Adobe Lightroom Classic version 11 was released a few days ago. It introduced an amazing feature that allows you to edit your photos using masks right in develop mode. It is powered by artificial intelligence to automatically detect the subject of your image or detect the sky and intelligently apply a mask that allows you to edit just that selection. Of course, this is stuff you could do in Photoshop, but bringing this functionality to Lightroom is a big deal, having it be AI-powered is also a big deal.
I’ve found that Lightroom is pretty darn good at detecting the subject, even with a busy background. Here are a couple of examples:
What a fascinating modern age we live in.