Lightroom Updated: What’s New in the October 2023 Release? Bokeh Effects

Adobe recently released the October 2023 update for Lightroom, which includes a number of new features and improvements. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most notable changes.

New Lens Blur Tool


One of the most exciting new features in the October update is the Lens Blur tool. This tool allows you to add a realistic bokeh effect to your photos. This is a great way to create a professional-looking image that stands out from the crowd.

Edit and Export HDR Photos

Another new feature in the update is the ability to edit and export HDR photos. This means that you can now use Lightroom to create high-dynamic-range images, which are a great way to capture a wider range of tones and colors in your photos.


Performance Improvements

The October update also includes a number of performance improvements. These improvements include faster import and export times, as well as overall improvements in stability and responsiveness.

Curated Presets and Filters

The October update also includes a new collection of curated presets and filters. These presets and filters are designed to help you quickly and easily create beautiful and stylish images.

Other New Features

In addition to the features mentioned above, the October update also includes a number of other new features and improvements. These include:

  • Improved support for High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) and HEVC video
  • New keyboard shortcuts
  • Bug fixes

How to Get the October Update

To get the October update, simply launch Lightroom and choose Help > Updates. The update will then be downloaded and installed automatically.


The October 2023 update for Lightroom is a great way to improve your workflow and create even more beautiful images. With the new features and improvements included in this update, Lightroom is a more powerful and versatile tool than ever before.

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