Lightroom CC (aka Lightroom 6) is here. My initial review is here. Quick summary: pretty good, but maybe not a “get it now” upgrade.
I think calling it two names (Lightroom CC if you use it via Creative Cloud and Lightroom 6 if you find the rather well-hidden purchase/upgrade links on the Adobe site) is a mistake, although it looks like Adobe’s plan is to have the two releases diverge as continued encouragment for people to stop buying and start using Creative Cloud. I’m not going to get into that debate other than to note I shifted to Creative Cloud a good while back, don’t regret it, and I think it’s increasingly the pattern people should expect from software in the future.
What do others think of the new Lightroom? Here are a few interesting reviews and articles I’ve found:
- Jeffrey Friedl: My Thoughts on Lightroom 6
- Why Your Lightroom CC May Actually Be Slower with the New GPU Acceleration
- Lightroom 6: First Impressions
- Shoot Out – Lightroom HDR vs HDR Efex Pro 2