Learn about new features and enhancements in the October 2020 release of Lightroom desktop (version 4.0) and Lightroom for mobile (version 6.0)
Color Grading Tool

Control shadows, midtones, and highlights with Color Grading

Achieve the perfect mood to fit your creative visions with powerful color controls for shadows, midtones, and highlights or adjust the overall color of your image.

Graphical watermarks

Add graphical watermarks to your photos

You can now add your brand's logo or unique signature as a graphical watermark when you export an image from Lightroom desktop and mobile. Watermark settings will seamlessly sync across Lightroom desktop and mobile platforms.

Follow photographers and view a personalized feed in Lightroom

Explore a personalized Lightroom feed and follow inspirational photographers

Get inspired! In the Learn and Discover sections on mobile and web, the For you tab displays tutorials and Discover edits based on the posts you like, recent editing activity, and people you choose to follow in the Lightroom community.

Best photos in an album

Lightroom automatically helps you pick your best photos

Choose Best Photos allows you to quickly pick the best photos from hundreds of photos within a selected album. Lightroom suggests your best photos based on picture quality and the people within them. You can customize the results using the Quality Threshold slider. Easily share, flag, or rate your selected photos.

Supported cameras and lenses

Support for new cameras and lenses

Find newly added cameras and lenses in the full list of supported profiles.

Other feature enhancements

Other feature enhancements 

Get more precise control using the all new zoom motions to view finer details more quickly. Non-destructive Versions are created automatically for you as you edit. Experience easier navigation on Lightroom desktop with a reorganized Photos panel.

Color Grading for more control

New in Lightroom desktop and mobile

Lightroom now offers a robust color grading tool--three-way color wheels--which provides powerful color controls for shadows, midtones, and highlights at the same time. You can also adjust the overall color of your image using the Global control. Color Grading replaces Split Toning and provides more control to adjust colors in your image. Take your images to new creative heights by adjusting the color wheels in any combination to create subtle, vivid, complementary, or contrasting looks.

  1. In Lightroom desktop, import and open a photo in Detail view and click the Edit icon in the right panel.

    If you're using Lightroom for iOS or Android, click the links below:

  2. Scroll to the Color panel and locate the Color Grading section.

    The Color Grading sliders in the Color panel
    The Color Grading sliders in the Color panel
  3. You'll notice that there are three color wheels - one of each for shadows, midtones, and highlights. You can also click the color wheel icons in the top row to view them individually. Move the desired slider to change the color tint. You can also adjust the Luminance slider that is present below each color wheel to adjust the luminance of the respective color tints.

    Color Grading Tool
    Click these icons (from left to right) to access a full scale slider to adjust shadows, midtones, and highlights, respectively.

    הערה:

    A dot indicator is displayed below the color wheel icons if the respective color wheel has edits in them. 

  4. Adjust the Blending slider to set the degree of overlap between shadows and highlights. Drag the slider towards the right to maximize the overlap and drag it to the left to minimize the overlap. Set the Balance slider to balance the effects between shadows, midtones, and highlights. You can also use the Balance slider to control the amount of shadows and highlights. Values greater than 0 will increase the effect of highlights and values less than 0 will increase the effect of the shadows.

    הערה:

    The Color Grading panel replaces the Split Toning panel. To replicate the effect of Split Toning, simply set the Blending slider to 100 and adjust Shadows and Highlights.

  5. The last color wheel icon in the top row allows you to access the Global color wheel slider. This slider lets you change the overall color of the photo without affecting your previous color adjustments for shadows, midtones, or highlights.

    The Global slider to help adjust the overall colors in your photo.
    The Global slider to help adjust the overall colors in your photo.

