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Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Adobe has issued updates to the two editions of its professional photo cataloging and editing application — Lightroom CC 2015.1 [1] (available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan; for more details, see “Photos Everywhere with Lightroom CC and Photos for OS X [2],” 11 May 2015) and the standalone Lightroom 6.1. Lightroom CC 2015.1 receives the new Dehaze feature for removing haze and fog from pictures (or, conversely, adding more haze to a photo). Additionally, Lightroom CC 2015.1 brings local white and black adjustment sliders to the Gradient Filter, Radial Filter, and Local adjustment brush tools, improving the capability to fine-tune tonality near the brightest and darkest parts of the picture. While it doesn’t gain the added features, Lightroom 6.1 does receive the same bug fixes as Lightroom CC 2015.1, including a resolution to a slow start that would devolve into an unending blue spinning wheel with any attempt to click within the app. To download this release, use the Creative Cloud application for Lightroom CC 2015, or the Check for Updates menu item in Lightroom 6. ($9.99 monthly subscription or $149 for the standalone app, release notes [3], 10.8+)