Feature summary | Lightroom (June 2021 release)

Learn more about new features and enhancements in the June 2021 release of Lightroom desktop (version 4.3) and Lightroom for mobile (version 6.3)

Apply Premium Presets to your photos

New in Lightroom desktop and mobile

Access industry-quality presets that have been curated with the help of professional photographers. These Premium Presets range across several categories such as Portraits for varied skin tones, Travel, Cinematic, Vintage, and more. More Premium Presets will be added from time to time so keep a look out!

Note:

On Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android), you require a paid subscription to access Premium Presets.

To upgrade, see:

  1. Open a photo of your choice.

  2. In desktop, open the Edit panel and click Presets which is now placed at the top of the panel.

    In Lightroom for mobile, open the Presets panel from the bottom bar. Do note that Presets and Profiles have swapped positions.

    Premium Presets in Lightroom
    Premium Presets in Lightroom desktop

  3. In desktop, the first section of the Presets panel lists the Premium Presets. Hover over a preset to preview it in the selected photo. Click to apply the preset.

    In Lightroom for mobile, the Premium Presets are under the Premium tab of the Presets panel. Tap to apply a desired preset.

    Premium Presets
    Premium Presets in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)

Enhance image quality with just a click

New in Lightroom desktop

Super Resolution in the Enhance dialog box helps you quickly increase image resolution while improving image details and color rendering. To use this feature:

  1. Open a raw image, JPEG, or TIFF in Lightroom desktop.

  2. In the menu bar, select Photo > Enhance.

  3. In the Enhance dialog box, select Super Resolution

    Super Resolution applied to double the image resolution

  4. Click Enhance to create an enhanced DNG version of your selected image.

    Note:

    The enhanced image is saved as a new DNG file with the filename in this format: 'Original filename-Enhanced.dng' and is stacked with the original image.

To learn more details, see Apply Super Resolution in Lightroom desktop.

Invite people to edit your album photos

New in Lightroom desktop and mobile

Using the shared album feature, you can invite others to add and edit your photos. To do this in Lightroom desktop, follow the steps below.

If you're using Lightroom for mobile, check out the links at the end of this section.

  1. Select an album from the Albums panel or create an album.

  2. Ctrl-click (macOS)/right-click (Win) the album and select Share & Invite from the context menu.

  3. In the Invite section, enter the email addresses you want to share the invite with. Select the third icon to enable invitees to edit and contribute and then click Invite.

    Share and Invite in Lightroom
    The Share & Invite dialog box in Lightroom desktop

  4. Next to each invited email address, click the drop-down list to change their album access:

    • Can View The invitee can view the shared album, add comments in photos, and mark them as Favorite.
    • Can Contribute The invitee can add photos to the shared album, add comments in photos, and mark them as Favorite.
    • Can Edit and Contribute The invitee will be allowed to add photos to the shared album and make photo edits. Multiple people can make edits to a photo and you can view the various edits in the Auto tab of the Versions panel. The invitees will also be able to export the photos in JPG format.
    • Remove Access Removes the invitee from the shared album list.
  5. Click Done.

Easily create custom Crop Aspect Ratio

New in Lightroom desktop

To create your custom Crop Aspect Ratio, follow these steps:

  1. Select Crop and Rotate in the right panel or press C.

  2. Click the Aspect Ratio drop-down menu.

  3. Select Enter Custom.

  4. Enter the desired Aspect Ratio and click OK. You can find your latest custom Aspect Ratios in the Aspect Ratio drop-down list.

Support for new cameras and lenses

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

Other enhancements

Lightroom desktop and mobile

  • Block authors in the Discover view. In the thumbanil of a Discover post, click or tap the Author's name. Click the three-dot icon and select Block. To unblock someone, visit the three-icon in your profile and view the Blocked list.
  • View interactive tutorials for Color Grading in Learn view. Select Learn > Browse > Tools > Color Grading.

Lightroom for desktop

  • Presets can now be accessed at the top of the Edit panel.
  • Experience a new What's new screen when you first launch the app after update.

Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android) 

  • The positions of Presets and Profiles in the bottom panel are now interchanged.

Lightroom on the web

  • The left panel is now similar to the interface in Lightroom desktop. 
  • You can access now Learn tutorials on the web.
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