If you downloaded the beta version of Lightroom 5 released last April, then you already know the main new features of this new version of Adobe photo workflow. You will certainly have tested the “smart previews” system with RAW DNG that are a fraction of the size of a full RAW file but still offering the flexibility of RAW images and the possibility to edit them while on the go and working on a light storage space SSD ultrabook like the MacBook Air which should be replaced today and announced at Apple’s WWDC 2013 opening keynote. The new healing brush and the circular gradiant are among the new stuff worth noting of Lightroom 5 as well as the new tools to straighten images and correct volume distortions.
Since the launch of the beta of Lightroom 5, water has flowed under the bridges and the improvement program launched by Adobe has allowed developers to fix a whopping 400bugs. Lightroom 5 also now interfaces with behance, the social sharing service for reative work, recently acquired by Adobe.
Lightroom 5 will be available as a single application, but is also included in the software package Adobe Creative Cloud. The price of the upgradeto Lightroom 5 is $79, no, ain’t really cheap for a now yearly update rythm, and the software is sold $149.