Adobe releases Lightroom updates offering new features and improved performance

Adobe has announced updates for Lightroom, Lightroom for mobile and Lightroom Classic. Lightroom desktop (version 4.2) and Lightroom for mobile (version 6.2) include numerous new features, Apple ProRaw support and additional enhancements. Meanwhile, improved performance is the primary update to Lightroom Classic (version 10.2).

Looking first at Lightroom desktop (4.2), the software features a new personalized feed. The ‘For you’ tab in the ‘Learn’ and ‘Discover’ sections now feature in the desktop version of Lightroom. From here, users can access guided tutorials and interactive edits, which are specifically curated for individual users. For more information about this feature, click here.

Lightroom (version 4.2) users can now access curated tutorials in the ‘For you’ tab.

In both Lightroom desktop and Lightroom for mobile, Apple ProRaw images are now supported. When you import images shot using Apple ProRaw, they will be automatically imported using the new default from now on. The new profile support results in images that better match your in-camera experience. Apple ProRaw is available on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max devices running iOS 14.3 or later and promise greater creative control when editing.

Lightroom (4.2) and Lightroom for mobile (6.2) update features. Click to enlarge.

In terms of user interface changes, Lightroom desktop (4.2) and Lightroom for mobile (6.2) add the ability to view combined notifications in the Activity panel. On desktop, users can also now mute settings on a specific panel. If you want to view an edited photo without a specific panel’s setting, you can long-press the eye icon to mute a specific panel. On Lightroom desktop, there are new filter options to view edited or unedited images. On Lightroom for mobile (Android), you can now more easily tell when you’ve made edits in a panel thanks to a new ‘dot’ icon.

On macOS, Lightroom Classic (version 10.2) promises improved performance when navigating through images in your filmstrip, using the Library Loupe, Develop and Compare View features. Scrolling through the Library grid is also smoother. On macOS and Windows, common batch editing functions, including Copy+Paste, Sync Settings, Quick Develop and Auto-Sync, are said to be noticeably faster in the latest version.

Lightroom Classic (10.2) offers improved performance, an early preview of Tethered Live View for Nikon cameras, and new camera/lens support. Click to enlarge.

For Nikon users, the latest version of Lightroom Classic includes a beta version of Tethered Live View for Nikon. Support for Nikon Z cameras is coming soon, but you can use it with compatible Nikon DSLR cameras for now. It’s an early preview, so Adobe would like your feedback.

Both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic include newly supported cameras and lenses. You can view the full lists here: Supported camera models and supported lens models. For newly-supported cameras, highlights include the Fujifilm GFX 100S, Fujifilm X-E4, Samsung Galaxy S21, Sony Alpha 1 and Sony FX3. In terms of new lens support, numerous optics from Rokinon, Samsung (for the Galaxy S21), Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina and Voigtlander are supported. Sony’s new FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens and Tamron’s recent 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens, for example, are included.

Numerous new cameras and lenses are supported in the latest version of Lightroom Classic, including the new Fujifilm X-E4.

The latest updates are available to download now. On desktop, new updates can be downloaded via Creative Cloud. On mobile, if the app didn’t update automatically, check your device’s app store.

Adobe has announced updates for Lightroom, Lightroom for mobile and Lightroom Classic. Lightroom desktop (version 4.2) and Lightroom for mobile (version 6.2) include numerous new features, Apple ProRaw support and additional enhancements. Meanwhile, improved performance is the primary update to Lightroom Classic (version 10.2).
Looking first at Lightroom desktop (4.2), the software features a new personalized feed. The ‘For you’ tab in the ‘Learn’ and ‘Discover’ sections now feature in the desktop version of Lightroom. From here, users can access guided tutorials and interactive edits, which are specifically curated for individual users. For more information about this feature, click here.

Lightroom (version 4.2) users can now access curated tutorials in the ‘For you’ tab.

In both Lightroom desktop and Lightroom for mobile, Apple ProRaw images are now supported. When you import images shot using Apple ProRaw, they will be automatically imported using the new default from now on. The new profile support results in images that better match your in-camera experience. Apple ProRaw is available on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max devices running iOS 14.3 or later and promise greater creative control when editing.

Lightroom (4.2) and Lightroom for mobile (6.2) update features. Click to enlarge.

In terms of user interface changes, Lightroom desktop (4.2) and Lightroom for mobile (6.2) add the ability to view combined notifications in the Activity panel. On desktop, users can also now mute settings on a specific panel. If you want to view an edited photo without a specific panel’s setting, you can long-press the eye icon to mute a specific panel. On Lightroom desktop, there are new filter options to view edited or unedited images. On Lightroom for mobile (Android), you can now more easily tell when you’ve made edits in a panel thanks to a new ‘dot’ icon.
On macOS, Lightroom Classic (version 10.2) promises improved performance when navigating through images in your filmstrip, using the Library Loupe, Develop and Compare View features. Scrolling through the Library grid is also smoother. On macOS and Windows, common batch editing functions, including Copy+Paste, Sync Settings, Quick Develop and Auto-Sync, are said to be noticeably faster in the latest version.

Lightroom Classic (10.2) offers improved performance, an early preview of Tethered Live View for Nikon cameras, and new camera/lens support. Click to enlarge.

For Nikon users, the latest version of Lightroom Classic includes a beta version of Tethered Live View for Nikon. Support for Nikon Z cameras is coming soon, but you can use it with compatible Nikon DSLR cameras for now. It’s an early preview, so Adobe would like your feedback.
Both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic include newly supported cameras and lenses. You can view the full lists here: Supported camera models and supported lens models. For newly-supported cameras, highlights include the Fujifilm GFX 100S, Fujifilm X-E4, Samsung Galaxy S21, Sony Alpha 1 and Sony FX3. In terms of new lens support, numerous optics from Rokinon, Samsung (for the Galaxy S21), Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina and Voigtlander are supported. Sony’s new FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens and Tamron’s recent 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens, for example, are included.

Numerous new cameras and lenses are supported in the latest version of Lightroom Classic, including the new Fujifilm X-E4.

The latest updates are available to download now. On desktop, new updates can be downloaded via Creative Cloud. On mobile, if the app didn’t update automatically, check your device’s app store.Read MoreArticles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

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