Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 5

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Adobe Systems has announced the availability of the Photoshop Lightroom 5 today.  Lightroom 5 has several new photo management and editing tools.  There is also a photo book design option built into Lightroom 5.

Below are some of the new features:

– Advanced Healing Brush – Wipe out dust spots, splotches, and other flaws from a great shot.

– Upright – Straighten tilted images with a single click.  The Upright tool analyzes images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines.

– Radial Gradient – The Radial Gradient feature lets you emphasize parts of your image with flexibility and control.  It lets you create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas within a single image.

– Smart Previews – This feature lets you work with images without bringing your entire library with you.

Lightroom 5 also has new features for building video slideshows with music that plays on computers and mobile devices.  Lightroom 5 also has new templates and customization features for photo book creation.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is available as part of the Creative Cloud subscription.  It can also be purchased as a stand alone product with traditional licensing.  Lightroom 5 costs $149 or $79 as an upgrade.

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