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 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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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.
 
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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!
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 10/18/2017 8:43:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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