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Adobe has announced a series of bug fixes and support for new cameras in both versions of Lightroom.

Bug fixes include changes to the Panorama Merge feature:

  • If you fix sensor spots in one image, this should now be carried across to all of them
  • The Boundary Warp feature has been improved, where Lightroom fills in white space around the panorama edges with nearby image content
  • The Auto projection option has been removed because it turns out it wasn’t doing anything (it was always picking the same option!)

There have been other bug fixes too:

  • Synchronisation errors have been fixed to allow faster synchronisation with the Lightroom mobile apps on iOS and Android devices
  • You can now scroll through images in Loupe view with the mouse again – apparently this feature disappeared in previous versions
  • Slideshows now display in high resolution, fixing a bug that made them appear at low res
  • Book browsing has been improved with re-instated scrollbars

And here’s a list of new cameras supported in the latest version:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6, Kiss X80)
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500
  • Olympus PEN-F
  • Olympus SH-3
  • Panasonic CM10
  • Panasonic GF8
  • Panasonic TZ100 (ZS100)
  • Samsung NX3300
  • Sony A6300
  • Yuneec CG04

Adobe’s been really on the ball with these RAW support updates, given that many of these cameras aren’t even widely available yet. The company has also added a whole bunch of new lens profiles for automatic lens corrections, and you can see the full list in this Adobe Blog post.

Lightroom CC is the subscription version available as part of Adobe’s Photography Plan, Lightroom 6.5 is the standalone version sold with a ‘perpetual’ licence like regular software, but without the Adobe Creative Cloud tools.