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Lightroom Classic 13

In October, Adobe released Lightroom Classic 13 with various new features for the desktop-focused photo cataloging and editing app. The update introduces the Lens Blur feature to blur the background or foreground of an image using Adobe Sensei AI, enables you to edit every aspect of an image in HDR and export it in multiple file formats, lets you make precise color corrections with Point color without compromising other areas of an image, improves DNG image conversion speed, allows you to filter Presets and Preset groups by name in the Presets panel, and adds support for iPhone 15 cameras. Lightroom Classic now requires macOS 12 Monterey or later. ($9.99/$19.99/$59.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update for subscribers, release notes, macOS 12+)

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Comments About Lightroom Classic 13

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  1. I thought LR Classic was the buy once version of Lightroom… yet I see “Classic” is subject to their monthly fees. What gives?

  2. Several years back it went subscription only…there’s LR Classic which is the latest version of the but it once app and LR which is the cloud based mobile platform solution. The former has a few more features, but the latter stores originals in the Adobe cloud so they’re accessible from any device. The photo plan includes both plus Photoshop and some cloud storage space.

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