Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom Mobile"

July 13, 2016

Lightroom for iOS 2.4 and Android 2.1. are now available for download!

Lightroom for iOS 2.4 includes the addition of local adjustment tools (Radial and Linear), raw file format support (technology preview), the ability to copyright photos on import, automatic lens profile correction (if your camera and lens combination are supported), and the ability to use keyboard shortcuts when a physical keyboard is attached to an iPad.

Local Adjustments Tools:

To use a local adjustment, tap the Local Adjust icon.

01 local adj icon

Tap the icon in the lower left to choose between the  Linear and Radial Selection tools.

02Choose tool

Tap-drag in the image preview to apply the tool and change the settings as desired. Note: swipe in the options area to access additional settings to the right of Clarity.

03 Options

For the Linear Gradient:

  • Tap-drag the pin to reposition.
  • Tap-drag the center line to rotate
  • Tap-drag the start/end lines to increase/decrease the length of the fade
  • Tap the trash icon to delete the pin
  • Tap the plus icon to add a second adjustment

Note: each time you add a new adjustment, all settings are reset to zero.

Linear and Radial adjustments can be quickly duplicated within an image:

  • Tap and hold the pin
  • Tap Duplicate Selection
  • Tap-drag the pin to reposition the duplicate05Dupe

You can also apply the same setting to another file using the Previous button (the second to last option in the row of tiles).

For the Radial Gradient:

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  • Tap the white/black square with the arrows in it to invert the mask
  • Tap-drag the small white circles to change size.
  • Tap-drag the white line to rotate.
  • Tap-drag the large circle (with the gradient) to change the feather radius (fade range).

Note: the Radial selection can be larger than the image. Use the pinch gesture to zoom out and drag as desired.

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Raw File Format Support (Technology Preview)

You can now transfer raw files to your iOS device and work on them in Lightroom mobile. Add your files to the iOS camera roll. From there, import into Lightroom mobile.

There are a variety of ways to add files to Lightroom mobile including:

08 Auto Add

  • Tap the Lr icon and enable  Auto Add Photos (to add photos to the All Photos view).
  • Tap the three dots next to any collection and Enable Auto Add (to add photos to that specific collection).
  • Within a collection, tap the Add Photos… button.

The raw files that you import onto Lightroom mobile (as well as any changes made to them) will be synchronized across devices including the Lightroom desktop application. In this workflow, a full version of the raw file is stored in the cloud (if you start by downloading photographs into the Lightroom desktop app, Smart Previews are stored in the cloud). Depending on your camera, you may notice that raw files take longer to download and take up more space on your device because of their size). This new functionality should enable me to leave my laptop behind more often as I can now select, edit, and publish raw images from my SLR while on location.

Lens Profiles and Copyright Data

You can also enable lens profile corrections for Raw only or All files as well as Add copyright metadata on import. Tap the Lr icon to access the settings and tap Import.


Choose to Enable (lens profile) Corrections on All files or Raw only and Apply Copyright data.

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If you have a physical keyboard attached to your iPad, you can use keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom for mobile

Note: Local adjustments and raw support are available for members with a Creative Cloud subscription or for a limited time through a free trial. As before, all of the rest of Lightroom for mobile works without being a paid member.

Lightroom for Android 2.1

The capture experience for Android has been redefined with the new Lightroom Camera widget. Not only can you capture raw files (DNG), the camera has a new Pro mode that allows you to control shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and focus manually. In addition, you can download and export full resolution files (if the files are within the Lightroom ecosystem).

Additional videos about Lightroom mobile can be found here: Lightroom Video Tutorials.

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March 2, 2016

Lightroom mobile for iOS 2.2 Now Available with Full-Resolution Output

I’m excited to announce Lightroom for iOS 2.2, which now supports full-resolution output:

“With version 2.2, we added in the ability for Lightroom mobile to output full resolution files for any file that was either captured on the device or added to the device, either through the camera connection kit, transferred via Wi-Fi from a camera directly, or transferred to the device via services like email, Dropbox, or Google Drive. Additionally, any files that were added directly to an iPhone or iPad are transferred in full resolution to other mobile devices signed into the same account. This way, files captured with your iPhone are available for further editing and exporting from your iPad, in full resolution and vice-versa.”

