Category Archives: Lightroom Ecosystem

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.

Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic & Desktop | August 2023

The latest updates to Camera Raw (15.5), Lightroom Classic (12.5) and Lightroom Desktop (6.5) have been released to customers. These updates include new camera and lens support along with bug fixes and minor performance enhancements.

Lightroom Classic SDK Updates

The following API has been added or applying Metadata Preset and Develop Preset for LrCatalog.addPhoto

New API Signature

catalog:addPhoto( path, stackWithPhoto, position, metadataPresetUUID, developPresetUUID )

Fixed Bugs

The list of bugs identified on the Adobe Community Forum include the following:

  1. Lightroom and Camera Raw Color Range Mask Edge Artefacts
  2. Curve checkbox is not selected by default in Copy/Preset/Sync Settings
  3. Process V6 creates wide scrollbars (French and German language versions)
  4. Lightroom Classic not opening photos properly in Photoshop beta 2024 25.0
  5. Lightroom Classic 12.4 crashes when Windows Media Feature Pack is not installed
  6. Direct Camera Connect fails to show previews in Import Dialog on macOS

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.