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BREAKING NEWS: Adobe releases Sneak Peek Video of New Lightroom Masking Feature

Check this out – this is pretty incredible, and is a major game-changer! Coming to Classic, ‘cloud’ and mobile!

Pretty incredible, right? For more info, check out the Adobe Camera Raw team’s blog post right there.

Big, big, biggety big stuff!!! Whoo hoo!!! 🙂


P.S. Whoo hoo!!!!



  1. marc labro 30 September, 2021 at 22:19 Reply

    It is an amazing new feature but, compared to C1, ON1, luminar, DXO, we have no filter to use this new masking at its optimum.
    Most of the time local tools are enough to retouch a raw and jump to another program for artistic effects.
    At least we should have in Lightroom classic some new blur filters (gaussian, motion, lens, orton, glow, tilt shift instead of negative structure), golden hour filter, and possibility to add a texture layer with a blend mode…
    These can be non destructive with simple instructions what we did inside xmp easily and not too much “pixel oriented”.

  2. Gary Friedman 29 September, 2021 at 14:44 Reply

    It looks like a nice capability, but as with ALL of adobe’s demonstrations, they start with a sample that’s easy to select anyway using existing tools. Show us how it selects a sky with a lot of trees on its border, or a model with wild hair blowing in the wind!

    • marc labro 1 October, 2021 at 03:53 Reply

      as i just wrote, even with a perfect selection of sky, what do you want to do next ? 🙂 apply a graduated filter with luminance range which already works well ?
      we are not in luminar 🙂

  3. Craig Beyers 28 September, 2021 at 20:15 Reply

    Yowza!!! Now we have Layers…oops…multiple masks that allow us to control how we use adjustment tools on our images. That will be SO useful in my work.

  4. Tianaina 28 September, 2021 at 19:03 Reply

    They even can still improve it by selecting the subject from a portion of the frame. (In case where there are many potential subjects in the picture. You then first create a fist selection, then only find a subject within that selection).

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