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Adobe Lightroom 5.6 Update Brings Support For Latest Lenses/Cameras

By Anthony Thurston on July 31st 2014

The problem with staying on the razor’s edges of camera gear these days is that process of having to wait until Adobe updates Lightroom in order to really use the gear as you normally would.

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Luckily for those of you who already own the Nikon D810, or maybe the new Canon 16-35mm F/4L, that update from Adobe just dropped and the 5.6 update is full of new product support.

New Camera Support

New Lens Support

It is not all about new gear support though, the 5.6 update also comes with a bunch of bug fixes for various issues that users are having with Lightroom.

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Bug Fixes

  • Collections with a custom sort order would sometimes not properly sync with Lightroom mobile.
  • Updated the “Adobe Standard” color profile for the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacts customers who used Camera Raw 8.6 or DNG Converter 8.6 to convert NEF raw files from the D810 to DNG
  • Star ratings set in Lightroom mobile did not properly sync to Lightroom desktop. Please note that this only occurred on images that were added to Lightroom mobile from the camera roll
  • Resolved the issues causing the persistent “Syncing … images” state that some of our customers have reported.”
  • Star ratings would sometimes not sync from Lightroom desktop to Lightroom mobile. Please note that this only occurred when attempting to sync a Collection that contained more than 100 photos that already contained star ratings.
  • Added information to the “System Info” dialogue to help designate if the customer installed Lightroom from the Creative Cloud.
  • Unable to open sRaw files from the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacted customers that converted D810 sRaw files to DNG in either Camera Raw 8.6 RC or DNG Converter 8.6 RC.
  • Images with invalid GPS coordinates would not properly sync with Lightroom mobile
  • Lightroom occasionally crashed when changing image selection on Windows. Please note that this only occurred on the Windows platform.
  • JPEG files exported from Lightroom would not open or be available to edit within Canon Digital Photo Professional application software.
  • Lightroom would run in reduced functionality mode when it should not.

If you have Creative Cloud, the update should be pushed out shortly, and if you want to download the update manually, you can find the downloads for Mac here and Windows here.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Michael Moe

    that was a great update!

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  2. Austin Swenson

    Support for the Sony 70-200 f2.8 G? I could swear they already supported that, because I fix the image profile from my 70-200 all the time in lightroom… Maybe the mark ii model that just came out?

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  3. Andy O’Dowd

    I love a software update! Kudos to Adobe for regular updates.

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  4. Phil Bautista

    Great support is why Adobe is supported.

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    Am on the adobe team all the way . Great release i must say

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  6. Rafael Steffen

    I just updated my Lightroom to the latest version and everything is working well. Thanks for reminding us to update our photo editing software.

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  7. Rafael Steffen

    Good to know that Adobe is working hard on always improving the product and not just providing new gear support though.

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  8. Matthew Saville

    Bravo to Adobe for releasing D810 support before I even open up the NEF’s!

    This is a first, I think, as someone who has been buying / reviewing new-ish cameras for about a decade now…

    I gotta say, I’m liking the Creative Cloud release cycle more and more already. Combine this with the promise that I’ll get to keep my $9.99 monthly rate, and I don’t see how people can continue to whine about it…


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    • Ben Perrin

      You underestimate peoples whining skills :)

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    • Bokeh Monk

      “Combine this with the promise that I’ll get to keep my $9.99 monthly rate, and I don’t see how people can continue to whine about it…”

      Hey Matthew, I’m wondering where did you get this promise from Adobe, is it in writing on their website somewhere, how long is this promise expected to last or is it really just hoping Adobe won’t find a reason to raise the monthly subscription down the road?

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    • Ben Perrin

      Hey Bokeh Monk,

      Adobe promised a price fix when they announced cc 2014. We don’t know how long it’s expected to last but Adobe reps seemed to indicate that a price change wasn’t even on the table at this stage.


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    • Matthew Saville

      Bokeh Monk, …what Ben Perrin said.

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