With the new Auto-update feature, your Creative Cloud apps are now automatically upgraded whenever a new version is available. For Lightroom CC, you cannot have two versions of the app running simultaneously on your computer. Your existing app preferences and settings are migrated to the latest version. You can manage the update preferences using the Creative Cloud desktop app. Learn more.
This release of Lightroom CC desktop rolls out new features and improvements such as enhancements to People view, search improvements, ability to show all presets, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes.
With this release of Lightroom CC desktop, you can now sort the named People clusters by their first and last names. Also, the load time and scrolling in People view now is now much faster.
To sort named People clusters by their first name or the last name, follow these steps:
- In the My Photos panel at the upper-left side of the screen, select People to go to the People view.
- Click the three-dots icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. In the drop-down list, under Sort By, select one of these sorting options: First Name or Last Name.
For related helpful information, see Sort options in People view.
When you begin searching in the Search bar, Lightroom CC now automatically adds a search facet of the album or the folder you are currently viewing. For example, if you viewing photos from an album named Landscape, a search facet for this album is automatically added in the Search bar as you begin typing your search keyword.
You can choose to show partially compatible presets that are hidden by default. These partial presets refer to various controls that are not compatible with the selected photo, such as different camera profiles.
To show all presets, do the following:
- Select a photo in Detail view and open the Edit panel.
- Click Presets from the bottom of the Edit panel.
- In the Presets panel, click the three-dots icon.
- Uncheck Hide Partially Compatible Presets from the context menu displayed.
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Find photos of specific people faster now that Lightroom CC uses Adobe Sensei technology to automatically sort your photos based on who’s in them. When you upload and sync photos to the cloud, Lightroom CC detects, recognizes, and groups photos of the same person.
To navigate to the People View, click the My Photos icon at the upper-left side of the screen and click People.
For detailed information, see Find and organize photos of people in the People View.
You can now easily migrate your Apple Photos Library into Lightroom CC on your desktop. Your photos sync to the cloud so you can access, edit, organize, and share them on all your devices.
For detailed instructions, see Migrate your Apple Photos Library to Lightroom CC.
To share a selection of photos, do the following:
- Select photos that you want to share from the grid view or the filmstrip.
- Right-click (Win) / Control+click (Mac) over your selection and select Share to Web from the context menu.
- In the Share Settings dialog box that appears, a unique link is generated. You can use this link to share your selected photos. Edit the name of the set of photos being shared under the Title option and specify the sharing Preferences.
- Click Continue. Your set of selected photos is now public.
To view the list of all photos or photo galleries that are public, click the Sharing icon to bring up the Sharing panel. Under Shared to Web, click Photos to find all your public photos and photo galleries as a drop-down list.
For detailed information, see Share photos as a web gallery.
Showcase your photos on the web now that you can send them directly to Adobe Portfolio from Lightroom on your desktop.
For detailed information, see Share to Adobe Portfolio.
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Start typing in the search bar, and Lightroom CC automatically offers suggestions to help you quickly find what you need. Search for cameras, locations, and other metadata with ease. Also, your enabled filters are kept neatly organized in the search box. You can even search for a filter using its name (try 'camera:').
For related information, see Search, filter, and sort photos.
You can now apply colors to specific areas of your photo with the Brush and Gradient tools.
When using the Brush, Linear Gradient, or Radial Gradient tools in Lightroom CC, scroll down to the bottom of the adjustment sliders panel to turn on Color.
Beginning with this release, Lightroom CC supports Apple's HEVC video format (High Efficiency Video Coding, also known as H.265) on macOS High Sierra (10.13) or later.
For more information, see HEVC video files support.
With this release of Lightroom CC for mobile iOS, you get merge suggestions for people clusters when you enter People view and can easily sort people clusters by their first and last name. Also, you can set the cover photo of a cluster.
To set a photo in the people cluster as its cover photo, do the following:
- In a people cluster, open the desired photo.
- Tap the three-dots icon from the top right corner.
- Select Organize from the context menu.
- Tap Set as Cover Photo, to set the photo as its cover.
This release of Lightroom CC for mobile iOS introduces a new Premium Healing Brush tutorial. At the end of the tutorial, a Keep Changes?
- Tapping and holding to show the before state now shows the selected photo without any edits applied. Previously, the before state disabled only the edits applied on the mobile device.
- On scrolling images in an album, the album name or photo count is sticky. Also, the speed of scrolling is improved.
- Introduced a new collapsible/de-collapsible menu next to All Photos to show/hide the components in All Photos: Lr Camera Photos, Recently Added, and People.
This release of Lightroom CC for mobile (Android) introduces a Share view which shows all your shared albums and photos under one tab. In addition, you can now share any random selection of photos as a web gallery without creating an exclusive album using the Share to Web option. You can monitor these ad hoc shares in a separate container Photos Shared to
With this release, you can manually select and move photos from one people cluster to other if you feel any of the photos don't belong to that cluster. The move operation is valid for both named and unnamed clusters and change in the cluster is reflected in the Info panel with updated people tag corresponding to the new destination cluster. Also, you can now sort p
You can create or rename a preset with same name under the same preset group by selecting among the options displayed in the Duplicate Preset dialog box:
- Replace - On selecting this option, only the latest preset with the same name exists in the group
- Duplicate - On selecting this option, you have two presets with the same name listed in the same group
- Rename - On selecting this option, a numeric extension is appended to the name by default or you can rename it yourself
You can choose to show partially compatible presets that are hidden by default, under the Presets panel by tapping Show Partially Compatible Presets. These partial presets refer to various controls that are not compatible with the selected photo, such as different camera profiles.
Quickly find the people you care about with the Adobe Sensei-powered People View. Lightroom CC automatically tags people in photos and provides you with an easy way to see all of the photos that person appears in.
Now search suggestions are presented as you start typing in the Search bar, recommending things like cameras, lenses, shutter speeds, apertures, ISOs, keywords, locations, and more.
You can now choose to only share images that are flagged or with a certain star rating or higher, while controlling the display theme and appearance, directly from within Lightroom CC app.
The following new guided tutorials have been introduced in this release:
- (iOS) First-Time Adjustments and Healing Brush
- (Android) First-Time Adjustments, Target Adjustment Tool, and Guided Upright
- Improved high-ISO rendering: Raw processing has been further improved to render low-light, high-ISO shots with more natural color.
- (Android only) Improved quality of HDR captures.
The new Display view within lightroom.adobe.com lets you see a preview of the page, exactly how your viewers see it. While in the Display view, you can control the layout and background color while inserting breaks between images and text to help tell the story that accompanies your photos. When you’re done setting up the layout, you can then share the album using the controls under Sharing.