October 2017 (version 7.0) and later releases of Lightroom Classic CC

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The October 2017 and later releases of Lightroom Classic 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 Classic CC v7.4 | June 2018

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

Manage Presets and Profiles

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

You can now choose to show or hide various preset/profile groups that are displayed in the Presets panel/Profile Browser, allowing you to scan through the profiles and presets you use the most.

Manage Profiles

To show/hide profile groups:

  1. In the Profile Browser, right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) any profile group and choose Manage Profiles from the menu.
  2. In the Manage Profiles dialog, select the profile groups that you want to show in Profile Browser. Deselect the profile groups that you want to hide from Profile Browser.
Manage Profiles in Lightroom Classic
Manage Profiles

Manage Presets

To show/hide preset groups:

  1. In the Develop module, click the plus (+) icon at the upper-right corner of the Presets panel and choose Manage Presets from the menu.
  2. In the Manage Presets dialog, select the preset groups that you want to show. Deselect the preset groups that you want to hide.
Manage Presets in Lightroom Classic
Manage Presets

For Help documentation, see these links:

Color label for folders and faster folder search

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

In the Folders panel (Library module), you can now organize your images by adding a color label to the folders.  

  1. In the Folders panel, select one or more folders and right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) to bring up the context-menu.
  2. From the context-menu, choose Add Color Label and then select any color from the submenu.

You can also filter all the folders that have been assigned a color label:

  1. In the search bar of at the top of the Folders panel, click the () icon.
  2. Choose Labeled Folders from the drop-down list.  
Add a color label to folders
Color labels assigned to folders
Filter color labeled folders in the Folders panel
Filter color labeled folders in the Folders panel

Searching for folders is also now much faster.

HEIC image files support on macOS High Sierra

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Beginning with this release, Lightroom Classic CC now supports Apple's HEIC image file format on macOS High Sierra v10.13 or later.

Auto stack HDR and panorama

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

You can now prevent the HDR and Panorama stacks from cluttering the grid view by selecting the new Create Stack option in the HDR/Panorama Merge Preview dialog.

HDR

In the HDR Merge Preview dialog, select the Create Stack option to group the exposure-bracketed images and the HDR image in to a stack (after the images are merged). The merged HDR image will be displayed at the top of the stack.

Create Stack option in the HDR Merge Preview window

Panorama

In the Panorama Merge Preview dialog, select the Create Stack option to group the source images and the merged panorama image in to a stack (after the images are merged). The merged panorama image will be displayed at the top of the stack.

Create Stack option in the Panorama Merge Preview window

For related information, see these links:

Support for new cameras and lenses

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

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

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.4 (June 2018 release)

Lightroom Classic CC v7.3.1 | April 2018

This release of Lightroom Classic CC provides critical bug fixes.

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3.1 (April 2018 release)

 Translation errors in other languages for some profiles

 Black and White Mix settings - Unable to Copy/Sync

 Lightroom backup catalog error issues. To resolve corruption issue in the backed up catalogs, update to Lightroom Classic CC v7.3.1 and then back up your catalogs again. If you're backing up your catalogs on macOS, see this known issue related to catalog compression below.


Known issue

Known issue in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3.1 (April 2018 release)

This issue has been fixed in Lightroom Classic 7.4 (June 2018 release).

(Only on macOS) When backing up your catalogs on macOS, Lightroom Classic doesn't compress (zip) catalogs that have a file size less than 4 GB. As a workaround to this issue, manually compress the backed up catalog files. Compressed files take up less hard disk space. By default, Lightroom Classic saves backed up catalogs to the following location on macOS: 

/Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom/[catalog name]/Backups

Lightroom Classic CC v7.3 | April 2018

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

New Adobe Raw and creative profiles

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Profiles allow you to control how colors and tonality are rendered in your photos.  The profiles provided in the Profile area of the Basic panel are intended to serve as a starting point or foundation for making image edits.

Adobe Color profile applied on a raw image in Lightroom Classic CC
Adobe Color profile applied on a raw image.

For raw photos, you can choose one of the Adobe Raw profiles to get greater editing control with one-click profiles designed for color photos, monochromes, portraits, landscapes, and more.

For both raw and non-raw photos, you can create a unique style or effect in your photo by choosing any of the creative profiles grouped under Artistic, B&W, Modern, and Vintage.

Applying a profile on your photo doesn't change or overwrite the value of other edit control sliders. Therefore, you can make edits to your photos as you like and then choose to apply a profile on top of your edited image.

