Adobe Supercharges Lightroom Performance, Simplifies HDR and Panorama Editing
As you’d expect from a new version, Lightroom Creative Cloud (CC) 2015 has some new capabilities. One of them is facial recognition, which has been around for a long time in apps like Google
The software also now supports some Photoshop-like capabilities, including Panorama Merge, which lets you create a wide-view image from multiple shots of the same scene. It supports RAW photos, which is a nice touch. Lightroom CC 2015 also lets you tweak photo coloring with HDR Merge.
Other bonuses include an improved slideshow creator with support for combining videos with you still photos, a filter brush that gives you more control over filter effects, and HTML5-compatible Web gallery templates. Lightroom now also uses your computer’s GPU to handles some of the workload, making for performance boosts in the Develop module and elsewhere in the program, according to
On the mobile side of things, Android seems to be getting the most improvements, including support for importing DNG files (photos shot in RAW), support for specifying SD cards as storage, and a new app for Android tablets. IOS users get an improved crop tool and an auto-straighten function.