Lightroom is a decade-old application developed by Adobe that enables you to edit and organize photographs. With the new service launched today, you can now edit organize store and share your photos irrespective of the device you’re working on. Also Read - Adobe Flash Player bids adieu, uninstall it right now
With the newly-launched service, Adobe has introduced a new streamlined user interface that now carries forward your edits across all your devices. So whether you’re a professional or an amateur and work on images, Lightroom would save all those edits and display them across all devices. Also Read - Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and other apps get new features
Key Lightroom CC capabilities
In addition to the capabilities already available in Lightroom, the new Lightroom CC offers easy sliders, presets and quick adjustment tools. Being a cloud service, Adobe has added the ability to edit your images, and sync the changes you make across all the devices you work on. Also Read - Adobe Stock offers free 70,000 photos, videos and vectors: All you need to know
In case you’re wondering where you’d store all those images you’d be working on, Adobe offers you 1TB of Cloud storage space on the Creative Cloud. This also allows safe and secure backup of full resolution photos. In addition, you can also work on RAW files.
With Adobe Sensei, its machine learning technology, you can search through your images by typing out real world language. You can now use searchable keywords to search through your photographs. In case you’re wondering where that image of the sunset you clicked was stored, all you’d need to do is type sunset in the search bar, and Sensei would pull the images out that resemble a sunrise scene.
Adobe Lightroom CC allows you to share directly to social media from within the service. If you’re a professional photographer, you can share your work directly with the new Adobe Portfolio integration in Lightroom CC.
Lightroom CC supports the new Files app in iOS 11 on the iPhone and iPad. The iPad app also features a more enhanced layout. Similarly, Lightroom CC for Android features tablet support and all keyword support and hierarchical album support as seen in the iOS app. Lightroom for web, adds the ability to manage public gallery pages. With support for Adobe Portfolio, subscribers to these gallery pages can import image collections and publish the best shots captured with just a few clicks.
The earlier Adobe Lightroom app will now be known as Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. It includes enhanced Embedded Preview workflow, which allows you to scroll through a large set of photos and images and create a selected subset of images rather quickly. There’s also a new Color Range and Luminance Masking functionality that enables precise edits to the images you work with. While Adobe Lightroom CC works with a cloud enabled interface, Lightroom Classic would focus on traditional, desktop-first workflows. You can download Lightroom CC for Android, iPhone, and iPad starting today.
Plans and pricing
The new Lightroom CC service would be available in three plans. The complete all-in-one plan meant for photographers is priced at $19.99 (Rs 1,300 approximately) per month, and includes all news features announced by Adobe with 1TB of Cloud storage.
The Lightroom CC is now included in the Creative Cloud Photography Plan with 20GB of storage space in case you want to try out the service. The Creative Cloud Photography Plan is priced at $9.99 (Rs 650 approximately) per month.