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Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic & Desktop | February 2023

  The latest updates to Camera Raw (15.2), Lightroom Classic (12.2) and Lightroom Desktop (6.2) have been released to customers. These updates include new camera and lens support along with bug fixes. There are also a few relatively minor features additions in Lightroom Classic that I’ll discuss below.

Develop History [Lightroom Classic]

As supplement to the History context menu a new KBSC has been added to remove history steps. Holding Alt/Option key and clicking on a history step clears all other history steps above it.

Remove History Steps

Keywords [Lightroom Classic]

A new menu option to export Keywords along with the keyword tag options, like – Person, Include on Export, etc.

When this new menu option is selected, LrC will create a ‘.csv‘ file when exporting the keywords.

The following keyword related operations have also been optimised:

  • Keywords Addition
  • Keywords Deletion
  • Keyword Filtering
  • Keywords Export

Sync for Adobe Cloud [Lightroom Classic]

Syncing of files from the Adobe Cloud has received some optimisations. This work should address the long standing issue of sync stalling during the synchronisation process.

Tethered Capture [Lightroom Classic]

When macOS Ventura 13.x was released by Apple it broke tethered capture for users of Canon and Nikon cameras. For Canon users, the issue was fixed in LrC 12.1. Adobe have now fixed the issue of Nikon cameras not getting detected for tethered capture

Map module [Lightroom Classic]

A new option ‘Show more labels’ to show more or less labels on Map view is now available in the Map module toolbar.

By default, LrC will show the ‘Less Labels’ option to ensure that the map doesn’t become overly cluttered.

The ‘Set Time Zone Offset…’ has been renamed as ‘Set Tracklog Time Offset…’ for Tracklog in LrC 12.2 Map module.

Support has also added for minutes in the Tracklog Time Offset dialog. Now, you can enter the time offset in HH:mm format, which is very helpful for location that use timezone offsets less than one hour (e.g. India and Nepal).


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.

Lightroom Classic Keyboard Shortcuts

Anyone who visits Adobe’s Lightroom Classic Community Forum will be familiar with the frequent questions and ideas regarding keyboard shortcuts (KBSC). Typically, the questions are fairly easily answered by referring users to the list of the most common built-in keyboard shortcuts for each module, which can be found under the Help menu. For example, the screenshot shown below is the built-in list associated with Library module.

Unfortunately, the built-in lists are not the full list of KBSC, and this can often be frustrating, especially if you’re looking for or forgotten a KBSC not included in the built-in list. Adobe do provide a more extensive list as part of the Lightroom Classic on-line User Guide. However, these are not always kept up to date by Adobe, which can be just as frustrating as them not being immediately accessible from within the application itself. The good news is that third party alternatives do exist and better still, they’re are kept up to date. For example, Victoria Bampton (AKA The Lightroom Queen) publishes what is probably the most comprehensive list of KBSC anywhere. These can be obtained from a dedicated page on Victoria’s website – Lightroom Queen Keyboard Shortcuts.

Another irritation often expressed by users is the inability to modify the KBSC to reflect their priorities rather than what Adobe have programmed into the application.  Is this You?

Well, after many years of users asking Adobe to provide such a feature, a third party has stepped in and delivered what Adobe have failed to do. This third party being  John R. Ellis, a name familiar to Lightroom Classic users who frequent Adobe’s Community Forum for Lightroom Classic. John has developed Plugin that  provides users with a means of remapping existing or adding new KBSC in Lightroom Classic. John’s ‘Any Shortcut’ plugin is compatible with the 16 languages supported by Lightroom Classic, which means that shortcuts not available on localised keyboards can easily remapped to a more suitable alternative. The plugin is also compatible with Mac and Windows and is available here. Note that there is a small charge for the plugin ($9.95), but for this you get unlimited upgrades. John also provides comprehensive guidance on how to install and use the features included with the plugin.


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