TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 May 2016
Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1 — Adobe has released the standalone Lightroom 6.5 and Lightroom CC 2015.5 (available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan) with a few bug fixes. The professional photo cataloging and editing applications address an issue that prevented droplets from working as export actions, resolve problems with incorrect folder permissions, ensure the EXIF lens name is visible for all camera models, and fix a bug related to merging HDR or Panorama from a collapsed stack. They also add support for the Pentax K-1 and Sony DSC-RX10M3 cameras. ($9.99 monthly
subscription or $149 for the standalone app, free update, release notes, 10.8+ for Lightroom CC 2015.5 and 10.9+ for standalone Lightroom 6.5)
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OmniOutliner 4.5.2 — The Omni Group has released OmniOutliner 4.5.1, a small maintenance release that relaxes the XSLT parser file size limit so larger documents can be exported to HTML, CSV, DOCX, or PPTX formats. The outlining and information organization app ensures that the status of parents are correctly saved when editing an existing OPML document, fixes a crash that occurred due to automatic link detection while in the middle of keyboard manager assisted input, and adds localizations for print panel options. ($49.99 new for standard edition (Mac App Store), $99.99 for Pro edition (Mac App Store), free update, 24.8 MB, release notes, 10.10+)
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HoudahGeo 5.0 — Houdah Software has released HoudahGeo 5.0, a photo geotagging app that works with Apple’s Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture, along with Adobe’s Lightroom. HoudahGeo writes GPS location coordinates and names to EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags in JPEG and raw files, enabling photo cataloging tools to organize and later find photos by location. This major new release adds the capability to assign photos to favorite places and apply coordinates and location names, enables drag-and-drop geocoding and reverse geocoding (via location name lookup), adds a new keywords editor for assigning keywords in bulk, improves support
for Google Earth KML export, and improves metadata integration with Lightroom’s catalog. If you own a license for HoudahGeo 4, you can upgrade to version 5 for $19 (and licenses purchased on or after 1 December 2015 are eligible for a free upgrade). ($39 new, free update, 21.7 MB, release notes, 10.10+)
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iMovie 10.1.2 — Apple has released iMovie 10.1.2, adding a New Project button in the Project browser, enabling you to create a project and begin editing with a single click. The update also displays larger project thumbnails that match the look of iMovie for iOS, changes the behavior of clicking a video clip from selecting a range to selecting the entire clip, adds a keyboard shortcut to select a range within a clip in the browser and timeline (hold down the R key while dragging), and adds support for App Preview resolutions for iPad Pro (1600 x 1200) and Apple TV (1920 x 1080). iMovie now requires OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan or
later. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 2.05 GB, 10.11.2+)
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