One of the most important benefits of Adobe’s move to a subscription service is that it has allowed them to update their photographer’s tools more frequently. Rather than one big update through a 2-4 year cycle, these days we get a couple of small updates and one large update per year. This year has been no exception and at the Adobe Max conference in LA, some interesting and very useful additions were made to the programs in the photographer’s package, namely Photoshop, Lightroom CC and Lightroom CC Classic. Today we will have a first look at some of the standout features from the update.
Lightroom CC Classic
Two additions to Classic will very much appeal to us. Firstly the improved Dehaze algorithm, and secondly Merge to HDR Panorama Pro. Dehaze has become a very valuable tool in the editing arsenal but adding negative Dehaze has often produced flat, whiteout looking images. The new algorithm allows you to reduce Dehaze to make images look more naturally hazy or misty. To use this new ability on older images you will need to change to the latest Calibration Process – Version 5 – at the bottom of the Develop Tools.