Adobe has announced new standalone and Creative Cloud versions of its image management and Raw conversion software, Lightroom. The latest versions gain simple HDR and Panorama merging tools that create 16-bit DNG files from the merged results. Also added is the ability to paint-out regions of gradient filters, to allow more flexible overlays.
Many have worried that new Ligthroom 6 will only come with Creative Cloud subscription. Not this time. Standalone version with perpetual license is also available. Although, to tell you the truth, it is really buried on the site.