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 Wednesday, August 14, 2019
From Adobe:
 
Improvements to Lightroom Classic & ACR
 
Updates are available today for Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw, our two desktop-centric photography applications. These updates focus on performance and improving your workflow.
 
GPU Accelerated Editing
 
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
 
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw take advantage of the more powerful graphics cards (GPUs) while editing, providing a smoother and more responsive experience. GPU acceleration is more pronounced with larger resolution monitors (4k and above) as well as with more powerful GPUs.
 
PNG export support
 
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
 
The PNG file format is a popular uncompressed file format often used on the web. Lightroom and Camera Raw have supported importing and opening PNG-based files for some time, and now you can export your photos as PNGs.
 
Library Module Improvements
 
Lightroom Classic
 
As part of our on-going effort to improve speed and performance in Lightroom Classic, significant improvements were made to the Library module while browsing folders.
 
Color Labels for Collections
 
Lightroom Classic
 
Color labels have long been used in Lightroom Classic as a way to quickly visualize different groups of photos and recently we made it possible to add color labels to folders. In this update, we added the ability to also add color labels to Collections. Find what you’re looking for faster by adding color labels to collections, collection sets, and smart collections.
 
Batch Merge for HDR, Panoramas, and HDR Panoramas
 
Lightroom Classic
 
Batch processing is a great way to speed up your workflow by helping you gang up processor-intensive efforts and letting your computer do the heavy lifting without having to wait for each task to be done. The August release of Lightroom Classic makes it possible to batch process HDR and panorama merges. To batch merge, first make a stack of each HDR or pano that you want to merge (make sure that you’re selecting like stacks, all HDR or all pano merges, without mixing up the two types). Then, select each stack you want to merge and select the appropriate option from the Photo > Photo Merge menu.
 
New Features Throughout the Lightroom Ecosystem
 
The August releases for Lightroom, our cloud-centric photography ecosystem, include the ability to recover deleted photos, improvements to the in-app educational tools released in May, as well as improvements to search.
 
Recover Deleted Photos
 
Lightroom for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, ChromeOS, and lightroom.adobe.com
 
Discover posts were introduced in the May 2019 release and allow you to see the edit process applied to a photo. Now you can turn those edits into a preset that you can apply to any of your photos. Tap to open a Discover post and then tap on the three-dot menu at the top-right and select Download as Preset. You’ll be able to find that new preset named after the Discover post within your preset library.
 
Improved Search Options
 
Lightroom for iOS, Android, and ChromeOS
 
Three new auto-complete search tools were added to Lightroom for iOS, Android, and ChromeOS (these tools were already available in Lightroom for Windows and Mac) making it easier than ever to find the exact photo you’re looking for. You can now search for photos shot with a specific focal length, for raw, HDR, or pano photo types, and for images that include a depth map. To use, start typing “focal length:”, “type:”, or “depth map:” and the search auto-complete will let you pick from the available options in your catalog.
 
Batch Metadata
 
Lightroom for Android and ChromeOS
 
In addition to being able to copy and paste edits to a series of photos, you can now select a range of photos and adjust the metadata of all of the selected photos. You can change the title, caption, copyright, star rating, and flag status for all selected photos at once. This functionality is being worked on for iOS and will be made available as soon as possible.
 
Adobe Camera Raw 11.4
 
The August 2019 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 11.4) rolls out new features - enhanced GPU support to accelerate editing of images and edge-aware editing in 360-degree panoramas. This release also adds support for new cameras and lenses and fixes several issues.
 
Latest cameras added in August 2019
 
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
  • Hasselblad X1D II 50C
  • Leica V-LUX 5
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX880
  • Sony A7R IV (ILCE-7RM4)*
  • Sony RX100 VII (DSC-RX100M7)*
*Denotes preliminary support
 
Latest lenses added in August 2019
 
ManufacturerLensLens mountMin ACR plug-in version requiredMin LR version requiredMin LR Classic version required
CanonCanon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 28-70mm F2 L USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 50mm F1.2 L USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 85mm F1.2 L USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
NikonNikon NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8 AISNikon F11.42.48.4
SigmaSIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN A019Sony FE11.42.48.4
SigmaSIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN C019Sony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSSSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 1.4X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 2X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 600mm F4 GM OSSSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS + 1.4X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS + 2X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD F045Canon EF11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD A043Canon EF11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD F045NNikon F11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD A043NNikon F11.42.48.4
TokinaTokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE AF MACROSony FE11.42.48.4
ZeissZeiss Otus 1.4/100 ZECanon EF11.42.48.4
ZeissZeiss Otus 1.4/100 ZF.2Nikon F11.42.48.4

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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/14/2019 5:10:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 19, 2019
From Adobe:
 
Achieves 25 Percent Year-Over-Year Growth with Strong Creative, Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Experience Cloud Revenue
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.–Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2019 ended May 31, 2019.
 
Q2 FY2019 Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.74 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2019, which represents 25 percent year-over-year growth. Diluted earnings per share was $1.29 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.83 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.89 billion, which represents 22 percent year-over-year growth. Creative revenue grew to $1.59 billion and Document Cloud achieved revenue of $296 million. Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $7.47 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $406 million. Creative ARR grew to $6.55 billion, and Document Cloud ARR grew to $921 million.
  • Digital Experience segment revenue was $784 million, representing 34 percent year-over-year growth.
  • GAAP operating income in the second quarter was $750 million, and non-GAAP operating income was $1.05 billion. GAAP net income was $633 million, and non-GAAP net income was $901 million.
  • Cash flow from operations was $1.11 billion.
  • Remaining Performance Obligation was $8.37 billion.
  • Adobe repurchased approximately 2.5 million shares during the quarter.
  • A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
Executive Quotes
 
"Adobe's continued momentum is being fueled by the explosion of creativity across the globe and the widespread business transformation agenda to deliver engaging customer experiences," said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. "With an innovative technology platform, exciting product roadmap and strong ecosystem of partners, we are well positioned for the second half of FY19 and beyond."
 
"Adobe delivered another record quarter in Q2," said John Murphy, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. "Highlights include 25 percent year-over-year revenue growth, strong net new Digital Media ARR and operating cash flow of $1.11 billion."
 
Adobe Provides Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Targets
 
The following table summarizes Adobe’s third quarter fiscal year 2019 targets.
 
Adobe total Q3 fiscal year 2019 revenue~$2.80 billion
Digital Media segment revenue~20% year/year growth
Digital Experience segment revenue~34% year/year growth
Net new Digital Media annualized recurring revenue (“ARR”)~$360 million
Tax rateGAAP: ~11%, Non-GAAP: ~11%
Share count~491 million shares
Earnings per shareGAAP: ~$1.40, Non-GAAP: ~$1.95

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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/19/2019 4:26:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 15, 2019
From Adobe:
 
New features and enhancements in the May 2019 (version 8.3) release of Lightroom Classic
 
Flat-Field Correction
 
You can now reduce shading, or lens cast, from your digital photos using the Flat-Field Correction feature. Shading can occur from a variety of different lenses and can result in both asymmetrical vignettes as well as color casts introduced by certain lens characteristics.
 
Flat-Field Correction is available in the Library module. To apply the correction, select all your photos in a natural interleaved order and choose Lightroom > Library > Flat-Field Correction.
 
For detailed information, see Flat-Field Correction.
 
New Texture slider
 
You can now smoothen or accentuate details such as skin, bark, and hair with the new Texture slider. You can adjust the Texture slider negatively to smooth skin and retain fine pore details to ensure natural-looking skin. You can increase the Texture amount to accentuate details such as bark or hair without affecting less detailed areas, like the out of focus areas in a photograph. Adjusting the Texture slider does not change the color or tonality in your photograph.
 
You can apply texture to your photos both as a global adjustment and to specific parts of the photo as a local adjustment. To apply texture, select a photo and switch to the Develop module.
 
Support for new cameras and lenses
 
Latest cameras added in May 2019
 
  • Canon EOS 250D (EOS Rebel SL3, EOS 200D II, EOS Kiss X10)
  • Google Pixel 3 Front Standard Camera
  • Google Pixel 3 Front Wide Camera
  • Google Pixel 3 XL Front Standard Camera
  • Google Pixel 3 XL Front Wide Camera
  • HMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Front Camera
  • HMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Rear Camera
  • LG V40 ThinQ Front Standard Camera
  • LG V40 ThinQ Rear Main Camera
  • LG V40 ThinQ Rear Wide Camera
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-G99 (DC-G90, DC-G91, DC-G95)
  • RICOH GR III
  • RICOH THETA Z1
  • Sony RX0 II (DSC-RX0M2)
Latest lenses added in May 2019
 
ManufacturerLensLens mount
CanonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USMCanon
CanonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM +1.4x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM +2x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USMCanon
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM +1.4x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM +2x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USMCanon
CanonCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM +1.4x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM +2x IIICanon
HMDHMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Front CameraHMD
HMDHMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Rear CameraHMD
LGLG V40 ThinQ Front Standard CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Front Wide CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Rear Main CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Rear Telephoto CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Rear Wide CameraLGE
PENTAXHD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm F2.8ED DC AWPentax K
PENTAXHD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2Pentax K
RicohRicoh GR III 18.3mm f/2.8Ricoh GR
SIGMASIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A019Canon, Nikon F, SIGMA, Sony FE
SIGMASIGMA 28mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIMECanon
SIGMASIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A018Nikon F, SIGMA, Sony FE
SIGMASIGMA 40mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIMECanon
SIGMASIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM S018Nikon F
SIGMASIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S018Canon, Nikon F, SIGMA
SonySony FE 135mm F1.8 GMSony FE
TokinaTokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AFSony FE
TokinaTokina opera 16-28 mm F2.8 FFCanon, Nikon F
TokinaTokina opera 50mm F1.4 FFCanon, Nikon F

 
Other enhancements
 
Import photos from devices using the Files section
 
When you import photos from storage devices, such as SD card and CF card, the photos are now selected from the Import grid’s Files section by default. In previous versions, it used to be from the Device section.
 
Importing from the Files section is more performant. The Files section selects the DCIM folder of the storage device where the camera saves images. If you want to select any other folder, you can do so.
 
Improved performance of Auto setting
 
Experience performance improvements when you apply Auto settings. In the Develop module, the Auto option is located next to Tone in the Basic panel.
 
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Post Date: 5/15/2019 6:27:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 13, 2019
From the Adobe Blog:
 
A Creative Cloud subscription offers numerous benefits, including frequent product updates with new features and capabilities, critical bug fixes and important security updates. We recommend all customers use the latest release of Creative Cloud for optimal performance and benefits.
 
Please note that going forward, Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access (from the Creative Cloud Desktop app and Adobe.com) to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications.*
 
Focusing our efforts on the latest two major releases of Creative Cloud applications, which the vast majority of Adobe customers are already using, will further enable us to develop the features and functionality most requested by customers and ensure peak performance and benefits across Windows and Mac operating systems. Business customers in need of an older version of a Creative Cloud application should contact their IT Administrator to see if one is available.
 
*Exception: Only the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat is available for download.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/13/2019 7:52:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 3, 2019
As reported by Petapixel, some customers are being shown a Photography Plan pricing of $19.99 per month instead of the up-until-now-normal $9.99 per month subscription fee. The Photography Plan (which includes Adobe Photoshop CC & Lightroom CC/Classic CC) has been the same price since it was introduced in 2015, representing an excellent value to customers (not many goods and services have remained the same price over that same period of time). I think it's safe to say that Adobe will raise its Photography Plan pricing at some point, but doubling its price in one fell swoop will leave most photographers very unhappy, especially those who were uncomfortable with subscription licensing in the first place.
 
Are Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC/Classic CC worth $19.99/mo? For working professionals and those serious about photography, absolutely. However, a majority of photography hobbyists will find the increased price significantly harder to swallow, leaving them searching for non-subscription based viable alternatives, such as the free and open-source GIMP.
 
It remains to be seen whether or not Adobe follows through with the price doubling strategy, but if you'd like to lock in the $9.99/mo rate for some time, you can purchase 12-month Photography Plan subscription licenses right now to extend the current plan pricing. In fact, I purchased a 12-month license last night after reading the news, and I'm considering purchasing another one.
Post Date: 5/3/2019 8:31:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 4, 2019
The newest version of Adobe Camera Raw adds support for the Canon EOS RP as well as a few Panasonic cameras.
 
Newly Supported Cameras in Adobe Camera RAW (April 2019)
 
  • Canon EOS RP
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000M2 (DC-FZ10002)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1R
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS80 (DC-TZ95, DC-TZ96, DC-TZ97)
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Post Date: 4/4/2019 6:51:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Adobe has released Photoshop CC (v.20.0.4) which fixes the issues found below. You can initiate the update using the Creative Cloud app management console.
 
Photoshop CC March 2019 (version 20.0.4) Release
 
  • Photoshop crashes when trying to use Perspective Warp
  • Select and Mask workspace freezes while making a selection or painting on an image while zoomed in
  • Program error when pasting over a selection in the Timeline panel
  • When working on a layer with the mask disabled, using Undo enables the mask
  • Photoshop crashing frequently
  • (Windows-only) Content-Aware Fill workspace freezes on releasing a pen stroke with Microsoft Surface Pen or Wacom pen
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Post Date: 3/13/2019 1:49:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 12, 2019
From Adobe:
 
Today we’re releasing updates to the entire Adobe photography ecosystem, including Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC for Mac, Windows, Android, ChromeOS, and iOS.
 
In this release, we’re introducing an all-new Sensei-powered feature, Enhance Details. Harnessing the power of machine learning and computational photography, Enhance Details can now be found in Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC for Mac and Windows, and takes a brand new approach to demosaicing raw photos. Demosaicing is an integral process to raw processing and works at the pixel level, converting the information captured by a camera into something that looks like the photos we all expect to see.
 
The new Enhance Details algorithm enables you to increase the resolution of both Bayer and X-Trans based photos by up to 30%. Enhance Details works on any raw file apart from files converted to a linear raw file, HDR or Panorama merged files (though you can apply Enhance Details to the ingredient files first and then merge), smart proxies, lossy compressed DNGs, or DNGs saved with 1.1 compatibility. 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.
 
