Earlier today Adobe announced a major update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan, offering new tools for users to edit, enhance, organize and showcase their photos. “Whether you shoot with a DSLR or smartphone, the Creative Cloud Photography plan gives everything you need to organize, edit and share amazing photos on mobile, Web and desktop –- thanks to the imaging power of Lightroom and the magic of Photoshop.”

“Photographers at any level are driven by their passion to capture the perfect shot and make it incredible,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products, Adobe. “Whether you shoot with a DSLR or smartphone, the Creative Cloud Photography plan gives everything you need to organize, edit and share amazing photos on mobile, Web and desktop –- thanks to the imaging power of Lightroom and the magic of Photoshop.”

Among the features included are HDR Merge, Panorama Merge, new performance improvements & GPU enhancements, as well as Facial Recognition for users to find and categorize images of family and friends. This release includes a major enhancement for Android with DNG raw file support on compatible Lollipop-enabled devices, providing customers the full power of raw file post-processing on their Android smartphones and tablets.

Adobe Creative Cloud has approximately 4 million paid memberships worldwide and all Photography and complete plan members are able to access the new version of Lightroom CC today –- at no extra charge –- showing, once again, the incredible ongoing value of Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud features the world’s leading creative desktop apps; a growing family of mobile apps that are seamlessly integrated with the desktop apps and creative assets; expert training; and access to a dynamic creative community, where creatives can discover inspiration and opportunity. A free 30-day trial version of Lightroom CC is also available.

more info on the update and features of Adobe CC can be found at adobe.com