At its Adobe MAX convention, Adobe introduced an enormous shake-up for its Lightroom photograph processing software. The present Lightroom CC is being renamed to Lightroom Traditional CC, and a brand new product with an outdated title, Lightroom CC, will take its place.
The brand new Lightroom CC presents many of the photograph processing options of Lightroom Traditional, however with some key variations. The interface is easier, and considerably, shared between each the desktop variations (for Mac and PC), the cellular variations for Android and iOS, the Apple TV model, and Lightroom CC for the Net. It presents each a standard look-and-feel, and customary capabilities, throughout the vary of platforms.
That cross-platform consistency ties in strongly with its different, possible contentious function: it uploads all of your photographs to cloud storage. A $9.99 a month Lightroom CC subscription—simply as is already the case with Traditional, the software program is simply supplied on a subscription foundation—comes with 1TB of cloud storage, with extra house out there in 1, 5, and 10TB increments.
Which means your full library is out there whatever the quantity of storage regionally, one thing significantly fascinating on telephones and laptops. It additionally means that you’ve an off-site backup of types. But it surely additionally signifies that you will be importing a ton of information to the Web, with no skill to decide out.
Lastly, Adobe is utilizing that cloud storage to carry out object detection in your footage. This implies you could seek for key phrases with out having to manually tag your footage, not less than assuming that the thing detection has discovered precisely what it was that you just have been photographing.
The brand new Lightroom CC additionally largely integrates the options present in Adobe Digital camera Uncooked, Adobe’s software program for changing and linearizing RAW knowledge from digital cameras.
Whereas Adobe says that the brand new software program comprises nearly all the options of the outdated, it at present lacks help for plugins, and it would not help the creation of a number of catalogs.
As is the case for many Adobe software program, Lightroom CC can also be out there in bundled subscription. For $9.99 a month you get Lightroom CC, Lightroom Traditional CC, Photoshop CC, and 20GB of cloud storage; for $19.99 a month that goes as much as 1TB.
Additionally at MAX, Adobe launched a trio of apps which have till now been in beta. Final 12 months at MAX Adobe confirmed XD, a design device for cellular apps and web sites, and Venture Felix, a design app for creating composite photos that mixed 2D photos and 3D renders. Each launch at present, with Flex having an official branding of Adobe Dimension CC. Character Animator CC, an app for creating 2D animations primarily based on nonetheless photos created in Photoshop and Illustrator, additionally goes reside at present.