If you would like to know more about Enhance Details, a white paper can be found here and if you’d like to try Enhance Details on a Fujifilm X-Trans based file, you can download one here.
 
All of the apps have also been updated to support new cameras and lenses.
 
Newly Supported Cameras
 
  • Nikon COOLPIX A1000
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1X
  • Sony A6400 (ILCE-6400)*
* Preliminary support
 
Newly Supported Lenses
 
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Nikon
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR + 1.4x
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR + 1.7x
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR + 2.0x
Lightroom CC for Mac and Windows
 
In addition to Enhance Details, we’ve also added HDR, Pano, and HDR Pano merge tools, the Target Adjustment Tool, and histogram clipping indicators.
 
HDR, Pano, and HDR Pano merge
 
High dynamic range (HDR) and panoramas are two types of photos that combine multiple frames to create visually stunning results that would otherwise be impossible to create from a single photo. Lightroom CC can merge either raw or non-raw photos together into HDR and panorama photos, and when merging raw files, the resulting DNG maintains all of the benefits of a raw file, with the ability to change white balance and recover highlights, giving you the best possible results.
 
Capturing a panorama can be done either handheld or with a tripod. When shooting handheld, Lightroom’s powerful alignment technology will align each photo and correct for any distortion. Using a tripod can yield even higher quality results and provides more flexibility for difficult shots, such as super-wide panoramas.
 
When capturing a series of photos for HDR, including both HDR and HDR Panos, it’s often recommended to use your camera’s auto exposure bracketing mode, which results in a series of photos being captured in a row, varying the exposure for each shot. Consult your camera’s manual for how to enable its auto exposure bracketing mode. When capturing an HDR Pano, capture each series of exposures before moving the camera. This is where having a tripod and a remote trigger can be quite handy.
 
Once you’ve imported the photos into Lightroom, select the photos that you want to merge, and then navigate to Photos > Photo Merge > and select the appropriate merge option.
 
Target Adjustment Tool
 
The Target Adjustment Tool (TAT) gives you precise control over color and tonality and is available in both the Tone Curve, Color Mixer, and B&W Mixer tools.
 
To access the TAT, open either the Tone Curve, Color Mixer, or B&W Mixer and click on the target icon. A new control will show up at the bottom of the screen that provides control over what the TAT will affect while interacting with your photo. Clicking and dragging on your photo will then directly adjust the Tone Curve, Color Mixer, or B&W Mixer (depending on which is currently active) for the color or tonality under the mouse cursor, enabling you to quickly modify different parts of your image directly and effectively. For example, clicking and dragging on the sky in a photo with the TAT focusing on the Color Mixer tool in Saturation mode enables you to increase or decrease the saturation of the colors in the sky.
 
Histogram clipping indicators
 
The term clipping refers to areas that have become either too bright or too dark to have any details in them, such as an area of pure white (highlights) or pure black (shadows). An image may either be captured with clipped highlights or shadows due to the scene having too high of a dynamic range such as a very bright and sunny day or clipped areas may be introduced while editing the photo. You can use the histogram clipping indicators to ink the areas of your photo with clipped highlights in red or clipped shadows in blue.
 
To enable the histogram clipping indicators, first ensure that the histogram is visible by navigating to View > Edit Panels > Show Histogram, which will show the histogram at the top of your edit panels. You can then selectively turn on the clipping indicators individually by clicking on the either the left (shadows clipping) or right (highlight clipping) triangles.
 
Lightroom CC for iOS
 
This release makes it possible to create ad-hoc photo shares and continues to focus primarily on behind-the-scenes updates and preparation for exciting features that will be coming soon. For a full list of improvements and bug fixes found in this release, please visit the What's New page.
 
Ad-hoc photo shares
 
You can now create an online share of photos with an arbitrary assortment of photos. Instead of creating an album and sharing that album, you can now select any number of photos that you want to share, tap the 3-dot menu at the top-right of the screen, and then select Share to Web. Like any other web share, you can control whether people that you share that link with can download or see the photos’ metadata.
 
Lightroom CC for Android and ChromeOS
 
This release primarily focuses on foundational improvements and bug fixes, making way for new features coming soon. For a full list of improvements and bug fixes found in this release, please visit the What's New page.
 
Lightroom Classic updates
 
In this release, we further improved tether performance and stability with Nikon cameras. Nikon cameras now have the same speed and stability as Canon cameras after the October 2018 release. Tethered image transfer at the time of capture should now be a faster experience overall in Lightroom Classic. You also now have the convenience of controlling basic camera features, like ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and white balance within the tether bar itself. Additional details on this enhancement can be found here. For a full list of the improvements and bug fixes, please visit the What's New page.
 
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Post Date: 2/12/2019 9:40:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 8, 2019

 
From the Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube Channle:
 
Adobe’s Creative Residency program provides a year of financial and creative support to artists growing their careers. Learn more and apply here.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 1/8/2019 11:58:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 11, 2018
From Adobe:
 
This release of Lightroom Classic CC rolls out new features and enhancements such as customization of Develop Panel, Add to Collection option in auto-import settings, Grid Snap option in book module, other enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes.
 
Customize the order of Develop panels
 
With this release, you can now drag the Develop module panels in the order you would like to see them in.
 
To customize the Develop panel menu, do the following:
 
  1. Right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) on the header of any panel.
  2. Select Customize Develop Panel from the context menu that opens.
  3. In the Customize Develop Panel dialog box that opens, drag the panel names in the desired order.
  4. Click Save. To restore the default order, click Default Order before Save.
  5. Relaunch Lightroom Classic to see the Develop panels in the new order in the Confirm dialog that opens.
For detailed information, see Customize the order of Develop panels.
 
Add photos from a watched folder to a Collection with Auto Import
 
In the Auto Import settings, you can now use the Add To Collection option to directly pull photos from a watched folder into a specified Collection.
 
The Auto Import feature monitors a watched folder for photos and automatically imports them into the Collection you've set as the destination. After you set up a watched folder and specify a destination Collection in the auto-import settings, you can simply drag photos into the watched folder. Lightroom Classic CC automatically imports those photos in the specified Collection, allowing you to bypass the import window.
 
To add photos from a watched folder to a Collection, do the following:
 
  1. Go to File > Auto Import > Auto Import Settings.
  2. In the Auto Import Settings dialog box, set up a watched folder and select the Enable Auto Import option.
  3. In the Destination area of the dialog box, select the Add to Collection check box. Lightroom Classic now displays a list of all your Collections.
  4. Select any Collection as your destination for auto-import.
  5. Optionally, you can also click Create Collection to create a new collection and select it as the destination for import.
  6. Click OK.
For detailed information on photo import on tethering, see Import photos automatically.
 
Align photos in a Book layout with the Grid Snap guides
 
You can now easily align photos in a Book layout using the Grid Snap option in the Guides section. In Grid Snap, choose either Cells to align the cells of two photos with respect to each other, or Grid to align photos with the grid guide lines.
 
On moving the photo, it would snap into place based on the selected setting. By default, the Grid Snap option is set to Cells.
 
For more helpful information, see Create photo books.
 
Duplicate preset handling
 
With this release of Lightroom Classic CC, if you attempt to create a duplicate preset with the same name under the same group, a Duplicate Preset Name dialog box opens with options to:
 
  • Replace - Select this option to keep only the latest preset with the same name in the group
  • Duplicate - Select this option to keep two presets with the same name listed in the same group
  • Rename - Select this option to append a numeric extension to the name by default or rename it yourself
For detailed information about working with Develop presets, see Work with Develop presets.
 
Show partially compatible presets
 
On opening a photo in the Loupe view in the Develop module, some presets may not appear in the Presets panel due to incompatibility with the selected photo, such as camera profiles that are not applicable to the current photo or presets that only apply to raw files. The non-compatible presets are shown as faded and in Italics style in the Presets panel in Develop.
 
To see all presets even if they are not compatible with the current photo, do the following:
 
  1. Open a photo in Loupe view and click Edit.
  2. Select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Presets under the Preferences panel.
  4. In the Visibility section, select/deselect Show Partially Compatible Develop Presets to show/hide partially compatible develop presets.
For detailed information about working with Develop presets, see Work with Develop presets.
 
Photo merge enhancements
 
  • Photo merge: Requirements for merge operations that could have led to merging failures in earlier versions have now been relaxed. Now you can merge images with differing dimensions, focal lengths, and orientation.
  • Photo merge preview caching: Lightroom Classic now caches the previews generated for Photo Merge operations. This improves performance and provides a better user experience.
  • Single-step HDR-Pano merge: Now you can perform single-step panorama HDR merge using smart previews.
For more helpful information on merge operations, see Create Panoramas and HDR Panoramas.
 
Performance enhancements
 
  • Improved sync reliability and stability.
  • Improved performance while doing batch operations such as import, preview generation, DNG conversion, and export.
  • Improved grid scrolling performance on Hi-DPI displays.
  • Improved performance when switching between Develop and Library Loupe.
Other enhancements
 
  • Cancel on exit: With this release, you would see a confirmation dialog on exit so that you can choose to cancel exiting from Lightroom Classic CC. If you select Don’t show again checkbox from the confirmation dialog, you need to reset warning dialogs (Preferences > General > Reset All Warning dialogs) to see the confirmation dialog on exit again.
  • Color Labels for folders: Support has been added for color labels for offline folders. For more helpful information, see Create and manage folders.
  • Support for Photoshop Elements 2019 catalogs: Support has been added for importing Photoshop Elements 2019 catalogs in Lightroom Classic CC. For more helpful information, see Import photos from Photoshop Elements.
Support for new cameras and lenses
 
Newly added camera support:
 
  • Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2018 model)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018 model)
  • Apple iPhone XR
  • Apple iPhone XS
  • Apple iPhone XS Max
  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • GoPro HERO7 Black
  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Leica D-Lux 7
  • Leica M10-D
  • Leica M10-P
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • Nikon COOLPIX P1000
  • Nikon D3500
  • Nikon Z 6
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Sony DSC-HX95
  • Sony DSC-HX99
Newly added lens support:
 
LensMount
Apple iPad Pro (11-inch) back camera 3mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPad Pro (11-inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) back camera 3mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XR back camera 4.25mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XR front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XS back camera 4.25mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XS back camera 6mm f/2.4 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XS front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XS Max back camera 4.25mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XS Max back camera 6mm f/2.4 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Apple iPhone XS Max front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)Apple
Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STMCanon
Google Pixel 3 Rear Camera (DNG+JPEG)* Google
Google Pixel 3 XL Rear Camera (DNG+JPEG)*Google
HERO7 Black (Raw+JPEG)GoPro
HERO7 SilverGoPro
Hasselblad XCD 1,9/80mmHasselblad
Hasselblad XCD 2,8/135mm + 1.7xHasselblad
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8Canon, Sony, Nikon
LG G7 ThinQ Front Camera (DNG+JPEG)LG
LG G7 ThinQ Rear Main Camera (DNG+JPEG)LG
LG G7 ThinQ Rear Wide Camera (DNG+JPEG)LG
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Rear Camera 26mm F1.5-2.4 (DNG+JPEG)Samsung
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Rear Camera 52mm F2.4Samsung
Samyang AF 24mm F2.8Sony
SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A018Canon
SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM S018Canon, SIGMA
SIGMA 105mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME Canon
SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN C018Sony
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GMSony
TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A041Canon, Nikon
Voigtlander VM 40mm f/1.2 Nokton AsphericalLeica
Voigtlander VM 50mm f/1.2 Nokton AsphericalLeica
Voigtlander NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4Sony
Zeiss Batis 2/40 CFSony

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Post Date: 12/11/2018 12:07:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 15, 2018
Some of you may be wondering, "What's New in Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC 2019?" If so, here's a quick overview of the changes.
 
Lightroom Classic CC
 
Depth range masking
 
Beginning this release, a new range mask option is added to the local adjustment tools. Make selections based on a range of depth values in supported HEIC photos that contain embedded depth map data.
 
Using the Depth Range Mask, after making an initial selection mask on your photo with Adjustment Brushes or Radial Filter/Graduated Filters, you can refine the mask area based on the depth range of the selection:
 
  1. From the Brush settings area in the Adjustment panel, choose the Range Mask type as Depth from the drop-down list. By default, Range Mask is set as Off.
  2. To sample a depth range within the mask area, do any of the following:
    • Adjust the Range slider to define the endpoints of the selected depth range.
    • Select Depth Range Selector from the Range Mask panel. Click+drag an area on the photo you want to adjust.
  3. Select the Show Depth Mask check box to view the depth of the image in black and white representation and use the Smoothness slider to control the falloff at either ends of the selected depth range.
After refining the mask area, you can now apply selective adjustments from the Effect pop-up menu to create precise photographic edits.
 
For more Help information, see Depth range mask.
 
Single-step HDR Panorama merge
 
Create HDR Panos faster now that you can merge multiple bracketed exposures into multiple HDR photos and then stitch them into a panorama — all in one step.
 
Simply select your exposure-bracketed pano source photos in the grid and select Photo > Photo Merge > HDR Panorama. In the HDR Panorama Merge Preview dialog box, you can adjust other settings using Boundary Warp slider, Auto Crop and Create Stack checkboxes.
 
For detailed information, see Create panoramas and HDR panoramas.
 
Faster tethering for Canon camera
 
Experience greater speed and stability when tethering supported Canon camera models to Lightroom Classic CC.
 
  1. Connect a supported Canon camera to your computer and choose File > Tethered Capture (Canon) > Start Tethered Capture.
  2. In the Tethered Capture Settings dialog box, specify how you want to import the photos using: Session, Naming, Destination, Information, Disable Auto Advance, Save A Copy To Camera.
  3. Click OK to start the photo-capture session.
  4. Use the floating tethered capture bar to adjust the camera controls and develop settings.
For more details, see Import photos from a tethered camera.
 
