07th March 2015
I have just been looking at some of the leaked specs for Adobe Lightroom 6. Rumours had been around for a while that it would include a "merge to HDR" command, which is interesting - although not something I have had much success with of late.

However, the last new feature listed has made me sit up and listen. Photomerge to Panorama - this is a feature I use in Photoshop a lot, but to be able to run the merge in Lightroom before export using the base RAW files, and then - ideally - being able to edit a RAW Panorama in one step (rather than at present where I have to edit each one in turn, export, then merge before final checks and tweaking). If this feature does what I want and need I am going to be absolutely delighted.

There are other features I would like to see, namely support for the E-M5 Mk II RAW files, and also support for the E-M5 Mk II High Res RAW files which would give me access to 60MP of RAW data for absolutely massive prints! Thus far my experiments with this mode have run into problems from both the creation side (it has been too windy for this mode, too much movement in grass and the like) and from a technical side in that the Olympus supplied software is horrible!

However, if the rumours are right the release could be as early as Monday, and then we shall see!

Once I have some decent software so I can put the Mk II through it's paces I will try and put together some kind of review! But first impressions are very favourable... I just need to get my workflow back on track to really get the most out of it.

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