Lightroom CC Released

Yesterday Adobe released the latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC for the subscription version or Lightroom 6 for the boxed version. Click on the image below to read about the new features.

LR6 Box

I will being exploring the new features and sharing  my thoughts in upcoming posts.

I also noticed that my Photoshop Elements 13 was automatically updated to the newest version of Adobe Camera RAW, ACR 9. However I did not see any differences, no new tools etc.

If you are a Lightroom user, let me know in the comments below what you think about its new capabilities.

Avalon Harbor PhotoSynth

Last week I went to Catalina Island for the day. As expected I took a lot of photos. Among them was a seven-image sequence that I first stitched it into a panorama using Photoshop. The resulting file was 19524×4178 pixels or about a 81.5 megapixel image. If I were to print it at 300 dpi, it would be about 65 in. wide and13 in. high.


So instead I used Microsoft’s free Image Composite Editor to stitch the seven images together and then their free Photosynth service to publish the image for exploring using your web browser.

Click on the link below, using the buttons at the bottom of the display to zoom in all of the way. Then drag your mouse around to explore the image.

The program ICE and Photosynth can do much more than my simple panorama. Click on the above links, open a free Photosynth account, download the ICE program, and make your own huge resolution image. There is even a Photosynth app for your  iPhone/iPad or other mobile device.

Share the link to your results in the comments below.