Additionally, tether support for the following Canon camera models has been provided in this release:
 
  • Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7)
  • Canon EOS M50
For a full list of cameras that can be tethered to Lightroom Classic, see Tethered camera support.
 
Process version improvements
 
With Process Version 5 update, Lightroom Classic's raw image processing has been updated to include improvements to image quality for high ISO raw files that reduces purple color cast in your low-light shots and you see less noise when you move the Dehaze slider to the left of zero (negative dehaze).
 
To check the process version in Lightroom Classic, switch to the Develop module. In the Calibration panel, select the Process drop-down list to see a list of available versions.
 
For related information, see Process versions.
 
HEVC file support (macOS)
 
Beginning with this release, Lightroom Classic CC supports Apple's HEVC video format (High Efficiency Video Coding, also known as H.265) on macOS High Sierra v10.13 or later.
 
For related information, see HEIC and HEVC media files support in Lightroom and Camera Raw.
 
Support for new cameras and lenses
 
For a full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:
 


Lightroom CC
 
People View
 
(Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS)
 
Quickly find the people you care about with Adobe Sensei-powered People View. Lightroom CC automatically tags people in photos and provides you with an easy way to see all the photos the person appears in.
 
Improved Search
 
(Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS)
 
Get better search results with automatic search suggestions provided to you as you type in the search box. Lightroom CC provides suggestions for metadata like cameras, lenses, aperture, ISO, locations, keywords, and more.
 
Share Tab
 
(Mac, Windows, iOS)
 
The new Share tab gives you an easy way to browse and access shared albums and images that you made through lightroom.adobe.com.
 
Connectors
 
(Mac and Windows only)
 
As part of the new Share tab, you can also share albums directly to your portfolio hosted on Adobe Portfolio from within Lightroom CC using the new Connector feature.
 
We’re building out the Connector service to have a full menu of third-party services (like photo labs, photo book printers, and others). Please get in touch if you’re interested in working with us.
 
Apple Photos Migrator
 
(Mac only) Use the new Apple Photos Migrator to easily migrate your Apple Photos library into Lightroom CC on your desktop.
 
Additional Sharing Options
 
(iOS and Android only)
 
When sharing your albums to Lightroom Web you can now choose to only share images that are flagged or that have a certain star rating or higher, while controlling the display theme, directly from Lightroom CC.
 
Display View
 
(lightroom.adobe.com only)
 
The new Display view within lightroom.adobe.com lets you see a preview of the page, exactly how your viewers will see it. While in the Display view, you can control the layout and background color while inserting breaks between images and text to help tell the story that accompanies your photos. When you’re done setting up the layout, you can then share the album using the controls under Sharing.
 


Photoshop CC 2019 v.20.0.0
 
Content-Aware Fill reimagined
 
Choose which pixels to use in your fills using a new, dedicated workspace, and rotate, scale, and mirror your source pixels thanks to Adobe Sensei technology. You can even create fills on separate layers to preserve your original images.
 
Frame tool for easy masking
 
Turn shapes or text into frames that you can use as placeholders or fill with images. Easily replace an image by dropping another one into the frame — it automatically scales to fit.
 
Multiple Undo
 
Use CMD-Z to undo multiple steps, just like in other Creative Cloud apps.
 
Usability improvements
 
Now you can hide your reference point, double-click the canvas to edit text, and efficiently crop, transform, and place and enter text faster with auto-commit. Plus, Photoshop transforms pixel and type layers proportionally by default and makes it harder to move panels by accident.
 
Live blend mode previews
 
No more guessing which blend mode to use. Just scroll over the different options to see how they look on your image.
 
Symmetry mode
 
Paint your brush strokes in a perfectly symmetrical pattern — even on curves. Symmetry mode lets you define an axis or axes and then choose from preset types, including circular, radial, spiral, and mandala.
 
Color wheel
 
Visualize the color spectrum to choose complementary colors more easily.
 
Home screen
 
Get started quickly with the Photoshop home screen. Access it at any time to find out about new features, connect to learning content, and jump right to your open documents.
 
Improved in-app learning
 
Use your own assets while working through tutorials to get the looks you want in less time.
 
Top customer requests
 
You asked, we delivered. Now you can distribute the spacing between objects, type simple math operations into fields that require numeric values, see the end of long layer names, and find Japanese fonts with Match Font and Font Similarity.
 
UI size preference
 
Get more control when scaling the Photoshop UI, and adjust it independent of your other apps to get the UI size just right.
 
Better “Export As” experience
 
The “Export As” menu loads faster and offers a streamlined UI to make things easier. And you can preview multiple artboards at one time.
 
And so much more
 
Also includes: A Flip Document view that lets you flip your canvas horizontally, a Lorem Ipsum text mode for quickly placing sample text, and customizable keyboard shortcuts for the Select and Mask workspace.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/15/2018 2:28:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Major Updates to Flagship Apps, Launch of Premiere Rush CC for Social Video and Previews of Photoshop CC and Project Gemini on iPad Accelerate Creative Cloud Innovation and Value
 
LOS ANGELES – Today at Adobe MAX, the Creativity Conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced major updates to Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC and Adobe XD. Adobe also introduced Adobe Premiere Rush CC, the first all-in-one, easy-to-use video editing app for social media creators, simplifying video creation and sharing on platforms including YouTube and Instagram. Adobe previewed new iPad versions of Adobe Photoshop CC and Project Gemini, a drawing app, reinforcing the company’s commitment to delivering high-performance apps that work seamlessly across surfaces.
 
“Today, we unveiled a portfolio of next-generation creative apps that deliver meaningful value to our community by transforming creative workflows across devices and platforms,” said Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president, Creative Cloud, Adobe. “By continuing to innovate in our flagship apps, extending into exploding segments such as experience design and social video creation, and pioneering in emerging mediums like touch, voice, 3D and augmented reality, Adobe Creative Cloud has truly become the creativity platform for all.”
 
Expanding Innovation Across Creative Cloud Applications and Services
 
Adobe introduced major updates to its desktop applications, including: a new Content-Aware Fill workspace in Photoshop CC; performance and workflow improvements across Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic; the ability to design with photorealistic, Freeform gradients in Illustrator CC; a powerful Content-Aware Fit in InDesign CC; the power to instantly create and animate unique, stylized puppets using a webcam and reference artwork with Character Animator’s new Characterizer; a new rendering engine for improved render preview performance in Dimension CC; and new Sensei powered search features and exclusive content in Adobe Stock, including a new library of clips from GoPro. In addition, Adobe announced it is addressing the needs of the video animation industry with new workflows and integrations across apps, including Animate to After Effects, Animate to Character Animator and Adobe XD to After Effects.
 
Adobe XD, the all-in-one UX/UI solution for designing websites and mobile apps, now features new capabilities leveraging recently acquired Sayspring technology to empower designers to prototype experiences and apps for voice-powered devices, such as Amazon Echo. New voice capabilities, including voice triggers and speech playback, enable designers to create powerful experiences with screen and voice prototyping now in one application. In addition, developers can now leverage Adobe XD APIs to build plug-ins and app integrations that add new features, automate workflows and connect XD to the tools and services designers use every day.
 
Unleashing Social Video Content Creators with Premiere Rush CC
 
Designed specifically for online video creators, Premiere Rush CC integrates capture, intuitive editing, simplified color, audio and motion graphics with seamless publishing to leading social platforms, such as YouTube and Instagram, all together in one easy-to-use solution. With Premiere Rush CC, content creators do not have to be video, color or audio experts to publish professional-quality videos. Premiere Rush CC harnesses the power of Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, offers built-in access to professionally designed Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock to get started quickly and features a Sensei-powered, one-click auto-duck feature to adjust music and normalize sound. It also allows access anywhere, enabling users to create compelling video projects – optimized for social distribution – on one device and publish from another with a consistent user experience across desktop and mobile.
 
Previewing High-Performance Creative Imaging and Drawing Apps Across Devices
 
Adobe previewed two future mobile apps designed to usher in a new era of multi-surface creation while complementing workflows across Adobe’s existing flagship desktop applications:
 
  • Photoshop CC on iPad: Redesigned for a modern touch experience, Photoshop CC on iPad will deliver the power and precision of its desktop counterpart. Photoshop CC on iPad will let users open and edit native PSD files using Photoshop’s industry-standard image-editing tools and will feature the familiar Photoshop layers panel. With Photoshop CC across devices, coming first to iPad in 2019, you will be able to start your work on an iPad and seamlessly roundtrip all of your edits with Photoshop CC on the desktop via Creative Cloud.
  • Project Gemini: A new app designed to accelerate drawing and painting workflows across devices, Project Gemini, coming first to iPad in 2019, combines raster, vector and new dynamic brushes into a single app experience built for drawing. Project Gemini enables artists to use and sync their favorite Photoshop brushes and works seamlessly with Photoshop CC.
Unparalleled Productivity Enhancements with Adobe Sensei
 
The 2019 release of Creative Cloud delivers more than a dozen new Adobe Sensei-powered features and productivity enhancements – building on dozens of existing Sensei-powered features already available to Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud customers. Sensei-powered features in the 2019 release include:
 
  • An expanded Content-Aware Fill workspace in Photoshop CC that offers greater precision and control to save editors valuable time when working with their images.
  • A new Content-Aware Fit feature in InDesign CC that intelligently detects an image and crops or fits it to an image frame automatically.
  • New Freeform Gradients in Illustrator CC that enable the creation of natural gradients.
  • A new tool in Character Animator CC, Characterizer, that transforms any style of portrait into a vivid, animated character.
Designed to make creatives more successful and supercharge their productivity, the 2019 Creative Cloud release delivers significant performance and usability improvements, greater cross-application integration, intuitive collaboration features and faster access to file assets and services. Among the new capabilities, Adobe is optimizing the in-app Start experience to accelerate customer on-boarding with new apps and improve discoverability of new features and product capabilities.
 
Additional workflow improvements include a contextually-aware Properties Panel in InDesign CC to display options based on the object selected, expanded Undo and auto-resizing in Photoshop CC, a customizable toolbar in Illustrator CC and a modern UI in Bridge CC with support for bulk uploads of libraries. Creative Cloud members also get the all new Adobe Acrobat DC, which provides a completely reimagined way to share work and get it reviewed and approved without sending email attachments or managing version control.
 
Previewing the Future of Immersive Design
 
Adobe previewed Project Aero, a new cross-device AR authoring tool that enables creators to design augmented reality experiences. Project Aero is the first AR app built for designers and artists and was first sneaked on-stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this year. Project Aero enables optimal delivery of AR experiences, empowering creatives to place digital content in the real world. At Adobe MAX, Adobe showcased an AR-powered retail store of the future, revealing the exciting possibilities of immersive design experiences.
 
Empowering Enterprise Customers
 
Adobe announced deeper integrations between Creative Cloud and Adobe Experience Cloud that unify creative and marketer workflows. With these integrations, brands can now easily access assets in Experience Manager within Creative Cloud apps, Adobe Stock images can be leveraged in Experience Manager, and 3D content designed with Dimension CC can be adjusted in Experience Manager and published as marketing assets.
 
For a comprehensive feature summary and overview of Creative Cloud innovation and new features visit:
 
  • Digital and Creative Imaging: including Photoshop CC, Photoshop CC on iPad, Dimension CC, Project Aero and Project Gemini
  • Photography: including Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic
  • Digital Video and Audio: including Premiere Rush CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC and Character Animator
  • Design and Visual Storytelling: including Adobe XD, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and Adobe Spark
  • Services: including Adobe Stock, Adobe Portfolio and Adobe Fonts
Pricing and Availability
 
Updates to Creative Cloud desktop software are now available to all Creative Cloud subscribers, including membership plans for individuals, students, teams, educational institutions, government agencies and enterprises. Adobe’s mobile apps are available for download from the iOS App Store and Google Play.
 
Photoshop CC on iPad, Project Aero and Project Gemini on iPad will be available in 2019. Spark Post on Android, previously available as a public beta, is now available as a 1.0 app in the Google Play store.
 
The all-new Premiere Rush CC, available now on Windows and macOS and via the iOS App Store (Google Play store availability coming in 2019), is offered across a series of plans tailored for customers’ unique needs.
 
  • Premiere Rush CC is available for $9.99/month to individuals, $19.99/month to teams and $29.99/month to enterprise customers. Premiere Rush CC is also included as part of All Apps, Student and Premiere Pro CC single app plans and comes with 100 GB of CC storage. Additional storage options, up to 10 TB, are also available for purchase.
  • Premiere Rush CC Starter Plan: Available for free, the Starter Plan gives customers access to all Premiere Rush CC features, use of desktop and mobile apps and the ability to create an unlimited number of projects and export up to three projects for free.
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/15/2018 11:13:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 11, 2018
From Adobe:
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
  • Canon EOS R
  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Nikon COOLPIX P1000 (*)
  • Nikon Z 7
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-LX100 II
Download: Adobe DNG Converter 11.0 - Windows | Mac OS
Post Date: 10/11/2018 8:29:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 4, 2018
From Adobe:
 
The Elements team is excited to announce the release of Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019.
 
The 2019 release focuses on:
 
A home screen designed for you
 
The first thing you’ll notice when opening Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2019 is the brand-new Elements Home Screen that welcomes you every time you open the apps. The new Home Screen offers a personalized experience by surfacing info on what’s new since your last version of Elements and content suited to your level of expertise.
 
Auto creations, made just for you
 
Beautiful photo and video slideshows and collages are automatically created just for you highlighting memorable moments like birthdays and vacations and delivered upon launch in the Home Screen. It’s all thanks to photo and video automation powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology.
 
Beyond the Home Screen, there are a number of exciting new features and enhancements across Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2019 to help you create stunning photo creations, videos, and movies so that you can then quickly share your memories in print, DVDs, the web and across your social media channels.
 
So, let’s dig in to what’s new and enhanced.
 
Redesigned photo collages
 
In this release we’ve redesigned your photo collage creation experience so that you can create collages with fewer clicks and quickly choose from stylish new templates that look great as Instagram posts and more. You also have the ability to customize your photo collages by adding frames and changing up backgrounds for the perfect finishing touch.
 
