How To Upgrade To Lightroom Classic (2022)

Now that Adobe is no longer developing Lightroom 6 users of older versions of the software have to upgrade to Lightroom Classic if they want to use the latest and most advanced edition of Lightroom.

If this applies to you then I’m sure you have plenty of questions about the upgrade process. Let’s take a look at what it involves and what you need to know in order for the update to run smoothly.

By the way, if you’re not sure what the differences are between the various versions of Lightroom then I suggest you read our tutorial Which Lightroom Version Do I Need?

What to do before the Lightroom Classic upgrade

Now that you’ve decided to upgrade to Lightroom Classic you’re probably eager to get on with it. But there are several things you should do first to make sure the process runs smoothly.

  • Check your computer meets the minimum system requirements to run Lightroom Classic. The first step, as with any new software, is to check that your computer’s hardware specification is good enough to run Lightroom Classic. If you’re using an older version of Lightroom because you have an older computer, you may have to buy a new machine before you upgrade. This Adobe help page lists the requirements for Windows and Mac OS computers.
  • Check Lightroom Classic works with your operating system. With the November 2019 update if you’re a Mac User, you need El Capitan (OS X 10.13 High Sierra) or later. If you’re a Windows PC user then you need Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) at the very minimum, and preferably Windows 10 Version 1809 or later. Note that Lightroom Classic doesn’t work with 32-bit versions of Windows.
  • Make a backup copy of your Lightroom Catalog. This is a precaution in case anything goes wrong during the Catalog upgrade process. It’s unlikely, but you never know what might happen. Lightroom makes a copy of your Catalog when you upgrade to Lightroom Classic, but it never hurts to be over-cautious when it comes to your important data!
  • Make a note of the location and name of your Lightroom Catalog. Lightroom Classic should be able to find your Catalog automatically. But just in case it doesn’t it’s helpful to know where your Catalog is saved and what it’s called. You’ll find the location under the General tab in Catalog Settings.
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How to buy the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan

The next step is to go to the Adobe website to sign up for the Creative Cloud Photography Plan (click the link to go to the Adobe website). You’ll have to log into your Adobe account (or create one) to complete the buying process.

Before October 2017 there was only one subscription plan. Now there are three! So it’s important to make sure that you select the right one. These are your options.

  • Lightroom plan: This gives you Lightroom (the desktop version of the mobile app), but not Lightroom Classic or Adobe Photoshop, and 1TB of storage space.
  • Photography plan: With this you get Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and 20GB storage space (best option for most photographers).
  • Photography plan with 1TB storage: Gives you everything in the other two plans, but combined.

Important: The best option for most photographers is the Photography plan (the middle option, marked below on a couple of displays you might see). Only select one of the other plans if you know what you are doing and are prepared to pay extra for online storage of your photos.

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How to install Lightroom Classic

Make sure you’re logged into your Adobe account. You need the Desktop Downloads link (marked below). Bear in mind the Adobe website may look different in your country, or that Adobe may change the design after I write this!

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Click the link and go to the Creative Cloud app (marked below). You need to install this on your computer first in order to download and install Lightroom Classic (not to mention Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop).

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Open the Creative Cloud app and go to the Apps tab. Below you’ll see a list of available Adobe apps. Look for Lightroom Classic. If you haven’t installed it yet you’ll see a blue Install button. Otherwise the button will say Update (if you don’t have the latest version installed) or Open. Click the Install button to download and install Lightroom Classic.

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Repeat with Lightroom and Photoshop CC, if you want to install them as well.

Old versions of Lightroom

If you’re upgrading from Lightroom 6 or earlier then the Creative Cloud app should automatically uninstall the older version (I’m not sure if this works with all older versions of Lightroom). To change this, after you click on Install in the Creative Cloud app click on Advanced Options and untick the Remove Old Versions box.

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It’s a good idea to delete your older version of Lightroom if you’re running short of hard drive space. Otherwise, you may feel more comfortable keeping it in case you ever need to use it – an option if you decide to cancel your Lightroom Classic subscription.

Another option is to let another family member use your standalone version of Lightroom. For example, my wife uses Lightroom 5 on her computer, and I use Lightroom Classic on mine. Lightroom 5 does everything she needs and it’s nice to see the software still being used.

