Adobe Lightroom CC Update Adds Reference View

Lightroom CC 2015.8 - Reference View

Adobe updated Lightroom CC and Camera RAW this week. For those who use the Lightroom smartphone app, both the Android and iOS versions received updates.

The mobile updates brought in a new editing interface that features a new info section to add copyright data, captions and titles to images on mobile. The new interface is designed to make it easier and faster to edit images on an iPhone or Android device.

Camera RAW 9.8 isn’t that big of an update but if you were waiting for support for a particular camera you might be in luck.

9.8 adds support for a few smartphones like the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as support for newer cameras like Canon’s EOS M5 and Sony’s a99 II. It also adds support for a number of lens profiles. See the full list of newly supported lens and cameras here.

The bigger update is Lightroom CC 2015.8 (or 6.8). Like ACR, Lightroom is getting support for a number of lens and cameras,  you can see the full list here.

However, Lightroom is also getting a few new features. The biggest feature of note is Reference View, which is a new view mode that is available in the Develop Module. The new view allows users to compare two different images to make them visually consistent.

The reference photo goes on the left and then the image a user wants to make visually similar goes on the right in Reference View.

Other small improvements include performance enhancements and fit/fill improvements. The fit/fill ones enable users to zoom to fit and zoom to fill, especially when using ultra high-res monitors.

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