Apple Creative Cloud users should update Lightroom before upgrading to OS 10.12

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A new Lightroom update is offering a speed boost and compatibility with additional cameras, including the new RAW files from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Updated on Tuesday, Lightroom CC 2015.7 also fixes bugs that users of the new Apple desktop operating system, 10.2 Sierra, were experiencing.

The update includes RAW support for six Apple “cameras,” after an OS update began allowing the smartphones to shoot DNG files with third-party apps, including Lightroom’s mobile version. The desktop update also includes support for the GoPro Hero 5 Black’s new RAW recording, and handles files from the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (though without dual pixel functionality), the Nikon D3400, and with four other cameras. Tethered shooting support was also added for the Nikon D5 and D500.

The update also addresses compatibility issues with the latest Mac desktop OS, 10.12 Sierra — Adobe recommends that Creative Cloud users update their Lightroom software before updating their operating system.

A minor update to the Smart Preview can also give Lightroom users a bit of a speed boost. Many Lightroom users store their original files on an external hard drive, which makes editing quicker with the Smart Preview feature. Now, the speed of Smart Preview is available with image files that are still accessible. Users can access the Smart Preview options in the preferences dialog (selected from the edit menu), under the Performance tab in the Develop section.

With RAW files now working on many smartphones, the latest update allows desktop users to select and sync files to their mobile device with a simplified drag-and-drop method. Dragging photos to the “All Synced Photos’ collection will automatically sync those images.

The update also includes a number of new lens profiles.

Adobe released the update along with the announcement for a beta version that allows users to upload images to the Adobe Stock Contributor platform. While previous versions allow Creative Cloud users to find and purchase stock images, the beta now allows photographers to sell their work without leaving Lightroom or Adobe Bridge.


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