Select the photo you want to retouch. In the Healing panel, select Content-Aware Remove.
Feature summary | Lightroom (October 2022 release)
Learn about major new features and enhancements in the October 2022 release of Lightroom (version 6.0).
(New in Lightroom desktop and Lightroom for mobile)
Starting with the October 2022 release of Lightroom Desktop (version 6.0), you can achieve the best editing results by practicing ultimate image control over your photos. The new Content-Aware Remove tool in the Healing panel lets you remove unwanted spots and objects in a photo by sampling content from other parts of the photo.
The Content-Aware Remove tool is known as Remove in Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android).
Remove blemishes and unwanted spots from the photo by following these simple steps:
Click and drag the brush over areas you want to heal using the Content-Aware Remove tool. Lightroom will analyze and fill the selection with best-suited generated content from other parts of the photo.
Alternatively, if you wish to manually change the sampled area that is selected by default, you can:
macOS: Cmd + drag an area on the image while a Content-Aware Remove spot is selected.
Windows: Ctrl + drag an area on the image while a Content-Aware Remove spot is selected.
For more details on Healing, see Edit Photos.
Using Lightroom for mobile? See:
(New in Lightroom desktop only)
Reimagine editing with the new Select People, Select Objects, and Select Background masking features in the Masking panel. Quickly edit specific parts of the body (including skin, teeth, eyes, etc) and also make precise adjustments to one or more objects in a photo.
Starting with the October 2022 release of Lightroom (version 6.0), you can also use the Mask Amount Slider in the Masking panel to make overall adjustments to the edits made in a mask.
Select People in the Masking panel lets you make precise adjustments to one or more people in a photo. You can also use this mask to edit specific parts of the body like skin, eyes, lips, teeth, etc. Follow the steps below to try out this feature in Lightroom:
Enhance the objects in your photo! Select Objects lets you make adjustments to one or more objects in a photo.
In addition to the Subject and Sky masking features, you can now automatically select a background in a photo and make complex adjustments to the selection. Use the Background mask to make a one-click selection and use editing controls to achieve the desired results.
For more details on Masking, see Masking.
Select People, Select Objects, and Select Background masks are currently unavailable in Lightroom for mobile (iOS & Android).
(Lightroom desktop only)
Editing photos in Lightroom just got a lot more fun! You can now edit photos in Compare view using all of the edit controls. Easily achieve your editing goals using this feature to compare your photos as you make adjustments side by side
(New in Lightroom for mobile)
The October 2022 release of Lightroom desktop (version 6.0) and Lightroom for mobile (version 8.0) introduces new smart presets to the Premium presets collection. You can now access the Adaptive Presets to make adjustments to people, including skin texture, teeth, etc.
Lightroom for mobile
- (iOS) Adaptive: Portrait, Sky, Subject
- (Android) Adaptive: Sky, Subject
For more details, see Edit Photos in Lightroom.
Using Lightroom for mobile? See:
Check out the following articles to find newly added cameras and lenses in the full list of supported profiles:
Lightroom for desktop
- Experience faster export in Lightroom when you have supported GPU.
- Quickly advance through photos in the Loupe view.
- Optimized memory utilization in Lightroom to boost better performance.
Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android)
- You can now Paste settings to a video in Lightroom for mobile (iOS).
- Access editing controls like Color Grading and Recommended Presets when you edit videos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS). See Edit Videos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS).
- Lightroom for mobile (Android) now supports ML masks on devices (64 bit) <= 6GB RAM.