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Adobe Updates Lightroom Ecosystem, Camera Raw Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

12 February 2019

In a blog post today, Adobe's Josh Haftel announced substantial updates to the Lightroom ecosystem, including Camera Raw. Updates have been released for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Lightroom CC for iOS, as well.


The new releases introduce an all-new Sensei-powered feature called Enhance Details that uses machine learning and computational photography to take a new approach to demosaicing Raw photos.

Now available in Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC for Mac and Windows, the new Enhance Details algorithm allows you to increase the resolution of both Bayer and X-Trans based photos by up to 30 percent, improving fine detail rendering and the reproduction of fine colors.

"Applying Enhance Details to your photos can greatly improve fine detail rendering, improve the reproduction of fine colors and resolve issues that some customers reported with their Fujifilm X-Trans based cameras," Haftel writes.

One big catch, though. Enhance Details requires at least macOS 10.13 Mojave or Windows 10 (1809). It uses Apple's Core ML and Microsoft's Windows ML to do its magic.

Lightroom Product Manager Sharad Mangalick explains more about Enhance Details in another blog post and Julieanne Kost does too.


Additional new features introduced in this release include:

  • HDR, Pano and HDR Pano Merge tools, the Targeted Adjustment Tool and histogram clipping indicators are coming to Lightroom CC for Mac and Windows.
  • You can now create ad-hoc photo shares in Lightroom CC for iOS, which was previously only available on Android.
  • Lightroom Classic CC also received improved tether performance stability with Nikon cameras.

Updates are available now via the Creative Cloud app.

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