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December 2018 Lightroom Updates

We are happy to announce the following Lightroom releases

  • Lightroom CC 2.1
  • Lightroom Classic CC 8.1
  • Lightroom CC for mobile 4.1 (Android/iOS)
Lightroom CC 2.1

This update includes some highly requested features and bug fixes.

What’s new and fixed

To update Lightroom CC to 2.1 click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Lightroom CC.

More detailed instructions for updating



Lightroom Classic CC 8.1

This update includes new features and bug fixes to some of the top customer reported issues.

What’s new and fixed

To update Lightroom Classic CC to 8.1, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Lightroom Classic CC.

More detailed instructions for updating

Lightroom CC for mobile 4.1

The updates include some new features and bug fixes to some of the top customer reported issues.

iOS: What’s new

Android: What’s new

Update Lightroom CC on your mobile device via the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)

Get Started with Lightroom CC on a mobile device




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2 years ago

I really would like to be happy with these updates but find it very hard to get excited. The desktop version of Lightroom CC (which I am using right now) got two unexciting new features according to Adobe's blog post:
  • Set as Target Album (I already used this feature last week, so I don't understand what about it is new)
  • Sharing improvements (but still no password protected albums)
In all fairness, it doesn't list some smaller quality of life improvements that are explained on Victoria's blog here. Nonetheless these features are nowhere to be found in the top requests list on this forum, while Adobe's blog states: "This update contains a number of improvements based off of top customer feature requests as well as interface improvements and support for new cameras and lenses."

When will we see the real top requests implemented and can you please mark them either as under consideration or as not planned so we can make a better decision which product to use:
  1. Ability to sync Smart Collections/Albums (Lightroom CC / Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com) (1104 upvotes)
  2. Ability to add watermarks to images (564)
  3. Ability to create virtual copies (226)
  4. Ability to copy/sync settings/adjustments across a group of photos (188) >>> IMPLEMENTED
  5. Develop Preset syncing between desktop and mobile (163) >>> IMPLEMENTED
  6. Please add face recognition (153) >>> IMPLEMENTED
  7. Ability to geotag photos (135)
  8. Ability to print (101)
  9. "Trash" Functionality (93) >>> UNDER CONSIDERATION
  10. Better support for comments and likes, in ALL publish services (90)
  11. Additional options needed when exporting (79) >>> UNDER CONSIDERATION
  12. Ability to bulk rename files 
  13. Selective Sync (71)
With 3 of the top 10 features implemented in 2018, this means that it will take another 2-3 years before the top requested features are implemented, if they will be implemented at all (which is not clear from the above since 8 out of 13 currently have no status attached to them). If I look at everything else that was added last year, I am starting to question if Lightroom CC is really envisioned and designed to replace Lightroom Classic at some point in the future.

TLDR; for me to continue to invest money and time in Lightroom CC, I really would like to see a roadmap of sorts, like proper statuses for requests on this forum, in particular with regards to the top 10 requested features on this forum which are still open as of today, and have been since Lightroom CC launched.

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Thread should have been closed- starting new thread.

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Thread was closed - forking and removing from original.

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2 years ago

How do you add a watermark?

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2 years ago

How do you add your own watermark to a picture (s)

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Should be own post

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2 years ago

Bridge CC 2019 also has a bugfix update to 9.0.2.