Adobe updates Lightroom for iOS, Lightroom for desktop and Adobe Camera Raw


posted Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM EDT


We have an array of Adobe update news to cover today including updates to Lightroom for iOS, Lightroom CC 2015 and Adobe Camera Raw.

Lightroom for iOS

First up is Lightroom for iOS 2.6. The first change will be immediately evident after updating the iOS app as Lightroom for iOS has a new edit experience and capture interface. Regarding the capture interface, it features a brand new "professional mode." This professional mode provides the user access to control over exposure and focus, features which Android users have had since earlier this year.

The new edit interface offers quicker access to a variety of tools based on feedback from users of all levels. One big change is that similar tools are now grouped together. Further, the interface has been optimized for use with a single hand, which makes a lot of sense for a phone application.

Lightroom for iOS 2.6 includes a new "Pro" capture interface

Additionally, there is a new "Info" section, which allows users to add titles, captions and copyright information from their mobile device. This feature, along with the ones above, will help make Lightroom for iOS a much more capable device within a professional workflow, while also providing users of all levels more functionality.

In addition to the new features, the application also has a variety of bug fixes and performance improvements. The app supports new cameras and lenses, which we will discuss further below in the Adobe for Camera Raw section. The update for Lightroom for iOS is available now through the App Store. To learn more about Lightroom Mobile, check out this excellent YouTube playlist from Adobe.

Lightroom CC 2015.8/6.8

The primary added feature of Lightroom CC 2015.8 is a new "reference view." Reference view is available in the "Develop" module and allows users to compare two images when attempting to make the images visually consistent with one another.

Lightroom for desktop now includes a new reference view in the Develop module

In addition to the new reference view, Lightroom CC 2015.8/6.8 includes performance improvements and fit/fill improvements. There are also a lot of new cameras supported. You can see the full list here.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.8

There are 16 new cameras supported in Adobe Camera Raw 9.8, including our Camera of the Year, the Olympus E-M1 Mark II and the highly-popular new Sony A99 Mark II. There are also a lot of new supported lenses and a few bug fixes, which you can read about here.