Guided edits
 
Photoshop Elements 2019 is introducing four all-new Guided Edits, bringing the total to 53 step-by-step photo editing guides to help you quickly edit and create.
 
  • Create amazing multi-photo text: Now you can design visual text that features a different photo inside each letter to make words or names that look great as wall art, invitation cards or scrapbook pages.
  • Make fun memes: This Guided Edit walks you through the process of typing in text, adding filters, borders and more to turn your photos into memes that are perfect for sharing on social media.
  • Turn part of your photo into a sketch: Make a unique artistic statement by turning part of a favorite photo into a sketch by brushing on the medium of your choice, including colored pencil, old paper, or an aged photo look.
  • Add polish with text and border overlays: This new Guided Edit teaches you how to embellish photos with borders and text that make them stand out – whether you plan to print it out or post it online to social media.
Enjoy better performance and HEIF support
 
The team worked hard to improve your experience with Photoshop Elements, and you’ll notice it right off the bat with a faster download and installation process and improved performance throughout common photo editing tasks. We’ve also added support for importing and editing HEIF images on macOS.
 
Redesigned Quick Edit mode
 
Creating your movies is now easier than ever with our completely redesigned Quick Edit mode. The new, user-friendly, editing interface presents you with two options:
 
  • Smart Trim, which automatically finds your best footage and walks you through a series of steps for trimming a video.
  • A simplified Sceneline for combining clips, photos, titles, music and more into a unique production that you can then share on DVD, the web or social media.
Guided edits
 
Premiere Elements 2019 is introducing two all-new Guided Edits, bringing the total to 20 step-by-step video editing guides in Premiere Elements that help you get started.
 
  • Make glass pane effects: This Guided Edit helps you make the action in your scene appear like its taking place behind the glass. You’ll learn how to add a video overlay to create this sleek look.
  • Create Luma fade transitions: Add a professional looking dramatic scene transition, which walks you through the process of fading in the colors from darkest to lightest in your video creations.
Enjoy better performance plus VFR, HEIC and HEVC support
 
Just like in Photoshop Elements, you’ll experience the same faster download and installation process and improved performance on common video editing tasks. We’ve also added support for variable frame rate (VFR), import and editing of HEIF images on macOS and HEVC video on macOS 10.13 and above.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/4/2018 10:02:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 14, 2018
From Adobe:
 
Digital Experience Subscription Revenue Grows 25 Percent Year-Over-Year in Q3
 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:05 pm EDT – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported strong financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2018 ended August 31, 2018.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.29 billion in its third quarter of fiscal year 2018, which represents 24 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $1.34 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.73 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.61 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.36 billion and Document Cloud achieving record revenue of $249 million, which represents 21 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $6.40 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $339 million. Creative ARR grew to $5.66 billion, and Document Cloud ARR grew to $744 million.
  • Digital Experience segment revenue was $614 million, which represents 21 percent year-over-year growth. Digital Experience subscription revenue grew 25 percent year-over-year in the quarter.
  • Operating income grew 32 percent and net income grew 59 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 32 percent and net income grew 57 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $955 million, and deferred revenue grew 23 percent year-over-year to approximately $2.71 billion.
  • Adobe repurchased approximately 2.9 million shares during the quarter, returning $714 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
"Adobe continues to inspire creativity and drive business transformation as reflected in our record Q3 results," said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. "Students, creatives, enterprises and governments trust Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud to create and deliver the transformative digital experiences required to compete today."
 
“Our strong momentum continued into the second half of fiscal 2018 as Adobe delivered another quarter of sustained revenue growth, strong earnings and cash flow of nearly $1 billion," said John Murphy, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/14/2018 6:45:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 3, 2018
From Adobe;
 
Summer is over and now it’s up to you to bring the heat. For the next 30 days, we’ll be providing you with prompts on the @AdobeStudents Instagram that are designed to ignite your creative spark and teach you some new skills along the way. We’ll also be giving out some incredible prizes at the end of the month, including a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
 
A new prompt will be shared every day of September on the @AdobeStudents Instagram and we are challenging you to complete as many as possible using tools from Adobe Creative Cloud. Don’t worry if you haven’t used them before, you can download a free 7-day trial here and complete any of the prompts for a chance to win. See below for further details on prizes and sweepstakes eligibility.
 
We can’t wait to see the amazing work you create, so be sure to share all of your work on Instagram by October 1, 2018 by tagging @AdobeStudents and using hashtags #AdobeStudents30 #Sweepstakes.
 
Adobe Make September More Creative Sweepstakes 2018

To be entered into the prize drawing, you must complete one or more of the prompts. For each prompt you complete, you will receive one entry into the sweepstakes. For example, if you choose to complete one prompt, you will receive one entry; if you complete 30 prompts, you will receive 30 entries into the drawing. The more prompts you complete, the higher the chance of winning one of the following prizes:
 
  • Grand Prize: 13-inch MacBook Pro & 12-month Creative Cloud Subscription
  • Second Prize: iPad Pro, Apple Pencil & 12-month Creative Cloud Subscription
  • Third Prize: iPad Mini & 12-month Creative Cloud Subscription
This challenge is all about building a creative routine, not about creating perfect work. All of these prompts are designed to be completed within 30-minutes. Whether you consider yourself a beginner or an expert, all we ask is you give your best effort! It’s time to get creative, get excited and most of all, enjoy 30 days of sharing your creativity with the world.
 
No purchase necessary. All entries must be submitted by October 1, 2018. Must be 18+ and a current or recently graduated student (2018 onwards). For complete details, eligible countries, and promotional item descriptions, see official rules. Void where prohibited. Winners will be announced by November 1st, 2018.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/3/2018 1:25:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Update: Adobe has clarified its statement below.
Most Creative Cloud applications receiving updates in the next major release will still support Windows 7. It is only Adobe video and audio tools that aren’t supporting Windows 7 – Lightroom and Photoshop will still support [Windows 7].
From Adobe:
 
As we prepare for our next major release of Creative Cloud, we wanted to share some information on updated operating system requirements. To take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Creative Cloud will not support Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607, and Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). For more detailed information about operating system requirements for the next major release of Adobe video and audio tools, see this post.
 
If you’re running Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607 or Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan), you can continue to run and install current and previous versions of Creative Cloud applications. However, you will not be able to install or run the next major release of Creative Cloud unless you’re on a supported version of Windows or MacOS.
 
Creative Cloud Desktop, which manages application installs, will continue to be supported on Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X v10.9 or later.
 
Focusing our efforts on more modern versions of Windows and Mac operating systems allows us to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by members, while ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of modern hardware. Visit this site for detailed information on current Creative Cloud app system requirements.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/29/2018 6:50:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 22, 2018
From Adobe:
 
This release of Lightroom Classic CC rolls out new features and enhancements such as Book module update, customizing pages, uploading Presets and Profiles in bulk, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes.
 
Book module enhancements
 
New Blurb Book styles and Paper type
 
In this release of Lightroom Classic CC, two new book types (Blurb Magazine and Blurb Trade Book) and a new paper type (Standard Layflat) have been introduced in the Book module.
 
New Blurb Book styles
 
To access the new Blurb book styles, do the following:
 
  1. Navigate to the Book module.
  2. In the Book Settings panel on the right, click the Book drop-down list.
  3. In the drop-down list, you can choose from Blurb Photo Book, PDF, JPEG, and the newly introduced Blurb Magazine and Blurb Trade Book.
New Paper type
 
  1. In the Book Settings panel, select Book as Blurb Photo Book.
  2. In the Paper Type drop-down list, you can choose from Premium Lustre, Premium Matte, ProLine Uncoated, ProLine Pearl Photo, Standard, and the newly introduced Standard Layflat. When using Standard Layflat, the minimum page count is 33 due to the binding requirements. The minimum page count for all other paper types is 20.
Choose where a page number is visible when printed
 
You can now select where page numbers are printed on a book, including on only left or right pages, or all pages. To adjust the location and display of page numbers in a book, do the following:
 
  1. Navigate to the Book module.
  2. In the Page panel on the right, select the Page Numbers check box to enable the following options:
    1. Location: Choose where you want to print the page number on page - Top Corner, Bottom Corner, Top, Side, or Bottom.
    2. Display: Choose which pages in the book you want to print the page numbers on - Left and Right, Left Only, or Right Only.
Customize cells within a page
 
You can now add your own custom-sized cells within a page that are not restricted by the standard padding. Add multiple cells on a page, move specific cells to the front or back and drag the cell exactly where you want it. Then, save the look as a custom page to use the look again for another photo book. To add a new cell to a page:
 
  1. Select the page in the preview area.
  2. Right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) anywhere on the page and choose Add Cell > Photo or a Photo Description from the context-menu.
To resize or move the cells:
 
  1. Select a cell. A bounding box appears around the cell.
  2. To move the selected cell to a specific location on the page, drag the square icon at the center of the bounding box. Alternatively, use Alt (Win)/Option (Mac) + Arrow keys to move the selected cell.
  3. To adjust the size of the selected cell, drag one of the corner handles of the bounding box.
To arrange a cell to the front or back:
 
  1. Select a cell.
  2. Right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) and choose one of the Send to Back or Bring To Front options from the context-menu.
To save your page modifications as a custom page:
 
  1. Select a page in the preview area.
  2. Right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) anywhere on the page and choose Save As Custom Page from the context-menu. You can access the saved custom page in the Page panel on the right.
Pause and resume the upload of book to Blurb
 
In the Activity and Status area at the upper-left corner of the window (next to the Lightroom icon), you can now also pause and resume the upload of the pages to Blurb in the expanded progress bar.
 
Upload Presets and Profiles in bulk
 
Starting with this release, you can now import multiple presets or profiles in a zip file into Lightroom Classic.
 
  1. Navigate to the Develop module.
  2. Do any one of the following:
    • From the menu bar, choose File > Import Develop Profiles and Presets.
    • In the Presets panel, click the plus (+) icon at the upper-right corner and choose Import Presets from the menu.
    • In the Basic panel, click the Show Profile Browser icon in the Profile area. In Profile Browser, click the plus (+) icon at the upper-left corner and choose Import Profiles from the menu.
  3. In the import dialog that appears, select the .zip containing profiles and presets that you want to import. You can import XMP presets and profiles, DCP profiles, and LCP profiles as part of a zip file. However, .lrtemplate presets can't be imported as part of a zip file.
HEIC image files support on Windows
 
Beginning with this release, Lightroom Classic CC now supports Apple's HEIC image file format on Windows 10.
 
Support for new cameras and lenses
 
  • Parrot Anafi
  • Sony RX100 VA (DSC-RX100M5A)
  • Sony RX100 VI (DSC-RX100M6)
Fixed customer issues
 
Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.5 (August 2018 release)
 
  • Touch workspace appears broken (thumbnails missing)
  • Preset incorrectly disables Lens Correction
  • Preset works all the time with raw files but only some of the time with a JPG file
  • Export using percentage results in wrong dimensions
  • Crop/Transform overlays are hard to see on lighter images
  • Imported movie file is saved to a different folder from capture date and time
  • In Book module, the sample text in the layout caption prints as 'Page Text' when exported to a PDF or a Blurb Book
  • Turning off Black & White Mix panel changes profile from Adobe Monochrome to Adobe Standard B&W
  • Dehaze tool causes lag in develop sliders
  • Unable to read multiple metadata fields in CR3 files
  • GPU rendering will not complete in Develop mode at Fit/Fill zoom levels
  • Replacing an existing preset doesn't work
  • Right-click to create new collection will default to the wrong collection set
  • Toggling Camera Calibration panel on/off after selecting Camera Matching Profile shows visual difference in Loupe
  • Incorrect date-time applied to filename when renaming video files
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Post Date: 8/22/2018 7:07:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 19, 2018
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom Classic CC v7.4 | June 2018
 
This release of Lightroom Classic CC rolls out new features and enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes.
 
Manage Presets and Profiles You can now choose to show or hide various preset/profile groups that are displayed in the Presets panel/Profile Browser, allowing you to scan through the profiles and presets you use the most.
 
Color label for folders and faster folder search
 
In the Folders panel (Library module), you can now organize your images by adding a color label to the folders. You can also filter all the folders that have been assigned a color label.
 
HEIC image files support on macOS High Sierra
 
Beginning with this release, Lightroom Classic CC now supports Apple's HEIC image file format on macOS High Sierra v10.13 or later.
 
Auto stack HDR and panorama
 
You can now prevent the HDR and Panorama stacks from cluttering the grid view by selecting the new Create Stack option in the HDR/Panorama Merge Preview dialog.
 
Support for new cameras and lenses
 
For a full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:
 
Fixed customer issues
 
Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.4 (June 2018 release)
 
  • Keyboard shortcuts not working for rotate left and right in French, Swedish, Spanish, and Italian
  • Crop overlay is hard to see
  • Tone curve enabled not copied by sync, auto sync, presets, or snapshots
  • Settings are reset when develop preset is applied via script
  • (macOS-only) When backing up catalogs on macOS, Lightroom Classic doesn't compress (zip) catalogs that have a file size less than 4 GB.
  • Lightroom unresponsive after Eject SD Card/USB Drive
  • Presets no longer record and apply the turn on/off settings in the Develop Module
  • Hitting “Previous” and/or Copy/Paste is triggering an bad error message
  • Not saving new saving new presets if they contain special characters
  • iPhone video play in wrong orientation


Lightroom CC v1.4 | June 2018
 
This release of Lightroom CC desktop rolls out new features and enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes.
 
Presets and Profiles syncing
 
Beginning with this release, your Presets and Profiles (including third-party, custom user presets and profiles) now automatically sync across Lightroom CC desktop and mobile.
 
However, the custom user presets and profiles that you add in Lightroom CC do not sync with Lightroom Classic CC desktop.
 
Manage Presets and Profiles
 
You can now choose to show or hide various preset/profile groups that are displayed in the Presets panel/Profile Browser, allowing you to scan through the profiles and presets you use the most.
 
