Adobe has announced an update to Lightroom featuring a new Home view that contains your most recent photos, interactive tutorials and inspirational photos.
Both the interactive tutorials and the inspirational photos let you see the edits made to a wide variety of photos, with more being added every day.
Here’s a look at all the new features…
Instead of having to watch in a different window or even on another device and then attempt to follow-along within the app, the interactive tutorials provide access to the photo from the tutorial directly on your device and then walk you through each edit, step-by-step. You actually adjust each slider with guidance and instruction provided by the instructors along the way.
Tapping on a Discover post lets you view the step-by-step edits on the photo. Then, you can tap on the Edits control to open up a wheel that lets you scroll through the edits and see exactly which settings where used.
In Lightroom for Mac and Windows, the help menu (found in the ? icon at the top-right of the application window) has been greatly expanded providing searchable help about each of the tools as well as built-in tutorials leveraging some of the content available on the iOS and Android versions of Lightroom.
In Lightroom for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS, you can now invite others to add photos to your albums. Navigating to the Share & Invite menu lets you invite people by email and let them have access to either view or contribute photos to your album. Once someone contributes a photo or video to your album, you’ll have access to the full resolution in the format that was added to your album, including raw format.
Alternatively, you can share a link which people can request access to your album — perfect if you want to share with a larger group without having to enter everyone’s email address.
Texture is a new editing control in Lightroom for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS, Lightroom Classic, and Camera Raw that helps either accentuate or smooth medium-sized details such as skin, bark, and hair. By isolating only medium-sized details, Texture can smooth skin without affecting pore details (delivering a natural smoothing effect) or accentuate bark or hair without increasing the presence of noise or impacting bokeh. Texture works wonderfully in conjunction with other tools like Clarity and Dehaze
Available within the Optics section in Lightroom for Mac and Windows, Defringe helps to remove purple or green fringes caused by lens chromatic aberrations. Adobe recommends first turning on the Remove Chromatic Aberrations checkbox. Then, if there are still chromatic aberrations visible in your photo, use the eyedropper to select an area of your image that has a color fringe to identify the hue of the fringe to reduce throughout your photo.
Lightroom for Android now lets you copy settings from one image and paste them to multiple images, saving you time and speeding up your editing process. First, find a photo to copy the edits from. Then, from the three-dot menu in the top-right of the screen, select Copy Settings. Next, go to the grid view and long-press to enter select mode. Select the photos you want to apply the edits to, navigate to the three-dot menu in the top-right, and select Paste Settings. Lightroom will then apply the edits to each photo.
Flat-Field Correction is now built into Lightroom Classic’s Library module. Flat-Field Correction helps correct for sensor and lens characteristics that can result in asymmetrical color casts.
You can download Adobe Lightroom for iPhone and iPad from the App Store for free.
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