Chances are if you’re a creative professional, you’ve tinkered with Adobe’s suite of photo and video editing software. While many professionals use Adobe Photoshop for all their photo editing needs, many users have turned to the less feature-rich, but more comfortable Lightroom for those needs. And while Lightroom has worked pretty fine till now, there have been some problems linked with it from the start.
The lack of in-depth color profiles, for one, used to be a problem that many users had to go around with. That stops now since Adobe has released an update to clean up the mess that was the profiling system in the app. No longer hidden in the settings menus, the new Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw now show these settings up in the top edit panel. In a blog post (jump to the end of the article for the link), Adobe had the following to say:
“We’ve also greatly expanded their capabilities with six brand new Adobe Raw profiles, over 40 new Creative profiles, and an all-new Profile Browser that lets you quickly compare and select the best profile for your photo. Camera Matching profiles, which were previously available in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic, are now available in Lightroom CC.”
These new additions will greatly improve the workflow of many editors, as well as giving them new and creative options on which direction to take their content into.
Adobe Color was designed to greatly improve the look and rendering of warm tones, improving the transitions between certain color ranges, and slightly increasing the starting contrast of your photos. Since Adobe Color is the new default (but only for newly imported photos), it was designed to work on the widest range of photos and ensures that regardless of the subject, your photo will look great.
Adobe Monochrome has been carefully tuned to be a great starting point for any black and white photograph, resulting in better tonal separation and contrast than photos that started off in Adobe Standard and were converted into black and white.
Adobe Portrait is optimized for all skin tones, providing more control and better reproduction of skin tones. With less contrast and saturation applied to skin tones throughout the photo, you get more control and precision for critical portraiture.
Adobe Landscape, as the name implies, was designed for landscape photos, with more vibrant skies and foliage tones.
Adobe Neutral provides a starting point with a very low amount of contrast, useful for photos where you want the most control or that have very difficult tonal ranges.
Adobe Vivid provides a punchy, saturated starting point.
Along with the desktop updates, Adobe also added some incremental ones to the mobile side of things, namely the iOS and Android apps. You can check out the full lost of updates HERE.