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Adobe Lightroom - Photo Editor & Pro Camera

Adobe Lightroom - Photo Editor & Pro Camera

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Shoot & edit raw images, make advanced color & lighting adjustments, easily.

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Shoot & edit raw images, make advanced color & lighting adjustments, easily.
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4.3
843.2K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    72%
  2. 4
    10%
  3. 3
    5%
  4. 2
    3%
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  • Generally does not work Oct 1, 2019

    By the al fonz
    As a local editor with Apple Pencil support it is kinda awesome. However, the minute you try to upload raw photos to the cloud the problems begin. Photos will be “pending” for days on end, to make matters worse, it hard to tell what was uploaded and what was not and when dealing with thousands o photos you just know that some are getting lost. I have tried to work with customer service for months on this, I’m constantly showing them files which should have uploaded but are somehow missing. Customer service is beyond terrible, which is frustrating because I pay for 2tbs of cloud storage. If you are solely editing photos stored on the iPad the main issues are: (1) iPad will not allow you to import photos from Samsung cellphones thus you can’t bring them into Lightroom without using the untrustable cloud; (2) if you make edits and scroll over to another photo the only undo function is to undo most if not all edits; (3) no panorama stitching; and (4) no HDR stitching. The program has potential, but like the IPad Pro it is frustrating almost every thing you try to do serious photo editing
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  • Oct 23, 2020

    By Ben
    Works well, but awkward if you are left handed. You give apple customers the option to set ui to left handed. Also the "best shot" AI is very good at selecting overexposed blurry images. So far its been best at helping me weed out the worst of my shots.
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  • Oct 23, 2020

    By Sharukh Khan
    That one thing I was waiting desperately of adding a signature while editing on mobile application. They just did it and I loved it. Thank You!
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  • Unbelievable Nov 7, 2019

    By CERDABOI
    I cannot tell you how much Lightroom mobile has saved me in my photography career. I have learned Lightroom so much using this version and have made a career off of using Lightroom mobile. Of course I am still building and now learning photoshop, but at a time where I wanted to get into photography and did not have a lot of money to afford a high end PC, I received a more affordable iPad 2017 for photography services and then traded it in for an iPad mini 5. This app has been a life save because I use both at home and outside or on the train. It’s easier to work with because I can use it on a smaller, much lighter device and always get work done on the go. What it lacks from Lightroom Desktop is made up by the fact that it’s a mobile version with a good set of features. The batch editing really does it for me now, I still use it on my iPad and will be getting a laptop very soon thanks to picking up momentum and getting further in my career while using this app, but I will still be using this on the go when I dont want to carry a computer around the city. My camera equipment is already heavy enough.
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  • Best Photo App out there... but... May 19, 2019

    By Jordan Freshour
    This program is powerful, efficient, and super functional. I absolutely love cloud-based editing: I can load RAWs or JPEGs on my iPad, and edit from my iPhone or vice-versa from hi-quality thumbnails, a trick other photo apps have not perfected. Because of this feature, I have successfully moved 100% of my photo editing to mobile devices because I must be able to turn around work quickly on the job. I can’t thank the developers enough for these features. However, I am flabbergasted by what is left off the mobile platform. The big two for me are not being able to select the quality of export (there are only two options: export a thumbnail, or a low-bitrate JPEG), and no ability to copy a preset to a batch. These functions are essential for workflow efficiency. If Adobe adds them, more professionals will take advantage of studio-quality mobile editing.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Marcus Amillian
    Bug ridden. App is the worst I have on my phone and the desk top version isn't much better. Latest update is now completely useless. I've had to uninstall and upload a previous version. Coders and programmers at Adobe and not too smart!
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  • Oct 24, 2020

    By Ivan Neil Mujemulta
    I like this App but the selective,healing,and geometry is unlock please fix this issue as soon as possible If you make it better I will give a 5 star for your hard work. But now Im so disappointed.
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  • Nice editor,but...don’t buy Premium! Oct 20, 2018

