Here’s What’s New in Lightroom’s Latest Update

Lightroom Classic just updated to version 12, and there are some wonderful additions. Take a look here to see exactly what's new.

I've said it a few times, but it's worth revisiting: until about two years ago, I barely ever opened Lightroom. I cut my teeth on Photoshop, and with the Adobe Camera Raw plugin, I seldom found any need to use Lightroom for any kind of editing needs. In terms of file management, I always found it rather cumbersome and clunky and preferred to use other software that was faster and far less hard-drive intensive. However, in the last couple of years, Lightroom Classic has really come on in leaps and bounds as far as editing is concerned, and I sometimes find myself not even opening Photoshop these days, which is quite the turnaround.

And with every new update, Lightroom Classic just gets better and better, which brings us to this great video by Anthony Morganti, where he introduces you to everything that's new in version 12. As a little teaser, you can now achieve ultimate editing control using the new Content-Aware Remove tool to remove tough spots, distractions, and other unwanted elements in a photo to create blemish-free images in just a click. There's a lot more to like, and Morganti unpacks it all, so give the video a look, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Iain Stanley is an Associate Professor teaching photography and composition in Japan. Fstoppers is where he writes about photography, but he's also a 5x Top Writer on Medium, where he writes about his expat (mis)adventures in Japan and other things not related to photography. To view his writing, click the link above.

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I bookmark after it came up in my Google feed, I was looking forward to it and then when I logged in and saw it was a video I passed. I'm going to just read the Adobe press release instead.

Less videos and more written articles and you get my views back along with my AdSense dollars from clicking on your links.

I hope Capture One is watching.

The new masking tools will save a lot of time and trips to Photoshop from Lightroom. I really didn't like the previous healing brush in Lightroom classic and always used the healing brush in Photoshop.