Roundup: Creative Cloud updates 2019

In conjunction with their 2019 MAX convention, Adobe has released a series of major updates to its Creative Cloud apps. Perhaps the coolest new feature is that Lightroom Classic 9 now has a splash screen featuring Wetpixel member Tobias Friedrich’s image! All updates are available to subscribers via the new Creative Cloud app.

Other significant updates and new features include:

Photoshop for iPad

This allows users to add layers, selections, masks and other tools to PSD images. The app automatically converts imported images to PSD and they can be saved to the Creative Cloud as either a jpg or TIFF file.

The app is v.1., so it is likely that additional features will be added in the future. It is available to download via the App store and is included in the Creative Cloud subscription that includes the desktop version of Photoshop.

Adobe has announced that Illustrator will be available for iPad in 2020 too.

Lightroom Classic

Version 9 has added some new features, including Content-aware fill for Panorama Merge edges, export with multiple presets, Improved sync reliability, better keyword performance, new shortcuts, and new camera and lens support, including Nikon Z50 and Sony Sony A6100, A6600, A7R IV and RX100VII.

Lightroom (Cloud)

The latest version of Lightroom Cloud app now has options to save images as TIFF, to vary jpg quality and to rename files (coming soon to iOS). Settings can be copy/pasted between multiple photos on iOS and content aware fill.

Premiere Pro

After Effects

Significant performance updates with smooth, fluid playback of cached previews, faster Multichannel EXR files and a faster Content-Aware Fill that uses half as much memory.


Character Animator

Premiere Rush