Many people think that Adobe Camera Raw is simply Lightroom’s Develop Module inside Photoshop. It is, but it also has its own exclusive features. Have a look at this great new update added to Adobe Camera Raw recently that adds a whole different dimension to selections.
I always felt that Adobe was kind of hedging its bets with the Adobe Camera Raw plugin. For people like me, who learned to edit digital photos in Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw was always a kind of bridge into Adobe Lightroom, or a glimpse at some of its features. In its early days, I never looked at the Adobe Camera Raw plugin from within Photoshop and felt it could do anything more effectively than what I already knew how to do in Photoshop. But Lightroom’s features have grown so much in recent years, and along for the ride has been Adobe Camera Raw. But Adobe sometimes adds exclusive features in the Adobe Camera Raw plugin just to keep things spicy.
And that brings us to this great video by Anthony Morganti, in which he introduces one of the new features in Adobe Camera Raw that you cannot find in Lightroom. To be totally honest, I’m still not quite clear on why Adobe splits features between its three main photo manipulation software, but it’s wise to keep on top of them all because more knowledge means better editing, and of course, better outcomes. This new update relates to selections, tone curves, and masks, and is very handy to know. Let me know your thoughts on this new update.