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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Upgrade Edition (Mac/PC)

by Adobe Systems Inc.
Windows 8 / 7, Mac OS X
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
Price: £55.14 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Advanced healing brush
  • New Upright tool analyses images, and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines
  • Smart previews and video slideshows
  • In order to use this product, you must have an earlier edition of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom installed
  • Tight Photoshop integration

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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 8 / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.8 x 3.2 cm ; 100 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B00CLD7Y4Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Camera. Lens. Lightroom. Essential Software for Extraordinary Photography.

Everything but the Camera

Get all your digital photography essentials in one fast, efficient application. View and organise, perfect and process, print and share--Adobe Lightroom 5 includes everything you need.

Get the Best from Every Image

Get the best from every pixel in your photos, whether you shot them with a professional DSLR camera or a camera phone. Lightroom includes a comprehensive set of advanced tools for tone, contrast, colour, noise reduction, and much more.

Share Easily

Share on Facebook and Flickr or in books, web galleries, prints, slide shows and more. Wherever and however you want to show your images, Lightroom makes it easy with time-saving tools for sharing your work with friends, family and clients.

Reasons to Buy Lightroom 5

New--Advanced Healing Brush

Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws--even those with irregular shapes like threads--just disappear.

New--Upright Tool

Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyses images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines, even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden.

New--Radial Gradient

Emphasise important parts of your image with more flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool lets you create off-centre vignette effects, or multiple vignetted areas within a single image.

New--Smart Previews

Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Just generate smaller stand-in files called Smart Previews. Make adjustments or metadata additions to the Smart Previews and apply your changes to the full-size originals later.

New--Video Slide Shows

Easily share your work in elegant video slide shows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device.

New--Improved Photo-book Creation

Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customised look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.

Location-based Organisation

Find, group and tag images by location, or plot a photo journey. Automatically display location data from GPS-enabled cameras and camera phones.

Fast Cross-Platform Performance

Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process images faster with cross-platform 64-bit support for the latest Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Tight Photoshop Integration

Select one or multiple photos and automatically open them in Photoshop to perform detailed, pixel-level editing. See your results immediately back in Lightroom.

Highlight and Shadow Recovery

Bring out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights. Now you have more power than ever before to create great images in challenging light.

Selective Adjustment Brushes

Expand your creative control with flexible brushes that let you adjust targeted areas of your photo for just the look you want. Selectively adjust brightness, contrast, white balance, sharpness, noise reduction, moiré removal, and much more.

Superior Noise Reduction

Get amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. Apply noise reduction to the entire image or target specific areas.

Non-destructive Environment

Set your creativity free in a non-destructive editing environment that lets you experiment without limits. Your original images are never altered, and it’s easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photo.

Advanced Black-and-white Conversion

Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Precisely mix information from eight colour channels when you convert to grayscale.

One-Click Adjustments to Multiple Images

Save time when processing many images. Apply the same Develop settings--exposure or contrast, for example--to all the photographs in a group at once using presets or syncing.

How Does Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Differ from Adobe Photoshop?

Take a look at this chart comparing the reasons to buy Adobe Lightroom 5, Photoshop Elements 11 or Adobe Photoshop CC. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is designed specifically to give digital photographers all the tools they need in one intuitive solution. Lightroom helps them work fast and efficiently, while maintaining the highest quality. Adobe Photoshop software includes advanced tools for detailed, pixel-level editing, compositing, and working with multilayered files.

Why Should I Use Lightroom if I Already Have Photoshop?

Lightroom boosts your efficiency by handling all the tasks a digital photographer faces in one intuitive app. It includes powerfully simple adjustments, as well as the widest range of advanced tools for efficiently processing sets of images, organising photo libraries and sharing images.

What is the Difference Between Lightroom and Photoshop Elements?

Take a look at this chart comparing the reasons to buy Adobe Lightroom 5, Photoshop Elements 11 or Adobe Photoshop CC. Lightroom is designed for both amateur and professional photographers, providing powerfully simple one-click features as well as leading-edge tools for advanced image processing. Photoshop Elements provides casual snapshooters with easy-to-use editing controls and automated options to enhance and share photos, as well as use them to create custom keepsakes.

Minimum System Requirements for Windows

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 display
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services*

Minimum System Requirements for Mac

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.7 or v10.8
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 display
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services*

*This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe online services, including the Adobe Creative Cloud service, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms (see www.adobe.com/go/terms) and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see www.adobe.com/privacy.html). The applications and online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Box Contains

DVD, Manual

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
98 of 101 people found the following review helpful
Access Method:Box| Edition:Upgrade Version (PC/Mac)|Verified Purchase
This version of Lightroom is for both Windows and Apple, but the Windows version only works with W7 and W8, support for Vista has been dropped (XP support having already gone). It's a useful but pricey upgrade, so I'll describe the main differences I've found in use. These all relate to the retail boxed issue.

Installation was more hassle than I expected. As others have noted, there is no printed guide at all and the Serial number was (unexpectedly) in the back corner of the middle of the three boxes. 3 nested boxes and a sleeve for one DVD and no quick start guide! My first task was to transfer my pictures from the Lightroom 4 catalogue to the new Lightroom 5 catalogue - it is not necessary to re-import them, thank goodness. Searching the web turned up a video by Laura Shoe called "How to Upgrade to Lightroom 5" and I advise watching that before you get started. I understand this works with all previous versions of Lightroom.

