Get started with Lightroom on mobile
Edit and organize images on your iPad, iPhone, or Android devices and seamlessly sync your changes with Lightroom on your computer.
What you'll need
Note: Sync to Lightroom CC on the desktop and the web requires a Lightroom CC trial or a Creative Cloud Photography plan subscription.
Open Lightroom on your mobile device and sign in with your Adobe ID. Your Adobe ID gives you access to Lightroom across all devices, computer, and the web.
Tap "+" to create a collection, and give the collection a name. Tap OK when you're finished.
Collections are a simple way to organize your photos, like a photo album.
Tap a collection to open it. To add existing photos to the collection, tap Camera Roll at the bottom of the screen.
Tap Select. Then, tap individual images to select them, or swipe across the images to select multiple photos.
When you're done, tap Import at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the camera icon to launch the in-app camera.
At the bottom of your screen, adjust settings with options to control the flash, adjust the white balance and exposure, level your photo with the horizon finder, or set the self-timer.
Tap the shutter button to capture the photo.
Tap a photo to open it.
Crop your image, apply presets, or use adjustment settings for editing, such as exposure or contrast.
For more editing options, tap the Adjustments icon and then the Basic icon. Select from the variety of Adjustment tools available in this menu.
When you are done, tap the arrow in the top-left of your screen.
To share a photo, tap the Share icon.
Tap "Open in..." to share on Instagram, or your app of choice.
Or, tap "Share..." to share to Facebook, Twitter, SMS text, e-mail, and more.
With a trial or a Creative Cloud Photography plan subscription, you get access to Lightroom CC for your desktop, which gives you access to all of the Lightroom edit tools, and automatically syncs photos, edits, and collections across all your devices, your computer, and the web. If you don’t have Lightroom CC on your computer yet, try it free.
Use the links below to learn more about using Lightroom CC on your desktop and Lightroom on your mobile device.