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June Lightroom Update Brings Presets & Profile Synchronisation, Plus Lightroom Classic & Mobile Updates

Adobe Lightroom CC users can now access any preset on all of their devices and Lightroom Classic, as well as Mobile users, get new updates.

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Preset Sync

 

Starting today, Lightroom CC can synchronise both presets and profiles, including custom created presets and 3rd party presets and profiles. This means you can have access to any preset that you’ve made or purchased on all of your devices and you can also create presets on your mobile devices.

Once the presets and profiles have been imported and allowed to sync, any devices connected to the same account (including other desktops, iPhone, iPad, Android, and ChromeOS devices) as well as your account at lightroom.adobe.com will have those presets and profiles available.

To sync 3rd party presets and profiles, you just need to import them into Lightroom CC and the same sync mechanism used to keep photos synced to the Creative Cloud will ensure that your presets and profiles are synced as well. 

 

Lightroom CC desktop Updates

Along with the new preset and profile sync feature, Lightroom CC desktop has a few additional new features which include new batch copy & paste settings and enhanced sharing options.

You can now copy settings from one image and paste them into multiple images all at once, saving you time and speeding up your editing process and when sharing albums, you now have more control over what's shared so you don't have to include metadata, location information or allow downloads if you don't want to. 

 

Album share settings

 

Lightroom CC for mobile Updates

Lightroom CC for mobile also gets the ability to sync presets and profiles along with the ability to create/manage presets from your smart device. Plus, an exciting introduction to the mobile version of Lightroom is the healing brush which, until now, was only available in Camera RAW and the desktop version of Lightroom. With the healing brush, you can remove dust spots or blemishes, or paint larger objects to be removed. You can then move and modify the previously created healing areas by tapping on the pin and adjusting the source and the destination.

 

Healing Brush

 

iOS Updates

As well as a healing brush, iOS users will find a new checkbox in the Optics tab that allows them to use automatic detection/repair of chromatic aberrations. 

chromatic aberrations

If you want to be kept up-to-date with what updates could be coming from Adobe in the future, you can now turn on a Technology Preview to access beta features from your mobile devices. Currently, iOS users can preview a mode that allows you to capture long exposures without a tripod. 

The Long Exposure mode burst captures a series of DNGs or JPEGs, analyses each image to stabilise them and then merges together the images for the simulation of a long exposure (iOS devices can’t actually capture longer exposures than quarter of a second, so there are naturally some types of long exposure images that won’t work, such as shooting in very dark scenes).

 

Long Exposure

 

The Guided Tutorial Technology Preview on iOS (also available on Android, however not as a Technology Preview) adds a new section to the Help & Support menu within the Settings (accessed by tapping on the Lr icon in the top left of the app). The new guided tutorials walk you through using different features in the app.

Guided Tutorials

Android Updates

Android users aren't left out either with more devices now supporting the HDR capture mode. As of yet, the devices that now support it haven't been fully certified by Adobe engineers or the QE team but if the mode doesn't work on specific devices, your feedback will help the developers resolve the issues. 

 

Lightroom Classic CC Updates

LR Classic CC

 

Lightroom Classic CC users will be happy to hear that speed, stability and professional workflows have been the focus of the new update. 

"With the June release, we’ve brought a few of the top feature requests to the product. There’s also a whole lot more that’s being worked on under the hood and we can’t wait to share with you what’s coming soon," says the Adobe team. 

Some of the new features in Lightroom Classic CC include: 

  • More ways of accessing and sorting profiles and presets
  • Faster Searching in Folders
  • Colour Labels for Organising Folders for Review
  • Auto stack HDR/Panorama and Auto Stack by Capture Time

For more details on what's new in Lightroom, visit the Adobe website

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