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Adobe MAX 2018 Keynote: New Features in Lightroom CC | Adobe Creative Cloud

October 7, 2019


Now let’s shift to another form
of creativity that has taken over
the modern world: photography. A year ago, we introduced
the all-new Lightroom CC, a modern photography system that works across desktop,
mobile, and the web taking full advantage
of the cloud. The response
has been tremendous. Photographers, both
professionals and hobbyists, love the ability to access
all of their photos anywhere, make edits on the go, and then easily
share their work. And so we’ve spent the last year making Lightroom CC
even more powerful, and here to show you
what’s new in Lightroom is my colleague
Bryan O’Neil Hughes. -Bryan.
-Thank you, Scott. (applause) Hello, everyone. You know, the whole reason
I got into photography was because I couldn’t draw
or paint, but I’ll tell you, I’ve been spending some time
in Gemini lately, and when I use the oil paint,
just for a minute, I feel like Kyle Webster. Briefly. All right, let’s get
back to photography. As Scott said, the teams
have been incredibly busy. Over the course
of the last year, they have been working hard
to make the entire system faster, smarter,
and more powerful. And in just a couple minutes
I want to show you just some of
what they’ve been doing. So let’s start on the iPad Pro, and this is a device
that I love because I can put it
in my camera bag and take Lightroom with me
everywhere my camera goes. And I can access
all of my images. That’s really the first thing
to know here, I can get to my stuff. My iPhone shots,
the shots off my Sony a7R III, Leica Q. I can always get to my images. All right,
let’s talk about editing and the speed of editing, because this has gotten
so much faster. If I tap Auto,
this is now Sensei enabled. I’m just gonna tap one button,
and it automatically and dynamically
adjusts my image. Looks great,
all of those sliders have moved immediately. Now, if I want to change
how it looks, of course, I have
all sorts of sliders and all sorts of things
that I can do, but I’ve got these really
powerful profiles as well. Now, Lightroom has
always had profiles. This is how it interprets color. And traditionally,
they’ve mimicked some of the profiles
in your camera. What’s different now is
that I have artistic profiles that dramatically
change the image in a way that’s
really impactful. So I can come through here
and these look so great. I can tell you guys,
a long time ago I wrote a couple books
on black and white using Lightroom in Photoshop. I could condense those books
into a sentence or two. Open Lightroom,
open an image, hit Auto, and use one of
these black and white profiles and you’d be great. It really is that good. Okay, so let’s do
a couple more things for that. Add another sentence to my book. I’m gonna pull in Clarity,
bit of Dehaze, and a little bit of Vignette. So at this point,
I’ve done a few different things and I don’t want to
have to redo them later. Well, one of the things
I can do now is create my own
user generated preset, and just like my images
and just like my edits, those travel with them. Whatever device I’m on,
I can get to my presets, I can get to my images. That’s a huge timesaver. All right, so let’s go with a little more
serious editing here, something even trickier. This is a 42-megapixel image off of the Sony a7R III, and, again,
I’m gonna start with Auto. Great, open up the shadows
a little bit. Okay, looking better. Now I’m just going to use
that Dehaze tool, and it cuts through
all that atmospheric haze. But there is one problem here: I have this jet trail. It was a 30-second exposure, and I have a streak of light
across the sky that I didn’t see. Well, traditionally,
I’d go over to the desktop, I’d pass this file to Photoshop, I’d heal it out. Now I can do that on the iPad. So I’ve got
my spot healing brush here and I’m simply going
to touch on the screen, drag my finger across,
and magically remove that. Let’s think about that
for a second: 42-megapixel raw file, spot healing non-destructively
on an iPad. (applause) Thank you. I think that’s super cool. I’ve wanted that
since the iPad came out, and I’m thrilled
that I can do that. All right,
one more example here. Again, Auto, you see me
use this every time. Does a great job,
I love the tonality of that. My problem with this image is that I didn’t have
an expensive tilt-shift lens and I didn’t have
a 50-foot tall ladder, and the perspective
is just a little weird. What I want is
those geometry controls that I love on the desktop. Well, I’ve got them. And even though there are
a lot of sliders, I’m gonna let the software
do the work, come into upright here,
and just hit Auto, all right? Fixed, looks great. So I could spend
a lot more time here, I would love to,
but that really quickly was Lightroom CC on the iPad. Let’s move over
to a smaller screen now and let’s look at
this Samsung Android device. And what you’re going
to find here is that just because
I have a smaller screen does not mean that I’ve lost
any of my power. So, the first thing
to note is that not only are my images there,
but they’re synced, they look like they looked
on the last device. Black and white image,
the night sky, the building
that I just stood up. But as I mentioned,
I haven’t lost any power. So things like that smart
Sensei Auto work great. Those color profiles
that we talked about, maybe I want an artistic profile
to change the color. Looks great. Maybe I want
to leverage geometry, that powerful stuff
where we stood up the image. I can do that
right there as well, give that just a moment
to stand up. Great. And if there’s a distracting
element in this image as there is here, even those powerful
healing tools are available to me right there, so just because I have
a smaller screen doesn’t mean
I’ve lost any power. Okay. So that was Lightroom
on the Android. Let’s look
at Lightroom somewhere that you’re probably not
used to thinking about it, which is on the web. I’m gonna launch my web browser, and we’re gonna go
to lightroom.adobe.com and that’s a way for me to quickly get to my images
wherever I am. All right, so I’m just gonna
launch my web browser, I’m signed into
lightroom.adobe.com. Any of you using Lightroom, you can do this and get
to your images anywhere. Wherever you are, you just–
all you need is the web. There they all, all of the ones
we were just editing, I’ve got 37 photos here, and if I want to share those,
I could send the link, people could download the files, they could collaborate,
give me feedback, but I want to share
less of them. I think we can all agree there’s too many pictures
of my dog up there. So I’m gonna leverage
a tech preview that all of you
have available to you called “Best Photos.” And what Best Photos does
is it makes a guess about what less images
would look like based on content,
edits, composition. And right out of the gates,
it knew what we all guessed is, yes, there are too many
pictures of that dog. But let’s change
our criteria here a bit to ask for fewer images,
ignore my ratings, and I’d like to see more people. Well, Sensei’s got
both of my boys, my wife, my puppy,
even my old truck there, so I’m very happy there,
no one’s going to be offended. At this point,
I want to share that, and when I share it I could,
again, send a link, could create an album,
or I could leverage the power of Adobe Portfolio,
which all of you have access to. You can build your own
beautiful custom website in just a few minutes. Here’s what that looks like. Really easy to do that. Really, really pleased
with that way of sharing things. So, again, we looked
at Lightroom CC on the iPad Pro, we looked at it
on the Samsung Android phone, we looked at it on the web. It is a complete system,
you can use it on Windows and Mac desktop,
and if you have an Apple TV, you can even view
your images there. So, in closing,
this is for everyone. Everyone can use this because Lightroom does
a lot of the work for you and you can use it
absolutely anywhere. So I hope you guys try it
and love it. Thank you very much
for your time. (applause) So, thanks Bryan. Lightroom is an example of where all Creative Cloud
applications are going. It is an app
that’s equally powerful on your desktop,
your tablet, your phone, and on the web
as Bryan described. It takes full advantage
of Adobe Sensei to simplify these complex,
time-consuming tasks like editing multiple photos
or correcting geometry, and it uses the power
of the Cloud to not only keep all of
your photos at your fingertips, but your editing presets
and profiles as well.

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