SO Lightroom CC’s latest update messed up the lives of Mac-user photographers around the world. This happened after their release of the 2015.2 update, which came out a day after Apple released their new operating system, El Capitan. I can only imagine the software developers’ faces in Adobe when the net was suddenly flooded with complaints. Heads must have rolled with this catastrophe.
The timing couldn’t have been worse for Adobe, especially that just weeks before the incident, they presented the new features of Lightroom and the rest of the new products during the Adobe Max conference. After that, the new Lightroom update went nuts. Two days after the release of the bugged Lightroom CC, the developers came up with a fix. It’s not the final fix but your application can run with some minor issues. Still annoying but right now, all you can do is wait.
In the latest Adobe Max conference, it was intriguing to see Adobe’s direction when it comes to web and mobile platforms. One partic
ular application that caught my attention is Photoshop Fix. Currently, it only runs with the latest iPad Pro and iPhone by Apple. Given the amazing feature that comes with the mobile app, it should require a good processor to run it.
Adobe’s mysterious Project Rigel last year is now ready for shipping. It’s called Photoshop Fix. Apart from the basic editing tools, this mobile app is equipped with fancy tools that we adore in Photoshop. Tools like liquify, dehaze, healing, defocus and vignette are now available in the palm of your hands. Oh, don’t forget the skin smoothing tool that is quite popular among selfie users.
The liquify tool in Photoshop Fix is no copycat from the desktop version. This one has the intelligence to recognize facial features that helps you make the person frown or smile with ease and believable results.
Everything done to the image is non-destructive and can be transferred and opened in a regular desktop Photoshop with layers of adjustment.
It seems that Adobe is trying to capture the consumer market with a professional software packaged to work for regular individuals. The experience of working with a powerful software backed by a graphics application company that started it all in terms of photo editing and apply it in the fast growing mobile and web platform is definitely another milestone in the digital age.
I hope we don’t lose our jobs in the future when everybody will be doing their own photo editing. As the technology advances, software development is now more focused on the user experience and smart interface.
Adobe’s Photoshop Fix, like many of the web and mobile app they released, has the capability of connecting to the Creative Cloud where all the other apps are connected. It’s definitely a new and exciting road ahead for this company given the unlimited possibilities and a wide open highway for the developers.
Keep on shooting, everyone!
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