After the uproar from Adobe’s Lightroom 6.2 update, the new Lightroom 6.3 update was made available yesterday. You may recall, Adobe thought it was providing a service by making its Import Panel more “friendly” by offering a more intuitive interface. Instead, it made many of their users upset by changing the way they had been accustomed to working by limiting the options they had grown accustomed to since Lightroom 2.0. Now, with this new update, Adobe has reverted the Lightroom Import Panel back to its more familiar operation.
The Lightroom 6.3 update offers a few new accommodations as well. For example, the bug that caused edits made and saved in Photoshop or 3rd party plug-ins not appearing in the Develop module has been fixed. Also, the bug relating to Panorama Merge, and rotated photos will now correctly show as rotated when in Full Screen view. Unless you’re a real Lightroom geek many of these fixes will probably go unnoticed. However, if you would like to see the full list of bug fixes head on over to the Lightroom Journal Blog for a complete breakdown here. As always with Lightroom updates, there are new updates for Adobe Camera RAW and the Adobe DNG Converter to version 9.3. So with those Lightroom bug fixes come support for six new cameras and a long list of lens corrections profiles. Plus Lightroom brings tethered camera support to four new Canon EOS DSLR models. While not sexy, very much appreciated.
Adobe has probably learned a big lesson from their Lightroom 6.2 update of October 2015. That lesson is, stay innovative, while understanding how users work with your products. As they move forward I’m sure they will accommodate users by having the ability to opt out of innovations they don’t agree with or want. This will allow users to gradually come to new approaches without having to change their workflow immediately. At the same time users need to slow down when updating their software. The Creative Cloud Updater app does allow option of how it can work for you. Check out what those options are, and you can have a smoother experience. Don’t be so quick to click on the “Next” button when installing your apps.
So again, see what’s new with Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 over at the Lightroom Journal Blog, and remember, after you’ve done any updates give Adobe your personal feedback on what you’re experiences are. That’s what actually make your experiences better. You can do that by following this link. Plus, be part of the Lightroom Community here.