Ever since Apple discontinued Aperture in 2015, Adobe Lightroom has become a go-to photo editor for amateur and professional photographers alike. And the latest update has a lot of new features that will make your photos even better.
Using the power of artificial intelligence, a new feature called Denoise will “remove digital noise from your images to improve quality without losing detail.” As Adobe explains, this is especially useful when working with photos in low light, where noise and grain can overwhelm a photo. Adobe says Denoise uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to produce “natural-looking results with sharp edges, clean shadows, good texture and fine color retention, and minimal artifacts (such as jagged speckles)”.
This feature is compatible with Bayer and X-Trans mosaic RAW files, which do not include Apple ProRaw DNG files, but Abobe says additional file types are coming soon. Lightroom already supports ProRaw for other features.
Lightroom also includes the ability to automatically mask clothing and facial hair, a new “Polished Portrait” preset that “quickly smoothes skin in portraits, improves lighting and refines facial features,” and a quick way to black out videos. and white. Finally, the new Curves in Masking feature offers “fine control over tone and color in specific areas of the photo to help you achieve the perfect look.”
The new features are part of the latest version of Lightroom, part of Adobe Creative Cloud. It’s available as a subscription for $9.99/month, or $19.99/month with Photoshop.