I've been using the new version quite a lot and there is no great difference between 4 and 5 in appearance or functionality, although there a few great new tools. It does run noticeably faster and I've experienced no incompatibility issues (others have, reporting losing user presets etc.). PNG output is now supported.

The library/indexing system is pretty much identical - which is a pity as it could use an alternative Windows-Explorer-style view for managing bulk files, renaming etc etc. The improvements are all to the Develop functions so I'll relate my experience with these in some detail.

A favourite new feature of mine automatically straightens tilted images, including perspective distortion, in one click!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not such a leap over 4 as 4 was over 3 1 July 2013
By A. Chell VINE VOICE
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...but if you're a 3.6 user like I was, then the upgrade eligibility was a welcome opportunity to take advantage of LR5's new features. The interface still has some foibles I'd prefer to have changed, like the way it groups and orders pictures in the catalogue, but this is more than made up for by the extensive set of correction tools that Lightroom now sports.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good if you're a first time buyer 15 Aug 2013
By C. Page
Access Method:Box| Edition:Upgrade Version (PC/Mac)|Verified Purchase
... some performance improvements and the healing tool is useful - I guess most of the improvements are under the covers or in features I don't use anyway. Competent, stable, not bad, just no wow factor.

If you're on version 3 or below or are a new user worth getting. If you're on 4 unless you need a specific feature or ( like me moving everything to a new pc/laptop I wouldn't bother.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential raw software just got (even) better 24 July 2013
Access Method:Box| Edition:Upgrade Version (PC/Mac)|Verified Purchase
Whilst not a major update over version 4 there is enough in version 5 to bring a smile to the face of LR devotees. The 3 new Develop Module features which really make a big difference are the Advanced Healing Brush; the Radial Gradient Tool and the Upright Tool.

The first of these has to be treated with a bit of care as it is not a miracle "clone" tool but rather a nifty way of getting rid of minor flaws in your shot. These may be just sensor dust bunnies or unwanted items of scene furniture but either way it works pretty well and is a big improvement on the old version.

The Radial Gradient Tool is completely new and is a welcome addition for those users who wish a bit more creative control over their images. It allows you to apply a gradient to a specific area of an image thus allowing you to emphasize that part of the shot. Previously all that was available was a linear gradient tool that affected the full width of the image.

The Upright Tool is, however, the real jewel in the crown. It is a fabulous way of overcoming image perspective defects with one click. My initial experience with it has been very favourable as it has produced excellent, natural looking results. It is much quicker (and seemingly more reliable) than the previous manual correction method of correcting skewness.

Overall you may feel £60 (upgrade cost) is a lot to pay for a relatively minor group of improvements. However, LR5 is now a much more complete package. I find I use Photoshop less and less as a result of what LR provides. These new additions just take that a stage further.

If you have never used LR then you don't know what you are missing. It is a joy to use and makes the post-processing of photos as much fun as it was taking them in the first place. I would hate to be without it.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the upgrade 30 Jun 2013
By Wags
Access Method:Box|Edition:Upgrade Version (PC/Mac)
I upgraded from 3.6 to 5 (having skipped 4) and it is well worth the upgrade. Some reviewers are griping about the price, but £59 is very good value in my opinion. The installation and upgrade process went very smoothly and my 3.6 catalogue was automatically updated to 5 during the installation process very quickly and with no issues at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great software for the beginner or professional 26 July 2013
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Some fantastic improvements from LR4 and a great upgrade price. You may need a few You Tube lessens if you're fresh to the software, but it's so powerful, you can use it for 95% of image processing. LR doesn't replace Photoshop, but it can do a lot of the same things.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs Photoshop? 25 Oct 2013
By C. Hawkes TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I'm a Lightroom fanatic - apart from layers, this has everything I need for photoediting, and my expensive Photoshop CS6 rarely gets used nowadays. If you're a Lightroom user, version 5 does all it used to, but better, with more tools and display options. If you're not, then give it a try. Lightroom is a bit of a steep learning curve in that it's different from Photoshop - but sit back and let Lightroom control photographs and catalogues, and I think you'll be as happy with it as I am.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great all round package for managing and 'processing' jpeg and ...
Great all round package for managing and 'processing' jpeg and raw files.
Price a bit prohibitive though especially when I was 'forced' to upgrade just to get support for my... Read more
Published 11 days ago by A. Kiddell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beats elements.
Published 14 days ago by kp
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom 5
A comprehensive, but easy to use program. In particular the "Help" section is very valuable. I bought this in case the next version is "subscription only".
Published 22 days ago by Eryl Parry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Some great improvements over LR5
Published 25 days ago by Peter R. Turner
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Delivery good! will buy off them again if needed
Published 25 days ago by Howard Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Amazing flagship software as usual from Adobe, and as ever from Amazon, a brilliantly competitive price and very quick despatch!!!!!
Published 26 days ago by Wayne Hemmings
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worth upgrading to 5
Published 1 month ago by nelly loriaux
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No installation problems and does what it says on the box
Published 1 month ago by Malcolm Boyd
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Excellent
Published 1 month ago by Guntackle
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the latest version.
Just a quick note to say the copy received was not the latest version and required a full download to update to the most recent version. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr S Nash
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