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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.

4.3 Ratings 997K+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads

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4.3
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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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  • 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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  • Apr 17, 2021

    By Braxton
    Love this app it works great for editing photos, but when I try to use the camera in the app it does not work. only part a thin piece on the right side actually works and everything else is covered with static. ( Might be because of my phone, not sure )
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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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  • 15 Photo Export Max? What the... Apr 7, 2018

    By Charles Ahlstrom
    I downloaded Lightroom mobile as I’m really wanting to move away from desktop and laptop editing, and LR Mobile seemed promising. I LOVE the UI and functionality of this app, and can do about 95% of the work I need to right from my iPad Pro, and I was actually a bit blown away by its speed and capabilities. Then I went to export about 100 photos I had taken with my Panasonic G9 and edited in Lightroom Mobile. I thought the iPad was glitching, or I had toggled a setting that I didn’t know about, because I wasn’t able to export more than 15 photos at a time. After doing a bit of digging I’ve found that this is done on purpose. The reason being that Lightroom isn’t able to render in the background, but that doesn’t make any sense as I’m sure we’re all more than willing to leave the app open and running in the foreground until the export is complete. This is a preposterous number of images to export at one time. Give us at least 100 images, as we could work with that limitation; but only 15? That quite literally renders this entire app, and all the hard work these developers put into it, totally useless. A 5 star app turned to a 1 star app due to a major oversight. I’ll most likely be looking for ways of leaving Adobe after about 15 years of exclusively using their products, if they don’t get their $#!+ together asap. FIX THIS RIDICULOUS LIMITATION ADOBE, PLEASE!
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By S A
    Used to be very good and now is useless. When adding photos from my phone, most of them appear just as green rectangles so no way to choose the pic you would like to edit. Once you have chosen a pic a green square appears in the corner and becomes a part of your photo... I pay for a subscription so I'm extremely unhappy with this app.
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  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Doom Muffinz
    When I rotate an image by less than 90 degrees, the app automatically zooms in more and more as I rotate it. I don't understand why a paid app wouldn't have the software to simply rotate the image, and either fill in the void space that were outside of the four corners of the original image with simple black or white space. They could have this blank space be saved with the new version of the image, or not. Either way, this forced zoom is nonsense and needs to be fixed :l
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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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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By O Morris
    Okay first let me say that I love this app. The editing abilities are great, and there are many available features that are super effective for editing my photos. However, every time the app updates, every single one of my photos are removed, and all of my created presets are deleted. I don't know why this happens, and I've never been able to get them back. I still use the app, but now have to make sure to download my photos immediately after I edit them.
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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
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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.
    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.
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  • 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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  • Apr 4, 2021

    By Smith Prosper
    This is one of the best app among all photos editing applications, would not like to say much but it whot me rating this app a 5stars but I rated it 4 because it would have been 999% great if the editing could also work or can also edit a video.... The next update try and make it possible, so tht it can also be used to edit a video, no matter how big the size of the application is it still going to be my number 1 Choice. And in the next update try and add Edition of pink lips
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  • Apr 17, 2021

    By Braxton
    Love this app it works great for editing photos, but when I try to use the camera in the app it does not work. only part a thin piece on the right side actually works and everything else is covered with static. ( Might be because of my phone, not sure )
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Lyle, Watson
    I love this app. It's really great! But my only problem is the best way to crop photos precisely is on a computer or laptop. It's frustrating when I'm on the go and all I have is my phone. When cropping on the phone, it crops by shrinking the edges of the images instead of cropping a little bit of the up/down left/right sides.
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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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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Thi Han
    Loving the app. I can edit on the go. I can do just about everything that the PC can, but the one thing I wish it had, is the watermark. You can add only the basic fonts. No graphics. I will give it a full 5 star when there is an option to upload your custom watermark.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Isabella Lugao
    I really love this app! However as an editor i have many photos and videos in my phone. I also have many for when I'm on a plane travelling to see my mum so i have something to do. But then my phone gets almosy full storage. And when im supposed to edit one of my photos i cant because of my storage. And I've deleted so so so much and STILL cant edit on lightroom. This app is amazing bt please fix that. I really wanna be able to edit. Other then that the app is great! But it got 3 stars :(
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  • Mar 21, 2021