Opening Lightroom Classic for the first time

When you open Lightroom Classic for the first time it searches your computer for your Catalog. It should find it automatically. If it doesn’t, just click the Choose A Different Catalog buttons until the name of your Catalog appears, or Lightroom lets you search for it on your computer (that’s where knowing where it’s saved and what it’s called helps).

Lightroom needs to upgrade the Catalog for it to work in Lightroom Classic Before it starts it displays the window below to let you know what’s about to happen. Click the Upgrade button to begin.

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If you have multiple Catalogs, you can convert the others to work in Lightroom Classic by going to File > Open Catalog and upgrading them one at a time. Make backups first just in case.

Rename your Lightroom Catalog

When the Lightroom Classic Catalog upgrade process is finished you will have at least two separate .lrcat files. The new version has a number appended onto the end of your old Catalog’s file name.

Lightroom changes the file name so that your new Catalog doesn’t overwrite the older one. Unfortunately the similarity in Catalog names means that it’s easy to get the two Catalogs confused.

It’s a good idea to rename your new .lrcat file to something like “Lightroom Classic Catalog”. You have to rename your previews and Smart Previews files as well, otherwise they won’t work. They share the same name as the Catalog file, with the extensions “Previews” or “Smart Previews” added on at the end. They also have a .lrdata extension rather than the .lrcat extension the Catalog uses.

You’ll end up with something like this.

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Lightroom Classic Catalog.lrcat
Lightroom Classic Catalog Previews.lrdata
Lightroom Classic Catalog Smart Previews.lrdata

I suggest you hold onto your old Catalog for at least a few weeks until you are sure the upgrade has gone according to plan.

Now, double-click on the renamed Catalog file to open it in Lightroom. To make sure Lightroom opens this Catalog automatically in the future, go to the General tab in Preferences and set When starting up use this Catalog to Load most recent Catalog.

New process version

Lightroom Classic has a new process version. The older process versions have been given new names (see table below) but are otherwise unchanged.

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The new process version (PV5) is similar to the one used in Lightroom 4, 5 and 6 (Process 2012). The main difference is that it enables the new Range Masking tool and more accurate masking from the Auto Mask tool.

This is what you need to know about the new process version.

  • New photos imported into Lightroom Classic have Process Version 5 applied automatically.
  • Photos previously developed with older process versions are opened using that process version.
  • If you open a photo with Process 2012 in the Develop module and make changes to any of the settings or apply a local adjustment Lightroom automatically updates the photo to Process Version 5, unless…
  • …You have used Auto Mask on that photo, in which case it stays at the earlier Process Version until you update it yourself.
  • Any Develop Presets you have created or bought that work in Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC (2015) will work in Lightroom Classic.
  • If you update from Process 2012 to Process Version 5 you won’t see any changes to the tonal values of your photos, despite the warning given by Lightroom.

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Other questions about the Lightroom upgrade

Q. Should I clean up Collections and Presets first?

A. No, there’s no need to bother with this. You can clean up your Collections and Presets any time.

Q. Is there a way to open my Lightroom Classic Catalog with Lightroom 5 or Lightroom 6?

A. The short answer is no, there isn’t. The main reason is that Lightroom Classic has tools that earlier versions don’t. Photos developed using these tools won’t be recognized by earlier versions of Lightroom.

The only way around it is to re-import your photos into the older version of Lightroom. Here’s how you prepare for it.

1. Go to the All Photographs Collection in the Catalog panel in the Library module.

2. Select all the photos in that Collection (which contains all the photos you’ve imported into your Catalog).

3. Go to Metadata > Save Metadata to Files. That tells Lightroom to save your edits (both metadata and Develop module related) in a sidecar .xmp file (or within the file itself if you use DNG, JPG or TIFF).

Now your photos are ready to import. But bear in mind that your earlier version of Lightroom won’t recognize any Develop module edits made using Lightroom Classic tools or sliders that it doesn’t have. There are also some things that won’t be saved, such as Collections, Flags, edit history, stacks and Virtual Copies.

Upgrading to Lightroom Classic

Don’t forget that if you want to upgrade to Lightroom Classic then you can sign up for the Adobe Creative Photography Plan here. Remember that the Photography Plan is the best option for most photographers.

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FAQs

How To Upgrade To Lightroom Classic? ›

In the Creative Cloud desktop app, click the Update button corresponding to Lightroom Classic. In the You're Updating To Lightroom Classic dialog, click Advanced Options. Deselect Remove Old Versions. Click Update.