For detailed Help documentation, see these links:

Larger Tone Curve

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

In this release of Lightroom Classic CC, the Tone Curve has been expanded to optimize tone curve adjustments.

Larger and improved Tone Curve in Develop module.
Editing the Parametric Curve in the Tone Curve panel.

For related helpful information, see Fine-tune the tonal scale using the Tone Curve panel.

Dehaze moved to the Basic panel

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Dehaze slider in the Basic panel
Dehaze slider in the Basic panel

To speed up your workflow, the Dehaze slider has been moved to the Basic panel, so that you can use this slider in tandem with the Clarity slider. Previously, the Dehaze slider was available in the Effects panel. 

For related information, see Set overall color saturation.

Improved face detection

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Lightroom Classic CC has been optimized for more accurate detection of faces in your catalog photos.

For more information, see Find faces again.

Faster grid importing from connected devices on Windows computers

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

(Windows) The photo grid now loads faster while importing photos to Lightroom Classic CC from connected devices, such as mobile devices (iOS and Android) and cameras. 

For more information about the import workflow, see Import photos from a camera or card reader.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

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

Lightroom Classic CC v7.2 | February 2018

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

Experience faster performance with CPU and memory optimizations

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Experience faster Lightroom Classic performance on machines with 12 GB of RAM or more, when you import and export photos, move between photos in Loupe view, or create HDR images and panoramas. 

To review the system requirements, see System requirements | Lightroom Classic CC.

Create collections from folders

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

In the Folders panel of the Library module, a new option has been introduced to quickly create collections from folders. If a folder contains subfolders, you can also choose to create a collection set that has the same hierarchy as that of the top folder. 

To access the new option:

  1. Select one or more folders in the Folders panel. 
  2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (macOS) and choose any of the available options from the context-menu: 
    1. Create Collection "[Folder Name]" or Create Collection Set "[Folder Name]", if you've selected a single folder.
    2. Create Collections From Selected Folders or Create Collection Sets From Selected Folders, if you've selected multiple folders.

Create collection from a photo pin in the Map module

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

In the Map module, you can now easily add a group of photos at the same location on the map to a collection. To do so, simply right-click any photo pin or group of pins on the map and choose Create Collection from the context-menu.

Create collection from a photo pin on the map
Create collection from a photo pin on the map

Filter photos based on edit status

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

A new filter has been added in the Library Filter bar and the Filmstrip to filter images based on their edited or unedited status. You can access this new filter option from any of the locations mentioned below.

Attribute options in the Library Filter bar

Use the new edit status icons under Attribute options in the Library Filter bar.

New Attribute filter in the Library Filter bar
New Attribute filter in the Library Filter bar

For related information, see Find photos using Attribute filters.

Metadata options in the Library Filter bar

Use the new Edit category under Metadata options in the Library Filter bar.

New Metadata category in the Library Filter bar
New Metadata category in the Library Filter bar

For related information, see Find photos using Metadata filters.

Filmstrip

Use the new edit status icons in the Library Filter bar.

New filter icons in the Filmstrip
New filter icons in the Filmstrip

For related information, see Filter photos in the Filmstrip or Grid view.

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

In the Folders panel of the Library module, you can now use the search field to find folders based on the entered text.

 

Search field in the Folders panel
Search field in the Folders panel
Folders panel showing filtered result based on the entered search text.
Folders panel showing filtered result based on the entered search text.

For more information, see Search folders.

Mark and filter favorite folders

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

In the Folders panel of Library module, you can now mark folders as favorite. You also have the option to filter favorite folders within the Folders panel.

Folders marked as favorite in the Folders panel
Folders marked as favorite in the Folders panel
To do so:
  1. Select one or more folders. 
  2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (macOS) and choose Mark Favorite (if you've selected a single folder) or Mark Favorites (if you've selected multiple folders) from the context-menu.

A star icon appears over the folder that you've marked as favorite.

Filter favorite folders
Filter favorite folders

To filter the folders marked as favorite:

  1. In the search bar of at the top of the Folders panel, click the () icon.
  2. Choose Favorite Folders from the drop-down list.

Create smart collections based on a new rule - 'Has Edits'

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

The new Has Edits rule in the Develop category.
The new Has Edits rule in the Develop category.

