Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC & Lightroom Mobile add Sony a7 III Raw Support

Lightroom Classic CC 7.3, Lightroom CC 1.3 & Lightroom Mobile add Sony a7 III Raw Support & Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 Lens Profile Support along with new Adobe Raw Profiles and Creative Profiles!

[Please Note: It takes around 12 hours for Adobe Updates to roll out around the globe. Once it does you’ll see the update in your Adobe CC Updater]

New Camera Support

Canon EOS 1500D (EOS Rebel T7/EOS Kiss X90/EOS 2000D)
Canon 3000D (EOS Rebel T100/EOS 4000D)
Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)
Panasonic LUMIX DC GX9 (DCGX7MK3)
Panasonic LUMIX ZS200 (DCTX2/DCTZ200/DCTZ202/DCTZ220/DCZS220)
Sony A7 III (ILCE7M3)

New Lens Correction Support

Canon EF:
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM A018
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD A034
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD A034 +1.4x III
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD A034 +2x

Hasselblad:
Hasselblad XCD 65mm F2.8
Hasselblad XCD 135mm F2.8
Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm F3.5-4.5
Hasselblad XCD 21mm F4

Nikon F:
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM A018
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD A034
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD A034 +1.4x III
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD A034 +2x

Sigma SA:
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM A018

Sony FE:
Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4

Updates

On hover over the tone curve, the graph will be highlighted, making it more opaque.

Facebook Plugin

We have updated the APIs in Facebook Plugin. There should be any impact in publishing images to Facebook. With this change, you would not be able to add “Comment” from Lightroom Classic.

Features and Enhancements

New and Improved: Profiles
Updated location and new functionality

Both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw have supported camera profiles since the products were introduced. Camera Profiles enable you to change how the raw data is processed, controlling the look and feel of the image’s tonality and color. Another way of thinking about camera profiles is that the’re the modern equivalent of film, as the choice of the profile indicates the range of color and tonality of your final image. Unlike film though, you can change the profile at any point, thanks to the non-destructive nature of Adobe’ photography tools.

In this upcoming release, we changed the location of the profiles and added a profile browser, extended the number of Adobe Raw Profiles that will be shipped, and added a new group: Creative Profiles. All of these profiles and controls will be added to all products at the same time during our launch, including Lr CC Desktop, iOS, and Android.

Many of our advanced users and educators have long known about the power of camera profiles, however in previous versions of Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw, access to the camera profiles were hidden deep within the Camera Calibration section. In the next update, access to these profiles has been moved to the top of the Basic panel and extended considerably.

In the past, you could select between Adobe Standard and profiles that would match the look of options found within your camera. Adobe Standard has been our default profile designed to work well for all images, providing an excellent starting point for post processing, while creating consistency across the entire range of cameras supported. The profiles that we created to match the different Canon Picture Styles, Nikon Picture Control, Fuji Simulation Modes, Sony Creative Style, etc. are there for those users that want their raw files to match what they saw on the back of their camera’s monitors as closely as possible.

Now, you can access these different types of profiles much more easily, which we hope leads more photographers to understanding the value of these profiles. We’ve also expanded the profiles with additional Adobe Raw profiles as well as a brand-new group called Creative Profiles. Additionally, the new Profile Browser (button to the right of the pull-down) lets you pick a profile visually.

Here’s the breakdown of the Profiles:

New Adobe Raw Profiles

In addition to the age-old Adobe Standard profile, we’re now introducing a range of new and additional profiles specifically for raw files. These new profiles provide additional starting points for raw images, and greatly increase the capabilities of your raw processing workflow. The new profiles are:

Adobe Color:

This will be the new default starting point for images moving forward. Adobe Color is similar to Adobe Standard in that it was designed to be a good balance for any image, however compared to Adobe Standard, Adobe Color is slightly more contrasty and saturated, and some of the colors have been tweaked to be more natural and pleasing. We’re quite happy with Adobe Color but definitely want to hear from you and find out what you think.

