October 2017 and later releases of Lightroom CC (desktop and mobile)
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The October 2017 and later releases of Lightroom CC 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.

For a summary of features introduced in earlier releases, see Feature summary | Lightroom CC 2015.x/Lightroom 6.x releases.
 


Lightroom CC v1.1 | December 2017

This release of Lightroom CC desktop rolls out new features and enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes.

Enhanced 'Auto' to automatically apply the best edits in your photos

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom CC on desktop

auto-enhanced

Start your edits with Auto, which uses Adobe Sensei to intelligently apply adjustments based on a photo’s light and color characteristics. Adobe's Auto feature now uses advanced machine learning to automatically apply the best edits for these slider controls in your photos: Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Saturation, and Vibrance. In addition, the Auto feature now also includes the ability to optimize the adjustments of the photo even after cropping has been applied.  

The underlying neural nets have been trained with thousands of professionally shot and manually edited photos to evaluate and correct an image, just like a skilled human photographer.

The Auto option is located in the Light panel in the Detail view.


For related details, see Edit photos.

To know more about Adobe’s machine learning capabilities, see Machine learning FAQ.

Use Tone Curve to fine-tune the tonal range and contrast in your photo

New in this release of Lightroom CC on desktop

The Tone Curve in the Light panel gives you greater control over the tonal range and contrast in your photo. To bring up the Tone Curve graph, switch to the Detail view () and click the () icon in the Light panel.

Tone Curve
Editing the Parametric Curve
Point Curve
A representative screenshot of Point Curve showing Control Points on the Red Channel.

Create a split tone effect in your photo

New in this release of Lightroom CC on desktop

Using the Split Toning controls in the Effects panel, create a split tone effect in which a different color is applied to Shadows and Highlights in your photo. For example, you can color a monochrome photo or apply special effects, such as a cross-processed look, to a color photo.

To view the Split Toning controls, switch to the Detail () view and click the () icon in the Effects panel.    

Split Toning
Split tone effect created on a monochrome image.

For more details, see Split Toning.

Edit photo capture date and time

New in this release of Lightroom CC on desktop

You now adjust the date and time of an individual photo or a group of photos. This feature is useful in scenarios where you need to change the capture time for your photos after clicking them.

For example, you might need to change the capture times if you traveled to a different time zone and didn’t change your camera’s date/time setting before you started photographing. Another scenario could be that you added a scanned photo to Lightroom CC and want the capture time to show the date on which the image was photographed rather than the date on which it was scanned.

Edit Date & Time
Shift Date Range dialog | Adjusting the capture date and time of a group of photos.

Note:

See known issue: Edit Date & Time dialog does not load

For more details, see Change photo capture time.

View photos on full screen

New in this release of Lightroom CC on desktop

While in the Detail view (), you can enter the full-screen mode by pressing F key or choosing View > Detail - Full Screen from the menu bar. While viewing your photos in the full-screen mode, you can cycle through your album photos and also rate and flag them.

For more details, see View photo on full screen.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom CC on desktop

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

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Lightroom CC v1.1 on desktop (December 2017 release)

Improved performance when applying keywords to a large number of images
Improvements to the local storage preferences. Learn more
Image thumbnail in the Filmstrip refreshes quicker when applying adjustments
Improved speed when migrating your Lightroom Classic CC catalog to Lightroom CC
Fixed the Lightroom CC hanging issue when importing a large number (5000+) of photos/videos

Fixed the issue Lightroom CC doesn't allow importing two photos with the same name; the Import dialog displays that the image has already been imported.
Updated the migration log to accurately display the amount of local storage required for migrating a Lightroom Classic CC catalog to Lightroom CC
Fixed the issue Lightroom CC crashes when opening the preferences dialog (macOS v10.13 High Sierra-only)
Fixed the issue Lightroom CC migration fails with non-informative error message as reported here and here.


Updates to Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS v3.1 and Android v3.2) | December 2017

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

New Auto Settings

Add watermark during export

Support for new cameras and lenses

Improved quality to HDR capturing

Language support for Dutch and Swedish

Bug fixes and speed improvements


New Auto Settings

New in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS and Android)

(Android) Auto Settings
(Android) Auto Settings
(iOS) Auto Settings
(iOS) Auto Settings

Start your edits with Auto, which uses Adobe Sensei to intelligently apply adjustments based on a photo’s light and color characteristics. Adobe's Auto feature now uses advanced machine learning to automatically apply the best edits for these slider controls in your photos: Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Saturation, and Vibrance. In addition, the Auto feature now also includes the ability to optimize the adjustments of the photo even after cropping has been applied.  

The underlying neural nets have been trained with thousands of professionally shot and manually edited photos to evaluate and correct an image, just like a skilled human photographer.

