The Lightroom cloud ecosystem has been updated today, with updates for Windows & Mac (5.2) and iOS & Android (7.2). (Lightroom Classic has also been updated.) There are some small enhancements, a new camera and various bug fixes.
Update – New confirmed bugs in February release…
- Desktop: Arrow Keys not working in Import
- Desktop: some fonts getting cut off the Watermark
- Mobile (Android): Album Sorting not working
Export versions – You can now export all versions to JPEG or export a single version using Export dialog. This can be useful if you want to compare versions side-by-side in other software or send them to someone else for their opinion.
Again in Export, previously, you could only set Custom Dimensions using the Long Edge – now you can set the Short Edge size.
Masking – If you hold down Alt (Windows) / Opt (Mac), the Add and Remove buttons change to an Intersect button to save you some mental juggling.
Black hole – If you don’t want to report a bug or feature request on the main community forum, there’s now a new “black hole” Send Feedback form under the Help menu.
If you hold your finger on the panel name, there is a Before / After preview for that panel, not just for the whole photo.
Recommended Preset improvements – including:
- Filter by style.
- View similar recommended presets using the More Like This button.
- Save Recommended Presets to your library.
- View information about the preset developer.
There’s an easier way to trigger diagnostic logs on iOS, just click this link (works on iOS only).
In Sync Status, there is an estimated time shown for uploads.
There are performance improvements in the Grid views.
When a new camera is released, standardized formats such as JPEG, TIFF and DNG are supported immediately. Proprietary raw file formats are not standardized, so they must be individually added in a Lightroom release. Most cameras are supported within 2-3 months of their release. Raw file format support has been added in this release for:
- Sony Xperia PRO-1
- Click to view the full list of supported cameras
Many compact and mirrorless cameras have built-in lens profiles, but other cameras use lens profiles to correct for lens defects such as barrel/pincushion distortion and vignetting. New profiles are added with each Lightroom release. Click here for the full list of available Adobe Lens Profiles.
As always, the engineers have been working hard to fix bugs. Adobe only publishes the ones that were reported by users:
- Desktop – Photoshop: not always completing the trip back from Photoshop when Edit-in used
- Desktop – Export: Add Short Side to Dimensions for Custom Crop
- Desktop – Dutch localization issue corrected
- Desktop – French localization issue in Grain Presets
- iOS – Apple Magic Keyboard not working when disabling shortcuts & predictive
- iOS – Masking: extensive masking resets settings and loses edits with memory exception
- iPadOS – Text input blocked when a desktop bluetooth keyboard had been connected
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 Update on the left, then click the … icon (top right) and Check for Updates to give it a nudge. To update on mobile, visit the App Store (iOS) / Play Store (Android).
Is the book updated?
The eBooks for Adobe Lightroom – Edit Like a Pro are already updated for these changes, and can be downloaded immediately after purchasing. If you already have a current Lightroom Cloud Premium Membership, the updated eBooks are available for download in your Members Area.