Learn how to access, edit, organize, and share photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web..

With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web, you can easily access, organize, and share your photos. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web also allows you to edit photos, including cropping, making adjustments, and applying presets.

Visit lightroom.adobe.com, click Try on the web, and use your Adobe ID to sign in.

Sign-in

Sign in to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web
Sign in to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web

  1. Visit https://lightroom.adobe.com.

    Click Sign in on the upper right corner of the window or click Try on the web.

  2. Sign in using your Adobe ID.

    Once you are signed in, the first window that opens is the All Photos view. This is a timeline-based view of all your Lightroom Classic CC cloud photos including the ones that are not a part of any Collection, segmented by the month of a year.

Organize

All Photos view

When you start Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web for the first time, the first window that opens is the All Photos view. This view is a timeline-based view of all the photos in all your Collections that you created in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile, desktop, or web.

Lightroom Classic CC all photos view
A. All photos view B. Photos arranged by timeline C. Sorting and viewing options 
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Viewing options in the All Photos view You can specify the viewing option of how the photos appear in the All Photos view. Click () icon in the upper right of the All Photos view. Choose one of the available sorting options.

Sort by Capture time Select any of the sorting options to reorder the display of photos based on their capture time. Clicking the option again toggles between ascending and descending orders.


Collections view

The Collections view is a listing of all the Collections that you created in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile, desktop, or web.

Lightroom Classic CC collections view
A. Collections view B. Create a Collection C. Cover photo D. Collection title E. Edit Collection F. Upload photo to Collection G. Share 
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In the Collections view, click () icon to view the editing options, and do one of the following:

  • Click Choose Cover. In the next screen that appears, choose one of the photos as the cover. Note: By default, the first photo in the collections grid (also the oldest by date) is picked as the cover photo for the Collection. You can change this option and specify a photo of your choice.
  • Click the () delete icon to remove this collection.
  • Change collection title and then click  the confirm icon. Otherwise, click the () cancel icon to cancel any changes.

Grid view (viewing photos in a Collection)

The Grid view is available when you are looking at the photos within a Collection. In the Collection view, click a Collection to open the Grid view.

Lightroom Classic CC grid view
A. Saved Collections B. Change Collection title C. Play slideshow D. Photos in the grid view E. Viewing options 

Change Collection title

  • Click the () settings icon on the upper middle of Grid view.
  • In the Collection Settings dialog that appears, update the Title and click Save.

Run Slideshow Click the () play icon to run a slideshow of the photos in the collection.

Add Photos to the Collection

  • Click +Add Photos button.
  • In the dialog box that appears, select the files to add from your hard drive location.

Organize Photos in the Collection

Lightroom Classic CC organize photos in collection
  • Click the Organize option on top-middle of Grid view.
  • Select photos to begin.
  • Choose on the following options from the context menu that appears:
    Remove Remove selected photos from this synced collection.
    Delete Remove selected photos from all the synced collection but not from the desktop catalog they belong to.
    Copy To Copy the selected photos to an existing collection or a new collection.
    Move To Move the selected photos to an existing collection or a new collection.

Filtering and sorting options in Grid view

In the Grid view, you can set a filter to see only a specific type of photo. Further, you can choose to view a flat grid or group/segment photos in the grid by capture time or modification date.
Click () icon at the upper right of the Grid view. Choose one of the Filters and Sorting orders.

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Flag state
Choose to view pictures based on their flag status—Unflagged, Picked, or Rejected. Click a flag state.


Sort by Capture time
Select one of these 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 the photos based on a custom sort order specified in Lightroom Classic CC desktop.


Loupe view (preparing to edit a photo)

The Loupe view is available when you click a photo in the Grid view. Only one photo is visible at a time. In the Loupe view, you can click the Edit button to access the edit mode where you can apply Adjustments and 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, give star rating, and add comments.

Edit photos

Lightroom Classic CC edit photos
A. Edit photo B. Activity and Info panel C. Comments in Activity panel D. Show/hide panel E. Photo comments F. Like photo G. Star rating H. Set flag 

Set a flag, like, or rating

While in the Loupe view, use icons in the lower left of the screen to perform these actions.

Lightroom Classic CC Set a flag, like, or give a star rating

Add comments

Click the comments icon on the lower left or icon on the lower right of the screen to display to show or hide the Activity and Info panel.

You can write and post your comment in the Activity panel. Any existing comments on this photo are also displayed here.

Download photo

To download a photo, select the photo and click the download icon on the lower left panel. You can now choose to download Original or Latest version.

