6 things you can now do in Lightroom that you couldn't before

Lightroom interface showing photo of man climbing a rockface
(Image credit: Adobe)

First launched in 2006, Lightroom was originally sold as a way to store and organise your photos. And it still boasts some of the best organisational features among photo software today. In recent years, though, Adobe has focused on bringing sophisticated photo editing capabilities to Lightroom. And today, to coincide with its Adobe Max 2022 event, it's just added six handy new features to that arsenal.

Similar to the new version of Photoshop, which we report on elsewhere today, the main theme of this Lightroom update is that it's now much easier to select objects and apply masks, thanks to clever AI the company calls 'Adobe Sensei'. The short version is that you can now do a lot more things from a single click of a button (or tap of the screen, if you're using Lightroom for iPad).

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.