Adobe Camera Raw 10.3 includes a new profiles feature and new Adobe Raw profiles. In addition, the release adds support for new cameras and lenses and fixes several issues.
Profiles allow you to control how colors and tonality are rendered in your images. The profiles are intended to serve as a starting point or foundation for making image edits.
For raw photos, you can choose one of the Adobe Raw profiles to get greater editing control with one-click profiles. These profiles are designed for color photos, monochromes, portraits, landscapes, and more.
For both raw and non-raw photos, you can create a unique style or effect in your photo by choosing any of the creative profiles grouped under Artistic, B&W, Modern, and Vintage.
Applying a profile on your photo doesn't change or overwrite the value of other edit control sliders. Therefore, you can make edits to your photos as you like and then choose to apply a profile on top of your edited image.
To know more about adding profiles to your images, see Adjust color rendering for your camera in Camera Raw.
Start your edits with Auto, which uses Adobe Sensei to intelligently apply adjustments based on a photo’s light and color characteristics. Adobe's Auto feature now uses advanced machine learning to automatically apply the best edits for these slider controls in your photos: Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Saturation, and Vibrance. In addition, the Auto feature also includes the ability to optimize the adjustments of the photo even after cropping has been applied.
The underlying neural nets have been trained with thousands of professionally shot and manually edited photos to evaluate and correct an image, just like a skilled human photographer.
To know more about Adobe’s machine learning capabilities, see Machine learning FAQ.
Using the new Color and Luminance Range Masking controls, you can quickly create a precise masking area on your photo for applying local adjustments. These precision masking tools can detect changes in lighting and contrasting edges based off color and tone. You can make quick initial masking selections with Adjustment Brushes or Radial Filter/Graduated Filter. Then refine your selection with the range masks, located under Auto-Mask in the Adjustment Brush tool options.
Color Range Mask
After making an initial selection mask on your photo with Adjustment Brushes or Radial Filter/Graduated Filters, use Color Range Masking to refine the selection mask based on the colors sampled within the mask area.
Luminance Range Mask
After making an initial selection mask on your photo with Adjustment Brushes or Radial Filter/Graduated Filters, use Luminance Range Masking to refine the mask area based on the luminance range of the selection.
For Help documentation, see Apply local adjustments with color or luminance range mask.