Archive for June 17, 2020

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Lightroom Classic 9.3

Sharad Mangalick:

A new hue editing control is available as a local adjustment control. Local Hue can be used for both corrective and creative purposes. Local Hue gives photographers the ability to subtly nudge hue to clean up uneven skin tones.


An ISO Adaptive Preset allows a single preset to apply different edit settings to different photos depending on their ISO. For example, you could have a single preset that applies different levels of noise reduction to high ISO images and low ISO images.


With this release, you will experience performance improvements for the following:

  • Scrolling through your catalog grid in the Library module using arrow keys, mouse, trackpad, or touch. Most noticeable with larger catalogs.
  • Searching and filtering large numbers of collections.
  • Scrubbing edit sliders in the Develop module.


With this release, AVI files are supported on macOS.

Zoom End-to-End Encryption for All

Eric S. Yuan (via Bruce Schneier, Hacker News):

Today, Zoom released an updated E2EE design on GitHub. We are also pleased to share that we have identified a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform. This will enable us to offer E2EE as an advanced add-on feature for all of our users around the globe – free and paid – while maintaining the ability to prevent and fight abuse on our platform.

To make this possible, Free/Basic users seeking access to E2EE will participate in a one-time process that will prompt the user for additional pieces of information, such as verifying a phone number via a text message.


Adobe Flash Player End of Life: December 31

Adobe (via John Gruber):

Adobe will be removing Flash Player download pages from its site and Flash-based content will be blocked from running in Adobe Flash Player after the EOL Date.


Customers should not use unauthorized versions of Flash Player.  Unauthorized downloads are a common source of malware and viruses.


Note, as it gets closer to the EOL Date, the number of Flash-supported browsers and operating systems may decrease so Adobe strongly encourages customers to migrate to other standards.