You can now use your Loupedeck+ with Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

Dec 14, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

You can now use your Loupedeck+ with Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

Dec 14, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Well, folks. You wanted it. You got it. Loupedeck has today announced the first integration with the Loupdeck+ and Adobe Photoshop CC 2019. Today’s announcement extends the Loupedeck+’s compatibility with Adobe suite adding to Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Loupedeck says that the decision to integrate the Loupedeck+ into Photoshop was based exclusively on feedback from the community – many of whom utilise both Photoshop and Lightroom in their workflow. The goal is to allow for a more consistent workflow experience throughout your editing process. No longer will you need to cast your Loupedeck+ aside the instant you move from Lightroom to Photoshop.

According to the press release, the new Adobe Photoshop features with the Loupedeck+ include…

  • Total flexibility with Photoshop CC, allowing image editors to configure Loupedeck+ to match their personal workflows
  • Intuitive features that make editing faster: swap between current and previous tools, reset blending or to fit image on screen by just a press of a button
  • Ability to focus on the image instead of navigating: minimize mouse pointing, list scrolling and target practicing with tiny icons
  • More direct access to tools, functions, layers and other Photoshop options to save time
    Excellent layer control by moving, grouping, merging, adjusting opacity, fill, visibility or masking
  • Ability to run smart filters with Loupedeck+’s configurable buttons
  • Custom mode that gives even more possibilities for mapping different Photoshop functions on Loupedeck+
  • Ability to create your own actions and run them with Loupedeck+´s configurable buttons

In our ongoing mission to make the editing processes of both professional and amateur photographers more intuitive and efficient, we continually work to integrate Loupedeck+ with the editing suites they utilize and cherish most in their workflows.

Members of our dedicated user community emphasized their eagerness to use the console to edit with Photoshop and we listened. Following Loupedeck’s original integration with Adobe Lightroom and recent foray into video editing by way of Adobe Premiere Pro, this next stage of our partnership will continue to support photographers worldwide.

– Mikko Kesti, Loupedeck CEO & Founder

There’s no word on whether the Loupedeck+’s Photoshop functionality extends to Adobe Camera Raw. I imagine not, but it would be handy for those with Smart Object raw workflows. If that hasn’t been implemented yet, it would be nice to see in the future.

It’s great to see the Loupedeck+ seeing some wider compatibility with software over the original Loupedeck console. The Loupedeck+ now supports Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Skylum Aurora HDR and Capture One. Future integration with Skylum Luminar as well as other software is also on the way. I’m still hoping they’ll find a way to get it talking with DaVinci Resolve.

You can find out more about the Loupedeck+ on the Loupedeck website. The Loupedeck+ is available to buy now for $249 from  Amazon and B&H.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “You can now use your Loupedeck+ with Adobe Photoshop CC 2019”

  1. rifki syahputra Avatar
    rifki syahputra

    yeah this is good
    cant wait for more compatibility on other apps

  2. John Avatar
    John

    Since every image I process must first go through Camera Raw it would be a shame if it doesn’t work there. That’s the part I want to speed up. Palette’s control boxes don’t work with ACR but they specifically state this on their website. It would be nice if Loupedeck would address this or at the very least say whether it does or doesn’t on their FAQ page.

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      I would carry on under the assumption that anything they haven’t mentioned won’t ever work, to be honest. And then just be pleasantly surprised in the future if they figure out a way to make it happen.

      ACR compatibility would definitely be useful to me, too, as I only really use Lightroom for creating ColorChecker profiles (the LR plugin is less hassle than the standalone X-Rite app). And I’m still hoping for DaVinci Resolve. :)