In the Create Smart Collection dialog, a new rule 'Has Edits' has been added to the Develop category. A smart collection created based on the new rule 'Has Edits' 'Is True' includes images that have adjustments applied and also the images that only have a crop (and no other adjustments) applied.

Note:

The existing rule 'Has Adjustments' includes images that have adjustments applied, but excludes those images that only have a crop (and no other adjustments) applied. If you want to include cropped images in the smart collection, then choose 'Has Edits' in the rule instead.

To know how to create a smart collection, see Work with smart collections.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

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

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 (February 2018 release)

 Info overlay disappears when moving between modules

 Watermark omitted from embedded thumbnails of exported JPEGs

 Palette Gear not working in Dutch, French, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish

Lightroom Classic CC v7.1 | December 2017

This release of Lightroom Classic CC 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 Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Enhanced Auto feature in Lightroom Classic CC

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.

In the Develop module, the Auto option is located next to Tone in the Basic panel. 


For related information, see Work with image tone and color.

Removal of individual samples within color range masking

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

The ability to remove individual color samples within a color range mask has been added in this release. Simply Option(Mac)/Alt(Win)+click the existing samples that you want to remove.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

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

Tethered capture support for new camera

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

In this release, tethered capture support has been added for Nikon D850 camera model.

For a full list of cameras that can be tethered to Lightroom Classic CC, see Tethered camera support.

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.1 (December 2017 release)

Known issue

  • (Only on Windows) When moving between the selective adjustment tools, such as Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter, the Eyedropper tool icon flashes in the panel.
  • (Only on macOS) Importing photos from a Lightroom Classic 7.0 or later catalog saved on a network location fails. This issue occurs due to a technical limitation on macOS. As a workaround, download the assets to a local location on your machine and then import the assets.

Lightroom Classic CC v7.0 | October 2017

Performance and stability enhancements

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Application loading time
Catalog upgrade and compression upon import and export
Faster import with Minimal, Standard, 1:1 Previews
Faster image selection upon import with Embedded Previews. Learn more
Smart Preview generation
Switching from Library to Develop module

Rendering of images in Library and Develop modules
Scrolling through images in Library and Develop modules
Improved brushing and slider movements
Deleting Collections
Loading of faces in the People view


New features

New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Fine control over selections with Color and Luminance Range Masking tools. Learn more
Auto-masking with better noise reduction by updating to Process Version 4 (Current) under Camera Calibration
Filter Criteria in Smart Collections: Title - Is Empty or Not Empty and Lens ProfileApplied or Not applied
Metadata preset for the export dialog – All Except Camera Raw Info. This helps you to conceal the settings or changes you had made from being exported.

Filter Criteria in the Import dialog – File Type. This helps you to quickly remove certain file types if needed.
Better handling of multiple batches of merge operations (HDR/ Pano) improving GUI response
Preview generation of recently edited images (in last 2 days) during idle system state. This is applicable for Batch Editing use case, using Sync Edit functionality.


Scroll through the imported images faster with Embedded Previews

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Embedded previews can be generated when you select the Embedded & Sidecar option upon import. 

Embedded and Sidecar option in the Import window
Embedded and Sidecar option in the Import window

When you select the Embedded & Sidecar previews option, you can scroll through a large set of images quickly in the Library module and also perform 1:1 zoom quicker. The rendering of Embedded previews is prioritized based on the folder you are viewing. For example, if you import and add images to multiple folders, you can immediately begin scrolling through the images as they get added.

For Help documentation, see Work with Embedded Previews.

Quick selections with Color and Luminance Range Masking

 New in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

Using the new Color Luminance Range Masking controls, you can quickly create a precise masking area on your photo for applying local adjustments. These new precision masking tools can detect changes in lighting and contrasting edges based on color and tone. You can make quick initial masking selections with Adjustment Brushes or Radial Filter/Graduated Filter. Then refine your selection with the range masks, located under Auto-Mask in the Develop module.

Color Range Mask

After making an initial selection mask on your photo with Adjustment Brushes or Radial Filter/Graduated Filters, use Color Range Masking to refine the selection mask based on the colors sampled within the mask area.

Color Range Mask

Luminance Range Mask

After making an initial selection mask on your photo with Adjustment Brushes or Radial Filter/Graduated Filters, use Luminance Range Masking to refine the mask area based on the luminance range of the selection.

Luminance Range Mask

Support for new cameras and lenses

Enhanced in this release of Lightroom Classic CC 

Available only for Creative Cloud members

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

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