In-app learning and inspiration | Lightroom for mobile (Android)

Lightroom not only empowers you to create beautiful images and express your vision, but it helps you become a better photographer with new ways to get inspired and grow your skills, right in the app. You can get hands-on experience learning how to make your photos look their best with a robust collection of interactive tutorials. You can also browse through different categories of inspirational photos by fellow photography members and tap them to open and see how the photo was edited, step-by-step.  You can also save the edits as a preset.

Get hands-on experience with interactive tutorials

Interactive tutorials provide a free and easy way to learn a wide variety of editing techniques while working within the app. You can access tutorials from a range of professional photographers and photo educators, and apply the edits, step-by-step, right within Lightroom mobile.

Access interactive tutorials

  1. Tap the  Learn icon.

    Learn icon

  2. The Learn section displays the set of tutorials to learn various photography editing techniques. Tap a tutorial of your choice.

    Learn panel

  3. Once you tap a tutorial, a new window appears with details about the tutorial, such as author, total duration, and core features covered in the tutorial. Tap Start Tutorial

    Interactive tutorial

  4. Follow the tutorial with a sample photo that is provided within Lightroom. You can press and hold the screen any time during the tutorial to view the before and after photo. You can also rate your experience with the tutorial after completion. 

    Rate your experience

    Bemærk:
    • To view the histogram of the photo, tap  icon at the upper-right corner and enable Show Histogram option from the menu that appears.
    • Starting from Lightroom for mobile (Android) version 6.3, you can access tutorials for Color Grading. In Learn, tap Browse > By Tools > Color Grading to view the tutorials.

Create preset

You can create a preset based on the settings in the tutorial. To create a preset, do the following:

  1. Access the interactive tutorial of your choice.

  2. Once the tutorial is over, tap  icon at the upper-right corner and select Create Preset from the menu that appears.

  3. Specify the Preset Name, Preset Group, select the settings that you want to include in the preset and tap .

When editing your photos, you can now view and apply the created preset. For more information, see Work with Presets on your photo.

Copy Settings

To copy settings of the tutorial, do the following:

  1. Access the interactive tutorial of your choice.

  2. Once the tutorial is over, tap  icon at the upper-right corner and select Copy Settings from the menu that appears.

  3. Select the settings that you want to copy and tap .

You can paste the copied settings to one or more photos. For more information, see Copy and paste edits.

Share a tutorial

To share a tutorial, do the following:

  1. Open a tutorial of your choice from the Learn section.

  2. Tap  at the upper-right corner.

    Share a tutorial

Discover inspirational photos

Discover inspirational photos by fellow photography members, browse through different categories of photos, and tap them to see how the photo was edited, step-by-step. You can also save the edits as a preset.

Access inspirational photos

  1. Tap the Discover  icon.

    Discover

  2. The Discover section displays the list of inspirational photos. Tap an inspirational photo of your choice.

    Discover inspiring edits

  3. Once you tap a photo, a new window appears to display the output of edits made to the photo.

    Discover

  4. Tap Edits to see how the photo was edited, step-by-step.

    Edit steps

    Bemærk:

    Tap  icon at the upper-right corner to view more information about the photo.

Like a photo

  1. To like a photo, do one of the following:

    • Tap  at the lower-right corner of the photo in the Discover section.
    • Open the photo of your choice from the Discover section and tap  at the upper-right corner .
  2. If you have accidentally liked a photo, tap  again to unlike it.

Save as preset

You can save the exact combination of slider positions in the photo as a preset to apply on other photos. To save edits as preset, do the following:

  1. Open a photo of your choice from the Discover section.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Tap  icon in the upper-right corner and select Save As Preset.
    • Tap  icon at the upper-right corner and select Save As Preset.
    • Tap Save As Preset in the last screen of the Discover tutorial. 
  3. Specify the Preset Name,  Preset Group, and tap . By default, the preset is added to the Saved Presets group in the Library view of the Presets panel.

When editing your photos, you can now access and apply the saved preset. For more information, see Work with Presets on your photo.

Open in edit

  1. Open a photo of your choice from the Discover section.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Tap  icon at the upper-right corner and select Open In Edit.
    • Tap  icon at the upper-right corner and select Open In Edit.

Share a photo

To share a photo, do the following:

  1. Open a photo of your choice from the Discover section.

  2. Tap  icon at the upper-right corner and select Share.

Share your edits

You can share your photos along with their edits to the Discover section to inspire and connect with other Lightroom users. You can also allow your edits to be saved as preset by other users.

To share your edits: 

  1. Select a photo whose edit you want to share with other users.

  2. Tap the Share icon in the upper-right corner and select Share Edit.

    Share

  3. In the Share Edit dialog box, enter the following details:

    Title

    Enter the title for your edit.

    Description

    Enter the description that best describes your edit.

    Categories

    Select at least one category to help get your post easily discovered by users. You can select up tp three categories.

    Permissions

    Select Enable Save as Preset to allow other users to save your edits as preset. This option is enabled by default. Select Include location Info to share your location info along with the edits.

    Copyright

    Displays your profile name. To change your name in copyright, edit your name in your profile.

    Share edit

  4. Tap. A shareable link is displayed that you can copy and share with others. 

You can view and edit the details of your shared edits in the Edits tab of your profile.

Bemærk:

The likes you receive on your shared edits are private to you and will not be visible to others.

Follow your favorite photographers

You can choose to follow your favorite photographers in the Lightroom community. The For you tab in the Learn and Discover section displays tutorials and edits based on the posts you like, recent editing activity, and people you choose to follow.

  1. Tap the or  icon.

  2. Tap the For you tab to see recommended tutorials or inspirational edits. You can also scroll down to find FeaturedTrending, and Get inspired posts.

    For you

  3. Select the desired tutorial or inspirational edit to view it.

  4. If you like a photographer's work, you can follow their work. Select the post you like, tap the author's name, and then tap Follow. In Discover, you can see the edits from the people you follow in the Following tab.

    Follow

    Bemærk:

    The photographers that you follow can be viewed by other Lightroom users.

Block or unblock photographers

Introduced in Lightroom for mobile 6.3 (June 2021 release)

  1. Tap the or  icon.

  2. Tap the author's thumbnail in a post to open the author's profile.

  3. In the author's profile, tap the three-dot icon and select the Block option.

    When you block an author, you will not be able to view their profile and posts. The blocked person will also not be able to view your profile or posts. Blocked authors are not notified when you block them.

    block authors

  4. To unblock someone, visit your profile, select Blocked list from the three-dot menu and then unblock an author.

    Unblock

Find tutorials and posts from author's profiles

Starting from Lightroom for mobile version 5.1, view profiles of authors who create interactive tutorials and Discover posts. From each of the author profiles, you can find a collated list of their tutorials and edits, and also learn more about them.

  1. Tap the or  icon.

  2. Scroll to the desired interactive tutorial or Discover post.

  3. In the thumbnail, tap the author's name.

    Author's profile

  4. Tap one of the following tabs:

    Tutorials

    Find tutorials that the author has created.

    Edits

    Find edits that the author has created.

    About

    View details about the author.

    Following

    Find users whom the author is following.

    Followers

    Find who all are following the author.

    Author's profile

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