Two months after the beta version was released, Adobe Lightroom 5 is now available to buy outright or through the Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

5 for Mac and Windows is now available for purchase, two months after the Beta version was released, and is available individually for £102 (£58 for an upgrade) or as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Designed for both

photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds essential photo editing capabilities and with a range of new features, will it be enough to tempt those who already own Lightroom to an upgrade?

New Features in Lightroom 5

Lightroom 5 adds

new editing tools, and although won’t match up to an advanced editing program such as Photoshop, the selection is vast enough to satisfy most photographers needs. New features include the Advanced Healing Brush that enables photographers to fix imperfections such as dust spots with precision and flexibility. While the Upright tool analyses each image to automatically straighten

objects such as buildings and level horizons. A full description of the new features are listed on our Lightroom 5 beta news story.

New video

slideshows enable customers to combine still images, video clips and

music in a creative HD slideshow that can be viewed

on almost any device. Lightroom 5 also introduces Smart

Previews that enable photographers to make edits to

their images offline.

“Lightroom

was originally conceived through the requests of Adobe customers, and

this feedback continues to drive each new iteration,” said Winston

Hendrickson, vice president of products, Creative

Media Solutions, Adobe. However, the only alterations that have been made from the Beta version are bug fixes.

Pricing and Availability

If these new features are enough to tempt you, Adobe Lightroom 5 is available now for download for Adobe

Creative Cloud members. Standalone software is available at Adobe.com/uk

and participating retailers for £102.57 or £57.64

for upgrades. For more detailed information about the product please visit the Adobe website

www.adobe.com/uk/products/photoshop-lightroom.

Customers can also connect with the Lightroom team directly on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lightroom) or via Twitter (www.twitter.com/lightroom)

  • Ian Douglas

    Very little reason to upgrade at the extortionate upgrade price! Its stick with LR4 for me.