New feature summary | Adobe Camera Raw (October 2022 release)

Learn about major new features and enhancements in the October 2022 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 15.0).

Easily remove blemishes using the Content-Aware Remove

Achieve your desired editing goals by practicing ultimate image control on your photos. The new Content-Aware Remove tool in the Healing panel lets you remove unwanted spots and objects in a photo. 

  1. Select the photo you want to retouch. In the Healing panel, select Content-Aware Remove

    content-aware remove

  2. Define the Size and Opacity of the brush to make a selection.

  3. Click and drag the brush over areas you want to heal using the Content-Aware Remove tool. Adobe Camera Raw will analyze and fill the selection with best-suited generated content from other parts of the photo. 

    content-aware remove

    Alternatively, if you wish to manually change the sampled area that is selected by default, you can:

    macOS: Cmd + drag an area on the image while a Content Aware Remove spot is selected.
    Windows: Ctrl + drag an area on the image while a Content Aware Remove spot is selected.

  4. To remove all the adjustments made using the controls, select the Reset button from the menu.

To know more about spot removal in Adobe Camera Raw, see Enhanced Spot Removal.

Automatically select people, objects, and background

Select People, Select Objects, and Select Background masking features in the Masking panel help you to achieve precise editing goals. Quickly edit specific parts of the body (including skin, teeth, eyes, etc) and also make adjustments to one or more objects in a photo. 

Select People

  1. Open the photo you want to edit. Select Masking > People.

  2. Adobe Camera Raw automatically detects all the people in the photo. You can select the person in the photo that you want to make adjustments to. 

  3. You can select specific parts of the body like hair, skin, teeth, etc, and enhance only the selected parts. 

    masking-people

  4. Click the Masks panel. Select Add and/or Subtract masks if you wish to add more or subtract from the mask. 

  5. Use the editing sliders in the right panel to make adjustments to the selection. 

Select Object

  1. Open the photo you want to edit. Select Masking > Objects.

  2. Do one of the following to make a selection:

    • Brush: Roughly brush over the object you want to select.
    • Rectangle Select: Make a box over the object you want to select.
    masking-objects

    Adobe Camera Raw will analyze the object based on your selection and automatically create a mask. 

  3. Click the mask in the Masks panel. Select Add to further add areas to the selection or Subtract to erase areas of the automatic selection. You can use any of the masking tools to do this.

  4. Use the editing sliders in the right panel to make adjustments to the selection. 

Select Background

  1. Open the photo you want to edit. In the right panel, select Masking > Background.

  2. Adobe Camera Raw will run an analysis and automatically select the background for you. You can view the selection as an overlay (red, by default) and a mask is created in the Masks panel.

    masking-background

  3. Click the mask in the Masks panel. Select Add to further add areas to the selection or Subtract to erase areas of the automatic selection. You can use any of the masking tools to do this. 

  4. Once you're happy with the selection, use the editing sliders on the right to make local adjustments.

To know more about Masking in Adobe Camera Raw, see Masking.

Masking Curves 

Curves is now available as a masking adjustment in Camera Raw. This combination provides fine control over tonality in specific regions of a photo. Both tone and per-channel RGB curves are supported.

  1. Open the photo you want to edit in Adobe Camera Raw.

  2. Create a mask using any of the masking tools.

  3. Use the new Curves panel to apply a tone curve adjustment to the masked region.

To know more about Masking in Adobe Camera Raw, see Masking.

High Dynamic Range Output (Technology Preview)

Camera Raw now offers High Dynamic Range Output as a Technology Preview feature. This includes the ability to view and edit HDR photos on compatible HDR displays, save HDR photos to disk, and open them in Photoshop. Click here to learn more. 

For more details, see HDR Output

Supported cameras and lenses

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

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