6, owners of Leica cameras have access to a fully integrated workflow solution for managing and optimising their photos and publishing them on desktop and mobile devices.

Leica M Monochrom Processing HOWTOs

Jan Gütter has made several videos regarding the Leica M Monochrom; processing, Lightroom workflow and more. Read more below for others!

Adobe Updates ACR/DNG to v8.8

Adobe has released Adobe Camera Raw v8.8 which contains, among other things - nine new lens profiles for Voigtländer M lenses and bugfixes related to Voigtländer and Zeiss lenses. Download it for Windows or Mac OS X. Read more below for details.

Apple Digital Camera RAW 6.03

Apple today has released Digital Camera RAW 6.03 for OS X Yosemite, which adds support for multiple Leica cameras, including the D-Lux (Type 109), V-Lux (Type 114), X (Type 113) and X Vario (Type 107). For a complete list of supported cameras, including the new ones just added - see the OS X Yosemite: Supported digital camera RAW formats Knowledge Base article. Read more below for what's new.

Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming!

The long awaited Adobe Lightroom 6 is just about (finally) upon us - it's set to drop on March 9, 2015 April 21, 2015 if the latest rumors are true! French website leaked the pic and the specs a bit early (and is still up). The price came in at 130€ (~$150 USD). A busy time for Adobe, as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of Photoshop as well. Read more below for full details!