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.