The Lightroom cloud ecosystem has been updated today, with updates for Windows & Mac (5.4) and iOS & Android (7.4). (Lightroom Classic has also been updated.)
Batch Update Select Sky/Subject Masks (Desktop only)
One of the most popular requests since Masking’s release… when you paste 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 Photo menu > Update AI Masks command to recompute all AI masks on photos that still need updating.
Invert Composite Mask (Desktop/Mobile)
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.
Red Eye Removal Tool (Desktop only)
The most popular request since the Lightroom Desktop’s release… Red Eye Removal! Hiding under the Healing tool, the Auto Correct button automatically searches for faces in a photo and tries to fix any red eyes that it finds. Manual correction is also possible, if AI doesn’t find the red eye.
Preset Amount Slider (Desktop/Mobile)
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.)
Video Editing (Desktop/Mobile)
You can now edit videos using the Develop sliders or Develop Presets. You can also trim the ends off the videos. All non-destructively, of course!
Compare View (Desktop only)
Previously only available in Classic, you can now take two photos and compare them on-screen at the same time.
Updated Local Storage Preferences (Desktop/Android)
The Local Storage preferences have been overhauled to offer more detailed information on how your hard drive space is being used.
Other Feature Improvements
- All – There’s some new presets included with Lightroom. The Adaptive sets use Select Sky and Select Subject for image-specific adjustments, and Video sets are designed for video editing.
- Desktop – back/forward buttons to browse through recent sources.
- Desktop – on Select Sky, Select Subject and Red Eye, there’s a small speech bubble icon to share feedback on these AI tools with Adobe, to help improve them further.
- Desktop – the Rule of Fifths overlay has been added to the Crop Overlay options.
- Desktop – paste to all selected photos now shows in the … menu, rather than being hidden behind a secret shortcut.
- Desktop – hover over the triangular clipping warning indicators to temporarily highlight the clipped areas without turning them on.
- Desktop – batch apply auto settings by selecting the photos in the Grid view and selecting Photo menu > Auto Settings.
- Mobile – Remix, which allows you to try your own editing on other people’s Discovery photos, is now available on mobile. It was already available on the desktop.
- Desktop/Android – The Search field now lets you search Learn and Discover tutorials, in addition to your own photos. This means you can search for specific subject matter, editing tools or the photographer’s name.
- Android – videos can now be exported.
- Web – videos are now supported in shared albums.
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.
- Canon EOS R7
- Canon EOS R10
- Fujifilm X-H25
- 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: Desktop Memory leak on M1 Machines
- Desktop: Unable to connect to the network
- Desktop: Grid view showing inconsistent information on number of photos
- Desktop: Import stuck on checking free space on disk
- Desktop: Don’t reset storage Prefs when resetting Prefs
- Desktop: Radial and Linear Gradients not carried over when migrating from Classic to Cloud-based
- Desktop: Super Res exports at original res
- Desktop: large video files timeout on sync if a slower connection
- Desktop: Message: Some photos were not added. Unable to copy file.
- Desktop: Lightroom won’t start when not connected to home network–AgKernel.dll error (using NAS on Windows 11)
- Desktop: Image does not return from Photoshop (unflattened file)
- Desktop: Pressure sensitivity for Wacom Intuos Pro not as sensitive as Camera Raw
- Desktop: Undo flag action doesn’t revert flag status
- Mobile iOS: Videos shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max with “HDR Video” ON cannot sync to LR Cloud and other devices
- Mobile iOS: Cannot launch application after finished uploads
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 up-to-date, 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.