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Lightroom, on the big screen: New Apple TV app puts photos on display

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud launched to allow users cross-platform access to their files — and now Adobe is taking that one step further with an app for Apple TV. Announced Tuesday, the Lightroom Apple TV app lets users share their images on their TV, with all the latest edits automatically synced.

The new app allows photographers to view their photos on a larger screen — complete with the ability to zoom. Within the app, collections can be viewed in slideshows or browsed in a filmstrip view. Because it’s powered by the cloud, all the latest edits on the Creative Cloud are automatically synced.

“Our goal has always been to make Lightroom the one solution that you use to enjoy your photography anywhere, and to let you share your photos with anyone, anywhere, with the best possible quality,” said Josh Haftel, a photographer and member of the Lightroom team. “Now, with Lightroom for Apple TV, that goal has become a reality on the big screen.”

The app, which requires a Creative Cloud subscription and a fourth-generation Apple TV, is now available on the App Store.

Along with Lightroom’s new Apple TV app, the developers released an updated version of the desktop software. Lightroom CC 20155.6.1 includes camera support for the Fujifilm X-T2, as well as a number of bug fixes, including the ability to read uncompressed DNGs converted from the Fujifilm X-E2.

In addition to the enhanced compatibility, the latest update will also bring slight improvements in performance by correcting an issue that caused the Develop module to use more memory than necessary. The latest version also includes a fix for unneeded Creative Cloud resyncs after installing updates.

For Mac users, the update corrects an error in color-management resulting in incorrect colors in prints, as well as fixes the full screen mode for OS X. The app also remedies a bug for Apple’s mobile users by correcting an error that displayed a blank import grid when uploading from an iPhone.

The update includes a small list of other corrections, including a panorama glitch that occurs when merging two HDR DNG files, and a drop-down menu that became unavailable with high-resolution screen modes.

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