The Lightroom CC ecosystem has been updated today, with updates for the Windows (1.3), Mac (1.3), iOS (3.2) and Android (3.4) apps. (Lightroom Classic CC has also been updated.)
New Profiles (All Versions)
Since version 3, Lightroom has offered a number of profiles to emulate different in-camera picture styles, but they were hidden away in the Camera Calibration panel so most people didn’t know they existed, and they weren’t available in Lightroom CC.
In the April 2018 Lightroom releases, these profiles have become first-class citizens, and the concept has been greatly expanded. In addition to the existing camera matching profiles, there’s now a whole set of new Adobe profiles for different subjects, and a wide range of creative profiles to give your photos a specific “look”. These profiles are now available across the entire Lightroom and Camera Raw ecosystem. You can read all about the new profiles here.
Changes to Presets (Windows/Mac)
Lightroom CC desktop now accepts the new .xmp format presets as well as .lrtemplate format presets.
Filter by Sync Status (Windows/Mac)
You can now filter your photos by their sync status, to find those that are currently syncing, or those that only have smart previews available in the cloud.
Store Originals on NAS (Windows/Mac)
You can now select your NAS as the custom location for original photos. This is particularly useful when migrating from Lightroom Classic, if you don’t have a spare external hard drive available.
Grain Sliders (iOS & Android)
The Grain sliders have been added to the Effects panel on iOS and Android devices.
Sharpening & Noise Reduction Sliders (Android – already on iOS)
The Sharpening & Noise Sliders are now available on Android in the Detail panel.
Geometry Sliders & Guided Upright (iOS – already on Android)
The Upright tool and Transform sliders were added to the Android version in the last update, and now they’re available on the iOS app too. So useful for correcting geometric distortion!
Web Gallery Share Options (iOS/Android)
When you share a web gallery from your iOS or Android device, you can now access the sharing options without having to open a web browser.
Full Resolution Edit (Android, 64-bit only)
If the originals are available in the cloud (not smart previews synced from Lightroom Classic) and you’re using a 64-bit device, you can tap to download the full resolution original for optimal quality.
Left Handed Editing for iPad (iOS)
Tap the LR icon (top-left of Organize view) and then go to General preferences > Left Handed Editing to move the panels to the left.
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:
- Canon EOS 1500D (EOS Rebel T7/EOS Kiss X90/EOS 2000D)
- Canon 3000D (EOS Rebel T100/EOS 4000D)
- Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)
- Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9 (DC-GX7MK3)
- Panasonic LUMIX ZS200 (DC-TX2/DC-TZ200/DC-TZ202/DC-TZ220/DC-ZS220)
- Sony A7 III (ILCE-7M3)
- 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.
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 crashing 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.