With the demise of Aperture, and my resulting transition to Lightroom, I was looking forward to the next update to Lightroom since it had been two years since the last. As an Aperture user, I’ve been pretty familiar, unfortunately, with long delays between updates. And I was hoping the time spent had resulted in some big changes.
And the answer, like so many answers, turned out to be yes and no. I did not expect Lightroom’s basic approach to change at all, even though I’ve written several times about where I like to see fundamental change: DAM features, Another Run With Lightroom and Lightroom’s Non-Mac Interface. But I had expected something a little bigger.
Let’s not go there yet; let’s look at the good stuff that has come to Lightroom first. I’m writing about Lightroom CC, as opposed to Lightroom 6, but they are almost exactly the same, for now.