Lightroom Classic has added several new features and product updates including Auto Fill Edges for Panoramas, Batch Export with Multiple Presets, Performance Enhancements and more!
Fill Edges for Panorama Merge When using Photo Merge > Panorama, enable the new Fill Edges option to fill uneven edges with Adobe’s Content-Aware Fill technolog . The Fill is applied to the resulting raw image so that you can still make use of all of the non-destructive raw edits after merging the image!
Export with Multiple Presets While in past version of Lightroom Classic you could save Export settings as presets for different types of file output, you would need to select each preset, one at a time, to start exporting a selection of photos. Now, you can select multiple Export presets to render multiple versions of the selected files to your hard drive all at once. First, create the desired presets in the Export dialog, then use the check box to the left of the preset name to select them, and click Export.
Note: when a preset is selected, it becomes read-only. Deselect the preset to make changes to the preset. If you have presets with “Choose folder later” as the Export destination (or if the Export path defined in the preset is invalid), Lightroom will display a prompt asking you to select a destination for each preset.
Filter Folders and Collections/Collection Sets In previous versions you could quickly filter Folders, Collections, and Collection Sets based on whether or not a color label was applied. Now, you can filter based on a specific Color Label (red, green etc.).
Preset Management You can now quickly export a preset or a group of presets in the Develop module. Control -click (Mac) | right -click (Win) on a preset/preset group (excluding the defaults), and choose Export Group.
Performance Enhancements In the Develop module, the Post- Crop Vignetting will display a live preview while cropping, and the Clarity and Dehaze sliders should update much more fluidly when scrubbing the sliders. Note: the post-crop vignette preview requires the GPU acceleration to be enabled.
And, in the Library module, when selecting large volumes of images, the keywords will load much more quickly in the Keyword panel.
Clear History Above Selected History Step For anyone that needs more control over what states appear in the History panel, you can now click on a step in the History pane, Control -click (Mac) | right -click (Win) and choose Clear History Above this Step.
Removing Multiple Photos in Loupe View While viewing images in Loupe view (in either the Library or the Develop module), with multiple images selected, Shift + Delete will display a dialog asking whether to remove or delete the selected master photos from disk or just remove them from Lightroom. (In the past, only the active photo would be removed, now all selected images can be removed at once.)
When in a collection (and in Loupe view), Shift + Delete will remove all selected images from the collection.
Auto Update Process Version Making edits to an image with a previous Process Version applied (PV3 or PV4), will automatically be updated to the current process version (PV5).
Depth Map Criteria You can now filter and create Smart Collections based on whether a photo has depth map.
This release also includes additional camera raw and lens profile support and addresses bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.