We've come a long, long way together
The ALL NEW Lightroom MAX 2020 Release
You've probably seen the new social trend of couples showing their when we met & present-day photos. Do you remember when you first met Lightroom? For some of you, maybe it was this past year while working from home, and for some, perhaps it was back in our public beta 1 days.
I remember when I first was introduced to Lightroom--it was a darkroom, library, and pure Photoshop-like magic. I had been lamenting the lack of access to a traditional film darkroom and had just made the switch to digital photography. I had been trying to keep all of my digital photos and graphic assets organized, but much like in real life, I was frustrated and miserable--that is until my friend Ibraham introduced me to Lightroom public beta 1. I was awestruck by Lightroom, the darkroom's digital twin, and ended up switching my photography workflows to Lightroom primarily.
New features roll out every year, but this year's new tools and features updates EXCITE me to no end. In the words of Fatboy Slim, "We've come a long, long way together and I have to praise you like I should."
Lightroom has always been a product created by and for Photographers, and together with your input, our product teams have developed a fantastic set of new features and tools to help you do what you do best--develop, edit, and publish--faster and easier than ever before.
At MAX 2019, I had the privilege of sitting with leading photographers from around the world at the Adobe Professional Community Summit. Each user shared what top features would make their specific industry photography workflows better and more efficient in Lightroom as well as editing between Lightroom and Photoshop. Many of you also submitted suggestions online about what would make using Lightroom more enjoyable for the everyday user. I am so EXCITED to see your feedback packed into this year's Lightroom MAX 2020 new features!
Lastly, I believe that we should all be empowered to work smarter, not harder. It's on that philosophy that I have selected my Top 5 Features based on how you might use Lightroom as well as Photoshop in your photography editing workflows. It's by no means exhaustive, but hopefully, it will help you dive-in and begin using the new tools and features in workflows that you already use every day.
I would LOVE to see how you use the new features! Be sure to share your favorite results in the comments below!
TOP 5 New Features for Photographers
- Color Grading for More Control
- Automatically Select Your Best Photos
- Neural Filters
- Sky Replacement
- Select & Mask Enhancements
As we prepare for our next major Lightroom release at Adobe MAX 2020 later this year, we wanted to give you a heads up on upcoming changes to our minimum Operating System requirements.
Windows minimum version:
- Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1903 or later
macOS minimum version:
- macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later
- We are presently working with Apple to support macOS Big Sur (11.0) when it is released later this year.
We will update the linked pages above when more information is available.
Our team hopes that by providing this information early that it will allow you to make migration plans now so you can take full advantage of future updates as soon as they are available.
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