The CC Photography Plan Keeps Getting Better: All New Lightroom CC and More Available Today!
There’s no doubt about it – the roles of phones and tablets are growing, and your photography needs are getting increasingly more complex. At Adobe, we’ve continued making updates to meet the changing needs of your workflow through our Creative Cloud Photography plan – giving you the magic of Photoshop and the imaging power of Lightroom across desktop, mobile devices and web, so you can bring out the best in your photographs from wherever you are. We’ve listened to your feedback – we heard you on the need for value and we delivered updates to desktop, web, and mobile products on both iOS and Android devices. We’ve created an easy way for you to view synced photos in web galleries, and just two weeks ago announced Slate, allowing you to turn your images into a beautiful visual story in minutes.
Today, we’re excited to release the latest update: the release of Lightroom CC 2015 and updates to all of our mobile apps. Here’s a brief description of some of our favorite new features, available today:
- HDR Merge: Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. Using HDR merge, you can easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high dynamic range image.
- Panorama Merge: Stitch together multiple images, including raw files, to create stunning panorama shots.
- Performance Improvements: Get more done, faster. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed up to 10 times faster, especially in the Develop module.
- Facial Recognition: Easily find and organize photos of family and friends with new Facial Recognition features in Lightroom CC.
- Advanced video slideshows: Combine still images, video and music with professional effects like pan and zoom.
- Improved web galleries: Showcase your work in more elegant, engaging and interactive web galleries. New HTML5-compatible gallery templates work with the widest range of desktop and mobile browsers.
- Filter Brush: Precisely control which parts of your image are affected by the Graduated or Radial filters. Now you can use a brush to edit the filter’s mask, adding or subtracting filter effects wherever you want.
Lightroom on mobile
- Android Tablet Support: Previously only available on Android phones, now you can sync, edit, organize and share on Android tablets as well.
- Android SD card support: You can now specify local storage to an SD card rather than internal device storage.
- Native DNG support on Android: Android 5.0 (aka “Lollipop”) now allows you to shoot photos in raw, and saves them as DNG files. You can now import those DNG files directly from you Android device.
- Improved crop experience on iOS: We simplified the number of tiles in our crop UI so you can now easily find aspect ratios, and we added an auto-straighten function.
Sharing and storytelling options
- Support for more apps and devices: Lightroom is now more easily integrated with other Adobe apps like Adobe Voice and Slate on your iPad. You can also now use Lightroom on more devices, including Android tablets in addition to iOS phones, tablets and Android phones.
If you have Lightroom as part of a Creative Cloud subscription, you already have access to this update. You can download right away, with no additional cost.
All of these updates are available now and available as part of the CC Photography plan for $9.99/mo USD
You can also purchase a traditional license of Lightroom 6 for $149 (for those new to Lightroom) and $79 (for previous Lightroom customers). Please note that this version of Lightroom does not have access to any of the mobile or web workflows supported by Creative Cloud, and only Creative Cloud members receive ongoing feature updates.
See a full list of added camera profiles and release notes on the Lightroom Journal.