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Adobe updates Photoshop, Lightroom & Lightroom Classic

June 14, 2022

Adobe has unveiled major updates to its Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud apps, with a variety of new features and benefits for photographers.

The updates deliver new editing and usability enhancements to Photoshop on the web (beta) and leverage Adobe Sensei AI and machine learning to help to simplify complex workflows for creatives.

They are also designed to streamline cross-device collaboration workflows for Photoshop and Lightroom users working across desktop, web and mobile.

Neural Filters allow you to quickly convert black and white photos to colour via Adobe Sensei

Neural Filters allow you to quickly convert black and white photos to colour via Adobe Sensei

Photoshop: AI-powered additions

The AI-powered additions to Photoshop include Neural Filters, which use machine learning to help speed up your editing for tasks such as colourising black-and-white images, changing a subject’s expression or make-up transfers.

Photoshop on the web now has editing features such as Curves, Refine Edge, Dodge and Burn and Smart Objects conversion (which helps to aid non-destructive editing).

For those who haven’t worked with Photoshop before there is onboarding and learning content.

Adobe also unveiled a new Photo Restoration Neural Filter that helps users to bring old or damaged photos back to life by detecting and eliminating scratches and other imperfections.

Lightroom ecosystem

The Lightroom ecosystem has been upgraded with features such as AI-powered Adaptive Presets for applying different effects to distinct parts of a photograph.

The Lightroom updates also include workflow enhancements for adjusting the intensity of presets, Auto Red Eye Removal, Premium Presets and and an expansion of the Remix capabilities to Lightroom mobile and web.

Lightroom also now supports video and you can copy and paste settings between photos and videos to give your work a distinctive look.

Premium Preset packs in Lightroom have been specially crafted by photographers

Premium Preset packs in Lightroom have been specially crafted by photographers

Availability

Photoshop on the web is available to anyone who already has a Photoshop subscription.

Adobe has said that a Photo Restoration Neural Filter will be, ‘coming soon to Photoshop on the desktop.’  

The new releases of Lightroom and Lightroom Classic are available now and can be downloaded via the Creative Cloud Desktop app.

The updates to Lightroom mobile are being rolled out around the world from today and can be downloaded either from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.


See below for the official Adobe press release

Adobe Supercharges Photoshop and Lightroom with Multi-Surface Updates 

  • Major editing and performance enhancements in Photoshop on the web unveiled
  • New video editing capabilities, AI-powered Adaptive Presets and Auto Red Eye Removal released in Lightroom
  • New AI Photo Restoration Neural Filter in Photoshop previewed

London, UK. — June 14, 2022 — Adobe today unveiled major updates to Creative Cloud applications Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, delivering significant new features, benefits and value to customers. Today’s updates deliver new editing and usability enhancements to Photoshop on the web (beta), leverage Adobe Sensei AI and machine learning to help simplify complex workflows for creatives and streamline cross-device (desktop, web and mobile) collaboration workflows for Photoshop and Lightroom users.

“These innovative, AI-driven features for desktop, web and mobile make it fast and easy to create great images anywhere with Photoshop and Lightroom,” said Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president of Adobe Creative Cloud. “We’re continuing to add new capabilities to Photoshop on the web, making it not only a great way to collaborate on projects but also to facilitate key edits in your browser.” Belsky unveiled these updates from a customer event in London yesterday.

Makeup Transfer is one of the beta Neural Filters in Photoshop

Makeup Transfer is one of the beta Neural Filters in Photoshop

They include:

AI-Powered Innovations and Expanded Workflows in Photoshop

Neural Filters in Photoshop put the power of cutting-edge AI and machine learning into the hands of creatives. Built to help lower barriers to creativity, Neural Filters have emerged as one of Photoshop’s most popular AI-powered tools. They dramatically reduce complex workflows into easy-to-use, transformative solutions for photo editing and manipulation. Over 300 million Neural Filters have been applied to creative work by more than four million creatives to date.

Adobe today previewed a powerful new Photo Restoration Neural Filter designed to help users bring old or damaged photos back to life by detecting and eliminating scratches and other minor imperfections in seconds.

Adobe also announced updates to Photoshop on the web (beta) including:

  • New, easy-to-use editing features like Curves, Refine Edge, Dodge and Burn and Smart Objects conversion;
  • Mobile browser access for fast and easy reviewing and commenting;
  • Onboarding and learning content for new creatives and citizen creators who were previously unfamiliar with Photoshop; as well as
  • Performance and UX enhancements.

Powerful New Features Across Lightroom Ecosystem

Today’s updates to Lightroom and Lightroom Classic deliver powerful new editing capabilities and time-saving workflows for photographers. Notable additions include:

  • The ability for photographers to quickly trim and apply edits to video clips in Lightroom using the same editing sliders and presets used on photos (desktop and mobile);
  • AI-powered Adaptive Presets for applying different effects to distinct parts of a photo (Lightroom desktop, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Camera Raw);
  • Key workflow enhancements for adjusting intensity of presets (Lightroom desktop, mobile, web, Lightroom Classic) and comparing photos side-by-side (Lightroom desktop);
  • AI-powered Auto Red Eye Removal (Lightroom desktop and Adobe Camera Raw);
  • New Premium Presets (Lightroom desktop, mobile, web, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Camera Raw); and
  • Expansion of Remix capabilities to Lightroom mobile and web.

For complete details on the Lightroom Ecosystem release, visit the Adobe blog.

Lightroom now includes a compare view to let you view photos side by side

Lightroom now includes a compare view to let you view photos side by side

Pricing and Availability

The Photo Restoration Neural Filter is coming soon to Photoshop on the desktop, and Photoshop on the web is available at https://creativecloud.adobe.com/cc/photoshop to anyone with a Photoshop subscription.

The latest releases of Lightroom and Lightroom Classic are now available and can be downloaded via the Creative Cloud Desktop app. Updates to Lightroom mobile are rolling out globally starting today and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

As Adobe continues to harness the power of AI, it is guided by principles of accountability, responsibility and transparency.


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