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Lightroom Mobile July, 2017 updates: Brush and Details for iOS, New Interface for Android

Today, we’ve got lots of great updates for Lightroom for iOS and Android.


Available now through the iOS App Store, today’s release includes a new selective brush, a new details tab, and an improved interface for iPads. As always, Lightroom for iOS is free to use and can be downloaded here.

Selective Brush

One of the most requested features in Lightroom for iOS is now here—the selective brush. Using this tool, you can selectively paint in enhancements to any part of your image. If you’re using an iPhone that supports 3D Touch (such as an iPhone 6s or later), you can even vary the effect by just pressing softer or harder as you paint. And for iPad Pro users working with an Apple Pencil, you get the same capability—press harder to apply more of the effect, or softer to apply less.

We’ve also added the ability to selectively erase both the linear and radial gradients, making them even more powerful than before.

Details Tab

Another often requested feature has been added in this release—global control over sharpening and noise reduction. These advanced tools are often used to add the finishing touches to photographs by controlling noise and enhancing image details.

New iPad Interface

With the introduction of the iPad Pro, and now the iPad Pro 2, the iPad has become a serious option as a laptop replacement for any photographer. To that end, we’ve worked hard to make a truly portable and yet powerful version of Lightroom that is designed for the larger touch-based interface of an iPad.


We wanted to provide the best Android experience possible, so we redesigned Lightroom for Android from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, and, well, more Android-y. Every screen has been redesigned with the goal of ensuring a natural, native Android experience while providing the highest quality, professional-grade mobile photo editing app ever.

Check out some of the new and updated interfaces below or just download this free update now by tapping here.

Updated Lightroom for Android Organize View

New Lightroom for Android Edit Experience

Improved Lightroom for Android Selective Edit Mode

Drop us a Line, We’re Listening!

As always, please let us know what you think about these updates, features you’re missing, and any other comments you’d like to share with us.

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  • By Olivier - 12:54 PM on July 19, 2017   Reply

    Hi Adobe Guys!

    Is it just me, or is speed flagging removed from the iPad version? It seems like the rate & review section has been totally removed?

    I hope I’m doing something wrong, if not: please, please, please add this feature back, since it’s the best way of culling the thousands of images I take on weddings.

    This feature still works on my iPhone, but he preview on this screen just isn’t big enough.


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