For details, see the following links:

Add watermark during export

New in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)

Customize watermark
(iOS) Customize watermark

You can now add a customizable text watermark while sharing your photos and while saving your photos to camera roll.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)

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

App shortcuts

New in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (Android)

(Android) App shortcuts
(Android) App shortcuts

The app shortcuts feature has now been added for devices running Android versions 7.1.1 or later. However, the support for this feature on your Android device is enabled/set solely by the mobile device manufacturer.

On your device's home screen, long press on the Lightroom CC app icon to access the following shortcuts:

  • Selfie. Launches the in-app camera module with your device's front camera.
  • Lightroom Camera. Launches the in-app camera module with your device's back camera.
  • Add Photos. Launches the import interface where you can select and add images from device's photo gallery.

To access the app shortcuts, you need to launch the Lightroom CC app at least once.

For Help documentation, see App shortcuts.

More control for managing storage

In the Device Info & Storage settings, you can now use the Manage Storage option to view a list of all the albums for which you've enabled the Store Locally album option and release locally stored copies and free up space on your device; the originals are still backed up in the cloud.

When you clear or purge the offline content of a locally stored album, Lightroom CC for mobile removes cache files stored for offline use in that album. Any images in the album that also marked for offline use in another locally stored album are not removed. Your images remain in the album and are not deleted.  

For more information, see App preferences and options.

 

Lightroom CC v1.0.1 | November 2017

Adobe recently released the all-new Lightroom CC app on desktop in October 2017. To learn more, read this blog post

Lightroom CC v1.0.1 rolls out bug fixes and performance improvement.

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Lightroom CC v1.0.1 on desktop (November 2017 release)

 Lightroom CC crashes when opening the preferences dialog (macOS v10.13 High Sierra-only).

Updates to Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS v3.0 and Android v3.1) | October 2017

iOS (iPhone and iPad)


Other Enhancements

Optimized for iOS 11
Import and export to iOS v11 Files
Support for High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) file import
Drag and drop from other applications into Lightroom CC (iPad only)
Pause and resume app synchronization when it’s convenient for you. Learn more
Bug fixes and speed improvements

 

Other Enhancements

Optimized for the new Google Pixelbook
HDR capture support for Samsung Note 8
and One Plus 5. Learn more

Export original. Learn more

New Presets. Learn more
Bug fixes and speed improvements


New Brush Selection tool to apply selective edits

New in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (Android)

In the Selective edit controls, the new Brush Selection tool lets you select specific parts of an image by brushing over them and apply adjustments such as Exposure, Clarity, Brightness, and other.

Apply selective edits using the Brush Selection tool
Apply selective edits using the Brush Selection tool

A. Brush B. Eraser C. Size D. Feather E. Flow 

For more details about the Brush Selection tool, see Apply Selective edits (Android).

New in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS and Android)

Find photos using the intelligent online search

You can find your photos within an album or All Photos view using the Search bar at the top. Aside from searching photos by metadata and keywords, Lightroom CC for mobile can now find and display photos based on the objects in them.

For example, you can quickly search for all photos that have "mountains" in them.
 


For details, see the following links:

Organize albums into folders

New in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS and Android)

You can now organize your photo albums into a folder hierarchy. The nested levels help you keep your photos and albums better organized.

Albums view
(Android) Albums view
Albums organized into a folder
(iOS) Albums organized into a folder

Assign keywords to your photos

New in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS and Android)

iOS

The new Keywords panel in the Loupe view allows you to assign keywords to your photos. You can also copy keywords assigned to a photo and paste it to another photo.

Android

In the Loupe view, use the Keywords section at the bottom in the Info panel to assign keywords to your photos.

Note:

  • Keywords sync with Lightroom CC across all your devices.
  • Keywords do not sync with the Lightroom Classic CC desktop app.  

(Android) Assign keywords in the Info panel.
(Android) Assign keywords in the Info panel.
(iOS) Assign keywords in the new Keywords panel.
(iOS) Assign keywords in the new Keywords panel.

For details, see the following links:

Support for HDR on Samsung Note 8 and One Plus 5 mobile devices

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (Android)

In this release of Lightroom CC for mobile Android, support for HDR mode has been added on Samsung Note 8 and One Plus 5 models.

With the latest update, the HDR mode is now available for Samsung S8, Samsung S8+, Samsung S7, Samsung S7 Edge, Samsung Note 8, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, and One Plus 5 mobile devices.

For more details about the HDR capture mode, see Capture high-contrast scenes in the new HDR mode (Android).

Pause and resume syncing

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)

In Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS), you can now pause and resume app synchronization when it’s convenient for you.

  • To pause syncing, tap the cloud () icon at the upper-right corner and select Pause Syncing from the context-menu. The cloud icon changes to indicate that the syncing is paused.
  • To resume syncing, tap the cloud icon again and choose Resume Syncing from the context-menu.
Pause syncing
Pause syncing
Resume syncing
Resume syncing

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