Adobe today announced a major update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan with the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that delivers lightning-fast performance and new tools to edit, enhance, organize and showcase beautiful photos. With Lightroom CC and the legendary magic of Photoshop CC, Adobe Creative Cloud Photography empowers photographers to transform photos into amazing shots. Creative Cloud Photography also includes unique sophisticated mobile capabilities: automatically syncing photos with Lightroom CC on the desktop, Lightroom on mobile devices lets users access and edit their entire catalog of photos on iPad, iPhone as well as Android smartphones and tablets.
New features in this release include:
- HDR Merge –- Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes by easily combining multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single raw high dynamic range image.
- Panorama Merge — Capture super wide fields of view and amazing detail by stitching together multiple images to create stunning raw panorama shots.
- Performance Improvement & GPU Enhancements — Perfect photos up to 10 times faster than ever.
- Facial Recognition — Quickly find and categorize images of family and friends.
With the death of Aperture and the disappointing lack of pro features in its ‘Photos for OS X’ successor, I’ve decided to make the switch to Adobe Lightroom. Moving an existing library of 28,000 digital photographs – 2,500 of which had adjustments applied – is a tedious and frustrating process, but I’m hopeful that it will be a worthwhile annoyance. In the little time I’ve spent with Lightroom it feels superior to Aperture in every possible way and the new features announced this past week will only help to improve the experience.