Today, Adobe released version 2015.4/6.4 of Lightroom, which adds support for many new cameras and lenses, speeds up performance, and introduces an intriguing new feature: Boundary Warp.
Anyone who regularly works with panoramas knows that after stitching multiple images, the boundaries are often irregular, and fixing this requires either using something like Content Aware Fill, or sacrificing areas near the boundaries to get the desired crop. Boundary Warp (available for CC members) works differently, analyzing the boundary and warping the image to fit a rectangular crop. The analysis seems rather sophisticated, as distortion and stretching are well-controlled.
In addition to Boundary Warp, this release also features other improvements, including:
- Faster panorama merging
- Improved results when using Auto Straighten and Upright "Level" mode
- Faster thumbnail updates when pasting setting in Grid view
- Faster image loading when zoomed in in the Library module
Today's update also introduces support for many new releases, including the Fujifilm X-Pro2, Leica M, Panasonic DMC-ZS60, Sony a68, and many more. New lens profiles have been introduced as well, including many Bower, Rokinon, and Samyang options, which many astrophotographers will be pleased to hear. Check out the full blog post for information on all the new lens and camera support.
Are you using the new version of Lightroom? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!