Edge Detection Selection
The Brush Selection tool allows you to accurately isolate the subject in a photo based on pixel criteria that you assign. Target your selections to specific color and brightness values for the ultimate precision edge awareness tool. Combine this with the Delete Pixel option to make image composites, and hone in on minute details, such as hair in portraits, without ever breaking a sweat.
Develop Mode Special Effects
Parametrically add color overlays and photo effects to your images, and map colors to shadows and highlights respectively. Tweak how effects interact with the image by adjusting opacity and utilizing any of two dozen blend modes.
This brush went to college. Smooth on exposure, saturation, fill light, contrast, sharpness, and clarity adjustments in Develop mode, and in most any tool in Edit mode, with a brush you can set to specifically target particular color and brightness ranges.
Your Workspace, Your Way
Make your interface yours. Hide or customize mode buttons. Tear off, move, stack, and dock more toolbars and panes than ever before, including the Edit mode toolbar and the Filmstrip. Move them to your second monitor and be blown away by your speedy new process.
Delete selected pixels as needed. Customize the appearance of the selection overlay for accessible, no-nonsense selecting.
Advancements in Layers
Move layers on stacks of images non-destructively. Make masks from selections. Feather and invert masks, and stay on top of what's happening with customizable mask overlays. Enjoy a performance increase with the layers engine seamlessly running on your GPU.
Get out from Under the Weather
Now available as a non-destructive adjustment, the Dehaze tool is designed to rescue images taken through dust, smoke, vapor, or other particles obscuring the clarity of your image, and to restore contrast, detail, and lost color.
No need for foundation, concealer, or precision editing. The Skin Tune tool can parametrically even skin tone, restore glow, and smooth away blemishes and flaws with no time wasted.
Keep it Quiet
Take advantage of dynamic, non-destructive noise reduction, now featuring settings developed for preserving the details in your images. Set the level of detail to save to ensure you lose nothing but the noisy artifacts.
View from the Top
In addition to striking performance improvements, there's now even more ways to filter Photos mode to display photos from specific areas of your hard drive, Microsoft OneDrive™, or your entire collection. Set it to quickly identify orphans in sepia, and display pop-ups with customizable metadata.
Quickly access and browse file, camera, and database statistics.
Plus More Blend Modes
With a number of new blend modes, used in combination with opacity adjustments, you can take even more creative control over the look of combined layers.
You can now right-click to easily switch between drawing with foreground and background colors with the Brush tool.