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Adobe Releases ACR 8.6 RC

Adobe Labs has released Adobe Camera Raw v8.6 RC for CC and CC 2014. Nothing of major importance for Leica shooters in this one, save for Leica M (Type 240) folks. A bug fix described as "Fix automatic lens profile selection for Leica M (Typ 240) when using most recent firmware version." You can download it for CS6 on the Adobe Labs page here. Read more below for full details!

Apple to Kill Aperture and iPhoto

The writing is on the wall (and it's mostly curse words). Apple has conceded the high-end photography application market to the likes of Adobe with their Photoshop Lightroom product or Corel AfterShot Pro 2 and will kill off Aperture. The end is also nigh for iPhoto. Multiple outlets are reporting on this untimely demise, including TechCrunch, Engadget, the Mac Observer and The Loop. Aperture is dead. Long live Aperture! Read more below for an update!

AppCam Alleges Leica Stole UI for the T

The recently introduced Leica T which we all know by now, features a 16.5MP APS-C sensor, interchangeable lenses... And a very unique touchscreen interface. Or is it? Well, it seems the folks at AppCam have a serious problem with it. In a press release (seen below) they make allegations that Leica has stolen the interface for the Leica T from them. Supposedly these two companies have worked together in the past to some degree, which lends some credibility to the allegations. Turns out that Leica later declined to use AppCam's software. Yet here it is, the Leica T - with a startlingly similar interface. Read more below for the full story and update!

Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming?

Details over the next version of Adobe Lightroom 6 are gaining traction. Amazon Germany has a listing for an upcoming Photoshop Lightroom 6 book that is going to be released on August 31, 2014. Read more below for details and update!

Leica to Launch Photography Cloud Service

French website 01net.com reports in "Leica setting scalable appliances and cloud for photographers" (French) (in English) that Leica is reportedly working on a cloud storage solution for photographers and will be officially unveiled at Photokina:

A cloud for photographers

Another area of ​​innovation which the company thinks about is the photos themselves, i.e. the files. "I’m sure you all here have memory cards, hard drives, online backups Dropbox type, and more. But for now it seems to us that all these services are not adapted to the very specific needs of photographers." To say that Leica will launch cloud services, there is a step that Mr. Kaufmann does not cross : "One thing is for sure, we will not enter this field without a partner. We are a small business and this is not our core business. But we think about it and we'll tell you more at Photokina."

Iridient Digital Adds Leica T Support in v2.4

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 2.4, a major update to its RAW converter and image processing software for Mac OS X. This update includes a number of new features to provide better integration with other photo management tools, in particular Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Among several new features is support for the new Leica T. Read more below for the press release.

Leica T Image Shuttle App for iOS

The Image Shuttle iOS app for the upcoming Leica T (Type 701) camera is already available on the Apple iTunes App Store. It is not yet listed for the Android platform. Very similar to the Leica C Image Shuttle App. With it, you can control the Leica T with your iPhone or iPad. Read more below for the functions supported and screenshots.

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