In addition, Lightroom for iOS 2.2 now supports  3D Touch in the Camera Roll browser view so that you can quickly preview your image with Peek & Pop when browsing Camera Roll photos in the app.

Lightroom mobile 2.2 is available immediately for iPhones and iPads from the App Store.


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April 27, 2015

Learn Lightroom CC with Julieanne Kost

04_25LRCC_GGS GridIf you’re new to Lightroom CC, be sure to check out Julieanne’s new Getting Started with Lightroom CC series You’ll learn everything you need to know from import to output and everything in between. Topics include importing and organizing images, working with collections, enhancing your photographs, creating books, printing the perfect image, exporting files, editing in Photoshop, making web galleries, using publish services, working with video, viewing images on a map, and much more! Check out the entire playlist here.

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February 6, 2015

Adobe Announces Lightroom mobile 1.3 for iOS

Lightroom mobile 1.3 for iPhone and iPad is now available as an update in the App Store.  The goal of this update is to provide new features and bug fixes for issues identified in previous versions of Lightroom mobile. New Features include:

• Edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo.

•Easily find your favorite images !  The new Segmented view in Collections gives you a different way to view and engage with your photos.

•Want to pass your device around the family to look at your photos? With Presentation Mode, you can do that without worrying about your flags, ratings and adjustments being accidentally changed.

Be sure to check out Russell Brown’s overview video here.

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January 14, 2015

Adobe Announces Lightroom mobile for Android phones now available

I’m happy to announce that Lightroom mobile is now available for Android phones!

Lightroom mobile allows you to utilize your Android phone to review and edit images that have been synchronized using Lightroom on the desktop. Once changes are made, they are automatically synchronized back to your Lightroom catalog (on the desktop).

This post on the Lightroom Journal provides details on how to get started as well as supported features. Enjoy!

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for Lightroom mobile to be available in your local Google Play app store.

Click here to read the Lightroom mobile FAQ.

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November 21, 2014

Creating Collections that Automatically Sync with Lightroom Mobile

When creating a collection in Lightroom, if you check the option to “Sync with Lightroom mobile”, any image added to the collection will automatically be uploaded to the cloud so that it can sync with Lightroom mobile.



Note:  you must be signed in using your Adobe ID to enable this feature and, since Lightroom mobile is a service, it is available only via membership plans. Lightroom 5 perpetual license does not include access to Lightroom mobile. Click here for the FAQ for Lightroom Mobile. 

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November 20, 2014

Lightroom 5.7 – Collaboration Features and the Lightroom Web Interface

If you are not familiar with Lightroom’s web interface, it’s an excellent way to share collections of images with clients and friends so that they can make comments and add “likes” to images. This collaboration process can occur on any device that has web access via a browser (in other words, your clients and friends don’t have to have Lightroom or download any special viewing utility to see the collections that you share with them  – they do however need an Adobe ID).

To view all of your synced collections within a browser, go to Or, from within the Lightroom desktop app, choose Help > View Your Synced Collections on the Web.


Click on a collection to view the contents.


Click on an image to view it. When someone else views your image, they will be able to add “comments” and “like” you image (see how to share your Collections below).


To view a collection in the web interface from within the Lightroom desktop app, Control -click (Mac)  |  Right -click (Win) on any synced collection in the Collection panel and choose Lightroom Mobile Link > View on Web.


Synced collections can be public or private (they are private by default). To share your collection, click the Share button at the top-right of the Grid View.


Once you have made a collection public, you can easily copy and share the link as well as choose to Unshare at any time.


Note: since Lightroom mobile is a service, it is available only via membership plans. Lightroom 5 perpetual license does not include access to Lightroom mobile. Click here for the FAQ for Lightroom mobile.

Since I can’t figure out how to add an illustration in the comments, here is a screenshot of the little triangle under the name of a collect. When clicked, it displays the Custom Sort order that was asked about in the comments…


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October 6, 2014

Lightroom Mobile 1.2 and Lightroom Web Updates

Be sure to download the update to Lightroom mobile to access new features including:

• Set pick flags and star ratings without having to switch contexts or modes.

• Collect feedback on shared collections using That feedback will then flow back into Lightroom mobile. (Stay tuned for how this feedback will flow back into Lightroom desktop in an upcoming release).

