With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web, you can easily access, organize, and share your photos. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web also allows you to edit photos, including cropping, making adjustments, and applying presets.
To use Lightroom on the web, visit lightroom.adobe.com and sign in using your Adobe ID, Facebook, or Google account.
The Dashboard view on the left panel of the screen provides to you a list of your recent activities, including:
- Your Stats Displays the total number of your uploaded photos, videos, and albums.
- News and Updates Gives you the list of the latest updates in features and enhancements.
- Lightroom Download Lightroom to your Mac or Windows computer.
- Lightroom mobile Download and install Lightroom for mobile on your iOS or Android device.
You can also view courses and tutorials on how to use Lightroom with Photoshop.
The first window that opens is the All Photos view. This view is a timeline-based view of all the photos in all your albums that you created in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile, desktop, or web.
Use the search bar to search your photos using keywords. You can also filter your media files based on star ratings, flags, and file type (photos or videos). Click to do so. You can also choose to sort your photos by capture date or relevancy by clicking .
Click Show All in the left panel of the screen to view all the albums that you have created in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile, desktop, or web. Click Create Album to create an album or in the left panel to create an album or folder.
Each listed album has the following icons at the lower-right corner. Each icon allows you to:
Upload photos to your album.
Share your album.
Edit album settings such as Title and Cover photo. You can also share your album publicly, create slideshow, and delete the album.
You can view all the photos in an album using the grid view. Click an album to view its photos in the grid view.
You can search photos using keywords in the search bar at the top panel of the screen. You can also filter photos by clicking . To upload more photos, create a slideshow, and share an album, click the respective option given in the top panel of the screen.
Flag state Click a flag state to view photos based on their flag status - Unflagged, Picked, or Rejected.
Sort by Capture time Select one of the given sorting options to reorder the display of photos based on the capture time criteria. Clicking the option again toggles between ascending and descending orders.
Custom Order Sort your photos based on a custom sort order specified in Lightroom Classic or Lightroom on desktop.
Click a photo in the Grid view to view the photo in Loupe View. This view displays one photo at a time. Click Edit this photo to access the edit mode where you can apply Adjustments, Presets, and also use the Cropping tool.
The Loupe view is the window where you perform most of your actions on a photo. In addition to modifying the photo, you can set a flag, like, star rate, and add comments.
In the right panel of the screen, click to share the photo and click to download the original or latest version file.
You can add photos in the All Photos view or to a desired album. You can browse and select your photos to upload or drag-and-drop them to the desired album.
Drag the selected files to the Lightroom web page in your web browser. A blue highlight appears over the grid area. Drop the selected photos over this area.
Alternatively, you can drag the selected files over any album in the Albums panel on the left. A blue highlight appears over that album. Drop the selected files over the desired album.
A blue upload progress bar appears at the top of the screen. You can also click at the upper-right corner to view the upload progress. When the upload is complete, click Refresh in the blue pop-up note that appears to view the uploaded photos.
Find photos easily using keywords in the Search bar. You can also search photos based on objects in them. For example, you can quickly search for all photos that have mountains or cars in them.
To filter photos, click next to the Search bar and you can use the following filtering options:
- Ratings: Use to view photos rated higher than a specific star rating. For example, you can view photos rated three stars or higher.
- Flags: Find photos that are flagged, rejected, or unflagged.
- Show photos only
- Show videos only
Select a photo in the grid view and click the Show info icon on the right panel of the screen. You can view the Info panel that displays photo metadata such as camera, dimensions, file size, and more. You can also add and edit the Title and Caption of the selected photo.
In the Loupe view, use the icons in the bottom panel of the screen to flag or rate the selected photo.
When you delete a photo, it is deleted from your Lightroom photos, all synced devices, albums, and shared galleries. This action is undoable and the deleted photo cannot be retrieved later.
In the Loupe view, click Edit this photo at the upper-left corner of the screen. In the Edit mode, you can apply extensive edits on the selected photo and have the edits synced to all your connected devices.
You can also:
Flip and Rotate Flip or rotate the photo on the vertical or horizontal axis.
Straighten Drag the Angle slider to straighten the photo. You can also click Auto to automatically straighten the photo.
You can apply a preset from a list of given preset effects. To apply a preset, select a preset and click Save and Exit.
View the histogram and edit the photo using various slider controls in the drop-down panels of Profile, Light, Color, Effects, and Split Toning. To modify the photo, select one of the adjustment drop-down panels, and use the slider controls.
In the Profile panel, click the drop-down list or Browse to choose and apply various profiles to your photo. Profiles allow you to control how colors and tonality are rendered in your photos. To know more about profiles, see Profile.
In the Light panel, click AUTO to automatically apply the best edits for slider controls such as Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks in your photo.
In the Light panel, you can adjust the overall tonal range of your photo. To know more, see Light.
Use the slider controls in the Color panel to adjust colors in your photo. To know more, see Color.
In the Effects panel, apply effects to your photo such as Clarity, Dehaze, Vignette, and Grain. To know more about these effects, see Effects.
In the Split Toning panel, you can create a split tone effect in which a different color is applied to the Shadows and Highlights in your photo. To know more, see Split Toning.
In the editing screen, click Revert to Original at the top panel to return to the original and unedited photo.
In the top panel of the editing screen, click Undo Edits to undo the latest edits applied to the photo.
You can easily share your photos or albums as a public URL, customize the theme and display of your photos, and post them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. You can also share them on your Lightroom Gallery and publish them as an online project using Adobe Portfolio. You can download a JPG file of the edited photo or download the original photo in Lightroom.
From the upper panel of the screen, click .
You can find the following options to share:
Share This Album Open share settings for this album.
Add Album to Gallery Share this album and all of its photos on your Gallery.
Create a new share Share photos and add custom text and layout.
You can also send to:
Adobe Portfolio A personalized website to showcase your photography.
Select one of the given options:
Share This Album View the Album Settings dialog box. In this dialog box, you can use the following tabs to:
- General Edit title and set cover photo.
- Share Share the album as a public URL.
- Slideshow Create a slideshow.
- Delete Delete the album.
Add Album to Gallery Post or share your album publicly as a URL using Lightroom Gallery.
Create a new share Edit album settings and share the photos. You can also set display settings from Theme and Appearance. Once you're done editing, a public URL is created which you can post on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Send To: Adobe Portfolio Publish the album as a new Page on Adobe Portfolio.
Select one of the following to:
Share: Create a new share Edit settings such as Title, Author, Cover photo, and more. You can also define the display settings such as Theme and Appearance. Once you're done editing, a public URL is created which you can share on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Send To: Adobe Portfolio Publish your photos as an online project on Adobe Portfolio.
You can like or add comments on photos in a shared album. To do this, open a shared album and click a desired photo to view it in the Loupe view. Click on the right panel of the screen to access the Activity panel. You can then like or add comments to that photo.
Click a photo to view it in the Loupe view and click on the right panel of the screen to download the photo. You can then choose to download Original or Latest version.
Download the original photo that you uploaded. Only you can download the Original. People viewing your shared photo cannot download Original.