Adobe has announced the release of its February updates for its collection of photography programs, including Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and ChromeOS.

Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic

Starting with Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic, Adobe has improved the Raw Default setting. Specifically, Adobe has made it easier to configure the default develop settings within the ‘Preferences -> Presets’ submenu. The default options can be applied universally or customized based on the camera model and serial number.

In a similar vein, Adobe has made it easier to use the picture styles or profile settings within your camera when editing images, rather than using the Adobe Color profile that was previously standard. Adobe says ‘With the new raw default settings, you can now use Camera Settings as the default to preserve the “as shot” look and reduce your edit time.’

Both Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic have also received performance improvements. Now, both programs have full GPU acceleration for Lens Correction and Transform adjustments, and Enhance Details can now make use of external GPUs (eGPUs) on macOS 10.15 ‘Catalina.’

Lightroom Classic has also added support for PSB files. Starting with this update, you can import, catalog and edit Large Document Format (.psb) files within Lightroom Classic. Other improvements specific to Lightroom Classic include improved secondary display selection tools, auto-sync improvements and the ability to import Photoshop Elements 2020 catalogs into Lightroom Classic.

Lightroom for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, iPadOS, and ChromeOS

Moving onto Lightroom for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, iPadOS, and ChromeOS, Adobe has brought a number of features to various platforms and overall improved the performance across nearly all devices.

Now, on Lightroom for Mac and Windows, you can export images in the DNG format. Previously, this functionality was limited to Lightroom on Android and iOS. Lightroom for Mac and Windows also receives improved Shared Albums support, which allows you to control what metadata is shared when uploading photos to other shared albums and allows you to export photos from other contributors who have uploaded photos to a specific shared album.

Other changes to Lightroom for Mac and Windows include dedicated shortcuts for creating HDR (Ctrl + Shift + H) and Panorama (Ctrl + Shift + M) images via Photo Merge and improve importing options that include the ability to import to a specific album using drag-and-drop functionality.

Moving onto mobile, Lightroom for Android and iOS have an improved ‘Learn and Discover Content’ views that make it easier to browse through various artwork. Lightroom for Android has also gained the ability to import presets and profiles; Adobe says Lightroom for iOS will gain this functionality ‘soon.’

Lightroom for iPadOS has also gained support for split-screen view that makes it possible to browse, sort, edit and export photos while also having another application open on the screen of your iPad.

You can read more about all of the updates on Adobe’s blog post. The updates should be available through the Creative Cloud desktop app and the respective app stores for Android and iOS.