Adobe Releases Lightroom 5 Photography Software

Adobe-logoAdobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5, professional photography software as a standalone license and as part of Creative Cloud. Those interested can try it or buy it at, and as a free update to Creative Cloud members.

Lightroom 5 comes with around 400 tweaks ever since the beta was released. Talking about the features that it offers, Lightroom 5 comes with Advanced Healing Brush, Upright, Radial Filter, Smart Previews, improved photo book creation, and slideshows that mix video and still images. The final version of Lightroom 5 also contains several new updates including more than 400 bug fixes, the ability to share photos using the Behance Publish Service and an expanded range on the Radial Filter’s feather slider.

Here is a brief on the highlights of the new release:

Radial Filter: Apply any of Lightroom’s local adjustment attributes to a circular mask. The area of the mask can be resized, feathered or even inverted to give you maximum control over the focus of your images.

Upright: Automatically level horizons, straighten buildings, and correct other askew lines with a single click.

Smart Preview: Lightroom allows you to edit offline images by storing a smaller version of the original image. Edits made to the smart preview will automatically apply to the original once reconnected to Lightroom.

Lightroom 5 is available for $149 (for those new to Lightroom) and $79 (for previous Lightroom customers and student/teacher editions). Download Lightroom 5 here. See a full list of added camera profiles and release notes on the Lightroom Journal.