A Look at Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apps Update (October 2015)

Earlier today Adobe announced a whole host of updates for many of its programs and apps including Photoshop, Lithroom and many mobile apps. This post will bring you a sneak peak at at least some of the most interesting ones.

Today’s announcement brings with it a very (very) long list of updates, new features, improvements, fixes and more across the board and specifically in many of Adobe’s Photoshop and Lightrrom products across its entire ecosystem.

On Adobe’s blog post, Pam Clark, product manager for all things Photoshop, tried to bring some of the main points (we suggest you take a look here). We will bring to you just some of the main points plus a a series of videos released today which demonstrates some of these new goodies.

New in Lightroom CC Desktop: 

  • Increase or decrease the amount of atmospheric haze in parts of your photos with the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush.
  • Use the redesigned Import tool to get your photos into Lightroom Desktop faster than ever before by finding your photos on your camera, memory card, or hard drive, or from within Aperture or Photoshop Elements.
  • Many bug fixes and other minor improvements.

Julienne Kost on the Dehaze feature of Lightroom CC


New in Lightroom for mobile for iOS, version 2.0: 

  • Get from shoot to finish faster with the new Adobe in-app camera on your iPad or iPhone.
  • Control haze with the newly added Dehaze filter.
  • Adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of colors throughout your image directly with the new Target Adjustment Tool in the Color / B&W adjustment tool.
  • Send a collection of photos over the newly updated Adobe Premiere Clip 2.0 and create amazing video stories, synced to the beat of your music.
  • Photoshop Fix is now seamlessly integrated with Lightroom for mobile with CreativeSync, accessed through the new Edit In option.
  • Lightroom for mobile for iOS can now be used on your phone or tablet without a paid membership, coming soon to Android.

Terry White with some features of Lightroom mobile 2.0


New in Lightroom for mobile for Android, version 1.3 includes:

  • Refine individual colors in your photos with the new Color / B&W adjustment tool.
  • Precisely control the tone of your photo with the new Tone Curve adjustment tool.
  • Bring out the best in your photos with adjustable vignettes.
  • Crop the perfect photo with a redesigned experience that enables you to quickly adjust, align, and auto-straighten.
  • TIFF files are now supported.

New in Lightroom for web:

  • Now make edits right in your browser using the most advanced online editing experience available.

Terry White on Lightroom for the web


Photoshop Fix 1.0 – NEW!


Fix is Fast retouching connected directly to Photoshop and Lightroom (currently just of iOS).

Photoshop Mix 2.0


A second, improved version of the mobile app that lets you composite images in smart and creative ways and work on the results both using mobile apps and your desktop (Photoshop/Lightrrom easily). You can also see the Terry White video above to get some more clues as to what you can really do with this cool app.

Download Mix 2.0 for iOS here. Download the Mix 1.2 for Android here.

Photoshop CC was also updated (mostly with features for desgners) including:

  • Even more enhancements for designers – continuing to build out this major area of focus for you. We are adding a completely streamlined and tuned Design Space mode targeted for web and UI designers; new Artboard capabilities; the ability to directly import SVG files that you can rescale in your designs; and Creative Cloud Libraries improvements that speed up your asset access and management workflows.
  • The ability to easily work with 3D figures and incorporate them into your images and designs directly in Photoshop. Import, pose, and animate characters created in the new Adobe Fuse CC (Preview), and then adjust camera angles, lighting, and position to get precisely the look you want in Photoshop. Just imagine all the possibilities and the flexibility you gain when you can pose, re-pose, change the lighting of people in images in ways that are very challenging in 2D.

As always Adobe also updated Camera Raw to version 9.2 – with:

The ability to easily remove or add atmospheric haze in specific areas of your photos using the Local Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, and Graduated Filter plus, a new way to navigate through your images when zoomed in.  And ACR 9.2 will get support for more cameras and lenses (including the Sony A7S MK II, Olympus E-M10 MKII and more).

Finally Adobe published Adobe Premiere Clip 2.0 for editing videos on the go:


You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can see all of Kost’s videos on LensVid on this link.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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