Adobe Lightroom 6, alias Lightroom CC, arrives and is included in the Creative Cloud subscription
Lightroom 5 is no more. New version 6 has been announced and will be known to CC users as Lightroom CC. MacRumors has the full lowdown:
The new update brings significant performance improvements and several new features like HDR merge, Panorama merge, facial recognition, improved slideshows, a filter brush, and more. One of the most impressive new organizational features in the updated version of Lightroom is facial recognition, which lets Lightroom users organize their photos by subject for the first time, in addition to organizing with tags, flags, and star ratings. Once a face in a single photo is named, the software is able to find more images that feature that person for quick tagging by face. A new "People" view lets users sort photos by person.
As I write, my Creative Cloud subscription is still showing “Lightroom 5” but the update should be along soon.
Note: After several hours where the Adobe Desktop was showing Lightroom 5 up to date, I rebooted the computer. This time the Adobe menubar controller showed a completely blank box. A further reboot brought things to life and Lightroom CC was available to download. This is probably a first-day glitch but is worth noting if you are waiting for the update to appear automatically.