    By Tokyo John H
    This is a fine editor for photos on the iPad, in fact I liked it enough that I thought I might try working on my pro camera raw photos via Adobe Cloud while traveling. However, my Adobe Cloud account (arranged by my employer) only has 2GB max, which is very limited. When this LR CC mobile app prompted me to buy the Premium version, offering additional Adobe Cloud storage, I jumped on it. But after trying it out, I found that my Adobe Cloud storage was still capped at 2GB. Trying to get help, I was diverted to unrelated Adobe help forum topics. And when I tried to talk to Adobe directly, they told me I had to go through my employer...even through this premium upgrade was a purchase I made out of my own pocket, under the stated promise that it would include additional cloud storage. I feel like I was ripped off, and I would demand my money back but my time is more valuable than the amount I paid. I guess I will just have to find another solution, but there aren’t many options. The market is dominated by a few mega-corporations who don’t care about serving their customers, they do everything they can to prevent us from getting help when needed, and they always err on the side of denying us the product we thought we were entitled to when making the purchase.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By K
    Liked it.. Until now. It just updated now and it says I have to upgrade to edit raw photos.. Like really. I'll remove the 1 star rating when this is fixed.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Bas
    It's a fantastic app once you master it and when it works with no problems. I got a new Samsung S20 Ultra, and this app keeps crashing and when it does, it freezes the phone momentarily. You work is also lost obviously, and I had to re-start from scratch so many times. I used to be a happy subscriber, paying monthly for the extra tools and features, but all of these advantages are pointless if the app. Rashes regularly. An utterly waste of my time, efforts and money, please don't use it.
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  1. A powerful yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos on mobile devices
  2. Adobe Sensei uses the power of artificial intelligence to auto-tag photos based on content and location
  3. Edit your pics in seconds! Choose from one-tap filters to in-depth editing and corrections: tone, color, exposure, and contrast

Reviewed by Kaylin on October 15, 2018

  • Generally does not work Oct 1, 2019

    By the al fonz
    As a local editor with Apple Pencil support it is kinda awesome. However, the minute you try to upload raw photos to the cloud the problems begin. Photos will be “pending” for days on end, to make matters worse, it hard to tell what was uploaded and what was not and when dealing with thousands o photos you just know that some are getting lost. I have tried to work with customer service for months on this, I’m constantly showing them files which should have uploaded but are somehow missing. Customer service is beyond terrible, which is frustrating because I pay for 2tbs of cloud storage. If you are solely editing photos stored on the iPad the main issues are: (1) iPad will not allow you to import photos from Samsung cellphones thus you can’t bring them into Lightroom without using the untrustable cloud; (2) if you make edits and scroll over to another photo the only undo function is to undo most if not all edits; (3) no panorama stitching; and (4) no HDR stitching. The program has potential, but like the IPad Pro it is frustrating almost every thing you try to do serious photo editing
    more
  • Oct 23, 2020

    By Sharukh Khan
    That one thing I was waiting desperately of adding a signature while editing on mobile application. They just did it and I loved it. Thank You!
    more
  • Unbelievable Nov 7, 2019

    By CERDABOI
    I cannot tell you how much Lightroom mobile has saved me in my photography career. I have learned Lightroom so much using this version and have made a career off of using Lightroom mobile. Of course I am still building and now learning photoshop, but at a time where I wanted to get into photography and did not have a lot of money to afford a high end PC, I received a more affordable iPad 2017 for photography services and then traded it in for an iPad mini 5. This app has been a life save because I use both at home and outside or on the train. It’s easier to work with because I can use it on a smaller, much lighter device and always get work done on the go. What it lacks from Lightroom Desktop is made up by the fact that it’s a mobile version with a good set of features. The batch editing really does it for me now, I still use it on my iPad and will be getting a laptop very soon thanks to picking up momentum and getting further in my career while using this app, but I will still be using this on the go when I dont want to carry a computer around the city. My camera equipment is already heavy enough.
    more
  • Best Photo App out there... but... May 19, 2019

    By Jordan Freshour
    This program is powerful, efficient, and super functional. I absolutely love cloud-based editing: I can load RAWs or JPEGs on my iPad, and edit from my iPhone or vice-versa from hi-quality thumbnails, a trick other photo apps have not perfected. Because of this feature, I have successfully moved 100% of my photo editing to mobile devices because I must be able to turn around work quickly on the job. I can’t thank the developers enough for these features. However, I am flabbergasted by what is left off the mobile platform. The big two for me are not being able to select the quality of export (there are only two options: export a thumbnail, or a low-bitrate JPEG), and no ability to copy a preset to a batch. These functions are essential for workflow efficiency. If Adobe adds them, more professionals will take advantage of studio-quality mobile editing.
    more
  • Impressive! Dec 4, 2017

