Wednesday, April 28th 2010

Automatic Lens Correction in Lightroom 3

The one major feature that I have always missed in Lightroom is now being added! Me and about a zillion other Lightroomists have been waiting (and asking) for this for ages.

Now Adobe have announced that this will be in the final version of Lightroom 3.

So what is it? Automatic Lens Correction based on lens profiles. It lets you deal with the three main optical flaws of a lens in just a single click!

Here’s Adobe’s video showing off the feature in Adobe Camera Raw 6:

Exactly how it will work in Lightroom 3 remains to be seen, but I’m sure we’ll see the same sliders. The question is how Lightroom will handle local adjustments (spot cloning or dodging/burning) when the image is warped by the lens correction feature.

When Adobe released Lightroom 3 beta 2 without this feature, I was convinced we wouldn’t see it until version 4, at the earliest. So, three cheers for the Adobe Lightroom developers!

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