How do I get Lightroom Classic version? ›

To find out which version of Lightroom you are currently using, just open the software, then click on “Lightroom” in the top bar (next to “File”) and select “Info on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC”. This will open a temporary tab where you can see which release of the software you currently have installed.

How do I move Lightroom Lightroom to Classic? ›

In the Lightroom Sync tab of the Preferences dialog box, you can specify the settings for syncing photos between Lightroom Classic and Lightroom ecosystem of apps. To access the sync preferences in Lightroom Classic, choose Edit (Win)/Lightroom Classic (Mac) menu > Preferences > Lightroom Sync tab.

How do I update Lightroom CC to Classic on Mac? ›

Launch Lightroom and choose Help > Updates. For additional information, see Update Creative Cloud apps.

How do you upgrade Lightroom? ›

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Lots of photographers start with Lightroom desktop and then decide to migrate from Lightroom desktop to Lightroom Classic.

Lightroom Cloud folders (the equivalent of Collection Sets in Lightroom Classic).. Fortunately, most of what you need syncs between Lightroom desktop and Lightroom Classic:. To start, check which subscription plan you have as Lightroom Classic isn’t included in the Lightroom (1 TB) plan.. Check the Specify location for Lightroom’s Synced Images box and click the Choose button to select the folder on your hard drive where you want the photos that you’ve uploaded to Lightroom desktop to be downloaded and saved.. Note that if you’ve previously synced photos from Lightroom Classic the button says Resume Syncing or Pause Syncing.. It downloads the photos you’ve imported into Lightroom desktop from Adobe’s servers, saves them in the folder specified in step 3 and adds them to a Collection called From Lightroom.. From now on, import any new photos into Lightroom Classic rather than Lightroom desktop.

In this article I’ll explain how to update to Lightroom Classic 9 from any prior version. The process is usually very straightforward and takes just a few clicks, but it does require that Lightroom upgrade your Lightroom catalog, so in this article I’ll prepare you for what can occasionally go awry. If you prefer to

In this article I’ll explain how to update to Lightroom Classic 9 from any prior version.. Make a note of the location and file name of your catalog:. If there’s any chance you’re going to cancel your subscription and want to revert to your old non-subscription version of Lightroom (if your operating system will even still support it) then out in Mac Finder or Windows Explorer, make a copy of the catalog file and the associated Previews file and put them in a separate folder (such as “Lightroom 6 catalog).. If you are coming from Lightroom 6 or another non-subscription version, you’ll need to subscribe to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan which gives you Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and the cloud-based Lightroom (which you can try out but I don’t recommend using together with Lightroom Classic unless/until you study the implications carefully.). After subscribing, download Adobe’s Creative Cloud application – you’ll update and otherwise manage your Lightroom and Photoshop software from it.. Install or update to Lightroom Classic 9. Find Lightroom Classic version 9.0 and click on Update or Install.. Launch Lightroom Classic and Upgrade Catalog. If it is a different location or a different catalog name, then you’ll need to tell Lightroom to upgrade and open the one you wrote down.. Next, open Finder, go into Applications, open the Adobe Lightroom Classic folder, and drag the program file (with the Lr icon) to your Dock.). “Upgraded Version of Catalog Found”. Would you like to use the newer catalog instead?”, then Lightroom is still trying to open your old catalog.. Go ahead and choose “Yes, use the newer, upgraded catalog”, and then go into Preferences, and on the General tab under Default Catalog “When starting up use this catalog”, click on the dropdown and choose the new one (the renamed one in #7, or the one with the largest number (“-2”, “-3”, “-2-2), etc – it will most likely be second in the list.. Rename Your Lightroom Catalog and Related Files(optional). Once you’ve been using Classic 9 for a while and all is going well, and assuming you don’t plan to revert to your prior Lightroom version, you can delete the old catalog – the one you wrote down in step 2 – both the .lrcat and the Helper file that otherwise has the exact same name as the .lrcat file.

With each new release, Lightroom requires specific changes to the database, also known as a “catalog”, that must be carried out in an upgrade process before the newer version of the software can be used. While the process of upgrading the actual software is pretty straightforward, there are some important steps one needs to take to make sure that the Lightroom catalogs are upgraded successfully. If you are scared about upgrading and have not done it in the past, this guide might assist you in this process. The good news is, Adobe allows keeping both the newer and the older versions of Lightroom on the same machine, which means that you can continue to use your old Lightroom catalog if anything goes wrong. Once you are fully satisfied with the upgrade, you can then remove the old version of Lightroom, along with the old versions of catalogs. In this article, I will guide you through the process of upgrading Lightroom to the latest version.