• GPS information from the iPhone now syncs with Lightroom desktop.

Plus, there have been bug fixes, performance improvements, and language updates. Lightroom mobile  1.2 adds support for Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Korean, and Spanish.

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August 19, 2014

Updates to FAQ about the 2014 Release of Photoshop CC

Jeff Tranberry has been very busy creating, curating and updating resources to help answer frequently asked customer questions about the transition from Photoshop CC to the 2014 Release of Photoshop. He found that the majority of questions focused around “Where’s my Stuff…” Click here for the answers to questions such as:

Where are my settings & workspaces?

Where are my presets?

Where are my custom panels?

Where are my 3rd party plug-ins?

Why do I now have two versions of Photoshop installed?


In addition, if you want to know more about Photoshop CC 2014 and HTML5 Compatible Extension Panels, click here.

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June 24, 2014

Lightroom Mobile Presets

As some of you might have noticed, there are a number of presets available on Lightroom mobile that are different from the default presets available in the Lightroom desktop app. This is because some of the presets for Lightroom mobile were redesigned to be optimized for images originating on mobile devices. Click this link – Lightroom mobile presets, if you would like to download, unzip and install these presets in the Lightroom desktop app.

To install: download and unzip the “Lightroom mobile” file and place the subfolders (01 CREATIVE, 02 COLOR etc.), in the following location:

• Mac (user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets

• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets

If you are on a Mac, the Library menu may be hidden depending on your operating system. To reveal it, hold the Option key down while selecting the “Go” menu in the Finder.

Note: you can also access this folder from within Lightroom by choosing Preferences > Presets. Under Location, click Show Lightroom Presets Folder.

Be sure to drag the subfolders (not the parent folder) into the Develop Presets as Lightroom can’t see presets in nested folders.

If you are interested in installing only the presets that are different (to avoid duplication) you can download and install these UniqueLRmobilePresets instead.

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June 18, 2014

Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile for iPhone

Check out the video below to see the new features for Lightroom mobile on the iPhone and iPad including custom sort orders, star ratings and sharing images via email. Plus, walk though the auto import from camera roll workflow on the iPhone.

If you’re looking for a more complete tour of Lightroom mobile, check out the videos below:

Lightroom mobile – Setup, Collections and Flags

Lightroom mobile – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets

Lightroom mobile – Managing  Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll

Lightroom mobile – Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs

Click here for more information on Lightroom.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Lightroom forums!

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April 24, 2014

Lightroom Mobile – Default Cellular Network Behavior

The Lightroom mobile team has changed the default cellular network behavior to dramatically improve the product experience. Instead of the preference being turned OFF by default (like I state in my video tutorials), it is ON by default. This enables Lightroom to automatically Sync using Cellular data if WiFi is not available.

2014_04_21_LRSync01Note: if you have aWiFi only iPad, then this doesn’t apply to  you. If you do have a cellular plan, don’t forget to monitor your data usage!


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April 10, 2014

Lightroom Mobile and Smart Previews

After yesterdays release of Lightroom mobile, I want to reiterate that when you sync a collection of images from Lightroom on the desktop to Lightroom mobile we are syncing Smart Previews – not the entire raw files. This means that you should not think of Lightroom mobile as a “backup solution”. 

There are a number of reasons for using Smart Previews in today’s workflow including; bandwidth, speed, performance, and storage space. So although you might have thought that Smart Previews were only useful for working with off-line files, now you know that they were designed for and specifically optimized to be used on a mobile device.

And don’t worry, Lightroom will create Smart Previews for the images that you choose to sync automatically, so you don’t have to do a thing. 


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April 7, 2014

Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom 5.4, and Lightroom Web Now Available!

Take a tour of the new features with these videos:

Lightroom mobile – Setup, Collections and Flags 

In this video Julieanne walks through syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filtering images using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Lightroom mobile – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets

In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and tone, and apply presets to your photographs using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Lightroom mobile – Managing  Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll

In this video Julieanne teaches you how to modify collections; move, add, and copy images between collections; and auto import from the camera roll using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Lightroom mobile – Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs

Description: In this video Julieanne shows how to quickly save, share, and show slideshows using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Click here for more information. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Lightroom forums!


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