What’s New in Lightroom CC?

July 20, 2015

What’s New in Lightroom CC?

What's new in Lightroom CC?

Lightroom CC was released about 2 months ago and we've just seen the first major upgrade.

Remember that Lightroom CC is the version of the software that's included in the various Adobe Creative Cloud subscription services. These updates won't be found in the standalone version of the software.

The Dehaze Tool

The biggest upgrade included in this release is the new Dehaze tool.

To access this tool, go to the Effects section of the Develop Module. There you will find a simple slider. Moving the slider back and forth allows you to add or remove haziness from an image.

Now don't expect miracles from this tool. It can't recover the details of a scene captured in a thick, soupy fog. But it can do a darn good job of removing a moderate amount of haziness.

what's new in Lightroom CC
what's new in Lightroom CC
Before
what's new in Lightroom CC
Before

Whites & Blacks in Local Adjustments

This Lightroom CC upgrade also includes the addition of white and black sliders to all three local adjustment tools: Gradient Filter, Radial Filter and the Adjustment brush.

what's new in Lightroom CC

These new sliders allow you to adjust the bright and dark areas of your images to give you more control over the contrast.

Improved Transfer from Photoshop Elements

The newest Lightroom CC upgrade improves its compatibility with Photoshop Elements. Now when you transfer files from Elements, information from the catalog such as ratings and tag data are maintained in Lightroom.

Improvements in the Lightroom Mobile App

The newest upgrade also includes some improvements in the Lightroom mobile app

  • A new Color / B&W adjustment tool lets you control hue, saturation and luminance while working on images on your iPad or iPhone.
    what's new in Lightroom CC
  • A new Tone Curve adjustment tool allows you to adjust the highlights and dark areas of a photo for better contrast.
    what's new in Lightroom CC
  • Finally, there's a new, more advanced tool for creating vignettes on your iPad or iPhone.
    what's new in Lightroom CC

Enjoy!




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