Lightroom CC 6.8 was released just this morning. Below are all the new additions and fixes. But first, here is an outstanding new feature in this version of Lightroom:

Lightroom CC 6.8 Reference View

Reference View is a new view mode available in the Develop Module that allows you to compare 2 different images in order to make them visually consistent. This is helpful when making a group of images from a single event look similar or setting the white balance appropriately in mixed lighting conditions.

Lightroom CC reference view

To get started,

1. Go to the Develop Module

2. Click on Reference View. Its on the Toolbar, and you may need to show the Toolbar if hidden

3. Drag and Drop your Reference Photo onto the left pane. You can change your Reference Photo by either dragging a different image onto the left pane or using the

“Set as Reference Photo” context menu in the Library Module.

4. Edit the active photo. Use the Reference Photo to guide your editing decisions.

Click here for more information on Reference View.

In addition to the new Reference View here are additional notes on 6.8:

Performance Improvements

Lightroom CC (2015.8)/6.8 includes ‘under-the-hood’ changes designed to improve the responsiveness of your Lightroom experience. You should notice improvements in image editing responsiveness when background tasks (such as Preview Generation) are running, moving files between folders and running catalog backups.

Fit/Fill Improvements

You can now zoom to fit and zoom to fill. Particularly when using ultra high-resolution

4K and 5K monitors. Prior versions of Lightroom would not completely fill the Loupe window.

Additional Features

  • Ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them.
  • Export a Collection Set as a new catalog

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC2015 6.8

  • Canon EOS M5
  • Fujifilm XA3
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Hasselblad X1D
  • Leica TL
  • Nikon D5600
  • Olympus EM1
  • Mark II (preliminary support)
  • Olympus PEN EPL8
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ2500 (DMCFZ2000 and DMCFZH1)
  • Pentax K70
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Sony Alpha a6500 (ILCE 6500)
  • Sony Alpha a99 II (ILCA99M2)
  • Sony DSCRX100 Mark V

New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC2015 6.8

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Customer Reported Issues Resolved

Additional Lens Profile Support

 lightroom cc 6.8 lens support