    By AthenRoss
    Adobe has stepped up their game and reclaimed their place as an industry leader for creative and productive software suites. At work, I am a producer who uses Adobe Acrobat for many of my tasks. At home, my hobby is photography and using the Adobe Photography CC Plan is perfect. I love being able to take just my camera and my iPad Pro with me on photo walks and being able to capture, download, edit and post on the go without my laptop. The addition of brush strokes is a MAJOR plus for this mobile app, making this nearly invisible to the desktop application for 90% of photo editing. The best part? All of this is free with my CC subscription, which makes it hard to argue the new business model sometimes. Well done, Adobe.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Dávid G.
    Free version is enough to make nice photos, adjustments themselves are high quality. Yes, selective editing would make the experience much much better, but as a budget option it's good enough. Some, but not all kinds of selective edits can be done in Snapseed, which is also free. My biggest issue with this app is that the battery usage is way too high, say, compared to Snapseed.
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  • Lightroom CC review Nov 21, 2017

    By Colin Robertson
    Despite my apprehension to changes in the business model, I like the direction Adobe is taking with Lightroom on iOS... Brush edits are HUGE. The performance is great. It's also nice to see global detail tools, the old way to sharpen on iOS didn't make as much sense (although sharpening on desktop LR is still easier when holding Option). The UI refresh brings it more in line with desktop LR (editing tools on the right), and it seems much faster to navigate through the different tool groups, but now that the tools are persistent, there’s no way to edit "full screen" anymore. I like the change to one finger touch to preview edits (from a three finger touch in the prior version of the app), but I find myself missing a good way to preview individual adjustments. Would still like to see perspective adjustments, HDR & panorama merging, cloning & healing, smart fill (desktop too—one of the few features that keeps me coming back to Photoshop), and the ability to switch camera color profiles. Most of these requests would be moot if we could get full resolution (adjusted) raw files out of Lightroom so they can be round-tripped with other photo editing apps, but if you began the process on the desktop, you’re limited to editing smart previews of full images... Despite all that, Lightroom CC is a fantastic iPad experience and I'm more optimistic about this update than not. It's faster, easier to navigate and the brush editing is awesome.
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  • Oct 23, 2020

    By Devyn Perez
    The editing is immaculate and its super easy to navigate but after signing up its crashing after editing a photo.
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  • Quality editing but lacks organization May 14, 2020

    By skraMnoR
    I am impressed by the detail and control over highlights and shadows. Sharpening is to notch. However the simplest of organizational tasks are missing. I need to be able to tag batches of photos. It's plain silly to not have this functionality in a pro app design to organize and edit photos. A smaller task would be to make user presets available to Siri Shortcuts. I shoot B&W film almost exclusively. I have a shortcut on my iPad that will import to LR, any photo that I put into a specific folder in Apple Photos and then delete it from photos. During that process, I can apply any LR built in preset. However there is no INVERT preset. So I made one using curves and saved it as a user preset. Siri Shortcuts cannot see that. I have to load photos from my SD card to photos app, batch invert them in Pixelmater photo, then import to LR. For an app with monthly subscription, it is still lecking some basic functionality.
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  • Love the app but could use color calibration May 2, 2020

    By hepkat23
    I like being able to be away from my desktop as much as possible being a creative who avoids that kind of grind. This is why I welcomed the addition of Lightroom and now Photoshop for iPad Pro. One thing missing: Color calibration. I know many other users only do “simple edits” on iPads only to return to the big computer for final touch up, but that seem silly. My wish this whole time that iPads have been out has been to make my workflow more organic feeling like drawing or something. Sure windows tablets may work but I don’t like their stylus feel compared to iPad. Is it that adobe doesn’t want to pay xrite or whoever for licensing the profiles? I wish Apple would do it system wide, but not holding my breath. Some of us still print adobe, so pretty please....
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  • Oct 23, 2020

    By Ben
    Works well, but awkward if you are left handed. You give apple customers the option to set ui to left handed. Also the "best shot" AI is very good at selecting overexposed blurry images. So far its been best at helping me weed out the worst of my shots.
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  • Pros on the go could make better use of iPad for Lightroom with catalogs, batch-editing functions Oct 10, 2019