Adobe Monochrome:

The Yin to the Adobe Color Yang, Adobe Monochrome is a new profile designed to create the best starting point for any black and white image. When you convert to Black and White mode, Adobe Monochrome will automatically be selected. Conversely, if you select Adobe Monochrome, the app will be switched into Black and White mode for you.

Adobe Neutral:

This profile is designed to give you the most headroom for post processing by reducing contrast and color boosts as much as possible. The images resulting from this profile are less punchy and less likely to be good out of the box, however a great place to start for images with very tricky colors and gradients.

Adobe Vivid:

On the other end of the spectrum from Adobe Flat, Adobe Vivid is designed to look great right out of the box, requiring as little tweaking as possible. Try it out on your images and let us know what you think.

Adobe Portrait:

Designed especially for portrait images, this profile expands the color resolution for skin tones and helps ensure better color and tonality of portraits of people of all skin tones.

Adobe Landscape:

Tailored for landscape images by focusing on the colors and tonalities typically found in landscapes.

New Creative Profiles

Creative profiles work on any file type, from Raw files to JPEGs and TIFFs and are designed to create a certain style or effect. Under the hood, Creative Profiles now take advantage of 3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) and can also apply nearly any of the effects that are possible within Lightroom or ACR. One difference is that applying a Creative Profile will not change any of the slider values, meaning you can apply these on top of your images once you’ve modified the slider values for your image without fear of those slider values being overwritten (which is possible with a preset).

Conversely, it’s not possible to know exactly what’s been applied to your image as the sliders will not have been adjusted. You are provided with an intensity slider for Creative Profiles, which are not available for either the Adobe Profiles or Camera Profiles.

Creative Profiles will be grouped together in a few separate groups:

Modern:

Profiles designed to create unique effects that fit in with current photography styles.

Vintage:

Profiles designed to replicate the effects of analogue imagery

Artistic:

Profiles designed to be more edgy, with stronger color shifts

B&W:

Profiles designed to optimize tonality shifts needed for high impact black and white work.

How are these different from presets? Conceptually, presets and profiles are very similar – you select an option, and the image changes. Even under the hood, they’re similar in that applying either a preset or a profile can change the same types of enhancements. For example, both a preset and a
profile could say change the exposure slider to -1EV.

The primary differences are:

Presets:

• Slider changes are visible
• Slider changes override anything that’s already been done. If you move the Exposure slider to +1, because your image was too dark, and then apply a preset that contains Exposure=0, your image will have the Exposure slider set to 0.
• Can set a profile. That is, a profile is like any other value in the develop panel, meaning you can set a profile and then store that setting within a preset.

Profiles:

• Don’t move sliders.
• Can be applied on top of a set of existing edits without worry. Since the slider values don’t change and are not overwritten, you can modify your image as you like and then apply a profile on top of your edited image.
• Profiles *may* contain a 3D LUT, which can do enhancements not possible with any of the sliders found in the Develop module.
• Every image must have a profile and can only have one profile at a time.

Changing from Adobe Standard to Modern 01 will mean that Modern 01 is being applied to your image, no longer Adobe Standard.

Can I install my third-party Presets and Profiles, and will they still work?

Yes, you can still use third party Presets and Profiles. VSCO is one of the most popular third party that makes profiles already today.

What difference will you see with presets in future versions of Lightroom Classic?

Existing Lua-based user presets are converted to XMP as part of a catalog upgrade or during the launch process. The presets will be renamed by adding “~” to the start of the filename. This will not have any impact on the use of presets in previous versions of Lightroom, but we wanted to raise this to your attention in case you noticed the difference.

Updates

We have added the List view and Large Grid view in Profile Browser. You can select these options from the Grid dropdown in Profile Browser. We have also added the ability to filter the Profiles in Profiles Browser. You can filter B/W or Color or see all the Profiles.

We have made some updates to the Profile Browser.

• List View has new favorites icon.
• List View has now no space between list items, consequently scroll with mouse and preview is now much better.
• Large view now supports 16:9 grid instead of previous 1:1 square grid.

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