Last Updated on 07/18/2017 by Chris Gampat
Adobe has been working to improve Lightroom Mobile in many ways, and today the company announced significant updates for both the iOS and Android versions of the app. Lightroom has always been sort of an interesting thing for photographers. On one hand, you have this powerful photo processor in your phone or on your tablet that can sync with your computer (assuming you use Lightroom). On the other, you have this sort of watered down version of the desktop app you (we are assuming) use on a regular basis.
On the iOS side of things, Adobe has added a couple of key new features including a new Selective Brush, which will allow photographers to selectively paint over portions of their image to apply specific enhancements to them. Think of this like an adjustment brush in the standard version of Lightroom, where you can paint exposure, color, and other changes onto your image in specific places.
The other big addition to the iOS version of Lightroom Mobile is a brand new Details Tab which will mimic the purpose of the Details Tab found in the standard version of Lightroom on desktop. In other words, this new tab will allow you to globally change the sharpening and noise reduction of your image in a way you previously couldn’t in Lightroom Mobile.
Finally, the iOS version of the app also got an interface upgrade to make it look and work better on larger touch based screens like the iPad Pro.
For Android, the big change to Lightroom Mobile has been that it has been completely redesigned to be faster and better, utilizing Android resources more efficiently. Adobe says they went back to the drawing board and rebuilt the Android version from the ground up with an eye on giving users better performance and a more natural Android experience.
If you would like to learn more you can get all of the information about the updates over on Adobe’s blog post – here.