Lightroom Classic 9.2 has been released today. As well as bug fixes and new camera/lens support, the engineering team have spent this release cycle focusing on some long-term requests and other enhancements.
The entire Lightroom cloud-based ecosystem has also been updated today too.
The old defaults system has been completely replaced by a new one in Lightroom Classic 9.2. Note that old defaults aren’t carried over, so if you use custom defaults, you’ll need to recreate them.
The new defaults are found in the Preferences > Presets tab.
You can stick with Adobe’s default settings, or you can automatically apply a preset of your choice to all new photos, without having to remember to select it in the Import dialog.
Alternatively, if you like to use your camera’s picture styles when you’re shooting, for example, your camera’s B&W setting, Lightroom can now recognize the picture style you used and apply the matching camera profile.
Different defaults can be set for each camera you own, or you can use the same default setting for all new raw photos.
You will notice that different defaults by ISO are no longer natively supported, as Lightroom’s noise reduction has improved and they’re generally no longer needed. However, if you do need iso-specific defaults, a solution is described in this month’s Missing FAQ book update.
PSB file support
A long-standing request has been for PSB files (Photoshop files that exceed the PSD limit of 2Gb) to be catalogued in Lightroom. These can now be imported as long as they’re under Lightroom’s maximum dimensions (not greater than 65,000px long edge and no more than 512 MP).
Auto Sync button
It’s easy to forget that Auto Sync is turned on and accidentally apply a Develop edit to multiple photos, so the Auto Sync button is now highlighted when it’s enabled.
Another long-requested feature: If you’re using 3 or more monitors, you can now select the screen to use as Lightroom’s secondary monitor in Preferences > Display.
Export Dialog Updates
As well as Export and Cancel, a third option has now been added to the Export dialog. Done will save any export settings you’ve changed without exporting photos at the same time.
Full acceleration is now applied for AMD GPU’s when Auto GPU is selected for macOS 10.14.5 or later.
Enhance Details can now make use of eGPU’s on macOS Catalina.
Photoshop Elements 2020
Catalog migration from PSE2020 is now supported.
- Canon EOS-1Dx Mark III
- Mate 30 Rear Main Camera
- Mate 30 Rear Telephoto Camera
- Mate 30 Rear Wide Camera
- Mate 30 Pro Rear Main Camera
- Mate 30 Pro Rear Telephoto Camera
- Mate 30 Pro Rear Wide Camera
- LEICA M10 Monochrom
- G8 ThinQ Front Camera
- G8 ThinQ Rear Main Camera
- G8 ThinQ Rear Wide Camera
- V50s ThinQ Front Camera
- V50s ThinQ Rear Main Camera
- V50s ThinQ Rear Wide Camera
- Coolpix P950
- 7T Front Camera
- 7T Rear Main Camera
- Phase One IQ4 150MP (Preliminary)
- Click to view the full list of supported cameras
- Fujifilm X
- Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II
- XCD 4/45P
- Mate 30 Front Camera (JPEG only)
- Mate 30 Rear Main Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- Mate 30 Rear Telephoto Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- Mate 30 Rear Wide Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- Mate 30 Pro Front Camera (JPEG only)
- Mate 30 Rear Main Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- Mate 30 Pro Rear Telephoto Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- Mate 30 Pro Rear Wide Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- Leica M
- Voigtlander VM 21mm f/3.5 Color Skopar Aspherical
- Voigtlander VM 35mm f/2 Ultron Aspherical
- Voigtlander VM 75mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical
- LG G8 ThinQ Front Camera (DNG+JPEG)
- LG G8 ThinQ Rear Main Camera (DNG+JPEG)
- LG G8 ThinQ Rear Wide Camera (DNG+JPEG)
- LG V50S ThinQ Front Camera (DNG+JPEG)
- LG V50S ThinQ Rear Main Camera (DNG+JPEG)
- LG V50S ThinQ Rear Wide Camera OnePlus
- 7T Front Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- 7T Rear Main Camera (DNG + JPEG)
- 7T Rear Telephoto Camera (JPEG)
- 7T Rear Wide Camera (JPEG)
- SIGMA L*
- 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN A019 L Mount
- 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017 L Mount
- 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015 L Mount
- 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN A019 L Mount
- 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015 L Mount
- 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A019 L Mount
- 35mm F1.2 DG DN A019 L Mount
- 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 L Mount
- 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A018 L Mount
- 45mm F2.8 DG DN C019 L Mount
- 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 L Mount
- 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO A018 L Mount
- 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016 L Mount
- 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A018 L Mount
- 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A017 L Mount
- *SIGMA L mount profiles contain vignette correction only, and are not expected to automatically match when selected.
- Sony FE
- Rokinon/Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE
- Rokinon/Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE
- SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN A019
- TAMRON 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD A046S
- TAMRON 20mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 F050
- TAMRON 24mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 F051
- TAMRON 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 F053
- Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 21mm F3.5 Aspherical
- Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm F2.5
- Voigtlander NOKTON 21mm F1.4 Aspherical
- Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical
- Click here for the full list of available Adobe Lens Profiles
As usual this release also includes bug fixes. Adobe only publishes the ones that were reported by users.
- Warn users when trying to open multiple files at once in Photoshop.
- Face tagging suggestions appear twice and incorrect entries are not removed.
- Fixed preset preview issues.
- Lightroom Classic preset preview does not respect image orientation.
- IPTC Extension collapsible fields (Location Shown, Location Created) do not retain data.
- Error creating virtual copies.
- Book Module: Export to PDF hangs/never completes; some pages are blank
- Metadata preset doesn’t always set Altitude correctly
- Metadata panel truncates, rather than rounds, GPS coordinates at thousandths of a second
- Post processing disappearing from Export window when checking presets
- Changed HEIC Metadata doesn’t seem to get reloaded
- Library enable filters setting not kept
- Hanging on launch (Mac 10.14.6)
- Lossy DNG compression stopped working on macOS 10.15 Catalina
- Export with previous fails when using using a user preset
- When will sync auto upright be fixed ?
- CRASH of Lightroom Classic CC when exporting folder as catalog
- Custom Splash Screen still shows 2007-2014 Adobe Copyright
- Exporting EXIF with high “Transform” value
- Phase One IQ4 support
If you find a bug, click here to learn how to report it to Adobe.
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 the … icon (top right) and select Check for Updates to give it a nudge.