With each new release, Lightroom requires specific changes to the database, also known as a “catalog”, that must be carried out in an upgrade process before the newer version of the software can be used.. While the process of upgrading the actual software is pretty straightforward, there are some important steps one needs to take to make sure that the Lightroom catalogs are upgraded successfully.. The good news is, Adobe allows keeping both the newer and the older versions of Lightroom on the same machine, which means that you can continue to use your old Lightroom catalog if anything goes wrong.. Once you are fully satisfied with the upgrade, you can then remove the old version of Lightroom, along with the old versions of catalogs.. Whether you are using the standalone / retail version of the software or the Creative Cloud (CC) version, once you purchase the latest version or become a CC subscriber, you should have access to download the latest software release.. Once Lightroom is installed make sure that it did not wipe out your existing Lightroom version (which can sometimes happen with the CC version), in case you want to continue using it.. Lightroom will typically place the upgraded catalog in the same folder where you have the original catalog and will preserve the folder structure and the file name (by default, it will add a “-2” to the catalog name as shown above).. The speed of the upgrade process will depend on the number of pictures in your catalog, your computer’s processing power and your storage speed, but typically should not take more than 5-10 minutes, unless it is a major overhaul with a lot of changes to the database and your catalog is large.. Write down the total number of photographs in your upgraded catalog, then close the new version of Lightroom and open the older one.. Another thing to check is the Process Version – sometimes Adobe will deliver changes to the core functionality of the software and the only way you can reveal those changes is by upgrading to the latest and greatest process version.

Are you still using Lightroom 6? If you're stuck deciding whether or not you should upgrade to Lightroom Classic here are 6 things to consider.

If you’re a Lightroom 6 user you may be wondering whether it’s time to upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC.. It’s true that many photographers do all their photo processing in Lightroom without ever moving across to Photoshop.. Swap skies or heads (in a group portrait).. I used Photoshop to add a texture layer and an interesting border to this still life photo.. With Lightroom Classic CC you can synchronize selected Collections and view the photos in those Collections in the Lightroom CC app (formerly known as Lightroom mobile ) on a tablet or smartphone.. This makes Lightroom CC a great way to show your portfolio to people while on the go.. A Collection of photos in Lightroom Classic CC.. The first is to make a Collection public – something you can do with any synchronized Collection.. If the viewer logs in with an Adobe ID they can even favorite photos and add comments.. You will need to upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC if you’d like to use them.. The question you need to ask yourself is how important are the new features, such as Color Range Masking, to you and your workflow?. If you’re considering the upgrade then take the time to think through your decision and decide which of these (if any) apply to you.. It’s important to make the right choice because once you upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC it’s extremely difficult to go back to using Lightroom 6.. Can you think of any other reason why a Lightroom 6 user might want to upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC?. Have you already upgraded?

It’s not about the cost. Lightroom CC just doesn’t do the right things in the right way

Lightroom CC is Adobe’s ‘web first’ version of Lightroom where all your images are stored in the cloud and available everywhere on any device.. at Adobe (opens in new tab). at Adobe (opens in new tab). at Adobe (opens in new tab). Lightroom CC takes over your storage so that all your images are in the cloud and not on your computer.. If Lightroom CC offered desktop storage but ‘mirrored’ my library to its cloud servers, that would be fine.. Both Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic offer an impressive set of non-destructive editing tools, and Lightroom CC does almost as much as the desktop version.. (Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World) (opens in new tab) Smart Collections in Lightroom Classic are really useful.. Lightroom Classic works with them pretty well, Lightroom CC does not.. (Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World) (opens in new tab) So here’s the thing.. In fact, if you launch Lightroom CC you will see all the images you synced from Classic in the Collections you created.. But the fact is, Lightroom CC just doesn't work for me.. So I use Lightroom Classic to manage and edit my images, then sync Collections of those that I want to make available in the cloud.

Is Lightroom the best application for your photo editing needs? Or should you stick with the sturdiness of Lightroom Classic? We’ll compare these two programs and determine which one is best for your photography projects.

