What's New in Lightroom Classic 9.3 - June 2020Adobe released Lightroom Classic 9.3 last night. This relatively large update contains new features, improvements to existing features, support for new cameras, tether support, new lens profiles and bug fixes.

Updates for the cloud-based Lightroom desktop app and iOS and Android apps were also released, with new features – see my Cloud-Based Lightroom Desktop and Mobile article for details.

Learn Lightroom with Laura ShoeOwners of my latest Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic CC: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series (within your initial period of free updates or having renewed): I have emailed you instructions on how to receive your free updates – there are three new videos and changes to 17! If you didn’t receive my email, contact us and we’ll figure out what happened. (Do check your spam folder, and if you have Gmail, the Promotions inbox.)

In This Lightroom Classic 9.3 Article:

(The above links to sections below may or may not work depending on what device and system you are using. If they don’t work, scroll down.)

New Logos

As part of a larger rollout to update its brand identity, Adobe has introduced new logos for Lightroom Classic and the cloud-based Lightroom:

Adobe Changes the Logo for Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Classic Old and New Logos

Cloud-Based Lightroom Old and New Logos

The Creative Cloud logo has also been updated:

Adobe Creative Cloud logo change

Old and New Creative Cloud Logos

Read the brand-identity announcement from Adobe.

When and How to Update

When to Update:

I don’t have any indication that things won’t go smoothly with this update. That said, particularly since this update includes a lot of changes, possibly increasing the likelihood of bugs inadvertently being introduced, it couldn’t hurt to wait a week or two to see if others experience issues. If you install it and then encounter bugs that you can’t live with, you can use the Creative Cloud app to revert to 9.2.

If I hear of serious issues with this release I will post them here in this section – please check here rather than emailing me. 

Click here to check for bug reports and to report bugs or issues that you encounter.

Adobe Creative Cloud LogoIf you had previously chosen to auto-update, open Lightroom Classic and go to Help>System Info to verify that you are now using 9.3. If not, or if you hadn’t chosen to auto-update, go to Help>Update, and the Creative Cloud app will open. Click on Update next to Lightroom Classic. If the update is not listed in the CC app then go to Help>Check for Updates. If it’s still not there, click on the three dots next to Lightroom Classic, choose Other Versions, and see if 9.3 is listed there. Otherwise if it’s the day of release, then try later.

This update process is covered in my video tutorial below:

Your operating system must support the update to Classic 9. When updating, Lightroom Classic will upgrade your catalog, you’ll need to get your dock/taskbar icons squared away and clean up old files. I recommend watching my video tutorial below on this:

After installing the 9.3 update, it might take an hour or two for your system to update the Lightroom Classic logo in your dock or taskbar (if it doesn’t do so right away.) 

New Cameras Now Supported

Lightroom Classic and the entire Lightroom ecosystem now support the following new cameras:

  • Apple iPad Pro (11-inch) (2nd generation)
  • Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (4th generation)
  • Apple iPhone SE (2020 version)

Click here for a list of all cameras supported by each version of Lightroom (and Camera Raw).

New Tether Support

Lightroom Classic now supports tethering for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

Click here to see a list of all cameras supported for tethered capture.

Tethered capture involves shooting with your camera plugged into your computer, with Lightroom automatically and instantly importing the images. Watch my video tutorial on shooting tethered with Lightroom for more details.

New Lens Profiles

These new lens profiles are available in Lightroom Classic and throughout the Lightroom ecosystem:

  • Apple iPad (6th generation) back camera 3.3mm f2.4 (JPEG)
  • Apple iPad (7th generation) back camera 3.3mm f2.4 (JPEG)
  • Apple iPad Air (3rd generation) back camera 3.3mm f2.4 (JPEG)