Adobe has announced updates to Lightroom CC and the Camera Raw plug-in along with new applications for mobile platforms.

Lightroom CC 2015.2 features an updated  Dehaze tool, which allows Dehaze to be used as a Local Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter or Graduated Filter. Improvements to the Import module make it easier to find, import and sort   image files and there’s a new ‘Add Photos’ screen in the ‘Select a source’ option that scans your computer for photos you might want to import.  The latest version of Lightroom CC also allows direct importing of images from a Photoshop Elements catalogue. Lightroom Mobile for both Android and iOS gain several small changes.  

Camera Raw version 9.2 has been released for Photoshop CC 2015 (but is not supported in Photoshop CS6, which will get no more updates). It adds support for four new cameras: the Olympus E-M10 Mark II and Sony A7S Mark II (ILCE”“7SM2), the Leica S (Typ 007) and the DxO ONE camera (but not   SuperRAW files). Bird’s Eye View navigation, similar to function incorporated in Photoshop, has also been introduced to Camera Raw.

Camera Raw also sees some improvements to modal tools, which include spot removal, red eye correction, local adjustment brush, graduated filter and radial filter.

Bug fixes include the following:

  • Improved alignment results for HDR and Panorama merges. Note that this improved alignment technique may produce different results from merges in earlier Camera Raw versions, even for merges that had acceptable alignment.
  • Improved image quality for Sony A7R II for raw files captured using long exposures.
  • Fixed missing Camera Matching Profiles for Olympus Stylus 1 and 1s
  • Improved quality of display color management in GPU mode. Color and tone gradations are now smoother.
  • Improved quality of image while using Scrubby Zoom.
  • Fixed intermittent crash when using Red Eye tool.

Sixty-one new lens profiles have been added but there still seems to be no profile support for Olympus or Panasonic M4/3 lenses.

Adobe has also released two new mobile apps, Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, which allow quick retouching and asset capture on the go on mobile devices. New Touch capabilities have been added across Creative Cloud desktop applications including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC. Photoshop Fix offers a retouching and restoration-focused image editing experience on a mobile device with a touch-based interface. Adobe Capture CC combines the capabilities of Adobe Brush, Adobe Shape, Adobe Color and Adobe Hue into a single tool.

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