Lightroom Classic

Adobe apologizes for Lightroom Classic CC bugs, releases bug fix update

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The latest update to Lightroom Classic CC—a ‘massive update’ to camera profiles for both Lightroom and ACR—came complete with an infuriating set of bugs that, judging by our comment section, left Adobe users quite frustrated. But have no fear: the software giant is back with an apology and a slew of bug fixes in the form of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.3.1.

The release went live this morning, complete with this apology on the Adobe blog:

We heard your feedback and felt that parts of the release didn’t uphold the level of quality that we hold ourselves to. We’re happy to report that these issues were resolved and now available for immediate download. Some of the issues resolved included converting presets, sorting and copying/pasting profiles, translation errors, along with crash fixes.

You can download the update and read the full release notes at this link, but here is the TL;DR about what this Lightroom Classic CC update fixes:

  • An issue where some presets were not converting to the new format.
  • An issue with B&W legacy presets where the profile resets to Adobe Standard
  • An issue where Develop presets were not sorting correctly
  • Translation errors in other languages for some profiles
  • An issue where users were unable to copy/sync Black and White Mix settings
  • Lightroom backup catalog error issues.
    • Note: To resolve corruption issue in the backed up catalogs, update to Lightroom Classic CC v7.3.1 and then back up your catalogs again. If you’re backing up your catalogs on macOS, see this known issue related to catalog compression below.
  • Known Issue on macOS only: When backing up your catalogs on macOS, Lightroom Classic doesn’t compress (zip) catalogs that have a file size less than 4 GB. As a workaround to this issue, manually compress the backed up catalog files. → continue…

    From:: DPreview

Video: 10 Lightroom features you may not know about

No matter how well you think you know Adobe Lightroom, this video probably still has something to teach you about Adobe’s photo editing and digital asset management program.

In the video, photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor spends twelve minutes looking at 10 “hidden” Lightroom Classic features you may or may not know about. Some are a bit more common-knowledge than the others, but odds are you’ll find at least one feature you didn’t know existed.

Check out the video above for a full rundown, or keep reading for a quick synopsis of all 10 tips:

  1. Sharing online – Using an integrated share function, you can easily share an album of your images online, where people can favorite and even comment on your photos.
  2. Getting good color – Hidden inside the develop dialog is a little color calibration tool. Adobe recently updated this tool, but the tip still stands and proves even more useful.
  3. Change preset opacity – This tip needs a plugin (The Fader), so it’s not directly integrated into Lightroom. But the tool is free to download. Once installed, you can choose how strong any presets are that you’ve installed.
  4. Targeted adjustment tool – Rather than using HSL sliders, the targeted adjustment tool lets you adjust the variables in a specific area with minimal affect on the rest of the image.
  5. Auto exposures match – This one is pure magic. Take a batch of photos with varying exposures, edit one how you want, and select the auto exposure match tool in the menu. Boom. The photos will look like they were shot with exactly the same settings. Great for wedding and even sports photography.
  6. Faster image rating – Rather than using the arrow keys and pressing numbers, simply press caps lock on your keyboard. Now, after you press a number it → continue…

    From:: DPreview