TheFIX 035: Lightroom 2015.2 Update with Victoria Bampton

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The Lightroom CC 2015.2/6.2 Update

In this episode of TheFIX, Victoria Bampton, aka the Lightroom Queen, joins host Seán Duggan to discuss the update to Lightroom that was announced and released on October 5th at the Adobe MAX conference. We look at the tremendous (and in some cases furious) uproar and chaos that this update has created within the Lightroom photography community. In what is now widely regarded as a release that was not ready for prime time, the problems with the update have caused a significant PR/customer relations situation for Adobe: Users have experienced performance and stability issues, as well as program crashes on the Mac El Capitan platform. Adobe issued an official apology, and an update on Oct 9th to fix the update (2015.2.1/6.2.1) was only partially successful and introduced new problems for  some users who had not experienced any issues with the first update, this reporter included (a new update is promised for this week).  In addition to the stability and crashing issues, there has also been a big controversy surrounding the new import dialog, which saw useful features removed or hidden, and although the simplified interface may be welcomed by new users, it has been received with a resounding thumbs-down from many professional and advanced Lightroom users, who saw their workflows disrupted due to the changes. On a more positive note, there is the welcome addition of DeHaze to the Local Adjustments (for Lightroom CC users), as well as the addition of new camera and lens support. A tumultuous week in the Lightroom universe! Tune in as Victoria and I deconstruct the update and offer some insight and perspective on the chaos and what might be coming next.

Update, 10/16/2015 — Adobe has announced that they will be restoring the import experience from the previous version in the next dot release. Read more at the Adobe Lightroom Journal.

About Our Guest:

Victoria Bampton is based in England and runs the popular Lightroom Queen website and blog, where she offers helpful tips, techniques and advice on getting the most out of Lightroom. She offers a free 70-page Lightroom Quickstart Guide eBook, as well as a more in-depth book (available both as an eBook and in traditional printed form) on Lightroom CC/6: The Missing FAQ. There’s a lot of incredibly useful information at her website. Check it out!

Links mentioned in this episode:

Victoria Bampton’s excellent web site The Lightroom Queen
Instructions for Rolling Back to Lightroom 2015.1/6.1
Victoria’s Blog Update for today, Oct 13, 2015



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