Edit Videos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)

Apply Light, ColorEffectstrim, presets, and profiles to your videos in Lightroom for mobile (Android) and easily share them with others.  

You can now trim and edit video clips in Lightroom for mobile (Android)! Starting the June 2022 release, you can easily apply editing controls and trim videos in Lightroom for mobile (Android). 

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Looking for keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom for mobile? See, Keyboard shortcuts

In this article, you can know more about how to:

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In the Edit panel, click the settings icon to select Video Quality, set at 1080p by default. 

Import videos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)

To begin editing a video in your Lightroom for mobile (Android) app, follow the steps given below:

  1. Tap the Add Photos icon at the bottom of the screen to add videos.

  2. Tap the video that you want to import > click Add.

  3. To import multiple videos together, tap and select all the videos and click Add.

Apply Presets to videos in Lightroom for mobile (Android)

Note:

Some presets are partially compatible with videos due to limited compatibility with the enhancement controls. All enhancements compatible with videos will automatically apply when you select the Preset.

Enhance your videos in just a click using Presets like Retro, B&W, Video Presets, etc, according to your editing needs. 

Apply Preset to your video in Lightroom for Android

  1. Open the video you want to edit > tap the Presets icon at the bottom of the screen.

  2. In the Presets panel, you can select the desired preset from one of these categories:

    Recommended Presets

    These presets are automatically provided to you based on your video, with the help of Adobe Sensei. The results can change with time, even for the same video. Use the given carousel options such as Subtle, Strong, HDR, and more to easily filter these presets.

    Premium Presets

    These presets are updated with every release and include categories like AdaptivePortraits, Travel, Cinematic, Videos, and more.

    Yours

    These are all the presets that you have created or saved, as well as all the default presets included with Lightroom.

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    Presets panel in Lightroom for Android

  3. To apply a preset to the video, simply click the preset.

  4. Use the Amount slider to adjust the intensity of the preset. You can start from 0 and go up to 100. 

    Preset Amount Slider in Lightroom for Android
    Preset Amount Slider in Lightroom for Android

For more details on Presets, see Edit Photos.

Add Profile to your videos

Profiles allow you to control how colors and tonality are rendered in your videos. The profiles provided in the Profile panel are intended to serve as a starting point or foundation for making video edits. 

Applying a profile on your video doesn't change or overwrite the value of other edit control sliders. Therefore, you can make edits to your videos as you like and then choose to apply a profile on top of your edited video. To add a profile to your video, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Edit panel, tap the Profiles icon and tap the downward arrow to see all profiles. 

    Profiles icon in Lightroom for Android
    Profiles icon in Lightroom for Android

    Profiles in Lightroom for Android
    Profiles in Lightroom for Android

  2. Tap the profile to apply it to your video.

For more information on Profiles in Lightroom for Android, see Apply Profiles.

Trim, Rotate, or Flip videos in Lightroom for Android

The Trim icon lets you trim parts of your videos. You can also rotate the video and flip it if you need to. 

Follow the steps below to trim/rotate/flip a video in Lightroom for Android:

  1. Open the video you want to trim in the Edit panel. 

  2. Tap the Trim icon at the bottom of the screen.

    Trim & Rotate videos in Lightroom for Android
    Trim & Rotate videos in Lightroom for Android

  3. Tap the play/pause icon to play/paise the video. If you wish to forward or rewind the video by 10 seconds, tap the forward and rewind icon. 

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    Forward and Rewind options in Lightroom for Android.

  4. Drag and adjust the slider at the bottom of the video to trim the parts you wish to remove. 

  5. To rotate or flip your video, click the Rotate Left/Rotate Right or Flight horizontal/Flip vertical icons.

Adjust Light, Color, and Effects in your videos

 Use the editing sliders to quickly adjust Light, Color, and Effects in your videos.

Note:

You can also copy and paste edit settings between photos and videos, allowing you to achieve a consistent look across both photos and videos.

Light

Use the editing sliders provided in the Light panel to adjust the tonal range in your videos.

Light tool in Lightroom for Android
Local adjustments in the Light tool

  • Exposure - Use this slider to adjust the brightness of your videos. Move the slider to the left to make the video darker; move it to the right to make the video brighter.
  • Contrast - Determines the contrast between light and dark colors. Move the slider to the left to flatten the contrast; move it to the right to make it more dramatic. 
  • Highlights - This controls the brightness of the lighter parts of your videos. Move the slider to the left to darken highlights to recover details; and right to brighten them and reduce details.
  • Shadows - Move the slider to the left to deepen shadows; move it to the right to brighten them and recover details.
  • Whites - Sets the white point of the video. Move the slider to the right to make more colors appear completely white.
  • Blacks - Sets the black point of the video. Move the slider to the left to make more colors appear completely black.

To know more about tonal range, see Adjust Tonal Range.

Color

The editing sliders in the Color panel let you quickly and easily adjust the white balance in your videos. You can also use the Color Mixer and Color Grading options to enhance the color scheme in your videos and achieve desired editing results. 

color panel in Lightroom for Android
Local adjustments in the Color tool

  • Temp - This control sets how yellow/warm or blue/cool your video looks.  
  • Tint - This control sets how green or magenta your video looks.
  • Vibrance - Use this control to increase the intensity of muted colors in your video.
  • Saturation - Use this control to increase the intensity of all colors in your video.
  • Color Grading - Tap the Grading ) icon to adjust the colors of mid-tones, shadows, and highlights using the Color Grading sliders. 
  • Color Mixing - Tap the Mix icon to fine-tune individual colors using the HuesSaturation, and Luminance sliders.

For more details, see Color

Effects

Add effects to your videos by using Vignette and Grain adjustment sliders in the Effects panel.

Effects tool in Lightroom for Android
Effects tool in Lightroom for Android

  • Feather - Lower values reduce softening between the vignette and the vignette’s surrounding pixels. Higher values increase the softening.
  • Midpoint - Lower values apply the Amount adjustment to a larger area away from the corners. Higher values restrict the adjustment to an area closer to the corners.
  • Roundness - Lower values make the vignette effect more oval. Higher values make the vignette effect more circular.
  • Highlights - Controls the degree of highlight contrast preserved when the amount is negative. Suitable for videos with small highlights, such as candles and lamps.
  • Grain - Use this slider to add film grain to your videos.
  • Size - Controls grain particle size. At sizes of 25 or greater, blue is added to make the effect look better with noise reduction.
  • Roughness - Controls the regularity of the grain. Move left to make the grain more uniform; move to the right to make it more uneven. 

For more on effects, See Apply Effects.

Export videos in Lightroom for Android

After successfully applying the desired edits to your video, you can follow the steps below to export your videos:

  1. Once you have completed editing your video, tap the share icon at the top of the screen. 

  2. Tap export Video Settings in which you wish to export your video:

    • Video TypeMP4 or Original 

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