Lightroom Updates December 2020

Adobe has released Lightroom Classic 10.1, cloud-based Lightroom desktop 4.1, and Lightroom Mobile 6.1 for iOS and Android. These small updates include support for new cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes. (There are MANY bug fixes for Lightroom Classic, including for customer-reported crashes). There are also a few very small feature enhancements.

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): the Member area of this site has been updated for these changes, and the downloads are now available (for the full up-to-date series an for the smaller update download).  There is a new video on how to update from Lightroom Classic 10.0 to 10.1  and a small update to the More Zoom Tools and Tips video.

Learn Lightroom with Laura ShoeNot yet an owner of this Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic: 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 10.1. Download it and get started today!

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, unless you need to update urgently to hopefully resolve bugs introduced in the last release(s). If you install the update and then encounter bugs that you can’t live with, you can use the Creative Cloud app to revert to the previous version.

NOTE for those using custom monitor profiles on Mac: According to Victoria Bampton, the interface performance issues introduced in Classic 10.0 have not been fixed in this 10.1 update – so you may want to stay with 9.4 for now. She advices that alternatively, you could set your monitor profile to sRGB if you are primarily doing Library and output module work.)

 

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 10.1. 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 10.1 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 10. 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:

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 4.1. Otherwise to update to 4.1, go to Help>Updates, and in the Creative Cloud app, on the Updates tab click on Update next to Lightroom (cloud-based photo service with the “Lr” icon; not Lightroom Classic with the “LrC” icon.)

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:

  • Apple iPad Air 4
  • Apple iPhone 12 Rear Wide Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Mini Rear Wide Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Front Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Rear Wide Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Rear Telephoto Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Rear Ultra Wide Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Front Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Rear Wide Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Rear Telephoto Camera
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Rear Ultra Wide Camera
  • Canon EOS M50 Mark II
  • Google Pixel 5 Front Camera
  • Google Pixel 5 Rear Main Camera
  • Google Pixel 5 Rear Ultra Wide Camera
  • LG V60 ThinQ Front Camera
  • LG V60 ThinQ Rear Main Camera
  • LG Velvet Front Camera
  • LG Velvet Rear Main Camera
  • LG Velvet Rear Wide Camera
  • LG Wing Rear Main Camera
  • LG Wing Front Camera
  • LG Wing Rear Wide Camera
  • Nikon Z 6 II
  • Nikon Z 7 II
  • OnePlus 8 Front Camera
  • OnePlus 8 Rear Main Camera
  • OnePlus 8 Pro Front Camera
  • OnePlus 8 Pro Rear Main Camera
  • Samsung Note 20 Rear Main Camera
  • Samsung Note 20 Ultra Rear Main Camera
  • Sony A7C (ILCE-7C) (final support)

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:

  • Apple iPad Air (4th generation) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPad Air (4th generation) back camera 3mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 front camera 2.71mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 back camera 4.2mm f/1.6 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Mini front camera 2.71mm f/2.2 (JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Mini back camera 4.2mm f/1.6 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro front camera 2.71mm f/2.2 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro back camera 4.2mm f/1.6 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro back camera 6mm f/2 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max front camera 2.71mm f/2.2 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max back camera 5.1mm f/1.6 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max back camera 7.5mm f/2.2 (DNG+JPEG+HEIC)
  • Hasselblad HC 2.2/100 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 2.8/80 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 3.2/150 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 3.2/150N + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 3.5/35 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 3.5/50 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 3.5/50 II + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 3.5-4.5/50-110 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 4/210 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC 4.5/300 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120 II + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HCD 4/28 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HCD 4-5.6/35-90 + 0.8x
  • Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24 + 0.8x