Facebook_pixel
Adobe Lightroom - Photo Editor & Pro Camera

Adobe Lightroom - Photo Editor & Pro Camera

Adobe

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

4.3 Ratings 917K+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
Featured on Best Apps to Create Stock-Ready Photography

About Adobe Lightroom - Photo Editor & Pro Camera

Shoot & edit raw images, make advanced color & lighting adjustments, easily.
see more about Adobe Lightroom - Photo Editor & Pro Camera

Ratings & Reviews

4.3
917.3K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    72+%
  2. 4
    10+%
  3. 3
    5+%
  4. 2
    3+%
  5. 1
    10+%
Write a Review
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Satadal Dey
    Just an awesome app. Really gets the job done. Líght editing is easy and with a bit tweaking you can trun up some real awesome photos. Highly recommended. Also, the interface is understandable than most there apps with a vast amount of tools. Love it
    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
  • 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!
    more
  • 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!
    more
  • Dec 21, 2020

    By Temika Amstad
    Usually a really great app, it was at first anyway!! Now unfortunately, I'll upload photos for me to edit, i'lll click onto the photo, and it will load to a completely different photo. I've tried deleting photos to allow extra space and i've tried re uploading the photos, neither worked. Sucks because it's the better shots I get that I can't get editing access to :( Edit: So I can't seem to delete photos, or when it does work it takes forever to process!!
    more
  • Jan 10, 2021

    By Scott Dickey
    Update 1/10/21 A year later this app is still a buggy mess that crashes all the time while editing pics. Lowering a star from original review. As good as this app is, it is rather useless with all stability issues. Very dissapointing for a paid app. Fix the stability issues already! ------------------------ Love the app features, but it crashes constantly. Pretty frustrating experience, especially for a monthly charge.
    more
  • 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
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Tony Cannon
    Works fine for editing but the import option is flawed beyond belief. It doesn't automatically import the photos your folders are already split into. So it imports 3000+ photos into one big clump and I am expected to re-sort all of them? What planet are the developers on? Waste of a lot of hard work developing a quality editing app by such an outdated and obtuse filing import feature.
    more
  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
  • 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
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Satadal Dey
    Just an awesome app. Really gets the job done. Líght editing is easy and with a bit tweaking you can trun up some real awesome photos. Highly recommended. Also, the interface is understandable than most there apps with a vast amount of tools. Love it
    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
  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Hayden Forde-Pogson
    Had this app for a while now been meaning to put a review on. DEFINITELY CHECK IT OUT .This app is an amazing app one of the best mobile editing apps. For the free version you can get really good edits and it gives you a variety of choice. But the paid one unlocks a couple of features that are better. But you can still use the free version to edit really good photos. 5⭐ all round excellent app!
    more
  • Dec 15, 2020

    By Vince Personal
    It's fantastic. Im completely new to photography and with the editing capabilities of this app, I've convinced people I'm a professional. But there is a downside. Recently i went on the app and found that none of my previous photos were appearing. I added a photo and it worked fine, but all the older ones never loaded. It says failed to load development preview. I tried restarting my phone but that didn't work Some help would be appreciated.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Dec 24, 2020

    By rishi's channel
    This is really a cool photo editior ever seen 😎.... but i gave 4 stars 🌟 cuz there is a issues. That issue is been continuing since last week whenever i add a pic to the album it shows "failed to import" (my network is awesome) i think it must be a problem in the app . I request the app developer to fix the bug.🙏
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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....
    more
  • 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!
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Ian Cylkowski
    Lightroom/Adobe need to sort out Android 11 Gesture navigation comparability. The Back gesture doesn't register and tapping the bottom bar when editing a photo is almost impossible. You need it enable three button navigations in Android to properly use this app. Catch up, Adobe.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Dec 29, 2020

    By iam_ eidah
    Hey this app is great for editing pictures but for some reason that I can't for the life of me understand, it keeps crashing. Please fix this cos then I have to start editing my pics from the start and it's really annoying. Thank you.
    more
  • Dec 21, 2020

    By Temika Amstad
    Usually a really great app, it was at first anyway!! Now unfortunately, I'll upload photos for me to edit, i'lll click onto the photo, and it will load to a completely different photo. I've tried deleting photos to allow extra space and i've tried re uploading the photos, neither worked. Sucks because it's the better shots I get that I can't get editing access to :( Edit: So I can't seem to delete photos, or when it does work it takes forever to process!!
    more
  • Jan 10, 2021

    By Scott Dickey
    Update 1/10/21 A year later this app is still a buggy mess that crashes all the time while editing pics. Lowering a star from original review. As good as this app is, it is rather useless with all stability issues. Very dissapointing for a paid app. Fix the stability issues already! ------------------------ Love the app features, but it crashes constantly. Pretty frustrating experience, especially for a monthly charge.
    more
  • 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
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Tony Cannon
    Works fine for editing but the import option is flawed beyond belief. It doesn't automatically import the photos your folders are already split into. So it imports 3000+ photos into one big clump and I am expected to re-sort all of them? What planet are the developers on? Waste of a lot of hard work developing a quality editing app by such an outdated and obtuse filing import feature.
    more
  • Dec 28, 2020

    By hannah ovie
    The app is okay so far... But been trying to upgrade to the premium plan but each time I try to fill in my card details it fails. Saying card number incorrect, try again or use another card, used another card, same thing and the numbers are correct... I will uninstall the app if this continues want maximum Sue of this app not what am getting.
    more
  • 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!
    more
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Michael Wilmot
    Worked great the first day I used it. Then the 2nd time, it wouldn't let me edit anything through selective edit. Tried importing a new pic and still no luck. And it will not show all my pics. Prob will have to reinstall but looks like it is a disaster. Stick with the PC
    more
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By James Miller
    It's realistically a paid only app. With out premium there's no point in even trying to use it. Shouldn't even be offered as a free to use app. Because any feature you want to use is premium only. Wake up adobe.
  • It’s so frustrating. Feb 3, 2020

    By Cant Draw nothing
    As a pro photographer, I am basically tethered to Adobe and I love the idea of syncing across devices and being able to edit on the go. This ipad app is great for making selects and edits but it’s basically useless bc their cloud service is trash. I’ve had so many issues getting my devices to sync up (syncing will stall eternally) that I’ve given up on it for extended periods. I decided to give another try after the release of iPad’s new OS and still no luck. Now, I’ve got a whole shoot stuck in LR for ipad that I can’t get on my laptop. Not to mention, the export options are pretty bad and they take forever, even when the files are stored locally. For instance, I recently exported over 200 files to share on Dropbox. ONce the export was complete, I only had the option to load one image to Dropbox. INstead I had to export to my ipad camera roll and transfer from there. Currently on hold with Adobe customer service for over an hour to see how I can unfreeze my syncing. Capture One is looking pretty good right about now!
    more
  • Paste Settings Command is not operating! May 27, 2019

    By Kelly!b
    I use this app to edit over 5,000 images a week, if not more. It is by far the fastest app to do so out there....until now. Without the simple function of command V available on my keyboard. I know have to tap with my finger through a few menu screens to paste. This doesn’t sound like a big deal except when you consider I have to do this five thousand times a week. As oppose to use the quick key functions, this additional menu searching has increased my editing time by double. Please return the quick key functioning to this app ASAP. Increasing my work time by double for some tutorials I won’t even touch is beyond frustrating. I was not a fan of the extra step in the Copy function too. Why are they making their extremely efficient less efficient in their upgrades? I am so confused by this new update.
    more

What’s Groovy

What’s Subpar

Loading...

Ask