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Lightroom Classic CC

Speed improvements

Experience faster performance on machines with 12 GB RAM or more when you import and export photos, move between photos in Loupe view, merge HDR images and create panoramas.

Collection options

Create photo collections based on existing folders or geolocations using new options in the Folders panel.

Folder search

Quickly find nested folders using keywords. 

Lightroom Classic CC


Start your edits with Auto, which uses Adobe Sensei technology to intelligently apply adjustments based on a photo's light and colour characteristics.

Lightroom Classic CC

New name: Lightroom Classic

Your favourite photography app has a new name, but it’s still the industry standard for desktop-based digital photography workflows.

Extensive performance improvements

Experience faster performance when you launch the app, generate previews, switch from Library to Develop Module, move sliders and brushes and more.

Faster image selection

Begin image selection faster on import with the improved Embedded Preview workflow.
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Range Masking for fine selection control

Make precise colour- and tone-based selections for local adjustments. Use the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter or Graduated Filter to define a rough mask and then refine your selection using new Range Masking options.

Lightroom CC (2015.4-2015.8)

Lightroom for Apple TV

View and share your Lightroom photos and create an immersive experience at home on your big-screen TV. Available with fourth-generation Apple TVs.
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Direct access to Adobe Stock

Now you can submit your photos directly from Lightroom to Adobe Stock and sell them to buyers in the world’s largest creative community. 

Guided Upright

Capture the perfect perspective by controlling and straightening skewed lines like the horizon or distorted buildings that aren’t automatically detected by Upright.

Boundary Warp to see the big picture

Boundary Warp stretches the edges of a merged panorama so you don’t have to crop out any important details. Now you can preserve the look and feel of your entire image, even if your merged pano results in transparent edges. 

Lightroom CC (2015.2/2015.3)

Haze control for specific areas

Increase or decrease the amount of atmospheric haze in parts of your photos. Dehaze is now available as a local adjustment with the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter and Adjustment Brush.

Lightroom CC (2015.1)

Easy haze adjustment

In Lightroom on your desktop, use a single slider to control the amount of atmospheric haze in your photos. Remove excess haze to recover colour and contrast or add haze to create an artistic effect.

Sliders to adjust white and black levels

Get more precise control over the brightest and darkest parts of your photos when making local adjustments on your desktop. White and black sliders are now available in the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter and Adjustment Brush.

Photo transfer from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom

Transferring your photos from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom on your desktop is easier than ever. Information from your Elements catalogues, including photo ratings and people tags, stay preserved in Lightroom.
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Lightroom CC

HDR images made easy

Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. Using HDR Merge, you can easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high dynamic range image.
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Stunning panoramas

Capture superwide fields of view and amazing detail. Photomerge technology lets you stitch together multiple images, including raw files, to create seamless panoramas.
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Faster performance

Import and perfect your photos faster than ever. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed, especially when you’re enhancing images in the Develop module.

Facial recognition

Quickly find images of family and friends, even without metadata tags. Select a face in one photo and Lightroom searches for that person in all your other images. Categorise and group your photos based on faces.
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Advanced video slideshows

Create beautiful, polished slideshows using still images, video and music along with professional effects like pan and zoom.
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Improved web galleries

Showcase your work in more elegant, engaging and interactive web galleries. New HTML5-compatible gallery templates work with the widest range of desktop and mobile browsers.
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Better control of filters

Precisely control which parts of your image are affected by the Graduated or Radial filter. Now you can use a brush to edit the filter’s mask, adding or subtracting filter effects wherever you want.
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Easy photo sharing

Publish web galleries with Lightroom. Get feedback on your photos, start discussions and more — all from Lightroom on your mobile device or desktop.
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Lightroom 5

Advanced Healing Brush

Don’t let dust spots, splotches or other distractions and flaws get in the way of a great shot. With the Advanced Healing Brush in Lightroom 5, you can not only change the brush size but also move it in precise paths. Unwanted scene elements — even those with irregular shapes such as threads — just disappear.
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Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyses images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines, even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden.
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Radial Gradient

Emphasize important parts of your image with more flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool lets you create off-centre vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas within a single image.
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Smart Previews

Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Just generate smaller stand-in files of your full-size images. Any adjustments or metadata additions you make to these files will automatically be applied to the originals.
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Video slideshows

Share your work in elegant video slideshows. Combine still images, video clips and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device.
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Location-based organisation

Find, group and tag images by location or plot a photo journey. Automatically display location data from GPS-enabled cameras and camera phones.

Improved photo book creation

Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom 5 includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates and now you can edit them to create a customised look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
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Highlight and shadow recovery

Bring out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights. Now you have more power than ever before to create great images in challenging light.
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Advanced black-and-white conversion

Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Precisely mix information from eight colour channels when you convert to grayscale.
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Fast cross-platform performance

Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process images faster with cross-platform 64-bit support for the latest Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Tight Photoshop integration

Select one or multiple photos and automatically open them in Photoshop to perform detailed, pixel-level editing. See your results immediately back in Lightroom. Get Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC together — plus other creative apps — in Creative Cloud.
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Selective adjustment brushes

Flexible brushes let you adjust targeted areas of your photos for just the look you want. Selectively adjust brightness, contrast, white balance, sharpness, noise reduction, moiré removal and much more.
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Superior noise reduction

Get amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. Apply noise reduction to the entire image or target specific areas.
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Non-destructive environment

Set your creativity free in a non-destructive editing environment that lets you experiment without limits. Your original images are never altered and it’s easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of a photo.

Develop presets

Instantly apply favourite looks to images. Store Develop settings as presets and apply them to your other photographs at any time with one click. Many presets are included and thousands more are available from Lightroom photographers and experts.

And so much more

Also includes: An enhanced Spot Removal tool, Local Adjustment Brush enhancements, Loupe overlay grids and guides, full support for PNG files and more.
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