Lightroom Classic differs in a few ways from the modern version of Lightroom.. Lightroom will work on desktop computers and mobile devices, while Lightroom Classic only works on desktops.. Lightroom and Lightroom Classic can be purchased together for a low monthly cost.. Lightroom and Lightroom Classic work so well in tandem that it’s hard to choose one over the other.. Navigating Lightroom Classic takes more time when compared to Lightroom.. Lightroom Classic has inherited much of the same tools as Lightroom.. Editing photos in Lightroom Classic has been sectioned off into a handful of tabs at the top of the interface.. With less clutter and simplified tools, it’s a safe bet that Lightroom will help you produce more pristine photos at a faster pace than Lightroom Classic.. Lightroom doesn’t recognize albums outside of the app, meaning you’ll have to rely on the album explicitly created inside Lightroom.. This monthly subscription bundles Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and Photoshop.. Considering there isn’t much of a price difference if cloud storage isn’t a factor, Lightroom and Lightroom Classic have an equal cost.. LightroomLightroom ClassicPlatforms Desktops and Mobile DevicesDesktop Only Image Organization Creates Album Inside LightroomRecognizes Folders and Files on Your Computer Tools Sliders, BrushesSliders, Brushes, Editable Histogram Price$9.99/monthly with 1TB of cloud storage $9.99/monthly, bundled with Lightroom and 20GB of cloud storage Discounted Price Check hereCheck here (Photography Plan) Lightroom and Lightroom Classic should be used in tandem, no matter your skillset.. However, you may want to consider getting Lightroom through the Photography Plan (includes Photoshop and Lightroom Classic), priced at $9.99/monthly.. What is the difference between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic?. Lightroom can be used on desktop and mobile devices, while Lightroom Classic only works on desktop computers.

BREAKING NEWS: Before we get to the new Lightroom features, just a quick heads up: Today we announced the KelbyOne Photoshop Conference, coming July 14-15, 2020 — it’s sponsored by Adobe, and Photoshop User magazine, and it’s going to be awesome. Two days, two tracks, all online, super-affordable — it’s like our Lightroom Conference, but all about teaching you Photoshop. Check out the video below to see if it’s for you. Here’s a link with all the details and ticket info. I hope you can join us. It’s going to be something really special and I want you to be a part of it. OK, on to the Lightroom update (I covered all the new Photoshop features for photographers in today’s update over at scottkelby.com). What’s New in Lightroom While we did see a minor update come out in April, we haven’t seen a significant number of new features since the update released in February. There’s a lot of welcome additions to Lightroom Classic and the Lightroom cloud ecosystem of apps, but the first thing to be aware of are the branding changes made to the Lightroom Classic and Lightroom. These branding changes are in line with what Adobe announced for Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Cloud applications at the end of May. Note the new icons shown in the respective splash screens above have replaced the old icons for each program. The big difference being that Lightroom Classic is LrC and the Lightroom cloud for desktop icon is just Lr. Let’s look closer at the updates for each program in the Lightroom family. Lightroom Classic Performance is always high on everyone’s list of needed improvements, and Adobe continues to work toward that end. This update includes improved performance when scrolling through thumbnails in the grid when using a mouse, arrow keys or trackpad. They’ve also tweaked the Collection panel search filter (easily overlooked), which should help those of us with a large number of collections. They’ve also continued to optimize the movement of sliders in the Develop module, which is always welcome. You will also notice a couple of interface refreshes within two of the Develop module panels. The Color part of the HSL/Color panel got a new look to the buttons for switching between colors. The bigger refresh happened in the Tone Curve panel, which has a whole new look that makes it much easier to switch between the parametric curve and point curve modes. The gray circle with the curvy lines is the button for the parametric curve, and the colored circles represent one of the different point curve mode options with gray being the RGB point curve, and each color representing the curve for that color channel. The local adjustment tools (Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, and Graduated Filter) got the Hue slider added to the roster of available adjustments. This is handy when you want to shift the hue of a color in a localized region of a photo without affecting that same color in other places. For example, let’s say I wanted to shift the hue of the sky in this photo without affecting the blues in the shadows, I could apply a Graduated Filter over the sky, then adjust the Hue slider to a more pleasing color. In addition, I could combine that with an increase in Saturation, a decrease in Exposure to darken that bluer sky down. Because hue shifts are tricky, you may want to combine it with the Range Mask (as I did here to limit the adjustment to just the sky region) for better results. Checking the Use Fine Adjustment box under the Hue adjustment can also prevent wild hue shifts from happening (helpful when working with skin). Back in February we saw a revamp of the method for customizing your raw defaults, and with that revamp the loss of the ability to customize noise reduction settings based on ISO. This has been remedied in this update. Here’s how it works. Step One: Select at least two photos with different ISO values (a low ISO and a high ISO based on your shooting style). Step Two: Adjust the settings in the Detail panel to your liking, along with any other settings you want to include in your preset. Step Three: Click the + sign in the Preset panel and choose Create Preset. Step Four: In the New Develop Preset dialog box, only check the boxes for the settings you want to include in your preset, then at the bottom, check the Create ISO adaptive preset box, which is the new feature that will use the settings you applied to adapt the noise reduction settings applied to a photo when using the preset based on that photo’s ISO setting. You can get a feel for how this works by exploring the new set of presets included in this release. Expand the Presets panel and note the new Defaults and Optics preset groups. The Defaults group contains 10 new presets, and the ones that end with NR contain adaptive ISO settings. The new Optics group has 3 presets, which contain settings for either removing chromatic aberration, enabling lens correction, or both. One last addition to the Develop module is a new Centered overlay in the Crop tool. When exporting with more than one export preset selected you’ll notice the Export button has changed to Batch Export (remember, to just use the settings from a single preset you only click the name of the preset). When Batch Export is clicked you’ll be presented with a revamped interface for controlling where the exported copies are saved. For example, I selected two different export presets. One containing settings for exporting JPG copies and the other for exporting TIF copies. After clicking the Batch Export button I’m taken to the new Batch Export dialog box. Here I can opt to check the Choose Parent Folder box if I want to place all exported copies into a single parent folder, or leave it unchecked to send […]

