This happened much sooner than I expected but I knew it was coming fast. Lightroom 5 has officially been released. If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber it is located in your Applications Manager. To purchase it directly visit www.adobe.com or www.bhphotovideo.com. The going price is 149.00 for the full version and only 79.00 for the upgrade.
I put the beta through its paces and was impressed with some of the newer features. You can check out that post HERE.
Lightroom 5 is just as promised. They have made marked improvement in speed.
Granted they have a very long way to go to equal Photomechanic in speed but still. Any improvement is a good thing.
The spot healing tool is now a brush and works great!
The new radial filter tool has some great possibilities and I look forward to using it.
Just incase you missed it I have a series of 48 Lightroom Presets available for 19.99. These presets are 100% compatible with Lightroom 5. Just buy, load them, and you are good to go! You can find those HERE.