Adobe Releases Lightroom 5

Adobe just announced the release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Lightroom makes everything about digital photography easier and faster. Perfect your shots with powerfully simple adjustments and a full range of advanced controls. Easily find and organize all your photos. Quickly share your favorites on social networks, or showcase them in elegant photo books and web galleries.

Top New Features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Lr5_boxshot_3in_shadowWhy make the jump to Lightroom 5?

Advanced Healing Brush: Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws—even those with irregular shapes like threads—just disappear.


Upright™: Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyzes images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines, even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden.



Radial Gradient: Emphasize important parts of your image with more flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool lets you create off-center vignette effects, or multiple vignetted areas within a single image.

Smart Previews: Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Just generate smaller stand-in files called Smart Previews. Make adjustments or metadata additions to the Smart Previews and apply your changes to the full-size originals later.

Video slide shows: Easily share your work in elegant video slide shows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device.

Improved photo book creation: Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.

Lighroom Version Comparison


How does Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 differ from Adobe Photoshop?
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is designed specifically to give digital photographers all the tools they need in one intuitive solution. Lightroom helps them work fast and efficiently, while maintaining the highest quality. Adobe Photoshop software includes advanced tools for detailed, pixel-level editing, compositing, and working with multilayered files.

Why should I use Lightroom if I already have Photoshop?
Lightroom boosts your efficiency by handling all the tasks a digital photographer faces in one intuitive app. It includes powerfully simple adjustments, as well as the widest range of advanced tools for efficiently processing sets of images, organizing photo libraries, and sharing images. And now, Lightroom is also available alongside Photoshop in Adobe Creative Cloud™ membership.

What is the difference between Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Elements?
Lightroom is designed for both amateur and professional photographers, providing powerfully simple one-click features as well as leading-edge tools for advanced image processing. Photoshop Elements provides casual snapshooters with easy-to-use editing controls and automated options to enhance and share photos, as well as use them to create custom keepsakes.

Upgrade Eligibility Information

To install an upgrade version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 software, you must have an eligible earlier version of Lightroom. For information on eligibility, visit And if you purchased Lightroom 4 within 30 days of today, June 10, you can contact Adobe’s Customer Service Dept to request an upgrade to Lightroom 5 (1-800-833-6687).

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