Copy and paste edits across multiple photos
 
Enhanced in this release of Lightroom CC on desktop You can now copy the edits from a photo and paste across multiple photos.
 
You can also choose which edit settings to copy from a photo using the new Choose Edit Settings To Copy option. To access this option, select a photo and then choose Photo > Choose Edit Settings To Copy from the menu bar. Alternatively, press Control + Shift + C (Win) or Shift + Command + C (Mac) keys.
 
HEIC image files support on macOS High Sierra
 
Beginning with this release, Lightroom CC now supports Apple's HEIC image file format on macOS High Sierra v10.13 or later.
 
Reset photo edits to the last opened state
 
You can now restore your photo edits to the state when last opened it Lightroom CC using the new Reset To Open option in the Photo menu. To reset your photo edits, you must be in Detail view.
 
Specify share settings for a web gallery
 
While sharing a Lightroom CC album as a web gallery, you now control the following preferences:
 
  • Allow Downloads: Select this preference to allow others to download the shared album photos.
  • Show Metadata: Select this preference to allow others to view metadata of the shared album photos.
  • Show Location Info: Select this preference to allow others to view location info of the shared album photos. Deselect it to hide location info.
To modify the sharing preferences of an album that is already public, right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) the album and choose Share Settings from the context-menu.
 
Sort photos by Modified Date
 
In this release of Lightroom CC, a new option to sort the grid photos by Modified Date has been added.
 
Get Lightroom CC mobile by texting a download link to your phone
 
From Lightroom CC desktop, you can now text a link on your phone number to download Lightroom CC for mobile from Google Play/App Store.
 
Support for new cameras and lenses
 
For a full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:
 
Fixed customer issues
 
Issues fixed in Lightroom CC v1.4 on desktop (June 2018 release)
 
  • iPhone videos play in wrong orientation
  • Incorrect translation of the UI strings 'Portrait' and 'Landscape' in Adobe Raw profiles and Camera Matching profiles
  • Preset and Profile import fails when there are illegal characters in the filenames
  • Dehaze tool causing lag in the edit operations
  • Pressing the G key toggles Guided Upright instead of Grid mode
  • Hovering over a preset doesn't display its effect when Edit panels are toggled to the off position
  • When trying to edit a raw file in Lightroom CC mobile, the app starts downloading the image and then freezes
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Post Date: 6/19/2018 2:32:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported strong financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2018 ended June 1, 2018.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.20 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2018, which represents 24 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $1.33 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.66 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.55 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.30 billion and Document Cloud achieving record revenue of $243 million, which represents 22 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $6.06 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $343 million. Creative ARR grew to $5.37 billion, and Document Cloud ARR grew to $694 million.
  • Digital Experience segment revenue was $586 million, which represents 18 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 39 percent and net income grew 77 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 33 percent and net income grew 62 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $976 million, and deferred revenue grew 27 percent year-over-year to approximately $2.63 billion.
  • Adobe repurchased approximately 2.6 million shares during the quarter, returning $589 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
"Adobe delivers all the capabilities to enable transformative digital experiences, including content creation and management, predictive analytics and commerce," said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. "Our record results in Q2 reflect continued execution against this significant opportunity where Adobe is the clear market leader."
 
“Adobe delivered record revenue with strong earnings and cash flow, and we expect our momentum to continue in the second half of fiscal 2018," said John Murphy, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/19/2018 7:36:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 3, 2018
From the Adobe Blog:
 
By Sharif Karmally
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Creative Cloud for Education

 
05-03-2018 – I'm inspired by the educators I meet around the world who use technology to improve the way students learn and build creative problem-solving skills. Our research showed that this is important to nearly every educator and policymaker because professions which require creative problem-solving are less likely to be impacted by automation, and more likely to pay high salaries.
 
The study also confirmed that many of the barriers to teaching these skills that I’ve seen in classrooms are universal — some of the biggest of which are limited budgets, access to technology, and time to learn new apps. As teachers shift their classrooms to incorporate creative projects that build these skills, we at Adobe are also shifting our offerings to give them an affordable, easy, and quick way to succeed.
 
In January, we announced we were providing access to Spark for Education, a set of storytelling apps with premium features and additional capabilities for K-12 and higher education institutions, free of charge. And now, we’re pleased to announce that beginning May 15, 2018, the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud apps will be available to K-12 schools via their authorized Adobe reseller for $4.99 per user license, per year, with a minimum purchase quantity of 500 licenses for a single school, or 2,500 licenses for a school district.
 
Like Spark for Education, Creative Cloud for K-12 provides a method for schools to deploy licenses to students of any age in a way that is consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other data privacy laws. And, it can be set-up with a single sign-on so that students and teachers can use their existing school ID to access Creative Cloud.
 
What I’m most excited about is that it allows students to access apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, XD, and more, wherever they are — and on any device. I recall visiting a high school class where the students were creating posters for a social cause they care about using Photoshop. They were so excited to have a visitor from Adobe, they all applauded. But then a hush fell over the room, and one of them asked their teacher, “How will I finish my project if we can’t work on it during this class?” Talking to the teacher more, I learned that because access to Creative Cloud was limited to the computer lab, they had to dedicate much of their class to students working on their project. They could not spend as much time as they wanted teaching students the principles of design and visual communication. With the new user licensing we are announcing today, students can continue working on projects at home, and on any device, simply by logging in and opening the apps and services they need.
 
In addition to making Creative Cloud affordable, Adobe is working to provide additional professional development resources to educators, in partnership with Edcamp, an organization dedicated to building and supporting communities of empowered educators. Together, we will be bringing educators together to share projects and courses focused on implementing creative problem-solving in the classroom. And beginning next year, Adobe will begin conducting hands-on professional development workshops, both in schools around the country and online, to teach educators new project-based use cases for Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud. This is all in addition to the Adobe Education Exchange, a place where educators can access free courses, workshops, and teaching materials.
 
We are on an exciting journey, collaborating with educators to empower the next generation to be lifelong creators. With these two new offers, Spark for Education and Creative Cloud for K-12, we’re equipping teachers with the apps, training, and support they need to make this happen. We can’t wait to see all of the amazing things students create on their journey to becoming the creative problem solvers of the future.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/3/2018 12:35:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 25, 2018
From Adobe:
 
Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3.1 (April 2018 release)
 
  • Some presets are not converting to new format. For more information about the solution, see this tech note
  • With B&W legacy presets, the profile resets to Adobe Standard
  • Develop presets not sorting correctly
  • Translation errors in other languages for some profiles
  • Black and White Mix settings - Unable to Copy/Sync
  • Lightroom backup catalog error issues. To resolve corruption issue in the backed up catalogs, update to Lightroom Classic CC v7.3.1 and then back up your catalogs again. If you're backing up your catalogs on macOS, see this known issue related to catalog compression below.
Known issue
 
(Only on macOS) When backing up your catalogs on macOS, Lightroom Classic doesn't compress (zip) catalogs that have a file size less than 4 GB. As a workaround to this issue, manually compress the backed up catalog files. Compressed files take up less hard disk space. By default, Lightroom Classic saves backed up catalogs to the following location on macOS:
 
/Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom/[catalog name]/Backups
 
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Categories: Adobe News, Lightroom
Post Date: 4/25/2018 5:40:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 19, 2018
Adobe quietly added support for Sony's Pixel Shift Multi Shooting .ARQ files in a recent update to ACR (Adobe Camera RAW). Unfortunately, the .ARQ files cannot be created in ACR, so you still need Imaging Edge to create the merged files. But once they're merged, you can edit them in ACR just like any RAW file.
 
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Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/19/2018 10:30:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 3, 2018

 
Adobe has updated Camera RAW by incorporating the Camera Profiles (now simply called "Profiles") section (previously found on the Calibration tab) with the basic tab where Exposure, Contrast, Highlights & Shadows adjustments are made.
 
Surprising is that Adobe has changed the default profile for RAW files to something new – Adobe Color – which features warmer reds, yellows and oranges and increased contrast compared to the previous default, Adobe Standard.
 
Note: If you have created custom camera profiles with an X-Rite Color Checker Passport, you can find them under the "Profiles" section after clicking "Browse Profiles." However,if you choose the "Legacy" section, you'll see previews of Black & White versions of your custom profiles (for some reason). [Sean]
 
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 Friday, March 16, 2018
From Adobe:
 
Creative ARR Exceeds $5 Billion in Q1 FY2018
 
March 15, 2018 – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported strong financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2018 ended March 2, 2018.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.08 billion in its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which represents 24 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $1.17 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.55 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.46 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.23 billion and Document Cloud achieving revenue of $231 million.
  • Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $5.72 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $336 million. Creative ARR grew to $5.07 billion, and Document Cloud ARR grew to $647 million.
  • Digital Experience segment revenue was $554 million, which represents 16 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 50 percent and net income grew 46 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 43 percent and net income grew 64 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $990 million, and deferred revenue grew 25 percent year-over-year to approximately $2.57 billion.
  • Adobe repurchased approximately 1.6 million shares during the quarter, returning $301 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
“Adobe’s outstanding growth is driven by enabling our customers to be more creative, work smarter and transform their businesses through our relentless focus on delivering innovation and intelligence across our solutions,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe.
 
“Our leadership in the large addressable markets we created, combined with Adobe’s leveraged operating model, contributed to another record quarter in Q1," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/16/2018 8:51:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Adobe's Creative Cloud Plan prices are going up April 16, 2018. Here are the details (from Adobe):
Our current STE Student/Education, Creative Cloud Photography and Acrobat CC plans will see no pricing adjustment.
 
Prices will vary by plans, for example:
 
  • Creative Cloud for Individual Single App plans will increase to $20.99 per month from $19.99 per month or $1 per month
  • Creative Cloud for Individual All Apps plans will increase to $52.99 per month from $49.99 per month or $3 per month
  • Creative Cloud for Teams All App plans will increase to $79.99 per month from $69.99 per month or $10 per month
For an annual plan, the price will not change until the following annual term.
Adobe announced this price increase this past October at MAX 2017.
 
Want to lock in the current rate? B&H sells annual Creative Cloud licenses.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/13/2018 12:52:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Adobe has released a new version of Photoshop CC with the following reported changes:
 
  • This update addresses several high priority issues discovered since the last release.
  • Photoshop Camera RAW 10.2(CC): Update to Camera Raw plug-in that ships with Photoshop CC. Adds raw support for new camera models.
Unfortunately, we cannot elaborate more on what "high priority issues" mean because... Adobe hasn't made that information publicly available yet (as far as we can tell).
 
The new version of Photoshop CC can be downloaded via the Creative Cloud desktop app.
 
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Post Date: 2/13/2018 12:56:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Adobe Blog:
 
Today we’re proud to release updates to the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including updates for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. We’ve optimized performance, added support for new cameras and lenses, and added some great new features for desktop and Android.
 
Our primary focus with this release was internal beauty, as we put a lot of effort into tuning and improving stability. In Lightroom CC on Mac and Windows, you’ll notice big improvements like moving to the next photo, grid scrolling, and exporting, while all apps have become a lot more stable. Download the latest updates via the Creative Cloud app and let us know what you think.
 
The February update includes other great features across the ecosystem:
 
LrCC desktop
 
Add copyright to imported images
 
The new Copyright preference (listed under Preferences -> General) enables you to automatically include your copyright on all photos added to Lightroom CC. All images added after you enable this preference will include your copyright.
 
LrCC Android
 
Geometry tab — premium editing features
 
Now the most powerful tools for correcting perspective distortion are available on a mobile device. Use the Auto Upright tools to automatically identify how to correct your photo or use the incredibly precise Guided Upright tool to take complete control over your photo. Additional control provided with the Geometry sliders helps you take the correction even further.
 
Available now on Android devices and coming soon to iOS.
 
Add watermark on export
 
First introduced for mobile on iOS and now available on Android, you can use the Watermark feature to add a text-based watermark when you share or save your photos. You can find this feature under the Preferences > Sharing Options menu.
 
Search your Lightroom library with Google Assistant — premium feature
 
Our Adobe Sensei-based search algorithms are now accessible from your phone’s home screen. Open the Google Assistant and, for example, say, “Search mountains in Lightroom” to launch Lightroom and find matching photos. This feature requires an internet connection and Android Marshmallow or later.
 
Add photos to Lightroom from your favorite apps
 
A new “Add to Lr” option is now available within the share sheet of your favorite apps, enabling you to send photos from another app directly into your Lightroom library, making it easier than ever to get all of your photos into Lightroom.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC and Camera RAW 10.2
 
  • Fujifilm X-A5
  • Fujifilm X-A20
  • Olympus PEN E-PL9
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GF10 (DC-GF90)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5s
New Lens Support in Lightroom CC and Camera RAW 10.2
 
CanonCanon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
Canon7.2/10.2
LeicaLeica NOCTILUX-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH.
LeicaLeica THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2
RokinonRokinon SP 14mm f/2.4
RokinonRokinon SP 85mm f/1.2
SonySony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
TamronTAMRON 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD A035
TamronTAMRON 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD A035 x1.4
TamronTAMRON 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD A035 x2.0
ZeissZeiss Milvus 1.4/25 ZE
ZeissZeiss Milvus 1.4/25 ZF.2

Experience faster performance with CPU and memory optimizations
 
Experience faster Lightroom Classic performance on machines with 12 GB of RAM or more, when you import and export photos, move between photos in Loupe view, or create HDR images and panoramas.
 
Issues fixed in Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 (February 2018 release)
 
  • Info overlay disappears when moving between modules
  • Watermark omitted from embedded thumbnails of exported JPEGs
  • Palette Gear not working in Dutch, French, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish
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 Tuesday, January 23, 2018
From Adobe:
 
Today we are excited to announce the release of Photoshop 19.1, with improvements for customers on both Mac and Windows. Here is a quick list of all the new features. Read about the complete release below or scroll to your favorite parts:
 
  • Select Subject
  • Select and Mask Improvements
  • Better SVG Compatibility with Adobe XD
  • Support for Microsoft High-Density Monitors and Improved Surface Dial Support
Windows High-Density Monitor Support
 
With this release, Photoshop on Windows 10 Creator’s Edition now offers a full range of choices for UI scale factors from 100% through 400%, in 25% increments. This means that the Photoshop user interface will look crisp, beautiful, and the right size no matter the density of your monitor. Photoshop will now automatically adjust itself based on your Windows settings, making it simple to set up.
 
