Lightroom Adds Pro Learning Tools, Texture Slider

From PC Mag: Despite a recent false alarm concerning price gouging and warnings from the company over use of older software, Adobe's Lightroom remains a highly popular photo workflow option. And the latest updates, announced today, highlight tutorial features powered by photo pros, new sharing options, and even a few actual editing tools—a Texture slider, a Defringe tool, and Flat-Field correction (for Lightroom Classic–only).

You've probably gazed at a gorgeous professional photo and wondered, "How did the photographer do that?" Sometimes it's a result of the shooting setup, but in some cases its in the post-shot editing.

For the latter cases, Adobe is unveiling new tutorials in its mobile apps and richer contextual help in the desktop flavors of Lightroom. According to product manager Josh Haftel, the No. 1 request from users was for help on how to do more with their photos and get more in-app learning.

"We're building it to be community oriented and dynamic, [and] want to inspire people of all skill levels," Haftel added. Contributors so far include pro photographers Matt Kloskowski, Katrin Eismann, Kristina Sherk, Terry White, and Nicole Young.

The new help feature shows users the exact edit slider positions that prominent photographers used when adjusting an image. These tools will appear first in the mobile versions of Lightroom and later on the desktop.

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