Every few years, Adobe adds something new and interesting to their raw file engine. We saw it when they added the Clarity slider, when we lost “Fill Light” and “Recovery” in favour of shadows, highlights and white levels. And we saw it fairly recently when they introduced Dehaze. Now, they’ve added a new “Texture” slider, which is sort of like the Clarity slider, only much smarter.
If you’re new to Lightroom, you ought to know that there are plenty of features and tricks that will make your editing easier and speed up your workflow immensely. In this fun video, Ed Gregory of Photos In Color has compiled ten of his favorite features that do just that. They improve your editing and make you faster and more efficient in Lightroom.
It’s been a few years now since Adobe launched their popular Lightroom Coffee Break series on Youtube. However, their focus on Lightroom Classic has been leaving out those who use Lightroom CC–that is until now. For the first time since its inception, the creators of the series have now also included content specifically made for Lightroom CC users.
While some are still getting over the shock of Lightroom’s CC makeover, others are happily plodding along with the renamed Lightroom Classic. Some users have put off making the switch to new CC due to their familiarity with Classic, although some feel it simply lacks important features available with its older sibling.
Some of those missing features, including the tone curve and split toning, are now available inside Lightroom CC as part of a major update. The update comes for their entire Lightroom CC ecosystem. That includes Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and on the web. But there are a few updates for Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw, too.
A few weeks ago Adobe renamed Lightroom to Lightroom Classic and re-launched Lightroom as cloud connected Lightroom CC. Aside from making everyone really confused, some concerns rose about how will this actually work in terms of licensing Lightroom (just see some of the comments on this post).
As most things Adobe, everyone will probably migrate to the new Lightroom CC given enough time, but if you want to keep your Lightroom Classic installation and still be able to sync across multiple devices, Dan Watson has a solution for you.
If you still haven’t switched to Adobe’s subscription plan and still use Lightroom 6, be careful with the updates. The recent reports from users say that Adobe Download Manager has deleted Lightroom 6 from their computer and replaced it with Lightroom CC. You can prevent this by changing some of the settings instead of using the default ones.
If this has already happened to you, don’t panic. You can still get Lightroom 6 back if you don’t want to switch to the subscription software, and Adobe has shared the steps you need to take.
There’s been a lot of doubt and confusion since Adobe’s announcement about Lightroom CC. Standalone Lightroom has disappeared. The old Lightroom CC is now “Lightroom Classic”, and a lot suspect that Adobe plan to eventually phase it out.
According to a blog post on the Adobe Lightroom Journal, though, Adobe say they’re absolutely not planning to kill it. They say that they “remain committed to investing in Lightroom Classic in the future”. They it has an “exciting roadmap”, and even prompt users to hold Adobe accountable. Of course, we’ve heard this kind of thing before.
With Lightroom CC shifting into the cloud, there’s a lot of doubt amongst fans of the former desktop application. They question Adobe’s commitment to the future of the Classic desktop platform, given the big push toward “the cloud”. If this indeed becomes the case, it’s left many users wondering where to go next. Right now, there’s two potential names that spring to mind. Affinity and Macphun.
The latter of those got in touch with DIYP today. Machpun tell us that they have received a lot of questions in response to yesterday’s announcement from Adobe. Users want to know what their plans are for creating a Lightroom alternative. So, now Macphun have a sort-of announcement to make of their own. They’re working on a Digital Asset Management (DAM) application for both Mac and Windows.