Adobe have announced an update to its Creative Cloud subscription service, with the hope of bringing a large number of improvements to the successful editing software collection. Some of the new features which may interest photographers are:

  • Black and White Sliders (LR)

Lightroom CC now has white and black sliders when you're using the graduated filter, radial filter, and adjustment brush giving you more control over the brightest and darkest parts of your photos when making local adjustments.

  • Dehaze (PS/LR)

An interesting addition as both Photoshop CC (in Adobe Camera RAW) and Lightroom CC now have a new Dehaze slider for removing or adding fog and haze to/from photos.

  • Realistic Blurs (PS)

The option to add monochromatic or color noise to the added blur in your photo in order to better match the original image (the noise was generally lost in the blur before). The feature also reduces banding in photos. Here's a quick tour of this new feature:

  • Improved Heal and Patch Tools (PS)

The Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch tools have now been enhanced meaning you can now see Healing Brush results in real time as you're using it

  • Better Content-Aware Move/Extend (PS)

Improvements to Content-Aware Move and Content-Aware Extend will help adjust the scale and rotation of objects you're moving or the area you're extending. A new Transform on Drop option in Content-Aware Move lets you scale an object you just moved to match the scale and position of the image.

More information can be found at Adobe's website.