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8 June 2016

Adobe has released 1 CC 2015.6, Lightroom 6.6 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.6 with additional camera Raw support, lens profile support and bug fixes. The update also includes a new Guided Upright feature for Creative Cloud members.


Guided Upright on the new Transform panel provides a useful option between the Upright tool's fully automatic and merely manual modes. With Guided Upright, you provide hints that enable Upright to work its magic by drawing vertical and horizontal lines on the image to indicate how the Upright tool should transform the image.

Julianne Kost demonstrates the new Guided Upright feature using two guides each to correct vertical and horizontal perspective:

The new feature will be familiar to users of DxO Perspective, which uses user-drawn lines to correct perspective.


New camera support in both updates includes:

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • Nikon Coolpix B700
  • Panasonic GX85 (GX80, GX7MK2)

Lightroom CC 2015.6/6.6 also includes camera matching color profiles for the Pentax 645Z, Pentax K-1 and Pentax K-3 II cameras.

Tethered support has been extended to the Canon 1D X Mark II/80D/Rebel T6.

Additional changes include:

  • Merge to Panorama and HDR now works with Smart Previews. Previously, Lightroom required the use of original images for the Merge to Panorama or HDR features.
  • The Preferences -> Lightroom mobile section now contains a "Pending Sync Activity" section to identify any potential issues related to image sync across the Lightroom family of applications (desktop, mobile and Web).

Finally, lens profile support adds optics from Canon, DJI, Fujifilm. Leica, M42, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony.


Lightroom bug fixes include:

  • The "As Shot" White Balance showed different values when using the Adobe Standard color profile and other camera matching color profiles. Please note that this only occurred with the Canon EOS IDx MKII, Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS Rebel T6 cameras
  • Error: "The file appears to be damaged" When opening a Pano merge result from HDR merge sources
  • DNG Flat Field plug-in would not work if the source image contained GPS metadata
  • Added support for automatic lens profile corrections for Tokina and Tamron lenses on Canon and Nikon camera bodies
  • Exif version info is removed while exporting
  • Unable to export user-created / custom Develop presets. Please note that this only occurred on Mac
  • Unable to create panoramas using Smart Previews when originals are unavailable or offline
  • Tethered shooting with Canon 5D did not work on MacOS 10.11 El Capitan
  • Unable to see the New Folder preview inside the Destination panel within the Import Dialog
  • "Print to File" feature does not work if the default filename was changed by the customer. Please note that this only occurred on Mac OSX 10.11.3
  • Removing Virtual Copy Smart Preview also deleted original's smart preview
  • Older files expanded using the Recover Edges plug-in fail to merge with "Unknown Errors"
  • Scrollbars missing from book module. Please note that this only occurred on Windows
  • Lightroom would crash when using tethered shooting with certain Canon camera models
  • Removing face tags causes photos to get stuck in "To Be Republished" state when using Publish Service Plug-ins such as Smugmug
  • Inconsistent dialog behavior when using full-screen mode in Mac OSX 10.11
  • Text overlays within the Slide Show Module appeared fuzzy


Camera Raw bug fixes include:

  • As Shot White Balance different between Adobe Standard and Camera Matching profiles for some Canon models
  • Error: "The file appears to be damaged" When opening a Pano merge result from HDR merge sources
  • HDR Merge applies lens profile destructively for some Raw file types
  • Exif version info is removed while exporting
  • Add Support to Auto Match LCPs for Tamron Lenses on Canon and Nikon Cameras


See the Lightroom Journal blog for more information on the Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw updates.

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