Adobe Lightroom 5 review: is this the game-changer you’ve been waiting for?

New features in Lightroom 5 - Radial Gradient

Adobe Lightroom 5 Review: Our Verdict

Adobe Lightroom 5 Review: Our Verdict

The new Upright, Radial Gradient and Advanced Healing Brush are terrific and Smart Previews will aid off-line editing. But there are relatively few changes elsewhere, and it still has that sluggish, space-hungry interface.

Adobe Lightroom 5 specs

System Requirements
PC: Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 processor, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, 2Gb RAM (4Gb recommended), 2Gb hard disk space, DirectX 10-capable graphics card or later Mac: 64-bit multi-core Intel processor, 2Gb RAM (4Gb recommended), 2Gb hard disk space

Tethered Capture
Yes

Raw support    
Built-in

Non-destructive editing   
Yes

Localised 
adjustments   
Yes

Lens corrections    
Yes

Virtual copies   
Yes

Preset Styles   
Yes

Features: 5/5
Results: 4/5
Ease of use: 4/5
Value: 5/5

Final Score: 4/5

PAGE 1: How Lightroom works
PAGE 2: New features in Lightroom 5 – Advanced Healing
PAGE 3: New features in Lightroom 5 – Upright tool
PAGE 4: New features in Lightroom 5 – Radial Gradient
PAGE 5: New features in Lightroom 5 – Smart previews, slideshows & photo books
PAGE 6: Adobe Lightroom 5 Review Verdict & Specs
PAGE 7: Our original Adobe Lightroom 5 announcement story

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