Lightroom Updates 6/19/2018 – What You Need to Know

June 20th, 2018

 Here is a summary of the updates in the Lightroom Classic 7.4 – June 2018 release:

  • Color labels for folders
  • Preset Manager: Hide preset groups
  • Preset Preview Preference

  • Profile Manager
  • HEIC file support (Mac OS High Sierra only)
  • Panorama and HDR merges: Auto stack
  • Folder search performance improvements
  • Auto stack by capture time update
  • Preset and profile syncing with Lightroom CC
  • New cameras
  • New lens profiles
  • Bugs fixed

As we have talked about before, don’t be in a rush to update your Lightroom. It’s best to do it on a backup machine rather than the machine you depend on daily.

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4 Responses to “Lightroom Updates 6/19/2018 – What You Need to Know”

  • Great (sarcastically)! Just now getting use to a slight adjustment in workflow from the update a couple months ago. In the Develop module, who thought of removing “De-haze” from the Effect module to the Basic module and NOT putting it at the bottom of the existing selections, after Saturation, but BETWEEN Clarity and Vibrance. Tweaking those two kind of go together and over time get use to dropping down one without looking. Took a while to figure out, but SURPRISE! Wonder what else has suddenly been imposed on us for the next few months until to next update.

  • Has anyone tried ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 as a replacement for Lightroom and Photoshop? They keep adding features and I am tempted to buy it and get rid of the Adobe subscription.

  • @Larry Gray, not trying to defend Adobe’s decisions here as they are not exactly in my good graces to begin with, but I believe the logic of reordering the tools has to do with the fact that they are theoretically designed to be applied in order. As you know, adjusting the camera/color profile can have a major effect on how other adjustments will affect the photo, which is why they moved it upstream. My guess is the de-haze slider has been positioned where it is now in order to encourage people to utilize the adjacent tools as well rather than having to crank up de-haze. It seems as though de-haze is actually a combination of clarity and vibrance (in some modified form).

  • Brandon is correct, the sliders are “smart”, e.g. the effect of each slider changes based on what you’ve already done with the previous slider. The panels are intended to go “in order” from top to bottom (with a couple of exceptions, the noise reduction and sharpening are best applied first, at least as far as I know).

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