And none too soon. Lightroom 6.3 restores the “Import experience” and returns us to our regularly scheduled program. Quite Literally. We now have the Import dialog we all spent so much time mastering. Adobe heard us loud and clear. This gives me hope.
If you started with 6.2 or, if you want a review of the Import dialog, you might want to read up on importing with the traditional Lightroom Import Dialog: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/import-photos.html This is a big, fat, simple tutorial for importing into Lightroom.
So, what’s fixed in Lightroom 6.3? Here’s the list, right off the Adobe site, verbatim.
- Fixed several instability, functionality and performance issues introduced in Lightroom CC 2015.2.x/6.2.x.
- Fixed a bug that caused edits made and saved in Photoshop or 3rd party plug-ins to not appear in the Develop module.
- Fixed a bug related to user default for Chromatic Aberration Correction no longer honored after new Import option was removed.
- Fixed several bugs related to Panorama Merge.
- Fixed a bug so that Rotated photos will correctly show as rotated when in Full Screen view.
- Fixed a bug that caused a performance slowdown when creating Standard sized previews on high resolution monitors.
- Fixed a bug that caused image previews to be incorrectly displayed as completely black after import if “Auto Tone” is on in preferences.
- Fixed a bug that caused crash when using the Radial or Graduated Filter.
- Fixed a bug that caused Palette, a 3rd party hardware device, to stop working with Lightroom.
- Fixed a bug that caused the Map module to appear pixelated and photos to be dropped in the wrong place when using hi-dpi monitors on Windows.
- Fixed a bug related to Full Screen that prevented you from exiting Full Screen view while using the Spot Healing Tool.
- Fixed a bug that caused the Flickr Publish Service to improperly publish multi-word keywords.
If you’re a Lightroom CC user, just go to the Creative Cloud app and download your update.
For Lightroom 6 users download your update for Mac, click here.
For Lightroom 6 users download your update for PC, click here.
And here’s hoping Adobe keeps up listening to us!