Adobe Lightroom adds video support – Vidak For Congress

Adobe announced today that it is adding video support to Lightroom, the image organization and manipulation tool for photographers. Users can use the same tools they currently use to change the look of images to manipulate videos as well. And while Lightroom won’t replace tools like Adobe Premiere, Rush, or their competitors like DaVinci Resolve, it also offers the ability to crop videos.

Additionally, Adobe is adding a number of new features that make working with presets in Lightroom easier (as well as new premium presets) and is adding a new AI-powered red-eye removal tool that can automatically detect and correct red-eye. them with a single click. Also new – and know many photographers have been waiting for this for a long time – as a new Compare View that lets you, you guessed it, compare images side by side.

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The highlight of the release, however, is video support, especially since nobody really thinks of Lightroom as a video tool these days. However, Adobe states that for many of the basic workflows – adding a bit of contrast, making an image warmer, etc. – the tools are essentially the same. And this also makes it easier for photographers and videographers to match the look of their images and photos. Lightroom’s image presets now work for videos.

“There are some great things about being able to use the same editing tools you already use for your photos on your videos — and one of them is that you already know how to do it,” said Adobe’s Benjamin Warde in a press conference ahead of the release. today’s announcement. “If you can edit photos in Lightroom, you can now edit videos in Lightroom too, but the other great thing is that it allows you to achieve consistent aesthetics for both photos and videos.”

That feels like a bit of a niche use case, to be honest. There’s no timeline, so you can’t really create a video that combines videos and images in Lightroom, so you end up with a full-featured video editing tool anyway. For the time being, there is also no integration with Adobe’s video products. My guess is that if you want to quickly share a single clip on social media, it’s not the worst way to go.

The new video functionality is now available in Lightroom for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

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With this update, the Lightroom team is also re-emphasizing presets. After all, not everyone wants to start editing every photo from scratch. The marquee feature here are adaptive presets, now available in Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom for Mac and Windows. Adobe describes these as “an entirely new class of presets,” although some of them may look familiar if you’ve used tools like Skylum’s Luminar AI before. There’s a preset to make the sky more dramatic and one to make the subject of your photo stand out. That’s it for now, but Adobe will definitely be adding more in the near future.

Also new are five new premium preset packs from the likes of Ayesha Kazim, Jessy J. and Megan Sumpton, as well as intensity sliders for existing presets.

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Another handy new feature is automatic red-eye removal. The name says it all. It uses AI to find red eyes in your images and remove them all automatically. Until now, you had to target Lightroom’s red-eye removal tool at each eye individually, so this could save photographers quite a bit of work. Like so many of Adobe’s AI features, this new tool isn’t coming to Lightroom Classic, but only available in Lightroom for Mac and Windows and Adobe Camera Raw.

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Finally, Lightroom now also makes it easier to compare images by looking at them side by side, so you can choose the best version of those fifty images you’ve taken from influencers taking photos of the Cinque Terre villages.

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