We collaborated closely with Microsoft to enable this important functionality so you (and I) can wring maximum value out of every tiny pixel on our high-end, high-density screens. This is one of the top requests from Photoshop customers on Windows devices. It’s been a huge improvement for me on my screens, and I hope it is for you, too.
 
In addition, we worked very closely with Microsoft to provide per-monitor scaling across monitors with different scale factors. This means that a high resolution (HiDPI) laptop now works seamlessly alongside a lower resolution desktop monitor (or vice versa). One monitor can have a scale factor of 175% and another a scale factor of 400%. This allows Windows users to choose either the highest-end 13-inch laptops with 4k screens, the more affordable 1080p models, or tap into the new 8k desktop monitors, each with an uncompromised experience within Photoshop. It is wonderful to work with Microsoft and its hardware partners to make that long-desired WYSIWYG dream come true.
 
“The desire to support and create beautiful experiences is something the teams at Adobe and Microsoft have in common. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been working together closely to ensure Photoshop scales perfectly on any Windows 10 device, from the 12.3-inch Surface Pro all the way to the 28-inch Surface Studio. Details matter, both in the creation of products and the creation of art, and we’re excited to continue our partnership to deliver visually exquisite experiences for all our shared customers,” said Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices.
 
For resolution geeks who want to know more about pixels and density, go here.
 
While I was focused on pixels, the rest of the Photoshop team was also hard at work and today we deliver even more exciting and useful new features for both Mac and Win customers, including:
 
Select Subject
 

Select Subject is powered by Adobe Sensei and lets you get started with your selections faster than ever before. Select Subject automatically selects the prominent subjects in the image with one click. You can then refine the selection using other selection tools.
 
It’s available in all the places you start selections:
 
  • Select > Subject.+
  • Select the Subject button in the Quick Selection tool and Magic Wand options bar.+
  • Select the Subject button in the Select & Mask workspace options bar while using the Quick Selection tool.
For more info, go here.
 
Select and Mask Improvements
 
A decontamination slider has been added to Select and Mask that allows the user to control the amount of decontamination applied to an image. This feature was also available in Refine Edge and has now been brought to the Select and Mask workspace.
 
Better SVG compatibility with Adobe XD
 
Previously, when copying text with multiple styles and effects, only the first-used style was getting copied. Now, when Photoshop users copy and paste SVG from Photoshop to XD, multiple text styles and effects are supported.
 
Improved Microsoft Surface Dial support
 
Now you can change brush settings while you paint using the Microsoft Surface Dial. Previously, brush settings could only be changed between brush strokes. Now you can assign the Microsoft Surface Dial to control opacity and then adjust opacity as you paint. Assign any dynamic control in the Brush Settings panel to Microsoft Surface Dial, including size, roundness, angle, scatter, texture depth, foreground and background color, opacity, flow, wetness, and mix.
 
Microsoft Surface Dial support is no longer a Technology Preview. (Learn more about tech previews here.) It is now enabled for all users. Enjoy!
 
Customer-Reported Bugs
 
This release also fixes a long list of customer-reported bugs. You can see the full list here.
 
After 21 years on the Photoshop team, every new release is still a pleasure to deliver to our customers. Thank you for continued support.
 
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 Tuesday, December 19, 2017
From Adobe:
 
The goal of this release is to provide perpetual customers additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. You should only update to Lightroom 6.14 if you are currently holding a license to our perpetual product.
 
Please note, there will be no additional updates after 6.14 for the perpetual, standalone version of Lightroom. You can check out this blog post for more information when this was announced earlier.
 
As always, new cameras are supported for legacy versions of Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, After Effects, and Photoshop Elements through the free Adobe DNG Converter.
 
For native camera raw support and ongoing updates with new features try out Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC. These features include color and luminance range masking and the new auto. This along with other future imaging and performance enhancements are automatically included with a membership.
 
Find the latest available downloads of Lightroom 6 here. If you have a Creative Cloud plan of any type, you do not need to purchase Lightroom 6.
 
You can also find the new cameras and lens profiles that are now supported with 6.14.
 
Thanks!
 
Download: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.14
Post Date: 12/19/2017 11:24:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 12, 2017
From Adobe:
 
Today we’re proud to release updates to the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, as well as updates to Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw. We’ve added support for new cameras and lenses, and added some great new features.
 
New Auto Settings, powered by Adobe Sensei
 
Auto has been completely reworked to create better results, every time. Using an advanced neural network powered by Adobe Sensei, our artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning platform, the new Auto Settings creates a better photo by analyzing your photo and comparing to tens of thousands of professionally edited photos to create a beautiful, pleasing image. The new Auto is available ecosystem wide, including in Lightroom CC, Lightroom CC for iOS, Lightroom CC for Android, Lightroom CC on the web, Lightroom Classic, and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR).
 
The December update includes other great features across the ecosystem:
 
Lightroom CC on Desktop
 
  • Tone Curve – The Tone Curve is one of the most popular tools used by photographers for advanced control over the tonality, contrast, and color balance of an image. You can use either the Parametric Curve or the Point Curve modes to tune the tonality and contrast of the image, and the Red, Green, and Blue modes to adjust the color balance and stylize your image. The Tone Curve lives next to the Auto button in the Light panel — check it out and let us know what you think.
  • Split Toning – Split Toning allows you to stylize your photo through color tints in the highlights and shadows of your image. You can use the Split Toning tool to simulate traditional black and white tints and toners like sepia or selenium toners, simulate printing on colored paper, or create a modern stylization on color images. Split Toning lives in the Effects panel.
  • Change Capture Time – Lightroom CC now enables you to adjust the capture time, for both single photos as well as a set of photos, providing relief for those times that you forgot to change your camera’s time or time zone settings. Select a photo (or series of photos) and use the pencil icon in the Info panel to change capture time. Lightroom CC will update the capture date and make sure that your photos show up on the right day and time in the organize view, making it easier to find your photos when you need them.
  • Full Screen View – View your photos in full screen by using either the F key or by navigating to View-> Detail Full Screen.
Android
 
In addition to the new Auto described above, we added the following to Lightroom CC on Android:
 
  • App Shortcuts — For Android Nougat and later devices, tap and hold on the app icon to quickly launch the app into popular modes.
  • More control for managing storage.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some Huawei customers from importing images.
  • Resolved an issue that caused a crash for some Pixel 2 customers on export.
  • Resolved a problem that prevented some Samsung customers from installing the previous version.
  • Bug fixes and speed improvements.
iOS
 
In addition to the new Auto described above, we added the following to Lightroom CC on iOS:
 
  • Watermarking on export — Create and customize a text based watermark for use when exporting your image from Lightroom CC on iOS.
  • Improved quality to HDR capturing.
  • Bug fixes and speed improvements.
Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw
 
In addition to the new Auto described above, we’ve made a refinement to the Color Range Masking tool. Based on your feedback, we’ve made it easier to remove individual sample points. You can do this by holding down the Alt (Win) or Option (Mac) key while using your mouse to select the sample point.
 
Lightroom Classic CC also now supports tethered capture with the Nikon D850 camera.
 
An update to Lightroom 6 for perpetual licensed customers for new camera support will be available on December 19th.
 
We’ve excited about the December update, and can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback.
 
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Post Date: 12/12/2017 10:55:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 16, 2017
Adobe recently released Lightroom Downloader, a Windows 10 & macOS v10.13 application that allows you to download all synced Lightroom photos to a folder on your hard drive.
 
Notes (from Adobe):
 
  • The app downloads all your Lightroom photos and videos from the cloud as original files and writes them into a date-based folder hierarchy at the hard-drive location that you specify.
  • The edits made to the raw images are written into the XMP sidecar files that accompany the downloaded raw files.
  • For the photos originally uploaded from the Lightroom Classic CC desktop app that only have a Smart Preview synced to the cloud, the app downloads DNG Smart Previews only for such photos.
Download: Lightroom Downloader
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/16/2017 11:25:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 26, 2017
From Adobe:
 
The goal of this release is to provide perpetual customers additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
A few clarifications for this release:
 
Do I need upgrade to Lightroom 6.13 when Lightroom Classic CC has already launched?
 
You should only update to Lightroom 6.13 if you are currently holding a license to our perpetual, non-subscription-based product.
 
Is this the last upgrade of Lightroom perpetual product?
 
As we align our investments in the direction of supporting our subscription-based products, the last version of Lightroom 6 will be coming out towards the end of the year. If there is a camera not supported in Lightroom 6, you can use the DNG converter before importing your images into Lightroom 6.
 
As a perpetual license customer, can I try out Lightroom Classic in tandem with Lightroom 6 to see if I am interested in upgrading?
 
Yes. We highly encourage you to try out Lightroom Classic to get the additional performance benefits and feature enhancements launched recently and to come. If you are interested in trying out Lightroom Classic, while still keeping a version of Lightroom 6 in tandem on your desktop, check out Lightroom Classic CC 7.0.1.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom 6.13
 
  • Canon EOS M100*
  • Casio EX-ZR4100
  • Casio EX-ZR5100
  • Fujifilm X-E3
  • Nikon D850
  • Olympus OM-D EM-10 Mark III
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Sony RX0 (DSC-RX0)**
  • Sony RX10 IV (DSC-RX10M4)*
* Denotes preliminary support.
** Only the Adobe Standard color profile included.

 
New Lens Profiles in Lightroom 6.13
 
MountName
AppleApple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG)
AppleApple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
AppleApple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG)
AppleApple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Canon EFSIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
Canon EFSIGMA 20mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 24mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 24-35mm T2.2 FF ZOOM
Canon EFSIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A017
Canon EFSIGMA 35mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 50mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 85mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 135mm T2 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFTAMRON 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD B028E
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 1.4/35 ZE
Canon EF-SCanon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 MACRO IS STM
Nikon FKMZ Tair 11A 135mm F2.8
Nikon FSIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
Nikon FSIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017
Nikon FTAMRON 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD B028N
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 1.4/35 ZF.2
Nikon FNikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon FNikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8 (DNG+JPEG)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8+ (DNG+JPEG)
SigmaSIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
SigmaSIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017
Sony FERokinon/Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE
Sony FESony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
Sony FESony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter
Sony FESony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter
Sony FETokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • High Sierra- non-alphabetical order of external editing presets
  • Black Panel in Full Screen Mode in High Sierra
  • Non-responsive state while accessing face-tagging
  • Blurb Book Module Page Numbering anomaly
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Post Date: 10/26/2017 12:51:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Adobe Lightroom Journal (authored by Priya Alexander):
 
We understand we sent perpetual customers down a path of subscribing to a trial version of the new Lightroom Classic CC last week, replacing already installed versions of Lightroom 6.
 
The good news is we fixed this issue and wanted to get a quick release out to immediately address your concerns. Now once you click on the “Update” button next to Lightroom Classic CC, you will see under the Advanced Options, the “Remove old versions” is unchecked by default. As a result, you can try out Lightroom Classic CC for the trial period and still keep Lightroom 6 running in tandem on your desktop.
 
We sincerely apologize for not providing a better user experience for our perpetual customers to try out Lightroom Classic CC while still keeping Lightroom 6 in place. This was a mistake on our end. Please let us know if you are experiencing any additional issues with this process moving forward.
 
What is the difference between Lightroom Classic CC 7.0 vs. Lightroom Classic CC 7.0.1?
 
The difference is the fix mentioned above, which only impacts perpetual customers, and the customer issue below, which impacts both perpetual and monthly subscribers. If any customer is experiencing crashes in High Sierra upon import from external devices (SD cards/iPhone, etc.), we recommend you upgrade to 7.0.1. Regardless, it’s best to stay up to date with the latest version of Lightroom Classic, and it’s free to do so as a paid, monthly subscriber.
 
How can I download Lightroom 6 if it’s already been removed in the process of downloading Lightroom CC Classic before this release?
 
Please follow the steps referenced under “Reinstall Lightroom 6.”
 
What happens if I attempt to update all apps that I am subscribed to?
 
Please click here to see which preferences are stored by default when updating apps
Post Date: 10/26/2017 10:49:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 19, 2017
Below, Tom Hogarty (director of product management for all things photography at Adobe) answers a few questions about Photoshop CC and Photoshop Classic CC.
 
From the Adobe Lightroom Journal:
 
How does this update affect my old Photography/Creative Cloud Plan?
TH: Within the Creative Cloud Photography plan we’ve updated the Lightroom you know and love to include performance and editing enhancements in a new version called Lightroom Classic. We added new Lightroom CC and a small amount of storage for you to experiment and try out the new cloud-based Lightroom offering. The Creative Cloud Photography plan – Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC, and now the new Lightroom CC plus Adobe Spark – is still $9.99 per month. There is also a new Lightroom CC plan that is $9.99 per month that does not include Lightroom Classic or Photoshop CC but does include 1TB of cloud storage for your photography library.
 
Is Lightroom Classic being phased out? How long will it be until Adobe kills Lightroom Classic?
TH: No, we’re not phasing out Lightroom Classic and remain committed to investing in Lightroom Classic in the future. We know that for many of you, Lightroom Classic, is a tool you know and love and so it has an exciting roadmap of improvements well into the future. But please hold us accountable as we make updates in the following months and years to let us know if we’re meeting your expectations.
 
Does everything have to be synced to Lightroom CC or can users pick and choose what content syncs with the cloud?
TH: For this 1.0 release, everything imported is intended to upload to Creative Cloud. We clearly understand that there are situations where a customer would not want all of their images uploaded to Creative Cloud so let’s talk about those situations and how we can address them. In the case where a customer doesn’t want any images in the Creative Cloud, Lightroom Classic is and will continue to be an excellent workflow choice.
 
