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Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1

At the beginning of last week, Adobe issued updates to the two editions of its professional photo cataloging and editing application: the standalone Lightroom 6.2 and Lightroom CC 2015.2 (available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan; for more details, see “Photos Everywhere with Lightroom CC and Photos for OS X,” 11 May 2015). The update brought the new Dehaze adjustment to Lightroom CC, and revamped the Import function for both editions of Lightroom in an effort to make the workflow more explicit and potentially easier.

However, many users found these releases to be riddled with slowdowns and crashes (which Adobe acknowledged), while other users found the changes to the Import function frustrating due to loss of features (see this Fstoppers article for details on the changes). At the end of last week, Adobe released Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1 to address the stability issues, and issued an apology regarding both the introduction of the buggy behavior and how the “simplification of the import experience” was handled and communicated.

Other changes to Lightroom CC 2015.2 and Lightroom 6.2 that carry over to versions 2015.2.1 and 6.2.1 include added support for new cameras (including DxO ONE, Leica S (Typ 007), Olympus E-M10 Mark II, and Sony A7SM2) and a wide range of new lenses, a fix for a bug that migrated previously rejected face regions from Photoshop Elements, and resolution for a bug that caused Lightroom CC to export JPEG files that were incompatible with some other applications due to a non-standard header. Both Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1 can be downloaded via Help > Check for Updates. ($9.99 monthly subscription or $149 for the standalone app, release notes, 10.8+)

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