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Hot on the heels of the official release of Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe is releasing a full version updates for both of their flagship photography programs. This is an important update as both programs have been plagued with bugs, reports of unsupported camera files as well as a number of key usability issues.

You can read the full, official post here on Adobe’s blog from Sharad Mangalick, who is the Product Manager for Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.

Auto Sensei Feature

Beyond the bug and stability fixes, the biggest change comes with the new Auto Settings feature which will use Adobe’s Artificial Intelligence engine, called Adobe Sensei. Don’t ask us how this exactly works but we must say that it does work surprisingly well! The Sensei update works across all of the platforms, including iOS and Android mobile apps as well the CC and Classic versions of Lightroom.

Adobe Lightroom 6 Perpetual

One of the biggest gripes from the Lightroom Community following the last updates was that it seemed that Adobe was cutting off support for the standalone version of Lightroom, also known as Perpetual. Version 6 was the last version before Adobe shoehorned users onto the Creative Cloud platform.

Adobe has heard the complaints and have announced that new camera support updates will be released on December 19th!

As well, Adobe has turned off the automatic feature which would uninstall previous versions of Lightroom when doing any install/updates using the Created Cloud application.

Lightroom CC Feature Updates

Specifically for Lightroom CC, Adobe is updating the program with some additional key editing features, including Tone Curves and Split Toning. And, new features for being able to Change Capture Time and view images in Full Screen View (using the ‘F’ key).

Classic & ACR Updates

For Classic and Adobe Camera Raw, updates have been made to the Color Range Masking tool, allowing users to more easily remove individual sample points (using the Alt (Win) or Option (Mac) key while using your mouse to select the sample point).

Also, Nikon D850 users should be able to use the tethering features in Classic.

Mobile Updates

Both the Anroid and iOS applications have a number of updates. From the Adobe blog:

Android Updates

  • App Shortcuts — For Android Nougat and later devices, tap and hold on the app icon to quickly launch the app into popular modes.
  • More control for managing storage.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some Huawei customers from importing images.
  • Resolved a problem that prevented some Samsung customers from installing the previous version.
  • Bug fixes and speed improvements.

iOS

  • Watermarking on export — Create and customize a text based watermark for use when exporting your image from Lightroom CC on iOS.
  • Improved quality to HDR capturing.
  • Layout optimized for iPhone X.
  • Bug fixes and speed improvements.

All in all, these are welcomed updates! For more infomrmation about the new Lightroom CC program and/or the key updates in Lightroom Classic, check out our training video on Pluralsight.