Digital Imaging October (MAX) 2018 release notes

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We are happy to announce the following Adobe Digital Imaging releases

  • Photoshop CC 20.0
  • Lightroom CC 2.0 (Mac)/2.0.1 (Windows)
  • Lightroom Classic CC 8.0
  • Lightroom CC for mobile 4.0 (Android/iOS)
  • Camera Raw & DNG converter 11.0

Photoshop CC

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

What’s New

What’s fixed

To update Photoshop CC to 20.0, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop CC.

More detailed instructions for updating

Read this to ensure a smooth update



Lightroom CC

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

What’s new and fixed

To update Lightroom CC to 2.0 click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Lightroom CC.

More detailed instructions for updating

Read this to ensure a smooth update



Lightroom Classic CC

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

More detailed instructions for updating

Read this to ensure a smooth update


Lightroom CC for mobile

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

 

Camera Raw & DNG Converter 11.0

What’s new

To update Camera Raw CC to 11.0, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Camera Raw CC.

More detailed instructions for updating

 
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Anthony Blackett

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A lacklustre "major release" of Lightroom Classic. Nothing much here for me as a Nikon photographer.

Depth range masking - useless! Sure, lots of people take photographs with iPhones, but I would say most don't care about using software like Lightroom Classic. Lr's strength is its RAW processing, this 'feature' targets HEIC. Not much use to DSLR photographers shooting RAW.

Single-step HDR Panorama merge - fantastic. This will save a lot of time if you do this sort of merging. I do like this new addition. However, there are other merging functions being requested by users, such as focus stacking or image stacking for astrophotography, which have been completely ignored.

Faster tethering for Canon camera - good for Canon users, no one else.

Process version improvements - lower noise for high ISO. Barely noticeable.

Very few bug fixes.

A very disappointing release of Lr.

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Thanks Cameron, I have have been down that path with reasonable success. But this:

"Color LUTs work by mapping a particular RGB value to a different RGB value. They are applied near the end of the image processing pipeline..."

means that Lr's controls are looking at the negative image and so tone controls are reversed (shadows become highlights, etc) and work in reverse. Some cause significant color shift and in the profiles I've created, auto white balance and the color balance tool don't work at all, Only manual color balance can be used.

A dedicated film negative tool would be so much better to fully utilise the raw processing power of Lr.

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Try this then instead of the 3DLUT route: http://cloud.cameronrad.com/16414b7d5e4a

Includes a Lightroom Tone Curve Preset (.lrtemplate - Legacy) and Enhanced Camera Profile built from that tone curve preset.  Controls will still be reversed, might provide better quality results though. One could probably just make a DNG profile with this curve as well. Or possibly the HSL look table. That might fix the reverse controls.  I'll give it a shot later
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I have to agree with Anthony.  A lackluster release; should have been a 7.5.8 or maybe a 7.6, but an 8.0?

I didn't seen an improvement in the Canon tethering.  Nothing about Sony.  The emphasis on HEIC confirms what I said after that disastrous release in October 2015 with the 'import for idiots' interface: Lightroom has decided their business model is to be subscription for the iPhone crowd.  Pros and amateurs shooting raw with DSLRs are left standing by the roadside.

Having said that, I wouldn't hold my breath, Anthony, waiting for Adobe to add astrophotography focus stacking; they probably don't even know what dark and light flats are!  Besides, there are very good dedicated programs out there, e.g., Zerene Stacker.

Ditto for the HDR panos—better off to use an dedicated program as an external editor than try to cram more stuff into already bloated code.

Negative film and color cast tools would be a godsend.  I should live so long.

However, I would give up all of these to have some decent performance and a true relational database under the Lightroom covers.  All of this featuritis crap is only shoved out there in order to justify to the users the monthly cost of the subscription.

Shiny new objects for the blackbirds.
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Couldn't have sayed better
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> A lackluster release; should have been a 7.5.8 or maybe a 7.6, but an 8.0?

The numbers mean basically nothing in these days of subscription software. They're not even visible in the UI, but are just used for tech support. If we'd had to wait until now - or even until this time next year, based on the old 15-24 month release cycle - for all of the features we've had released over the last year, it'd look much more like a traditional 8.0.