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Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic & Desktop | February 2024

The latest updates to Adobe Camera Raw (16.2), Lightroom Classic (13.2) and Lightroom Desktop (7.2) have been released to customers. These updates include new camera and lens support along with bug fixes. There are also some minor but useful enhancements in Lightroom Classic.

Above screenshot demonstrates a smart collection in which the combination of ‘Has AI Mask’ and ‘Has Healing’ is used to filter on images that include both AI Masks and Healing.

New enhancements in Lightroom Classic

Additional Sort options. These include:

  • City
  • State
  • Country
  • Aperture
  • Focal Length
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO Speed

Additional options Filter & Smart Collections. These include:

  • Has Masking
  • Has AI Mask
  • Has Lens Blur
  • Has Healing
  • Has AI Heal

Metadata support between Lightroom Classic and Cloud based application. This includes:

  • Read/Write ‘Pick’ and ‘Reject’ Flag states to written to XMP sidecars

Memory Management Improvements for Apple silicon Mac computers

  • Improved memory management (i.e GPU preview and edit caching) in Develop module

All Clients

  • New Cameras (27), Lens (31), and Camera Matching (1) 
(Note: Lr &LrC clients also include  the new cameras supported from the CR 16.1.1 release.
  • Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

New Camera Support

Details of new camera support added since the last release can be found here

New Lens Correction Support

Details of new lens support added since the last release can be found here

Disclosure: As an Adobe Community Expert I receive a free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic & Desktop | December 2023

  The latest updates to Camera Raw (16.1), Lightroom Classic (13.1) and Lightroom Desktop (7.1.2) have been released to customers via the Creative Cloud App. These updates include new camera and lens support along with bug fixes and minor feature enhancements.

Updates to Lightroom Classic include:

Metdata

Support has been added  for following IPTC Fields

  • Alt text (Accessibility)
  • Extended description (Accessibility)

These  fields can be used in batch operations (Copy/Paste, Sync Settings, and Metadata Presets). They can also be saved as part of XMP.

Video Library

The Video library for Lightroom Classic on Windows has been updated. This should affect any workflow related to imported videos and videos slideshows created in the Slideshow module.

Updates to Lightroom Desktop include:

Accessibility (Screen Reader Support)

This new preference allows you to enable support for ‘screen readers’ and ‘automation tools’.

Geometry settings move to Crop Panel

The Geometry panel has been relocated to the Crop tool panel.

Also,

  • Batch Reset
  • 32 Bit Tiff ExportEnhance now uses
  • JXL Compression

New Camera Support [Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic & Desktop]

Details of new camera support added since the last release can be found here

New Lens Correction Support [Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic & Desktop]

Details of new lens support added since the last release can be found here

Disclosure: As an Adobe Community Expert I receive a free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Lightroom Classic on macOS Sonoma 14.2

Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.2 on 11 December. Unfortunately, it breaks access to SD Cards, etc using external ‘Device’ related workflows in Lightroom Classic.

Therefore, Adobe are recommending that customers DO NOT update to macOS Sonoma 14.2 until the issue is resolved. However, this recommendation ignores the security implications of not upgrading the OS.

Adobe are working with Apple to get this resolved.

Impact of update on LrC

  • External Device mode is not listed. Therefore, importing from an SD Card in Device mode is not possible.

Workaround

Import from SD Card using the ‘File’ section in Import dialog as shown in below screenshot

Impact of update on LrC

  • As with SD Card, directly connected cameras and mobile devices are not accessible.

Workaround

Copy the images on disk using the Apple ‘Image Capture.app’, then import into LrC.

Impact of update on LrC

  • Customers attempting to use ‘Tethered Capture

Unfortunately, there is no workaround for this

Adobe have published a HelpX document with further details, which can be found here.

Disclosure: As an Adobe Community Expert I receive a free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.