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What’s New in Lightroom CC Desktop and Mobile – April 2018 Release

What's New in Lightroom CC - April 2018 ReleaseAdobe today released updates to the Lightroom CC cloud-based desktop application (version 1.3), as well as updates to Lightroom CC iOS and Android (aka Lightroom mobile). An update to Lightroom Classic was also released – see my Lightroom Classic article for details on this.

To update Lightroom CC Desktop, go to Help>Updates, and on the Apps tab click on Update next to Lightroom CC (not Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC 2015!).

To update Lightroom CC iOS or Android, find the app in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and tap on Update.

New Profiles

Now throughout the Lightroom ecosystem (Classic, CC Destop, iOS, Android, Web), choose from dozens of color and black and white profiles to get your photo editing off to a great start.

Lightroom Classic and CC Profiles

Profile selection in Lightroom CC Desktop and on tablets is at the top of the Edit stack:

How to Access Profiles in Lightroom CC

Profile selection on phones (in Edit view):

Accessing Profiles in Lightroom CC iOS and Android

Checkout my article and video tutorial with complete details on profiles:

Start Your Lightroom Photo Editing with Powerful New Color and Monochrome Profiles

New Camera Support

Raw files from the following new cameras can now be imported:

  • Canon EOS 1500D (EOS Rebel T7/EOS Kiss X90/EOS 2000D
  • Canon 3000D (EOS Rebel T100/EOS 4000D)
  • Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9 (DC-GX7MK3)
  • Panasonic LUMIX ZS200 (DC-TX2/DC-TZ200/DC-TZ202/DC-TZ220/DC-ZS220)
  • Sony A7 III (ILCE-7M3)

Click here to see a list of all cameras supported in each version of Lightroom (and Camera Raw).

New Lens Profiles

Click here for a list of lens profiles added to Lightroom Classic 7.3. (This won’t open if you have popups disabled in your browser.)

Other Lightroom CC Desktop Enhancements

  • Images can now be stored on network attached storage devices (NAS drives).
  • You can now filter on sync status:

Filter on Sync Status in Lightroom CC

  • The following customer-reported bugs have been fixed:
    • Coming soon.

Other Lightroom CC iOS (iPad and iPhone) Enhancements

  • Geometry tab in Edit for perspective correction, with Upright, Guided Upright, and all of the manual transform sliders:
Lightroom CC iOS Geometry Editing Options

On iPhones, scroll to see all the controls.

  • Add grain on the Effects tab:

Add grain in Lightroom CC iOS

  • When sharing an album to Lightroom web, you can now choose to enable image downloads, and show metadata and location information:

Lightroom CC iOS Web Sharing Options

  • For left handers, the edit stack can be displayed on the left. To enable, go into settings>General>Left Handed Editing.
  • The iPhone X layout has been optimized.

Other Lightroom CC Android Enhancements

  • Details tab with sharpening and noise reduction:

Lightroom CC Android Noise Reduction and Sharpening

  • Add grain in the Effects tab:

Add grain in Lightroom CC Android

  • When sharing an album to Lightroom web, you can now choose to enable image downloads, and show metadata and location information:

Set options for sharing albums to Lightroom CC web

2018-04-03T07:28:37+00:00April 3rd, 2018|6 Comments


  1. Lorenzo April 3, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    very happy to have Geometry now on iOS..but now a grid option is needed, otherwise geometry is quie unuseful

    • Laura Shoe April 4, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

      I agree, Lorenzo.

      • Lorenzo April 5, 2018 at 12:58 am - Reply

        if I remember right (i’ve just tried it very fast) grid tool is not great in Lightroom CC too

  2. Jan April 15, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I just found your site and have found it extremely helpful but sadly subscribed to Lr CC (Cloud) version before I found your site. I still have 7 days to change my mind so need your help. I previously used Lr 6 and was happy with it but liked the idea of being able to view/edit pictures while traveling. From reading your articles and watching a video I’m still not sure which application is best for me. I’m an amateur that loves to take animal pics and enlarge them as well make books of my travels. I read that in CC they limit the quality of the output on the photos for enlargement. I didn’t understand exactly what it means but want to make sure that my photos can be enlarged to say 48″ (if the quality of the original is good enough) but do remember having to adjust the photo quality when I exported previously. Is there a way to download the original after edits in Lr CC so that I can then upload to another site for enlargements or will I be stuck? I’m assuming I can export my photos then upload separately to Blurb for the books. Thanks for the help!

    • Laura Shoe April 19, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Hi Jan, regarding exporting from LR CC and then adjusting elsewhere, ideally you’d export a TIFF file so that you wouldn’t be compressing the file (as a JPEG) as you’re exporting it and then compressing it again elsewhere – but LR CC doesn’t allow export to TIFF at this point. Also, there’s no output sharpening – which IMO is very important when making big enlargements. You could export the raw file (with adjustments) and then resize and sharpen in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, but it’s an extra step. If in your first week with LR CC you’re finding you need to develop workarounds to its limitations, I think that it is a sign that you might be better off with LR Classic – unless you’re not comfortable with the idea of managing and backing up your files.

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