Aperture users and G.A.S. sufferers take note: version 5.7 of Adobe’s Lightroom and 8.7 of Camera RAW have officially dropped with the Aperture Importer Tool and support for some of the newest and most exciting DSLRs now built right in.
The Aperture Importer Tool we already told you about when it launched as a stand-alone plugin, but now it comes baked into Lightroom 5.7.
In case you haven’t read our previous coverage, the tool makes it possible to import your entire Aperture library complete with Flags, Star Ratings, Keywords, GPS Data, Rejects, Hidden Files, Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags (the last three will be imported as tags).
The other major news is the addition of RAW support for the latest and greatest cameras to hit the market: including the Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II, Fuji X100T, Fuji XT-1 Graphite Silver Edition, Olympus LX100 and Samsung NX1 among others, plus tethering support for the Nikon D4s and D810.
Lens profile support has also been added for a slew of glass including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the ZEISS OTUS 85mm, the newest GoPros, a ton of Leica M lenses, the new ZEISS FE Loxia lenses and many more. Some bugs have also been addressed.
You can see the full list of new cameras and lens profiles supported by clicking here.
Finally, the last update has to do with Lightroom’s sync features. Comments and likes left on Lightroom web now sync to the Lightroom desktop catalog, are more clearly marked, and can be read across all your devices.
To read the full release and find out more about Lightroom 5.7 and ACR 8.7, click here or here, respectively. Updates are live for both Mac and Windows, and free just as long as you’re a CC subscriber.