Feature summary | Adobe Camera Raw (June 2022 release)

Learn about new features and enhancements in the June 2022 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 14.4)

Easily adjust preset intensity in photos

The Preset Amount slider gives you added control over your edits by allowing you to adjust the intensity of the preset you have applied.  To use the slider, follow these steps:

  1. Open a photo.

  2. From the Presets panel on the right, open a preset category and apply a preset.

    Preset Amount Slider
    Use the Preset Amount slider to adjust the intensity of the selected preset.

  3. Simply use the Amount slider to adjust the intensity of the preset. You can start from 0 and go up to 200. The changes are visible in the preview. 

Note:

When you create a preset (select Create preset from the Presets three-dot menu), you can choose to enable the Amount slider. In the Create Preset dialog box, select Support Amount Slider. If this option is deselected, the Amount slider will be greyed out for that preset. 

Create Preset

For more information, see Presets.

Apply Subject and Sky masks in batch edit

Backed by Artificial Intelligence, Select Subject and Select Sky masks can now be applied to multiple photos with just a click. To batch apply presets, follow these steps:

  1. Open a photo.

  2. From the Presets panel on the left, open and apply an ML mask (mask settings for subject or sky) from User Presets if you have any. You can also use one of the Adaptive Presets for Subject and Sky.

  3. In the filmstrip, select Copy Edit Settings or Copy Selected Edit Settings from the context menu. 

    Copy and Paste ML masks

  4. Select the photos you want to paste the mask to. You can use the filmstrip for this.

  5. Once the desired photos are selected, select Paste Edit Settings from the context menu. You can also press Cmd/Ctrl-V. The ML mask will be auto-computed and added to the subject or sky in your selected photos. 

Note:

You can also adjust the intensity of the mask adjustments. Simply use the Amount slider of the mask to turn up or tone down the adjustments.  

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Masking Amount slider in Camera Raw

Quickly invert a mask

  1. Open the photo you want to edit.

  2. In the right-hand toolbar, select Masking > Create New Mask > Select Subject.

  3. The subject is automatically selected. You can view the selection as a red overlay and a mask is created in the Masking panel.

  4. To refine the selection, click Add to add further areas to the selection or Subtract to erase areas of the selection. You can use any of the masking tools to do this. The easiest to use is the Brush tool where you can simply paint over the areas you want to edit.

    Add or Subtract from a mask
    Add or Subtract from a mask

  5. To invert the selection, select Invert Mask from the three-dot menu of the selected mask. This will select everything else except the subject. You can also select Duplicate and Invert Mask to duplicate and invert the selected mask. 

    Invert mask
    Easily invert the selection

  6. Once you're happy with the selection, use the editing sliders in the right panel to make local adjustments.

Support for new cameras and lenses

For the full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:

Feature enhancements

Access new Adaptive Presets

In the Presets panel, you can now find Adaptive presets for Subject and Sky. These presets are powered by AI that quickly applies edits to just the subject or sky in your photo. 

Access new Premium Presets

Select Presets in the right-hand toolbar and view new preset categories like Portraits: Edgy, Portraits: Group, Concerts, and more. Hover over a preset to preview it in the photo and click to apply the preset. Click the star icon to add it to Favorites so you can easily access it the next time.

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