Adobe has unveiled its August Photography update for Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw. The headline improvement—GPU Accelerated Editing—will be music to the ears of users frustrated by Lightroom Classic’s sluggish performance.
Adobe says the new feature allows Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw to “take advantage of the more powerful graphics cards (GPUs) while editing, providing a smoother and more responsive experience. Testing the update on a 2016 MacBook Pro, DPReview noticed that “adjustments made to RAW photos captured on a Canon EOS R were applied much faster than the previous version of Lightroom Classic CC.”
Additional improvements to Lightroom Classic include an updated Library Module for quicker navigation through folders; Color Labels for Collections, Collection Sets, and Smart Collections; and batch merge for HDR and panoramas. Both Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw gain a new PNG export module.
The “other” Lightroom CC, meanwhile, has received a few minor updates: the ability to restore deleted photos, batch metadata editing, and better search options, as well as the usual updated support for new cameras and lenses.
New Color Labeling option for Collections
New PNG export module
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