Today Adobe released new version for Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC for desktop and aslo mobile systmes and of course Adaboe Camera RAW.
Besides the support for new cameras and lenses in Adobe Camera RAW and a couple of error corrections Adobe implemented a new feature in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC to enhance details with the help of AI.
Maybe its a little bit different on Mac OS systems but on Windows systems you could run into problems if your Windows 10 installation is built numer 1803.
This is the case on my desktop pc so i had to update the Windows 10 operating system first. In all other cases you get the following error message (sorry for the german error message)
I can’t judge if the new update if for Windows 10 users only or if there is a way to get new function on Windows 8 or even Windows 7 systems. But honestly i doubt it. It would be a hard limitation by Adobe to make this update available for Windows 10 users only.
But ok i installed the update for built numer 1809 and tried out the new function.
Beside this detail another improvment is tether shooting for Nikon cameras.
After solving the Windows problems with the new Lightroom version the new function can be executed by the context menu. You’ll get a preview window which shows the enhancements and the estimated time for the proecess.
The preview didn’t show any enhancements. If you execute the enhancement you’ll result in a new DNG file which is in 90 MB in size compared to the raw file with 25 MB from my Canon 5D MK II.
Comparing the results between a regular export JPEG file and an export from the detail enhanced DNG file the is only a very small difference, so the result is not htat overwhelming to do this on every image considering the increase in file size.
On a raw image from Lumix G81 there are very much the same results. The file size for the DNG file almost 70MB.
But if you take a look on the detail settings for sharpening and masking you’ll see right away why the results don’t differ that much.
On the left side there are the settings for the developed raw image and the right hand side shows the settings for the enhanced DNG file.
There is also a new function implmented in Lightroom CC for the desktop. The app now can merge HDR,Panorama and HDR Panorama images. This function was implemented in Lightroom Classic a while ago. By this example you’ll see that Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC will catch up in functions.
The new function is nice but maybe for beginners only. Devlop your with sharpening settings and the differences between the regular raw and the enhanced DNG are wuite marginal. But for this you get files almost 4 times the size of the original raw.
What do think about this new function?