Some users have about 8TB worth of photos. How do they fit that into 1TB of space?
TH: We have plans available for 1TB, 2TB, 5TB and 10TB right now at $9.99 per TB per month. Let us know if you want more.
 
What if you don’t have superfast, unlimited Internet to sync everything? Won’t it likely take days to upload a full shoot of raw files to a cloud server?
TH: Upload times depend on your bandwidth but you can still start working on your images immediately. If your bandwidth is not going to support your current volume of photography, Lightroom Classic is and will continue to be an excellent workflow choice.
 
In regards to Lightroom 6, why did you abandon the Lightroom standalone version?
TH: Customers are overwhelmingly choosing the Creative Cloud Photography plan as the preferred way to get access to Lightroom. We’re aligning our investment with the direction our customers have signaled over the last several years.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/19/2017 7:10:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 10 is now available as a final release available in the Adobe Create Cloud desktop app.
 
Range Mask
 
Range Mask works within the structure of the existing local adjustment tools to give you more precision with your local adjustments. One way to think of it is that Range Mask is a modifier that can be applied to a local adjustment, allowing you to create more precise selections with less hassle. Range Mask is designed to be easy to use, and the resulting mask can be further refined by nudging the sliders.
 
Range Mask has two different modes to address two different types of color/tone-based masks: Color Range Mask and Luminance Range Mask.
 
Usage Instructions:
 
  1. Open an image into the Camera Raw plugin
  2. Select one of the local adjustment tools (Local Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, Radial Filter) and make an initial mask of your intended selection area.
  3. From the Range Mask option, select either Color or Luminance.
    • Color: Use the Eyedropper to select the colors you’d like to include in your selection. You can select up to 5 different colors using the Shift + click method with the eyedropper. Alternatively, you can sample a range of colors, even completely different colors, by dragging out an area with the eyedropper. Once selected, you can further refine your selection using the Amount slider.
    • Luminance: Use the Range and Smoothness sliders to adjust your mask and fine tune.
  4. Use the local adjustment sliders to make the desired edits to your images.
Check out Julieanne Kost’s video on the new Range Mask feature in Camera Raw 10.
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 10
 
  • Canon EOS M100*
  • Casio EX-ZR4100
  • Casio EX-ZR5100
  • Fujifilm X-E3
  • Olympus OM-D EM-10 Mark III
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Sony RX0 (DSC-RX0)**
  • Sony RX10 IV (DSC-RX10M4)*
* Denotes preliminary support.
** Only the Adobe Standard color profile included.

 
New Lens Profiles in Camera Raw 10
 
MountName
AppleApple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG)
AppleApple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
AppleApple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG)
AppleApple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Canon EFSIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
Canon EFSIGMA 20mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 24mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 24-35mm T2.2 FF ZOOM
Canon EFSIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A017
Canon EFSIGMA 35mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 50mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 85mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFSIGMA 135mm T2 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
Canon EFTAMRON 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD B028E
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 1.4/35 ZE
Canon EF-SCanon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 MACRO IS STM
Nikon FKMZ Tair 11A 135mm F2.8
Nikon FSIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
Nikon FSIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017
Nikon FTAMRON 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD B028N
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 1.4/35 ZF.2
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8 (DNG+JPEG)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S8+ (DNG+JPEG)
SigmaSIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
SigmaSIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017
Sony FERokinon/Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE
Sony FESony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
Sony FESony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter
Sony FESony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter
Sony FETokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF

Download Links
 
Camera Raw 10 – Please use the Adobe Creative Cloud app to download and install Camera Raw 10.
 
DNG Converter 10: Mac | Win
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
 
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
 
Thank you!
 
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Post Date: 10/19/2017 5:51:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The October 2017 update for Adobe Photoshop CC includes the following:
 
Better brush organization
Organize and save your brushes in the order you want. Drag and drop to reorder, create folders and sub-folders, scale the brush stroke preview, toggle new view modes, and save brush presets with opacity, flow, blend mode, and color.
 
Brush performance improvements
Don't be slowed down by lagging brushes. New, faster reaction time is especially noticeable when working on large documents with large brushes.
 
Access Lightroom Photos
Get your photos from Lightroom Cloud Services right inside Photoshop via Search or the Start Screen. With deeper integration between all the Creative Cloud photography desktop and mobile apps, all your photos are synced and accessible everywhere.
 
Brush stroke smoothing
Get a more polished look faster with a new smoothing algorithm. Vary the amount of smoothing for cleaner lines, even when using a mouse. Available in the Tool Options bar, along with Flow and Opacity.
 
Exclusive brushes from Kyle T. Webster
Access over 1,000 digital brushes from award-winning illustrator Kyle T. Webster, now available exclusively inside Photoshop.
 
Variable fonts
With new font technology from Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, you can define variations within each supported font for weight, height, slant, and more.
 
Quick Share menu
Share a flattened copy of your work via email, text, social networks, and more. This feature uses native OS sharing mechanisms, including already authenticated services.
 
Curvature Pen tool
Create paths more quickly, intuitively, and precisely. Push and pull segments directly instead of having to modify Bezier handles, similar to the Curvature tool in Illustrator. Simply double-click to switch between point types.
 
Path improvements
Improve the look and feel of your paths. Choose the color and line thickness to make them easier to see.
 
Copy and paste layers
Copy and paste multiple layers in groups, keeping the same order and location instead of having to drag them to reorder. Copy layers onto your clipboard and paste them at the desired specific spot in your panel, within and between documents in Photoshop.
 
Enhanced tooltips
Learn about the different tools in Photoshop without leaving the app. With enhanced tooltips, dynamic information surfaces when you hover over a tool.
 
360 panorama workflow
Edit and export 360 panoramas. Photoshop will maintain important metadata to work with third-party viewers. You can also pan and zoom around your image inside a spherical workspace for a realistic preview experience.
 
Properties panel improvements
Keep better track of details for Adobe Stock assets by viewing title and license state. View an image and find similar images on the Adobe Stock site. Edit type properties with multiple layers selected, change the leading, and more.
 
Support for Microsoft Dial
Native support for Microsoft Dial gives you quick access to important controls without having to use your mouse. Control brush parameters including size, hardness, opacity, flow, and smoothing.
 
Paste as plain text
Now you can paste text without the styling. No need to spend the time reformatting text after pasting.
 
Support for HEIF
Photoshop now supports High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format, promoted by Apple in macOS 10.13 and iOS 11.0. With depth information provided by the iPhone 7 Plus and future devices, you can create a depth-of-field effect using the Lens Blur filter.
 
Select and Mask improvements
Get more accurate and realistic results with algorithm and performance improvements, especially in cases where the foreground and background color are similar. Other usability and performance improvements include faster Quick Mask and more intuitive view mode settings.
 
And so much more
Also includes: Performance and stability improvements, ability to save large files faster, better face detection for Face-Aware Liquify, better Content-Aware Crop and Content-Aware Fill on edges, and more.
 
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Post Date: 10/18/2017 8:43:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Integrated Cloud-Based Service Enables Easy Editing, Organizing, Storing and Sharing of Photography From Anywhere
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:00 am EDT – LAS VEGAS – Adobe today announced the all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC cloud-based photography service. Launched over a decade ago, Lightroom became the industry’s leading desktop application for editing and organizing photography. Now in an increasingly mobile-centric world, and with major improvements in smartphone cameras, Lightroom is transforming digital photography again. Built for professionals and enthusiasts, the new Lightroom CC fulfills the demands of today’s photographers for a more accessible, cloud-based photography service for editing, organizing, storing and sharing their photos from wherever they are.
 
Featuring a streamlined user interface, Lightroom CC enables powerful editing in full resolution across mobile, desktop and the web. With Lightroom CC, photographers can make edits on one device and automatically synchronize their changes everywhere. Lightroom CC makes organizing photography collections easier with features like searchable keywords that are automatically applied without the hassle of tagging. And Lightroom CC makes it simple to share photos on social media.
 
“As the leader in digital photography, today Adobe is unveiling Lightroom CC, our next generation photography service,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. “Lightroom CC answers photographers’ demand for a deeply integrated, intelligent, cloud-based photography solution.” Key Lightroom CC capabilities include:
 
  • The most powerful image editing technology: Built on the same imaging technology that powers Photoshop and Lightroom, Lightroom CC offers a new streamlined interface with easy-to-use sliders, presets and quick adjustment tools.
  • Edit anywhere: Lightroom CC allows photographers to edit full-resolution photos anywhere – on mobile devices, desktop or the web. Edits made on one device are automatically synced across devices for anywhere access.
  • Worry free back-up, cloud storage: Lightroom CC has scalable storage options for safe and secure back up of full-resolution photos – including raw files.
  • Powered by Adobe Sensei: Adobe Sensei’s machine learning technology automatically applies searchable keywords to objects in photographs – making organization in Lightroom CC effortless.
  • Built-in sharing tools: Lightroom CC makes it easy to share photos directly via social media and to create custom Lightroom web galleries that can be shared via link. Photographers can also share their work through new Adobe Portfolio integration with Lightroom CC.
  • Updated award-winning mobile and web experiences:
    • Lightroom CC for mobile on iOS: Built-in search functionality powered by Adobe Sensei, keyword support, hierarchical album support, an enhanced iPad app layout and iOS 11 files support.
    • Lightroom CC for mobile on Android: Tablet support and a local adjustments brush, along with the same built-in search functionality, keyword support and hierarchical album support as seen in the iOS app.
    • Lightroom CC for web: Ability to create and manage a public gallery page, as well as enhanced integration with Adobe Portfolio, which enables subscribers to easily import collections and publish their best shots to a customized Portfolio website in just a few clicks.
Updates to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC
 
Major updates to Lightroom Classic CC, previously known as Lightroom CC, include an enhanced Embedded Preview workflow that enables users to scroll through large sets of photos to select a subset of images significantly faster than before. Lightroom Classic CC also features new editing capabilities, including a new Color Range and Luminance Masking functionality that enables users to apply precise edits. As contrasted with the cloud-centric, anywhere workflows of Lightroom CC, the new Lightroom Classic CC continues to focus on a more traditional desktop-first workflow with local storage and file and folder control.
 
Availability, Plans and Pricing
 
The all-new Lightroom CC is available across three photography plans:
 
  • For photographers that want an all-in-one plan that offers the full benefits of the Lightroom CC service plus the transformative power of Photoshop, the Creative Cloud Photography plan with 1 TB includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Photoshop CC, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 1 TB of cloud storage ($19.99/month, but available at $14.99/month for the first year for existing Creative Cloud Photography customers).
  • Lightroom CC has also been added to the existing Creative Cloud Photography plan with an additional 20 GB of storage to help users get started on the new service. This plan remains at $9.99/month and includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 20 GB of cloud storage. Creative Cloud All Apps members also have access to the new Lightroom CC service.
  • The all-new Lightroom CC plan addresses the needs of photographers who want a cloud-based photography service for editing, organizing, storing and sharing their photos from wherever they are, and includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 1 TB of cloud storage ($9.99/month).
For those who are truly mobile and don’t require a desktop photography solution, the Lightroom Mobile plan for iOS and Android is available with 100 GB ($4.99/month).
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/18/2017 8:20:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 4, 2017
From Adobe:
 
Being creative with your photos has never been easier.
 
October 4, 2017 – The Elements team is excited to announce the release of Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018.
 
Before we get into what’s new for this release, we’d like to reassure you that you didn’t miss versions 16 and 17! Moving forward both apps will take on the upcoming year of their release in-lieu of a version number; hence, the transition from version 15 to Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018.
 
With that, let’s get to the good stuff.
 
Over the years, the Elements products have emphasized easy photo and video organization, editing, creation, and sharing by combining content intelligence with a user-friendly interface and modes for every level of user.
 
This release focuses on enhancing the experience even further for memory keepers with hassle free organization, automated editing and some fun new Guided Edits that walk you through how to edit and create. As you’ll see, there are a number of exciting new features and enhancements so being creative with your photos and videos has never been easier.
 
Here’s what’s new and enhanced:
 
Adobe Elements Organizer 2018
 
  • Auto-Curate – You no longer need to painfully look through a large batch of your photos to select the best ones. The Elements Organizer now automatically curates your photos based on quality, faces, subjects and more.
  • Totally reimagined slideshows – Slideshows are a popular and fun way to showcase and share your memories, and now you can turn your curated photos and video clips into stylish and dynamic slideshows with just one click. And of course you can add your own personal touch by choosing a different theme and music, or adding captions.
  • New Guided Edits – Guided Edits transform seemingly complex tasks into easy to follow step-by-step instructions that guide you to fantastic results. Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements now offer 67 Guided Edits, including eight brand new ones in this release.
  • Swap Backgrounds – Replace backgrounds in seconds by selecting the subject of a photo and placing it on a background that’s more interesting.
  • Create Double Exposures – Double exposures continue to grow in popularity, but are difficult and time consuming. No more with this new Guided Edit that brings one photo to life within another to create the surreal effect.
  • Add Artistic Overlay Effects – Embellish any photo with a shape overlay and one-click effects that make it a work of art. This Guided Edit is great for scrapbook pages and photo crafts.
  • Make Amazing Watercolors – With this Guided Edit, turn any photo into a beautiful, textured watercolor—and even finish it off with text.
  • Create fun bounce-back effects – Get step-by-step help making a segment of your video run forward and backward repetitively. Export your bounce-back effect as an animated GIF or short video clip that you can quickly share across social channels with your friends and family.
  • Freeze frames with motion titles – Another new Guided Edit that helps you create a freeze frame of your video and add an eye-catching motion title for pro-looking results.
  • Fix Action Cam Footage – Eliminate the wide angle fisheye effect of action cams with guidance on how to expertly trim, correct color, and fix lens distortions so it looks its best.
  • Create animated social posts – Create a short visual story to share on social media by embellishing a video clip with either static or animated text.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018
 
  • Automatic Selection – Making a perfect selection is always tough, so we’ve simplified the process. With the new Auto Selection, making precise photo selections has never been easier – simply click, drag and it’s done.
  • Open closed eyes like magic – This happens all the time. You take several group photos and in every one someone has their eyes closed. Well we’ve got a fix for that. Photoshop Elements can now automatically copy the open eyes from one photo and blend them into another to create the perfect shot.
Adobe Premiere Elements 2018
 
  • Candid Moments – Now you can automatically extract great photos from your raw video footage with ease, and never need to worry about missing that critical photo while shooting your videos.
  • Smart Trim – Automatically trim the bad scenes and keep the good ones based on the style of your video. Smart Trim finds and brings together the best scenes based on the style of your video, and you can even customize that automation.
These are just some of the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018. We hope you’re as excited about this release as we are and look forward to your feedback.
 
