Adobe just updated all 15 of its major Creative Cloud Apps, but we thought we would distill specifically what you can expect to see affecting both Lightroom and Photoshop. Both Photoshop and Lightroom are getting the previewed “Dehaze” feature, which lets you add or remove haze/fog in an image, Photoshop has a better improved content aware fill that should work nicely with the panoramas feature introduced in Lightroom 6, and a lot of other updates that we’ve highlighted below.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015.1
Easily adjust haze — In Lightroom CC on your desktop, the new Dehaze feature lets you use a single slider to control the amount of atmospheric haze in your photos. Remove excess haze to recover color and contrast, or add haze to create an artistic effect.
Adjust white and black levels in a snap — Get more precise control over the brightest and darkest parts of your photos when making local adjustments in Lightroom CC on your desktop. White and black sliders are now available in the graduated filter, radial filter and adjustment brush.
Move photos from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom — Transferring your photos from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom on your desktop is easier than ever. Information from your Elements catalogs, including photo ratings and people tags, stay preserved in Lightroom.
Adobe Lightroom on your mobile device
Video on the go — Add, view, and share videos in your collections from your iPad or iPhone; sync to Lightroom CC.
Bring out the best with vignettes — Use adjustable vignettes on your iPad or iPhone to make your photos stand out.
Color control on the go — Get precise control over color with the new Color/B&W adjustment tool on your iPad or iPhone. Just the right tone — Precisely control the tone of your photos using the new Tone Curve adjustment tool on your iPad or iPhone.
Photoshop CC 2015
Get more realistic blurs with additive noise — Now you can add monochromatic or color noise to your Blur Gallery effects to match them to the appearance of your original image. The noise also reduces banding when viewing and printing. Blur Gallery effects can smooth away the noise and grain that normally occurs in photos, making it obvious that the photo has been altered. The higher the ISO sensitivity or film speed of the original photo, the more pronounced this effect can be. Now you can restore noise and tailor its characteristics to match the noise in the original photo, making your blurs look more realistic than ever.
Heal and patch images faster than ever — The Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch tools have been turbocharged with Mercury Graphics Engine enhancements. See your Healing Brush results in real time, and get Spot Healing Brush and Patch Tool results that are up to 120X faster than they were in CS6.
Move and extend objects with more control — Adjust the scale and rotation of the object you’re moving or the area you’re extending thanks to Content-Aware Move and Content-Aware Extend improvements. Precisely position your final object to match the scale and position of your image using Transform on Drop.
Better panoramas with Content-Aware Fill — Check one box to have Content-Aware Fill automatically fill in the edges of your stitched panoramas.
Adobe Camera Raw 9.1 enhancements — Remove or add atmospheric haze to your photos and get more precise control over white and black levels when making local adjustments.
The update should be coming to you all automatically today, so keep an eye on your Creative Cloud desktop manager.