At its annual Max conference, Adobe detailed some of the enhancements that are coming to it. . To get started, the company is introducing a “re-imagine” set of selective adjustment tools. Set to make their way across all the devices you can access in Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, the tools are accessible via a newly added masking button. As you can in Photoshop, they allow you to create multiple masks with color and illumination. Instead, it will allow you to make precise adjustments to specific parts of an image.
Of course, masking the elements of an image individually can be time consuming, and so Adobe is introducing one. Select the subject and sky in your photo that can automatically detect. In addition to rolling out Lightroom Classic and Lightroom on Mac and PC, it is coming to select Android and iOS devices. And that’s where Adobe finds it most useful because it will help you edit on a smaller screen.
If you want to start your edits with a preset, a new recommendation engine in Lightroom for Mac, Windows and mobile will recommend based on the subject matter of your photos. The presets will come from the Lightroom community, so you can expect to find “hundreds of thousands” according to the company. Additionally, Adobe is introducing eight new premium presets, adding to the previously released seven. These are available for use in all versions of Lightroom.
To make cropping in Lightroom easier for Mac and Windows, Adobe has added the option to select different types of overlays for different proportions. Some of these front options include third, golden ratio and diagonal.
Finally, the company is launching a new feature in Lightroom for Mac and Windows called Community Remix. This allows you to upload a photo edit and invite other photographers to take it elsewhere. Adobe says it plans to bring community remixes to other versions of Lightroom in the future.
Adobe says it will start rolling out all of the above updates from today. These should be available to everyone on weekends. At its Adobe Max conference, the company also announced detailed updates for Fresco, Photoshop and other apps.
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