– The Elements Team
 
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Post Date: 10/4/2017 8:58:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 22, 2017
Site visitor Mark sent an email earlier this week to alert us to a peculiar issue where Adobe Lightroom 6 displays and imports duplicate images when using a USB cable to import photos from the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II when two memory cards are installed in the camera with only one of them having RAW images recorded on it. One of the earliest references to the issue appears on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom forums in a post made more than a year ago.
 
Unfortunately, according to Mark, the issue isn't limited to Lightroom 6; it apparently occurs with Apple Aperture 3.6 as well. That the issue appears on multiple software platforms may indicate that a firmware update from Canon will be necessary to correct the issue.
 
Has anyone else run into this duplicate file issue when importing RAW files with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II? If so, besides taking one of the memory cards out of the camera, did you find a convenient workaround? Let us know in the comments below.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/22/2017 11:47:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 20, 2017
From Adobe:
 
Strong Cash Flow and Earnings Highlight Third Quarter Results
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2017 ended Sept. 1, 2017.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.84 billion in its third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which represents 26 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.84 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.10 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.27 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.06 billion.
  • Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $4.87 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $308 million.
  • Adobe Experience Cloud achieved revenue of $508 million, which represents 26 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 48 percent and net income grew 55 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 43 percent and net income grew 46 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $704 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.20 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2.1 million shares during the quarter, returning $298 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
“Adobe delivered another record quarter with stellar year-over-year revenue growth of 26 percent,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “The imperative to deliver intelligent, intuitive and effective customer experiences is key to the C-suite agenda of digital transformation, and Adobe’s cloud offerings are critical to that business mandate.”
 
“Our results in Q3 once again reflect the leverage of our financial model, with record revenue driven by our cloud-based subscription offerings, strong earnings and cash flow from operations," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe.
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/20/2017 6:51:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 8, 2017

 
From the Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube Channel:
 
We’re excited to give you a sneak peek of a new tool we’ve been working on for an upcoming release of Photoshop CC. The new Curvature Pen Tool makes path creation easier and more intuitive in Photoshop CC by enabling you to create paths more quickly and precisely. This is just one of many new features coming to Photoshop CC later this year.
 
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Post Date: 9/8/2017 11:03:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Adobe has released updated versions of Camera RAW and DNG Converter with support for the Nikon D850.
 
Adobe Camera RAW 9.12.1
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.12.1
 
  • Nikon D850
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.12.1
 
MountName
Nikon FNikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon FNikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Fixed issue that caused a magenta color cast on some mRaw and sRaw images from the Canon EOS 6D Mark II camera.
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 


DNG Converter 9.12.1
 
New Camera Support in DNG Converter 9.12.1
 
  • Nikon D850
Download: DNG Converter 9.12.1 – Windows | Macintosh
 
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Post Date: 9/6/2017 11:27:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 28, 2017
Adobe has announced that it is ending support or Flash, a plugin technology that – although outdated – may still be an integral part of many photographers' websites. Thankfully, those photographers have ample time to update their websites using alternative natively supported technologies.
 
From Adobe:
 
Adobe has long played a leadership role in advancing interactivity and creative content – from video, to games and more – on the web. Where we’ve seen a need to push content and interactivity forward, we’ve innovated to meet those needs. Where a format didn’t exist, we invented one – such as with Flash and Shockwave. And over time, as the web evolved, these new formats were adopted by the community, in some cases formed the basis for open standards, and became an essential part of the web.
 
But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Over time, we’ve seen helper apps evolve to become plugins, and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating plugins.
 
Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.
 
Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education and video – and we remain committed to supporting Flash through 2020, as customers and partners put their migration plans into place. Adobe will continue to support Flash on a number of major OSs and browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL. This will include issuing regular security patches, maintaining OS and browser compatibility and adding features and capabilities as needed. We remain fully committed to working with partners, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to maintain the security and compatibility of Flash content. [To see each partner’s announcement on this news, click on the links inside each partner name.] In addition, we plan to move more aggressively to EOL Flash in certain geographies where unlicensed and outdated versions of Flash Player are being distributed.
 
Adobe will also remain at the forefront of leading the development of new web standards and actively participate in their advancement. This includes continuing to contribute to the HTML5 standard and participating in the WebAssembly Community Group. And we’ll continue to provide best in class animation and video tools such as Animate CC, the premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content, and Premiere Pro CC.
 
Looking ahead, Adobe will continue to provide the best tools and services for designers and developers to create amazing content for the web.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/28/2017 7:45:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 19, 2017
From Adobe:
 
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here.
 
A few clarifications for this release:
 
What happened to Lightroom CC 2015.11/6.11?
 
Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw releases are tightly coupled as both products share the Camera Raw imaging technology. As a product team, we decided to skip Camera Raw version 9.11 and instead use 9.12 due to the unfortunate events that occurred on that day. In keeping our version naming consistent, Lightroom is releasing CC 2015.12 / 6.12.
 
Will performance enhancements that I requested via the survey here be in this release?
 
Lightroom CC 2015.12 / 6.12 does not include performance improvements based on your survey responses. We appreciate your candid feedback on Lightroom performance, and are working on several projects to address your concerns.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.12/6.12
 
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 200D(EOS Kiss X9, EOS Rebel SL2)
  • Leica TL2
  • Nikon D7500
  • Olympus Tough TG-5
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.12/6.12
 
Mount Name
Canon EF Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D
Canon EF-S Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Fujifilm X Fujifilm WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
Fujifilm X Fujifilm WCL-X100II Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
Fujifilm X Fujifilm TCL-X100II Tele Conversion Lens
Nikon F Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D
Pentax K Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D
Pentax K Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Sony A TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012S
Sony A TAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012S
Sony A TAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013S
Sony A TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F017S
Sony FE Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G
Sony FE Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
Sony FE Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D
  

This release adds new color matching camera profiles for the following:
 
  • Nikon 1 V3: 5 Color profiles + Monochrome + Green, Orange, Red, Yellow Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D3400: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D5: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D500: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D5600: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D610: Monochrome + Green, Orange, Red, Yellow Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D7200: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D750: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D810: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D810A: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon Df : Monochrome + Green, Orange, Red, Yellow Monochrome filter effect
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ80: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GF9: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G8: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX85: Color and Monochrome profiles
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Restriction on exporting a catalog with dots in the filename
  • HSL Target Adjustment Tool erratic behavior
  • Issue adding more than one line of text using identity plate in Print module
  • Navigator preview pane shows wrong photo
  • The inability to use larger sample sizes with the White Balance eyedropper tool
  • Image “blinks” when toggling between “Before Only” and “After only” views in Develop module
  • SDK LrDevelopController no longer works with ToneCurve PV 2012 Settings
  • Export from DNG to JPG for Flickr results in an error
  • GPS data from iPhone video not captured
  • iPhone video capture time is shifted upon import
  • Moving files causing erratic deletion of files
  • Filmstrip covers/overlaps filter and breadcrumb bar
  • Map module flashing “map offline”
An update on GPU Issues
 
Customers may still be experiencing crashing with earlier versions of AMD GPU drivers. Please update to the AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1 to resolve this issue.
 
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Give us feedback
 
Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences.
 
Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:
 
Report bugs and suggest features
Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting
 
Adobe Camera RAW 9.12
 
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw. This release contains GPU related performance improvements in several areas including panning, zooming and the local adjustment brush.
 
New cameras, lenses and color matching profile supported can be found above in the Lightroom 9.12 Press Release.
 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Fixed an issue where images taken with extended ISO on the Fujifilm GFX-50S were too bright.
  • In the Lens Correction panel, we will now display the message “Built-in” in the Make, Model, and Profile popup menus for raw files that contain built-in (automatic, opcode-based) lens corrections. Previously the Lens Correction panel would display “None”.
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
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Post Date: 7/19/2017 7:48:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 18, 2017
From the Lightroom Journal:
 
Today, we’ve got lots of great updates for Lightroom for iOS and Android.
 
iOS
Available now through the iOS App Store, today’s release includes a new selective brush, a new details tab, and an improved interface for iPads. As always, Lightroom for iOS is free to use and can be downloaded here.
 
Selective Brush
 
One of the most requested features in Lightroom for iOS is now here—the selective brush. Using this tool, you can selectively paint in enhancements to any part of your image. If you’re using an iPhone that supports 3D Touch (such as an iPhone 6s or later), you can even vary the effect by just pressing softer or harder as you paint. And for iPad Pro users working with an Apple Pencil, you get the same capability—press harder to apply more of the effect, or softer to apply less.
 
We’ve also added in the ability to selectively erase both the linear and radial gradients, making them even more powerful than before.
 
Details Tab
 
Another often requested feature has been added in this release—global control over sharpening and noise reduction. These advanced tools are often used to add the finishing touches to photographs by controlling noise and enhancing image details.
 
New iPad Interface
 
With the introduction of the iPad Pro, and now the iPad Pro 2, the iPad has become a serious option as a laptop replacement for any photographer. To that end, we’ve worked hard to make a truly portable and yet powerful version of Lightroom that is designed for the larger touch-based interface of an iPad.
Android
We wanted to provide the best Android experience possible so we redesigned Lightroom for Android from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, and, well, more Android-y. Every screen has been redesigned with the goal of ensuring a natural, native Android experience while providing the highest quality, professional-grade mobile photo editing app ever.
 
Check out some of the new and updated interfaces by downloading this free update now by tapping here.
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Post Date: 7/18/2017 12:10:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 12, 2017
From the Lightroom Journal Blog:
On Lightroom Performance
 
I would like to address concerns recently voiced by our community of customers around Lightroom performance, as improving performance is our current top priority. We have a history, starting with our first public beta, of working with our customers to address workflow and feature needs, and we’d like to take that same approach regarding your performance concerns. We already understand many of the current pain points around GPU, import performance, certain editing tasks and review workflows and are investing heavily in improving those areas. Over the past year we’ve added numerous enhancements to address your performance concerns but we understand we will have a lot of work to do to meet your expectations. If you have feedback or would like to work with the Lightroom team on your most pressing issues, please fill out this survey.
 
Regards,
Tom Hogarty
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/12/2017 5:26:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 21, 2017
From Adobe:
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended June 2, 2017.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.75 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.02 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.21 billion, with Creative revenue growing to a record $1.01 billion.
  • Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $4.56 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $312 million.
  • Adobe Experience Cloud achieved record revenue of $495 million, which represents 29 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 46 percent and net income grew 53 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 42 percent and net income grew 43 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $645 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.07 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2 million shares during the quarter, returning $266 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
“Digital transformation continues to be the burning agenda for creative professionals, enterprises, governments and educational institutions,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “Adobe is the go-to company for creating world-class digital customer journeys from design to delivery to measurement and monetization.”
 
“Adobe continues to execute well, with another quarter of record revenue and operating profit in Q2," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We're excited about the strong business momentum we have as we enter the second half of fiscal 2017 and remain confident in our ability to drive strong revenue and earnings growth in the future.”
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/21/2017 8:54:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1
 
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70 (DC-TZ90,DC-TZ91, DC-TZ92, DC-T93)
  • Sony A9 (ILCE-9)
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1
 
MountLens
Sony FEZeiss Batis 2.8/135

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Edit in Photoshop Erroneous Message Fixed
  • Fixed issue causing color cast on images from some Fujifilm X series cameras shot in CH/CL modes.
  • Fixed issue where images taken on the Fujifilm GFX 50s with top 3 extended ISOs appear over exposed.
  • Fixed issue where some images converted to DNG from the Hasselblad H6 contained a color cast.
  • Fixed issue with Hasselblad X1D images losing highlight details at high ISOs.
Known Issues
 
  • We have an issue where customers are unable to use the Develop module with GPU enabled. This only occurs when using an AMD graphics card using driver Version 17.4.4 (released 4/23/2017) on Windows. Please see this note for more details and workarounds.
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Give us feedback
 
Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.
 
Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:
 
Report bugs and suggest features
 
Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting
 
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/24/2017 4:41:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 12, 2017
From Adobe:
 
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here.
 
New Camera & Lens Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10 / 6.10
 
Lightroom CC 2015.10 now supports new cameras and lenses detailed in the Adobe Camera RAW 9.10 announcement.
 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • LrD Shows Captured Time as GMT Instead of Local Time for Videos Shot and Imported from iPhone 6.
  • Customers were unable to access the Auto Import menu item.
  • Presets listed under “Color Presets” were not available.
  • The audio balance slider in the Slideshow module did not complete mute the audio as expected.
  • Cursor movements on point tone curve behaved erratically.
  • Tone Curve points were not moving correctly with Wacom stylus.
  • Tone Curve freezes after several customer actions and drags.
  • File renaming on export was incorrect. Please note that this only occurred when using the “Cropped” token in the File Rename on Export dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where Hasselblad H6D-50c files that won’t load in Lightroom.
  • Added Camera Matching color profiles for the Panasonic FZ1000, Panasonic GH4, and Panasonic LX100 cameras.
  • Fixed a bug where we see unexpected behavior change: Local exposure + negative Clarity.
Known Issue
 
We have made progress in fixing the black panel issue as noted here and have reduced the chances that you will see the issue again. Please do let us know if you see this issue in CC 2015.10 / 6.10.
 
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Give us feedback
 
Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.
 
Click here to send us feedback.
 
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Post Date: 4/12/2017 6:34:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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