The October 2018 releases of Lightroom CC desktop (version 2.0), Lightroom CC for mobile (version 4.0), and Lightroom CC for web (lightroom.adobe.com) roll out several new features and enhancements that enrich your digital imaging experience. Read on for a quick introduction to these features and links to resources offering more information.
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.
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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.
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 will 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.