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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
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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.
    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!
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  • 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!
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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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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By uday umesh
    I used to use Lightroom app frequently. After a gap of around 6 months, today when I try to edit the freshly imported photos, "upgrade to premium" option pops up and does not let me edit the photos no matter even if I choose the free app features. My old photos which were alrwady imported in the app are editable but not the freshly imported pics. This sucks and it is taking out all the interest to use the app altogether. Now, I am unable to edit any new photograph in the app.
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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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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Jess P.
    Been horrible since last update....used to work very well. Now I cannot see my photos in LR (screen all black), I can rarely edit if I happen to guess correctly and get the right photo by tapping on the completely black library. At this point its completely useless for me since I cannot see or edit my photos on my phone. Would love to see this app back up and running, it was my Favorite.
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Jim Ford
    From 5 stars to 1 after last update. When adding images (from phone gallery), then going to LR, only a black screen where images should be displayed. Have also attempted to add images from inside lightroom, but the same black screen where images should be displayed exists. I use Lightroom professionally almost everyday (both mobile and desktop) and this is unacceptable! Help!
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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Dec 21, 2020

    By Bill Bray
    I've been using Lr since 2008 in one form or another. It has become an integral part of my workflow. The ability to work seamlessly anywhere on any device/computer via the Creative Cloud has made time management virtually stress free. The one thing the app lacks is the smells of analog photography, but I'm sure I just need to give the development team a little more time.
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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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  • Time to make it perfect Mar 21, 2019

    By Alejandro Mallado
    So yes I am one of those who works now on the iPad Pro and I think it’s time to create a real app with full capabilities. I wish I could delete pictures from my catalog and my iPad storage at the same time. After a shooting I usually have over 1000 pictures but then when I finish editing them I only want to keep about 50 so I wish it wouldn’t take so much space on my iPad Pro storage. Also I think we need more options in settings to choose different sizes and resolutions when we are exporting photos. My workflow has improved like crazy since I am working only on my iPad Pro but I need some of these things to have the perfect experience that I think will have in the future. Congratulations on a great product anyways. I hope you are working on it already.
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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!
    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
  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Requires monthly sub for RAW editing May 15, 2020

    By Aidan not Aiden
    The Lightroom app allows you to adjust overall lighting, color, etc. like the desktop version. There are also many presets available for overall adjustments. If you want to do any spot editing or adjust perspective, you need a monthly subscription. You also need a monthly subscription if you want to do ANY editing whatsoever to RAW image files. RAW is not supported on the free version. For this reason, this app doesn’t meet my needs right now. If you’re looking for a good basic app to adjust tone and white balance, this is great. If you’re willing to commit to an indefinite monthly subscription plan, you’ll also probably get a lot out of this. If you’re an amateur photographer like myself who wants to get a little more experience learning to make the most out of editing programs before committing to a subscription, this probably isn’t the app for you.
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • 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.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By uday umesh
    I used to use Lightroom app frequently. After a gap of around 6 months, today when I try to edit the freshly imported photos, "upgrade to premium" option pops up and does not let me edit the photos no matter even if I choose the free app features. My old photos which were alrwady imported in the app are editable but not the freshly imported pics. This sucks and it is taking out all the interest to use the app altogether. Now, I am unable to edit any new photograph in the app.
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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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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Jess P.
    Been horrible since last update....used to work very well. Now I cannot see my photos in LR (screen all black), I can rarely edit if I happen to guess correctly and get the right photo by tapping on the completely black library. At this point its completely useless for me since I cannot see or edit my photos on my phone. Would love to see this app back up and running, it was my Favorite.
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Jim Ford
    From 5 stars to 1 after last update. When adding images (from phone gallery), then going to LR, only a black screen where images should be displayed. Have also attempted to add images from inside lightroom, but the same black screen where images should be displayed exists. I use Lightroom professionally almost everyday (both mobile and desktop) and this is unacceptable! Help!
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Surabhi Makhija
    One the best apps out there to edit pics, however, with the latest update, I am unable to open the app itself.It is showing "Adobe Lightroom unexpectedly quit".Now I am unable to edit see any of my pics. Used to be my Go-To app..Please look into this.
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