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02/20/2015 01:28:54 PM · #1
Per a post today on Canon Rumors, Adobe looks set to release Lr 6 on March 09. The CR post has some features details, and there are several things of note. The one that really trips my trigger is (finally!) GPU support. Another that I can see being very useful is the ability to find all photos containing a particular face in a library purely using facial recognition.
This looks to be a very major update to Lr, will be interesting to play with it...
02/20/2015 01:42:38 PM · #2
Will it be a CC version only?
02/20/2015 01:50:22 PM · #3
Originally posted by PuppyDogMom:

Will it be a CC version only?


I don't think so... unlike Ps, Adobe has not made any noise about going subscription-only on Lr. That certainly does not mean it won't happen. I sure hope not.

Message edited by author 2015-02-20 13:50:31.
02/21/2015 07:07:56 PM · #4
Face detection would save me some time and GPU support would be a boon IF it works :-/
02/22/2015 05:06:51 PM · #5
Alright I'll bite...what's GPU...

Let the comments commence!!!
02/22/2015 06:39:27 PM · #6
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Alright I'll bite...what's GPU...

Let the comments commence!!!


Wondered the same thing but didn't have the courage to ask!
02/22/2015 07:04:01 PM · #7
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Alright I'll bite...what's GPU...


I'm guessing Graphics Processing Unit
"A graphics processing unit (GPU), also occasionally called visual processing unit (VPU), is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display." [Wikipedia]
02/22/2015 08:16:15 PM · #8
Originally posted by bob350:

"A graphics processing unit (GPU), also occasionally called visual processing unit (VPU), is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display." [Wikipedia]

Yes. This is the processor on your computer's video board. Traditionally this is needed by uses such as gaming and video editing. Some software is able to take advantage of the GPU in order to add additional processing capability for processor intensive work. So this is indeed a major under-the-hood upgrade.
02/22/2015 10:16:13 PM · #9
Is there specs for this yet on what is needed for the computer?

My computer is over 5yrs old LOL Don't think it will handle anything like that.
02/23/2015 08:33:18 AM · #10
Originally posted by jgirl57:

Is there specs for this yet on what is needed for the computer?

My computer is over 5yrs old LOL Don't think it will handle anything like that.


I have not seen hardware specs. Lr has always run best on higher-spec equipment, however the age of the equipment doesn't mean quite as much these days, since clock speeds have not risen in years. Lr 5.7 runs fine on my desktop, which is approaching 6 years old. Lr 6 may not be able to use my ancient GPU, however.
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