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Lightroom 5.7

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Adobe has released Lightroom 5.7 [1], which adds an integrated utility that imports images from Apple’s Aperture and iPhoto libraries (previously, this utility was available as a separate downloadable plug-in). The professional photo cataloging and editing application also displays a more prominent share button on synced collections, syncs comments and likes left on the Lightroom Web site to the Lightroom desktop catalog (and displays a badge on images with unread comments), fixes an issue that prevented Lightroom from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries, returns the context menu to images contained in Lightroom mobile collections, and fixes a crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool. Lightroom is offered via Adobe’s Creative Cloud app subscription scheme, and you can get both Lightroom and Photoshop with the Creative Cloud Photography plan for $9.99 a month ($119.88 annually). It can also be purchased as a standalone app [2] for $149, and a free 30-day trial [3] is available for those with an Adobe ID. ($9.99 monthly subscription, free update [4] for subscribers, 528 MB, release notes, 10.7+)