    By MS Aneesh
    Just Awesome...100% loseless quality...Great Noise reduction controls, Clarity, Texture, and many more features... This is my primary option for editing photos... This is one of the best photo editors in android. Nothing can replace this one.. Bug on New update : I need to turn off the watermark option everytime i try to save a photo. Please fix it..
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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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  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Doom Muffinz
    When I rotate an image by less than 90 degrees, the app automatically zooms in more and more as I rotate it. I don't understand why a paid app wouldn't have the software to simply rotate the image, and either fill in the void space that were outside of the four corners of the original image with simple black or white space. They could have this blank space be saved with the new version of the image, or not. Either way, this forced zoom is nonsense and needs to be fixed :l
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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.
    more
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By O Morris
    Okay first let me say that I love this app. The editing abilities are great, and there are many available features that are super effective for editing my photos. However, every time the app updates, every single one of my photos are removed, and all of my created presets are deleted. I don't know why this happens, and I've never been able to get them back. I still use the app, but now have to make sure to download my photos immediately after I edit them.
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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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  • 15 Photo Export Max? What the... Apr 7, 2018

    By Charles Ahlstrom
    I downloaded Lightroom mobile as I’m really wanting to move away from desktop and laptop editing, and LR Mobile seemed promising. I LOVE the UI and functionality of this app, and can do about 95% of the work I need to right from my iPad Pro, and I was actually a bit blown away by its speed and capabilities. Then I went to export about 100 photos I had taken with my Panasonic G9 and edited in Lightroom Mobile. I thought the iPad was glitching, or I had toggled a setting that I didn’t know about, because I wasn’t able to export more than 15 photos at a time. After doing a bit of digging I’ve found that this is done on purpose. The reason being that Lightroom isn’t able to render in the background, but that doesn’t make any sense as I’m sure we’re all more than willing to leave the app open and running in the foreground until the export is complete. This is a preposterous number of images to export at one time. Give us at least 100 images, as we could work with that limitation; but only 15? That quite literally renders this entire app, and all the hard work these developers put into it, totally useless. A 5 star app turned to a 1 star app due to a major oversight. I’ll most likely be looking for ways of leaving Adobe after about 15 years of exclusively using their products, if they don’t get their $#!+ together asap. FIX THIS RIDICULOUS LIMITATION ADOBE, PLEASE!
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By S A
    Used to be very good and now is useless. When adding photos from my phone, most of them appear just as green rectangles so no way to choose the pic you would like to edit. Once you have chosen a pic a green square appears in the corner and becomes a part of your photo... I pay for a subscription so I'm extremely unhappy with this app.
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Mike Boltz
    Come on Adobe.. CR3 has been out for like 2 and a half YEARS and this app won't recognize and import them?!.. Oh, but if I load them onto my pc and then sync them to the cloud, THEN suddenly the app CAN recognize them. Like WTH?! There's no excuse for this. "Professional" photo editor my $#@? "Premium support for the LATEST cameras" huh? 🙄. I call BS... Fix this!!
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Jeremy Reid
    Unfortunately there is a big problem with RAW processing from the oppo x2 lite the tint is always set to -150. This therefore leaves no scope for correcting tint unless you go the other way. Setting tint to 0 just produces a really strong colour cast. Honestly it would be a great app and I love the raw camera function built in, but this tint issue does make it virtually unusable with certain phones. Would be great if you could sort this bug out Adobe!
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Samuel Paraschivu
    Worst experience ever. Was advised as a free app. It's free to take pictures and edit but it makes you pay if you want your pictures afterwards! And even if I payed my photos disappeared and after 2 weeks I still can't download them. It keeps loading...for almost two weeks!!! And I really needed those photos asap!!!
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