With this release, you will experience performance improvements for the following:
- Scrolling through your catalog grid in the Library module using arrow keys, mouse, trackpad, or touch. Most noticeable with larger catalogs.
- Searching and filtering large numbers of collections.
- Scrubbing edit sliders in the Develop module.
Sync, Tone Curve, and Color now have an updated look and feel making it easier for both new and experienced users to get the most from these fundamental tools.
With this release, you can easily manage and get information about your sync status with the new dedicated sync tab in the upper-right corner, next to the module switcher. The Sync icon displays the current status of sync and hovering over it gives more information about the current state. Clicking the Sync icon opens a pop-up menu which has more options and details based on the current sync state.
For more information, see Lightroom Classic sync FAQ.
The UI for Tone Curve has been updated in this release, making it easier to switch between Parametric and Point Curve channels. You can now make more precise adjustments with input values for the point curve and the red, green, and blue channels.
A. Parametric Curve B. Point Curve
For the Point Curve channel, following contextual options have also been added.
- Reset Channel
- Reset All Channels
- Copy Channel Settings
- Paste Channel Settings
- Snap to Grid
- Show All Curves
You can now adjust and fine-tune Hue locally, allowing you to make subtle adjustments to a specific area of your image, without impacting the color in the rest of your image. Use the new Hue slider while applying local adjustments to change the hue of a selected region.
The top bar of the slider is the Reference Hue bar and the bottom bar is the Hue slider. The Hue slider and the center color of the Hue slider is based on the colors from the selected area. You can select Use Fine Adjustment option for precise adjustments.
For more information, see Apply local adjustments.
If you want to adjust hue of specific colors in a local adjustment, use Color Range Mask to refine the selection and then use Local Hue Adjustment.
To set default settings for importing images based on the image's ISO setting, you can now create an ISO adaptive preset from within Lightroom Classic. To create an ISO adaptive preset, do the following:
In the New Develop Preset dialog box, after selecting the settings to include in the preset, select Create ISO adaptive preset at the bottom of the dialog box and click Create.
The Create ISO adaptive preset option will be disabled if:
- You have not selected two or more images.
- The selected images do not have different ISO values.
While cropping, it is common to align a part of the image exactly in the center of the frame, which was difficult to do precisely with a 3x3 grid overlay. However, now you have an option to use a 2x2 grid overlay while cropping an image. This centered crop overlay provides guidance on the center of the image and allows you to precisely crop your image.
With this release, a new set of Defaults presets has been added to the Preset panel. You can use these presets to quickly preview and apply different default settings for your images apart from Adobe Default.
Now, if you select multiple presets while exporting your images, a new Batch Export dialog box appears that replaces the Folder Selection dialog box. The new Batch Export dialog box gives you more control for selecting the destination and file naming options for the exported images.
In the Batch Export dialog box, you can select different destinations for different presets or you can select Choose Parent Folder to specify a main folder for all the presets. Selecting the parent folder overrides any destinations saved in a preset and changes the Destination option for each preset to Put in Subfolder.
You can also change the Custom Text and Start Number options for the selected presets from this dialog box if you have specified these options while creating the preset.
For more information, see Multi-Batch Export.
You can now create an ISO adaptive preset and set it as the default for your raw images. For more information, see Set raw defaults specific to ISO values. You can also use the new Defaults presets to try different standard default settings and set them as default for importing raw images.
Also, now if you try to delete a preset that is set as default for your raw images, a dialog box appears to confirm if you want to delete the preset permanently. If you continue and delete the preset, the default setting is set to Adobe Default.
Now, if the backup location you specified earlier is not available, you will get a message in the Back Up Catalog dialog box and the folder where you have the catalog will be used for backup.
In the earlier versions of Lightroom Classic, the TIFF compression setting for editing in Adobe Photoshop did not work. However, with this release TIFF compression will work for the following workflows:
- Edit in Photoshop
- Open as smart object in Photoshop
- Merge to Pano in Photoshop
- Merge to HDR in Photoshop
- Open as layers in Photoshop
With this release, any collection that is already set up using the Facebook plugin will be moved to the newly created Facebook Collection Set in the Collections panel.
The icons for Start Ratings and Flag Status have been updated in the Survey View, to change color based on the selected background color.