OK, on to the Lightroom update (I covered all the new Photoshop features for photographers in today’s update over at scottkelby.com ).. There’s a lot of welcome additions to Lightroom Classic and the Lightroom cloud ecosystem of apps, but the first thing to be aware of are the branding changes made to the Lightroom Classic and Lightroom.. The Color part of the HSL/Color panel got a new look to the buttons for switching between colors.. Step Two: Adjust the settings in the Detail panel to your liking, along with any other settings you want to include in your preset.. Step Four: In the New Develop Preset dialog box, only check the boxes for the settings you want to include in your preset, then at the bottom, check the Create ISO adaptive preset box, which is the new feature that will use the settings you applied to adapt the noise reduction settings applied to a photo when using the preset based on that photo’s ISO setting.. The Defaults group contains 10 new presets, and the ones that end with NR contain adaptive ISO settings.. For example, I selected two different export presets.. If you sync your Lightroom Classic catalog with the Lightroom cloud you’ll want to know that the sync functions have moved out of the Activity Center and gained a dedicated cloud icon in the upper-right of the interface by the Module picker.. Additionally, just like in Lightroom Classic, the selective adjustment tools in the cloud apps gained the new Hue slider.. A version of the Raw Defaults feature used in Lightroom Classic has also made its debut in the cloud apps.. Watermarking has finally been added to the desktop version of the Lightroom app.. Watermark settings will sync between other Lightroom cloud apps.

Today Adobe announced new features and updates to Lightroom Classic (v10) including Color Grading, enhancements to zooming, GPU acceleration for local adjustments, Live View for tethering and more! 

Today Adobe announced new features and updates to Lightroom Classic (v10) including Color Grading, enhancements to zooming, GPU acceleration for local adjustments, Live View for tethering and more!. COLOR GRADING— Lightroom Classic’s new Color Grading Panel enables even more control over the application of color tints to your images.. Applying Colors— The Default view of the Color Grading panel displays 3 color wheels: one for shadows, midtones, and highlights.Quickly select the desired Hue and Saturation by clicking in a color wheel.. The Luminancecontrols are intended to make color grading specific changes and are optimized to adjust the color tinting ranges as changes are made to the Blending and Balance sliders.. Detail View— To view individual (larger), color wheels, click the Detail icons at the top of the Color Grading panel (or click the“peek-a-boo” color wheels on either side of the panel to move from one color wheel to another).. • You can use the same options for adding color tints as the 3-color view, or use the disclosure triangle to use the Hue and saturation sliders.. To copy and paste all color grading settings, select Edit > Copy choose Color Grading.

