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 fnac.com 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.

Specifications

  • Windows Compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • Mac OS Compatibility: Mac OS X v10.8, v10.9 or v10.10
  • Designed for both amateur photographers and professionals
  • Merge to HDR
  • Fusion panoramas
  • Performance gains
  • Facial recognition
  • Sophisticated video slideshows
  • Optimized web galleries
  • Filter brush

Product Overview

Master your digital photography workflow

Ranking, optimization and sharing – Lightroom together in one fast, intuitive application all tools dedicated to digital photography.

Bring out the best of each photo

Test your ideas freely with non-destructive tools – your original pictures remain intact. Lightroom lets you optimize every pixel of your photos, they were taken with a professional digital SLR camera or mobile phone.

Key Features

Nondestructive editing environment

Unleash your creativity in a nondestructive editing environment that allows you to test your ideas freely. The originals remain intact and you can easily cancel your edits or save multiple versions of a cliché.

Advanced conversion feature black and white

Monitor closely the tonal qualities so essential to the black and white photos. Combine precisely the information of eight color layers in the grayscale conversion.

Development predefined settings

Save time by instantly applying the desired effect to your images. Just save develop settings as a preset and apply them to other photos in a click. If Lightroom includes dozens of presets, thousands more are offered by third parties.

Face Recognition
Quickly find pictures of loved ones, even without metadata tags. You select a face on the photo, Lightroom and search the person it belongs to all of your other shots. Sort and group your photos by faces.

Sophisticated Healing Brush

Get best pictures with one touch. Set the brush size and move it according to specific plots. Unwanted items and other imperfections, including irregular shapes son type, magically disappear.

Upright (Vertically)

Straighten skewed images with a single click. The Upright tool (Vertically) analyzes the image and detects horizontal or vertical lines inclined. It can even recover images without horizon.

Merge to HDR

Create realistic or surreal images from high-contrast scenes. By merging HDR, you can easily combine photos with different exposures into a single HDR image.

Fusion panoramas

Import and refine your photos in record time. Lightroom leverages compatible graphics process to get you better performance, especially when you edit your images in the Develop module.

Sophisticated video slideshows

Create stunning slideshows combining still images, movies and music, and supplement them with pan and zoom effects, for example.

Optimized web galleries

Present your work in the most elegant web galleries, more attractive and interactive. The new models of HTML5 compatible galleries are supported by many browsers and mobile devices work stations.

Integration of online sharing

Easily publish images on social networks and sites for such as Facebook and Flickr. On some sites, you can even view the online comments on your images directly from Lightroom Library.

Creating photo books

Create beautiful photo books. Lightroom includes a large number of user-friendly catalog templates that you can now customize. Load them then printing a few clicks.

Update (04/20/15):

Obviously March 9th came and went... With no Lightroom 6 in sight. Well, this time things are looking very good for an April 21, 2015 release (that's tomorrow!). Stay tuned.

Update (04/21/15):

As we said yesterday... Lightroom CC (6) has been announced today! Get yours at Adorama or B&H!

Full details on Adobe Lightroom CC (6) as well as what's new and a feature comparison are available.

Update (04/22/15):

And yes, current Leica camera models are eligible for the new software:

Current Leica cameras eligible for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6