Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile for iPad

Adobe has released a mobile version of Lightroom for iPad that allows users to edit images and sync them to the desktop version of Lightroom. The app is free to download, but in order to use it you must be a subscriber to one of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plans. Also, the app is currently only available for iPads running iOS 7. Adobe has announced plans for an Android version of Lightroom Mobile, but set no date for its availability.

Basic features include

• Edit RAW images

• Edit images from iPad camera roll

• Sync mobile edits, metadata, and collection changes back to the Lightroom catalog on a Mac or Windows computer

• Automatically import images captured on an iPad and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop

• Work on images offline

• Sync photos between Lightroom 5 and Lightroom mobile; synced photos can also be viewed from any Web browser

If you’re interested in more details of what you can do with the new app, check out these resources:

The official Adobe Lightroom Mobile page offers a feature round-up, FAQ, and steps for getting started.

Adobe’s quick video overview:

Jeff Carlson has a nice First Look write up at MacWorld.

Richard Curtis has a Deep Dive into Lightroom Mobile in his blog at

Julieanne Kost offers a Video Tour of Lightroom Mobile.

Gizmodo’s review of Lightroom Mobile offers some opinions on the app’s initial strengths and weaknesses.

Adobe’s help page offering step-by-step instructions for getting started with Lightroom Mobile

Posted on: April 8, 2014

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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