Lightroom Updates August 2020
Adobe has released Lightroom Classic 9.4, cloud-based Lightroom desktop 3.4, and Lightroom Mobile for iOS and Android 5.4. These small updates include support for new new cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes. Lightroom Classic also now has a Done button in the Import dialog to allow you to save your Import settings without importing, and both Lightroom Classic and the cloud-based Lightroom desktop app now allow you, for a small number of new mirrorless cameras, to turn off the embedded lens profile. Read more about these new features below.

Learn Lightroom with Laura ShoeOwners of my latest Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series (within your initial period of free updates or having renewed): I have updated two videos in the series with instruction on the small new features. I am almost finished setting up a Member Area on my website where you will be able to download the updated video series or just the updated files, and watch all videos online. I will be in touch within the next week with instructions on how to log in and access all video series resources.

Learn Lightroom with Laura ShoeNot yet an owner of this Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic CC: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series? Whether you’re a beginner or experienced learner, you’ll be amazed at how much you learn! The series is now up-to-date through Lightroom Classic 9.4.

In This 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.)

When and How to Update

When to Update:

I don’t have any indication that things won’t go smoothly with these small updates. That said, 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 the previous version.

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 9.4. 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 9.4 is listed there. Otherwise if it’s the day of release, then try later.

This update process is covered in my video tutorial below:

If you’re updating from Lightroom Classic 9.2 or earlier, it may take an hour or two after updating for your system to change the Lightroom icon in your dock or taskbar or on your desktop to the newer version.

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:

How to Update the Lightroom Desktop App

If you previously were prompted to agree to auto-update Lightroom and if you agreed, then when you open Lightroom for the first time after the update is available, go to Help>System Info to verify that you are now using version 3.4. Otherwise to update to 3.4, go to Help>Updates, and in the Creative Cloud app, on the Updates tab click on Update next to Lightroom (cloud-based photo service; not Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC 2015.)

Find the Lightroom app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and tap on Update.

New Cameras Now Supported

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

  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-G100 (DC-G110)
  • Skydio 2
  • Sony ZV-1 (DCZV1/B)

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

New Lens Profiles

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

  • Canon RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM + EXTENDER RF1.4x
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM + EXTENDER RF2x
  • Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM
  • Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM + EXTENDER RF1.4x
  • Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM + EXTENDER RF2x
  • Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM
  • Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM + EXTENDER RF1.4x
  • Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM + EXTENDER RF2x
  • Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8
  • Rokinon SP 14mm f/2.4
  • HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW
  • Skydio 2 (JPEG+DNG)
  • Samyang AF 35mm F1.4
  • Sony FE 12-24 F2.8 GM
  • TAMRON 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD A071
  • Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8