Lightroom users everywhere have reason to celebrate! Today, Adobe released version 6.3/2015.3, which in addition to bug fixes and a slew of updated lens and camera profiles, brings back the much-missed features of the old Import dialogue.
Last month, Adobe released an update to Lightroom that faced a harsh backlash after stability issues rendered the program nonfunctional for some, and the removal of some key features in the Import dialogue angered others. After issuing an apology and quickly releasing an update that remedied the crash issues, today, Adobe has come full circle and restored the old Import dialogue, a move that is sure to please many users.
Today's release includes new camera profiles for recently released Canon, Fujifilm, Leica and Sony bodies, as well as about 50 new lens profiles. Bug fixes include more stability remedies related to performance, third-party plug-ins, panorama creation, display of rotated photos, and other issues that caused crashes for some users.
Though this is in some way a step backward, it's a much welcome step in that it restores some very practical features that many photographers find useful, such as the ability to automatically eject a memory card after an import is completed. Are you using the new version yet? Let us know how your experience has been in the comments!