Add graphical and signature watermarks

New in Lightroom desktop and mobile

Easily add custom graphical watermarks and signatures to your photos by following these quick steps:

  1. In Lightroom desktop, select a photo and click the Share icon.

    If you're using Lightroom for mobile, click the following links:

  2. In the Share menu, select Custom Settings.

  3. In the Export screen, select Include Watermark and click the gear icon next to it.

  4. Click the Graphic tab to view your graphical watermark settings.

    The Graphic watermark settings in Lightroom desktop
    The Graphic watermark settings in Lightroom desktop.
  5. Click the folders icon to upload a PNG or JPG file. If you would like a transparent background, be sure to use a PNG with a transparency setting. Rotate, adjust size, opacity, and position of your graphical watermark.

  6. Click Done and export your photo. Your watermark settings sync across the mobile platforms of Lightroom. 

Get a personalized feed and follow inspirational photographers

New in Lightroom mobile

Get inspired! In the Learn and Discover sections on mobile and web, the For you tab displays tutorials and Discover edits based on the posts you like, recent editing activity, and people you choose to follow in the Lightroom community. Follow these steps to explore this feature:

  1. Tap Learn to view tutorials or Discover to view Discover edits that are shared by photographers from across the globe.

  2. Tap the For you tab to explore recommended tutorials or Discover edits. You can also scroll down to find Featured, Trending, and Get inspired photos.

    The new For you tab in Learn and Discover sections on Lightroom for mobile
    The new For you tab in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)
  3. Select a desired tutorial or Discover edit to view it. For more details specific to your mobile device, check out:

  4. You can follow any photographer's work that you like. In Learn or Discover, simply select the post you like, tap the author's name, and then tap Follow. In Discover, you can view the people you follow in the Following tab.

    Follow a photographer in Lightroom
    The Follow button in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)

Get help selecting your best photos automatically

New in Lightroom mobile and web

Quickly shortlist your best photos in an album with the help of Lightroom. Follow these steps to know how:

  1. From the Albums panel, open an album.

  2. Tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner and select Choose Best Photos.

  3. Lightroom analyzes your album and picks the best photos. The analysis is based on photo quality and faces in the photos. The top photos that are picked are displayed in the Chosen section and the rest are shown in the Others section.

    הערה:

    You need to have at least 10 photos in your album for this feature to work.

  4. Drag the Quality Threshold slider more to the right to decrease the number of Chosen photos. Moving the slider to the left will increase the number of Chosen photos.

    Move the Quality Threshold slider to the right to have fewer Chosen photos
    Move the Quality Threshold slider to the right to have fewer Chosen photos
  5. Once you're happy with the photos Lightroom has chosen for you, tap the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner. You can view options to share, export, or create another album.

    The three-dot menu options in Best Photos
    The three-dot menu options in Best Photos

Support for new cameras and lenses

Check out the following articles to find newly added cameras and lenses in the full list of supported profiles:

Other enhancements

Lightroom desktop

  • The Versions panel under Edit now automatically saves significant edits of your photo as a Version. You can view these versions each time you make a significant edit, leave the Edit view, and then return to it. For details, see Create edit versions.
  • The left panel is now more organized to help you easily navigate through sections such as Learn and Discover. You can click the Photos icon in the upper left corner to collapse the panel and view it again.
  • The Share menu now has a Previous Settings option. This allows you to quickly export your Lightroom photos with all of your previous export settings. You can also press Ctrl+E on Windows or Command+E on macOS to export photos using your previous settings. For details, see Export photos in the format of your choice.
  • Experience enhanced zoom. Press Ctrl-click on Windows or Command-click on macOS to easily zoom into your photo. Hold down the key and click to zoom in and out fluidly. You can also drag an area to zoom in, while holding down Control on Windows or Command on macOS.
  • Free Starter plan is available in Australia and New Zealand. For more details, check out Free Starter plan. 

Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android) 

  • The Versions panel under Edit now automatically saves significant edits of your photo as a Version. You can see this get updated each time you leave the Edit view after making an edit and then return to the Edit view. For details, see Versions in Lightroom for mobile (iOS) and Versions in Lightroom for mobile (Android).
  • Lightroom for mobile (Android) - You can now manually select the device folders from which Lightroom can import photos automatically. You can specify the import locations from the Auto Add preference. For details, see Auto import photos and videos.