Last month, Adobe shared a sneak peek of the new color grading wheels that were about to come to Lightroom and Camera Raw. The feature is coming to Lightroom Classic version 10.0, which is to go live today. But other than the video-style color grading, there are a few more improvements, so let’s see what’s new.
Okay, as I mentioned, Lightroom Classic now has video-style color grading wheels. It allows you to control the colors in your image’s midtones, shadows, and highlights or adjust the overall color of your image. You can also use them to tona grayscale photos, and here you can see the guidelines.
Another improvement many Lightroom users look forward to is enhanced speed. Editing with Brushes and Linear and Radial Gradients is
now smoother and faster, which I personally am very happy to hear. Scrolling through the Library Grid, Folders, and Collections is also faster, especially while browsing through larger catalogs and longer lists of Folders and Collections with different color labels.
Canon users, Lightroom Classic has a new live view for Canon cameras. When active, the live view from the camera will appear in a separate resizable window with the option to rotate the orientation. Feature focus control buttons will also appear in the tether bar, including Auto-Focus.
Lightroom Classic 10.0 also brings two new zooming options: Scrubby Zoom and Box Zoom. Scrubby Zoom lets you drag the mouse to the right or the left while pressing the Shift key to zoom in or out of the image. With Box Zoom, you can draw a box on an image while pressing the Ctrl/Cmd key to zoom in your preferred selected area.
And lastly, Lightroom Classic 10.0 gives you more control in naming upgraded catalogs. When you launch Lightroom Classic 10 for the first time, you will get the Lightroom Classic Catalog Upgrade dialog box to upgrade your existing catalogs. The upgraded catalog will be a new copy of your existing catalog. You can also control the name of your catalog in the dialog box.
Make sure to check out more details on Adobe’s website, where you can read more about the new features of Lightroom Classic 10.0.