Adobe Lightroom Update Adds Preset and Profile Sync and More

Adobe has just announced its June 2018 release of Lightroom CC, and one of the big features found in the update is preset and profile synchronization. It allows you to sync between Lightroom on various operating systems and devices (and even the Web).

Profiles, custom presets, and third-party presets can all be synced across the app, giving you access to any of your presets regardless of what you’re working on your photos with.

“For your purchased third-party presets and profiles to sync, import them into Lightroom CC on Windows or Mac and the same synchronization mechanism that keeps your photos synced with Adobe Creative Cloud will also ensure that your presets and profiles are synced as well, including any updates or changes that you make in the future,” Adobe says.

“Once the presets and profiles have been imported and allowed to sync, any devices connected to the same account (including other desktops, iPhone, iPad, Android, and ChromeOS devices) as well as your Lightroom account will have those presets and profiles available.”

Presets can also now be created on iOS, Android, and ChromeOS mobile devices.

There are also a number of other new features and improvements in the new update:

Lightroom CC (Windows and Mac)

Batch copy and paste settings: “You can now copy settings from one image and paste them to multiple images all at once, saving you time and speeding up your editing process.”

Enhanced sharing options for Albums Shared to Lightroom online: “Lightroom CC offers you the ability to share your images directly through lightroom.adobe.com, and now you have more control over what is available with your shared images directly from within Lightroom CC.”

Lightroom CC Mobile (iOS, Android, ChromeOS)

Healing brush: “The incredibly powerful healing brush found in Camera Raw and Lightroom desktop is now available with full functionality on your mobile devices.”

Remove chromatic aberrations (iOS): “This new checkbox in the Optics tab turns on Adobe’s powerful, automatic detection and repair of chromatic aberrations.”

Lightroom Classic CC

Profiles and presets management: “There are now additional ways of accessing and sorting profiles and presets, ensuring they’re at your fingertips when you need them. You can now expand and collapse all profiles to quickly scan through them, control the visibility of profiles, and rename and manage presets.”

Faster searching in folders: “The speed in which you see folders when you search for them has been greatly improved.”

Color labels for organizing folders for review: “You can now assign a color label to a folder and then later filter by those labels, making it far quicker to find different folders.”

Auto-stack HDR/panorama and auto-stack by capture time: “Selecting the new ‘Create Stack’ option within the HDR and panorama merge tools results in all of the ingredient photographs being stacked along with the merged output, cleaning up your grid view.”

You can start using these new features by updating your Lightroom through Adobe Creative Cloud app.