    By jqualls87
    I’m a photojournalist. I often find myself in situations where editing photos with Lightroom for iPad would make my life a lot easier, but it’s just not practical at the moment. Half the time I’m traveling and don’t have the luxury of going back to the office to edit on tight deadlines, so I have to carry around my massive MacBook Pro everywhere I go (and unpack my life at the nearest coffee shops in my path). Now that iPad OS is out and external hard drives are supported, it would be wonderful to see an update with catalogs, smart previews and batch-editing functions so I can actually use this app and take greater advantage of my iPad Pro’s powerful capabilities and smaller package. Such an update would also allow me to comfortably edit from my car on location, rather than having to go out of the way and find a place to hunker down and edit. I can see this app being a fine editor for photographers who have looser deadlines and more time to make fine adjustments, but the lack of these essential features renders it obsolete to photographers who could most benefit from its promise of mobility.
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  • Oct 24, 2020

    By William Parmley
    A very powerful app, but... 1. The UI uses dark gray text on a darker gray background, which is nearly impossible to read. 2, Photos taken with the Camera im DNG format will Not upload. It just says Pending and reports a random percentage that never completes. 3. Overall the app appears to he without purpose. It is impossible to make meaningful edits on a small, uncalibrated screen. For example, it is impossible to judge the effects of adjustments to Clarity, Texture, or Noise Reduction.
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  • Amazing for amateurs. Not ready for pros Dec 19, 2018

    By Prophotog10000
    The interface is great and operates smoothly and the processing is as good as the desktop version. Unfortunately, there are a few basic problems that make the product borderline unusable for pros. 1. Sorting by capture time is broken because it doesn’t go to the millisecond. Therefore, if you shoot at more than one frame per second (eg. sports, action, kids, weddings), your photos will be out of order. 2. There does not seem to be a way to batch apply a preset to multiple photos. You instead have to select the preset on one of them and then paste it onto each photo individually. 3. No ability to make a virtual copy or easily duplicate a photo. 4. This is the biggie that is the number one thing keeping this from being a professional tool. You can’t batch rename photos either on import or export or any other time. Like all professionals, and I’m sure many amateurs, I rename files with the date, subject, and a sequential counter so that they can be identified easily and don’t look like I just copied them straight from my camera. I hope that everyone that reads this tells Adobe they need to add this feature!
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  • It is a great start Dec 9, 2017

    By mikebrodt
    I have been using Photoshop and Lightroom for years. Finally having them on an iPad Pro is huge. I can leave my laptop home. I can use the Apple Pencil. This is the new model for the modern creative. That being said... There are A LOT of missing features from Lightroom Classic. Way too many to list here. The ones of note: there are no real print options (even ordering) or books, or any of the back half of a workflow. There are also no options for storing other places (Adobe Cloud only... we’ll get to that), and no smart collections or versions. If, these, or any others from the laundry list are critical for your workflow, stick with Classic for now. You can still sync collections to Lightroom CC from Classic. Adobe, here is the single biggest feature you need: unlimited cloud storage. Right now, you can only store to Creative Cloud, which is okay, except for the exorbitant costs you are charging for storage. 1 TB is one day shooting for many photographers, especially those with high end DSLRs. 10 TB should not be $100s of dollars a month. A 2TB hard drive is $80 online. Google GIVES away UNLIMITED storage. Here’s the deal: your AI, Sensei, needs images to learn from. You give us unlimited storage, and Sensei would have an enormous library to learn from. I believe Adobe will get there. If Lightroom CC gets unlimited storage at a reasonable cost, and other crucial features added, this will be the new best photo tool for photographers.
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  • Nice editor,but...don’t buy Premium! Oct 20, 2018

    By Tokyo John H
    This is a fine editor for photos on the iPad, in fact I liked it enough that I thought I might try working on my pro camera raw photos via Adobe Cloud while traveling. However, my Adobe Cloud account (arranged by my employer) only has 2GB max, which is very limited. When this LR CC mobile app prompted me to buy the Premium version, offering additional Adobe Cloud storage, I jumped on it. But after trying it out, I found that my Adobe Cloud storage was still capped at 2GB. Trying to get help, I was diverted to unrelated Adobe help forum topics. And when I tried to talk to Adobe directly, they told me I had to go through my employer...even through this premium upgrade was a purchase I made out of my own pocket, under the stated promise that it would include additional cloud storage. I feel like I was ripped off, and I would demand my money back but my time is more valuable than the amount I paid. I guess I will just have to find another solution, but there aren’t many options. The market is dominated by a few mega-corporations who don’t care about serving their customers, they do everything they can to prevent us from getting help when needed, and they always err on the side of denying us the product we thought we were entitled to when making the purchase.
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  • So Close Nov 8, 2018

