Lightroom Classic 11.4 has been released today. There are a couple of small added features, as well as performance improvements, bug fixes and new camera/lens support. The entire Lightroom Cloud ecosystem has also been updated.
Update – confirmed bugs in 11.4…
Convert to DNG in 11.4 doesn’t carry forward any Rating or Color Label previously applied to the Raw file.NOTE: corrected in 11.4.1 released June 29.
Batch Update Select Sky/Subject Masks
One of the most popular requests since Masking’s release… when you paste or sync masks or apply Develop presets that include AI masks, they’re now automatically recomputed, so you don’t have to manually update them.
There’s also a new Develop module > Settings menu > Update AI Masks command to recompute all AI masks on groups of photos that still need manually updating, such as when applying a preset during import.
Invert Composite Mask
In previous releases, if your mask used more than one selection, you had to jump through hoops to invert it. No more! If you right-click on a mask itself (or use the …) there are two new options:
- Invert Mask: inverts the whole mask. For example, if you had selected the subject, this changes to a selection of the photo minus the subject.
- Duplicate and Invert Mask: creates a new mask inverted, with all the sliders on the original mask cleared.
Preset Amount Slider
Adobe’s been listening carefully… another popular feature request has been the ability to fade Develop presets. They’ve gone one stage further, making it possible to amplify the effect of a preset too. The default setting of 100 applies the preset as it was originally created. 200 doubles the effect of the preset, and 0 of course removes all of the scalable settings. (Some edits, such as Auto, lens corrections or geometry, aren’t scalable, so these are always applied using the original preset settings.) You can decide whether a preset should support the Amount slider when you’re creating or updating your presets.
Export Using GPU
Export can now utilize your GPU to improve export performance, as long as your GPU is powerful enough. If your GPU has 8GB of VRAM or higher, the Auto setting automatically utilizes the GPU, or you can enable Use GPU for Export in the Custom settings. On computers with shared memory (such as M1 Macs, or PC’s without dedicated graphics cards), you’ll need at least 12GB of RAM to use the GPU for export, and 16GB or more is recommended.
Automatic Preview Purging
To reduce disk space requirements, a new automatic background process clears previews that are no longer needed (for example, if images have been removed from the catalog but the preview wasn’t deleted, or a preview no longer matches the edit settings.)
Other Feature Improvements
- New Presets – The Adaptive sets use Select Sky and Select Subject for image-specific adjustments, and Video presets are designed for video editing.
- Masking – The invert, subtract and intersect badges/icons on the mask components have been improved and moved to the left for better visibility.
- Masking – The Amount slider in the Masking panel now shows all the time, and fades/amplifies the effect of the mask, much like the new Preset Amount slider. Unlike the old Amount slider, it doesn’t move the Masking sliders, but just scales their effect.
- Crop tool – New Rule of Fifths crop overlay.
- Info Overlays – Using View menu > View Options, you can now set different Info overlays for the Library or Develop views.
- New languages – Norwegian and Polish.
New tether support:
- Canon EOS R3
Click to view the full list of tethered cameras
New camera support:
- Canon EOS R7
- Canon EOS R10
- Fujifilm X-H25
Click to view the full list of supported cameras
New lens correction support:
- Canon RF
- Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMCanon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM
- Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L IS USM
- Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L IS USM + EXTENDER RF1.4x
- Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L IS USM + EXTENDER RF2x
- Canon RF 1200mm F8 L IS USM
- Canon RF 1200mm F8 L IS USM + EXTENDER RF1.4x
- Canon RF 1200mm F8 L IS USM + EXTENDER RF2x
- Sigma L
- SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN C022
- Sony FE
- SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN C022
- Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G
Click here for the full list of available Adobe Lens Profiles
There are a number of bug fixes, but Adobe only publishes the ones that were reported by users:
- Incorrect default color rendering on HEIC files (from iOS and Android Captures)
- Metadata panel didn’t display captions containing double quotes
- Preset hover preview was incorrect for incremental Temperature / Tint
- Crash when exporting a Slideshow
- Duplicate detection failed when Filename/Size Match but Date does not
- Preset group names couldn’t contain spaces when option is set to “Replace With An Underscore”
- Select Sky applied +1 Tint to the image
- Photo context menu in Survey mode showed wrong shortcut for Remove From Selection in six languages
- Print module: vertical drag direction was reversed using trackpad / mouse
- Spot Removal Tool Size slider behaved erratically beyond a value of 75
- Preferences > Presets showed “Please wait while loading camera models” indefinitely when no raw files in the catalog
- Metadata Auto Sync didn’t update the display of fields in the Metadata panel
- Lens Corrections fault for Leica M lenses on Leica M11 camera
If you find another bug, click here to learn how to report it to Adobe.
How do I update?
To update, go to Help menu > Updates or click the Update button in the CC app. The update servers take a while to push the updates around the world, to avoid overloading the servers. You can also open the Creative Cloud app, click Update on the left, then click the … icon (top right) and Check for Updates to give it a nudge.
Lightroom Classic book
The eBooks for Adobe Lightroom Classic – The Missing FAQ are already updated for these changes, and can be downloaded immediately after purchasing. If you already have a current Lightroom Classic Premium Membership, the updated eBooks are available for download in your Members Area.