Updates have been released overnight for Adobe’s Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw, two of the company’s main desktop-centric photography applications.

Users of these applications should find they are updated automatically if their computer is connected to the internet. The latest updates to Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw enable them to take advantage of the more powerful graphics cards (GPUs) to deliver a smoother and more responsive experience. GPU acceleration is more pronounced with larger resolution monitors (4k and above) as well as with more powerful GPUs. New additions in Lightroom include the ability to export image files in PNG  format, the ability to also add colour labels to Collections, batch merging for HDR, Panoramas and HDR Panoramas, the ability to recover deleted photos, improvements to the in-app educational tools released in May, as well as improvements to search facilities.

Adobe Camera Raw (version 11.4)  also gains enhanced GPU support for faster editing of images as well as edge-aware editing in 360-degree panoramas. This release also adds support for the following new cameras: Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III, Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Leica V-LUX 5, Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX880 plus preliminary support for the Sony α7R IV (ILCE-7RM4)  and RX100 VII (DSC-RX100M7).

A number of lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss are newly supported and fixes have been applied for several issues. Click here for more information.