    By Chris-low
    I am a long time Lightroom User from CS4 to CC. I recently decided to stray away from my usual computer routine and go for a more hands on approach. So I bought a Brand New iPad Pro 11”. First there are a lot of latency and rendering issues, especially with the selective brush adjustment tool. At points it would take 6-10 seconds just to catch up to me. Even on a brand new photo with no edits, zooming in takes a second to process. I only used raw photos for this test. Also, the app is not designed for the new iPads because the interface does not even go edge to edge on my 11” iPad. The interface itself is well designed and very easy to transition from the desktop version. A couple VERY important features I am missing is auto-mask and the ability to export as a raw or .tif. It completely defeats the purpose of having the paid mobile app if I have to jump back and forth between my iPad and my desktop to do trivial functions like export as tif. Please optimize this apps performance for the new iPad 11” and 12.9”. Please add export options!!
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  • Disappointment after disappointment Oct 16, 2019

    By demusicguy
    I want to love it but can’t. The iPad Pro hardware is finally here but Adobe doesn’t seem to be listening to customers. Forum after forum, I see requests for simple every day tasks to be implemented and nothing is generally done to improve overall workflow and compatibility. Adobe products used to just work which is why many pros like myself have supported them for years. Every release in the last several years has felt beta and never fully developed. I never thought I’d be considering making a switch to other platforms but I’m just about there with the garbage apps they’ve been putting out. It’s almost 2020 and the best they can come up with for an external editor is an amateur version of Photoshop. I realize this is general feedback but hopefully someone is listening and developers can do better to produce products and features that we really need to do what we do best, create. I’m sick of workarounds for an expensive subscription based service. End rant lol.
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  • Sep 30, 2020

    By Martina Micallef
    I really liked this app, but suddenly it stopped working. All the photos I had imported became black/grey, so I couldn't see the photos I had uploaded. I uninstalled and reinstalled (I was already logged in before), and logged in with the same account, but all my photos were gone. The worst part, though, was that all my created presets were gone too. I had many presets which were very important for my photography account, but now they're all gone :(
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  • Oct 1, 2020

    By Jamie Winters
    Was good. Not now. I had to uninstall and install again because it was not working! Kept crashing! And since doing that I've lost ALL of my presets! The ones I made myself and ones I've PAID for from others. This is absolutely ridiculous. And now I keep seeing something saying my trial ended. But this is free! And I'm not trying to do anything that needs a paid for subscription. I'm trying to upload some presets I still have!!!!! That's all. This is absolutely RIDICULOUS
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Marcus Amillian
    Bug ridden. App is the worst I have on my phone and the desk top version isn't much better. Latest update is now completely useless. I've had to uninstall and upload a previous version. Coders and programmers at Adobe and not too smart!
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  • Oct 24, 2020

    By Ivan Neil Mujemulta
    I like this App but the selective,healing,and geometry is unlock please fix this issue as soon as possible If you make it better I will give a 5 star for your hard work. But now Im so disappointed.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By K
    Liked it.. Until now. It just updated now and it says I have to upgrade to edit raw photos.. Like really. I'll remove the 1 star rating when this is fixed.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Bas
    It's a fantastic app once you master it and when it works with no problems. I got a new Samsung S20 Ultra, and this app keeps crashing and when it does, it freezes the phone momentarily. You work is also lost obviously, and I had to re-start from scratch so many times. I used to be a happy subscriber, paying monthly for the extra tools and features, but all of these advantages are pointless if the app. Rashes regularly. An utterly waste of my time, efforts and money, please don't use it.
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  • Oct 2, 2020

    By Meegan
    Since the first week of September, my images that I had saved in my library all disappeared. It fixed so now just the latest ones are there. All the others lost. As soon as I start edits the app freezes or shuts down. I have reloaded this app at least 3 dozen times. I have read all the help tips on line that have been from over a year ago. ( didn't need help then). I'm truly disappointed in what was such a great app to an epic failer. *WHY IS WATERMARKING SO HARD NOW?!
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