In a previous tutorial, we covered how to create a catalog in Lightroom CC Classic. Now, we are going to give a quick breakdown of the Import Dialog box and show you how to import photos into Lightroom CC Classic. We will also show you how to create a standard import preset to further maximize your post production …

Press File > Import Photos and Videos3.. Select your image source using the left panel in Lightroom. Once you’ve located your file source for importing images, you’ll need to decide how you want them imported into your Lightroom catalog.. “Checking” Your Images for Import When importing photos, you’ll need to “check” the images you want imported.. If you’ve selected the “Add” option in a previous step for importing your photos, you’ll notice there is NO destination option for you to choose where to keep your images.. If you are moving or copying images, however, you’ll need to select a destination.. Now, when you import your images into Lightroom, you can go down to “Import Preset” at the bottom of the Import Dialogue Box and just select “Fundamentals Demo.” It will also automatically include your metadata and develop settings into the images as well.

When you are working with Lightroom, you will need to import your photos into Lightroom. So, basically, you have two ways to import files into Lightroom...

On the center, you can choose from 4 definitions, how you want Lightroom to import the files: Copy as DNG – Lightroom will copy the files, import them to the catalog and convert them to .DNG files, AKA, Digital Negative format.. Build Previews When importing photos to Lightroom, Lightroom makes preview files to allow you to see the photos.. Don’t Import Suspected Duplicates Keep this option on if you don’t want Lightroom to import duplicate files (duplicate files will be Grayed and you won’t be able to choose them).. Make a Second Copy To This option will create a copy of the files in another location of your choice, and every time you will import, Lightroom is going to create a backup library for the imported files.. Basically, you set Lightroom a specific folder to watch on, and every time you will upload photos to that folder, Lightroom will automatically import those photos. Go to: File > Auto Import > Auto Import Settings (at first, the “Enable Auto Import” won’t be available.. Watched Folder – choose a folder (needs to be an empty folder), or create a new folder you want Lightroom to watch (note, this is a temporary folder, as Lightroom is transferring to the new destination at the “Destination Folder” you will choose next.. After you finish your settings, from now on, as long as Lightroom is open it will watch this specific folder and every time, when you will upload a photo to that folder, Lightroom will move and import it to the destination folder automatically.

When you run into a buggy version of Photoshop and/or Lightroom Classic, you may need to downgrade to a prior version. Here is how to do that. If you have updated to a version of Photoshop and/or Lightroom Classic that is not working for you, here is how you can roll back to a previous version. Step 1 – Open ...

When you run into a buggy version of Photoshop and/or Lightroom Classic, you may need to downgrade to a prior version.. I am downgrading Photoshop in the example, but it works the same for all of the Adobe products.. With many of the major updates to Lightroom Classic Adobe makes significant enough changes your Catalog has to be upgraded.. The bad news is that if you downgrade you will lose everything you have done in that upgraded catalog because you can’t use the upgraded catalog with an older version of Lightroom Classic.. In the folder where the Lightroom Catalog is at there would be a number of files and folders:The files associated with a Lightroom Classic catalog. After upgrading Lightroom Classic from v9.4 to v10.0 you will see a message like this when you open that catalog. There is also a “Lightroom-v10.lrcat” file now that is an upgraded version of the catalog that will only work with the new version of Lightroom Classic (v10 in this example).. From the point where you upgraded the Lightroom Classic catalog (v9.4 upgraded to v10.0 in this example), anything that was done in the new catalog that is only compatible with v10.0 will not be done in the v9.4 catalog.. The ACR version in Photoshop 22.1.0 is 13 and Lightroom Classic is 10.1.. Unfortunately Adobe has decided to only make it possible to go back one major revision from current through their Creative Cloud application.

NEW features in Lightroom Classic 9.3 June 2020 HUGE update! Learn how to use all the new Lightroom Classic features.

This is quite a big release for Lightroom Classic.. A lot of work has gone into optimizing performance in this release and the grid view is a recipient of that hard work.. Color panel UI update The color panel has new buttons. If you move the hue you can change the color of the selected area.. Select he top with the adjustment brush.. Move the hue slider to change the color.. As you move hue, you can keep changing the color.. Now you can change the default to the camera settings, or you can change by camera.. ISO adaptive presets This is a really amazing feature.. To make an ISO adaptive preset, you need to select at least 2 photos with different ISO.. Sync the settings (existing presets works too) and set the noise reduction to 50 on the ISO 1000 image and the noise reduction to 0 on the ISO 100 photo.. Now when you apply this preset to any photo of ISO 1000 it will apply a 50 NR setting.

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