Original

Select to download the unedited photo in original format uploaded to the cloud using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS or Android), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web, or Lightroom Classic CC desktop app.

Only you can download the Original. People viewing your shared photo cannot download Original.

Latest version

Select this option to download the latest edited photo in JPG format.

Download photo in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web
Download Original (unedited) or photo of latest version (edited)

Apply adjustments, crop, and presets

Lightroom Classic CC edit photos

While in the Loupe view, click Edit icon on the upper left corner. In Edit mode, you can perform extensive edits on the catalog image, and see them all synced back to your connected devices.

Lightroom Classic CC edit photos
You can switch between options to work on your photos, using these three editing options

Adjust

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Manually edit the photograph with various controls such as White Balance, Temperature, Exposure, Contrast, and more.


  1. In the Collections view, select a Collection, and then select a photo to open it in Loupe view.

  2. Click the edit icon on the upper left corner.

  3. The available adjustments are displayed as drop down panels, on the right side.

  4. To modify the photo, select from one of the adjustment drop down panels, and drag the slider across to modify the value of the adjustment.

  5. Click Save.

Crop

Use various tools to crop, rotate, straighten, and flip the photo.

Lightroom Classic CC crop photos

To crop the photo, drag the edges and corners of the cropping guide, to change the shape and size of the crop.

Lightroom Classic CC crop photos

Also, you can also perform the following actions on the photo:

Rotate 90° Rotate the photo by 90° in the clock-wise direction.
Flip Flip the photo on vertical or horizontal axis.
Straighten Drag the slider to rotate the photo by a certain angle.

Presets

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View the thumbnails of different preset effects that can be applied on the photo. Select a Preset to apply that effect to the photo and click Save.


Share

You can share your images either as a gallery using Lightroom web Gallery or publish an online Project using Adobe Portfolio.

  1. In Collections view, select a collection from the left panel and click the share icon () from the upper middle panel.

    Note:

    Alternatively, select All Photos in the upper left panel to view all uploaded photos and then click the share icon. You can also access the share icon from Grid view. The highlighted share icon denotes that the collection is already shared. To revoke the sharing of a web collection, choose Private.

  2. Choose the number of photos you want to share and click the Share photos button on the upper right corner of the window.

    Choose photos to share in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web
    Choose the photos you want to share

  3. You can now choose to share the selected photos either as Lightroom web Gallery or send to Adobe Portfolio.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC web Gallery allows you to share your photos as a gallery on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ or through email.

  1. You can set the viewing options for your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC web Gallery as General or Slideshow.

  2. General

    Share photos as General Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC web Gallery

    Title Provide a caption for your Share. When you don't enter a title, the date becomes the default title.

    Cover photo Set a feature image for your Share. You can choose this photo from among the selected photos for Share and it appears as a header graphic for your Share.

    Allow downloads Lets people viewing your Share to download your photos.

    Show metadata Allows people to view set of standardized information about a photo, such as the author's name, resolution, color space, copyright, and keywords applied to it.

    Show location Lets people to view the location of the photos.

    Slideshow

    Share photos as Slideshow in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web

    Theme Set the display design of photos for your slideshow. Select from two themes: Single and Adaptive. Single displays one onscreen photo at a time. Adaptive displays two or more onscreen photos at a time.

    Speed Set the speed of photos in your slideshow. Select from Fast, Medium, or Slow.

    Loop Select to play slideshow over and over again.


  3. Click Save.

  4. Add a section divider within your Share by clicking () between two photos and add description for each section by clicking Add text ().

    Link share in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web
  5. Share the link of your photo collection on social media platforms by clicking the respective icon on the upper middle panel.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web Share
This way you can share a well laid out story that you've been able to craft with your photos and text.

Note:

  • You can edit Title, Cover photo, and Options by clicking Share Settings ( ).
  • Play slideshow by clicking ( ) and add photos to the Share by clicking ( ) on the upper right panel.
  • Once you've created a Share, the left panel displays the recently shared photos.
  • Simply click a photo to edit it after creating a Share.
  • To remove a photo from Share, select the photo and click Remove.

Send to Adobe Portfolio

Lets you create your own online portfolio by sending your photos to Adobe Portfolio.

  1. When you select Send to Adobe Portfolio, you can add:

    Create Project in Adobe Portfolio using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web

    Project Title Lets you add a caption to your new Project.

    Also show on Behance This lets you share the Project on Behance.

    Contains adult content Select this option when your Share has adult content.


  2. Click Continue.

  3. Click Finish your Portfolio. You're then redirected to Adobe Portfolio. Sign in using your Adobe ID to publish your Project.

    Finish your Portfolio through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC on the web

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