Updated in June 2018 release of Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS) v3.3
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Adobe Lightroom CC for mobile is a free app that gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos. And you can upgrade for premium features that give you precise control with seamless access across all your devices – mobile, desktop and web.


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Visit the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile Getting Started page to learn about getting started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile.

I have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile. How do I get started?

  1. On your iPad or iPhone, tap the Lightroom app icon.

  2. Sign in with your Adobe ID, Facebook, or Google.

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile sign-in
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  3. Read the following sections in this page to get started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile. 

    App interface. Describes how the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app is laid out.

    Import and organize. Describes the ways you can import photos, set up albums and folders, and keep your photos in order.

    Edit photos. Describes all the cool edits you apply to your photos.

    Save, export, and share. Describes the several options you have to share and show off your photos.

    Capture. Describes how you can apply effects on a live camera view while capturing photos.

App interface

Albums view

The Albums view is a listing of all the albums and folders that you either created in Lightroom CC for mobile, or synced from Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic CC on desktop.

Albums View iOS
Albums View (iOS)

Sorting order in the Albums view

You can specify the order of how the folders and albums appear in the Albums view. Tap  icon at the upper-right corner of the Albums section.

From the Sort By menu, choose one of the available sorting options.

Sorting options in the Albums view
Sorting options in the Albums view

All Photos view (all Lightroom photos)

All Photos view is a timeline-based view of all your Lightroom photos segmented by year.

All Photos view in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
All Photos view (iOS)

Note:

In All Photos view, tap with two fingers to cycle through various metadata-related information.

Grid view (viewing photos in an Album)

The Grid view is available when you are looking at the photos within an Album. In the Albums view, tap an album to open the Grid view.

Note:

In the Grid view, tap with two fingers to cycle through various photo-related metadata. This helps you view the data for all the photos in the album.

Lightroom Grid view
Grid View

Specify a cover photo for the Album

By default, Lightroom CC for mobile picks one of the pictures to be the cover photo for the album. You can change this option and specify a photo of your choice.

  1. In the Grid view, tap a photo to open it in the Loupe view.
  2. In the Loupe view, tap the () options icon and choose Set as Album Cover from the menu.

Filtering options

In the Grid view, you can set a filter to see only specific photo filtered based on their flagging status, star rating or media type.

Click the icon at the top (next to the Search icon) to quickly filter photos by:

  • File type: Photos or Videos.
  • Flags: Unflagged, Picked, or Rejected.
  • Ratings: Use the  icon to view photos rated higher than a certain star rating. For example, you can view photos rated three stars or higher.
Lightroom (iOS) Filtering and sorting options
(iOS) Filtering and sorting options

Sorting and Segmentation options

In the Grid view, you can choose to view a flat grid or segment photos in the grid. Further, you can sort the photos by capture date, import date, modified date, and more.

Tap () icon located at the upper-right of the Grid view. From the context menu that appears, choose any of the following options:

Grid View > Flat or Segmented

Segmented. When you enable this option, Lightroom CC for mobile segments the grid photos By Year (default). You can also choose more segmentation options—By Month, By Day, By Hour.

Sort By > Capture Date, Modified Date, File Name, or Star Rating

Select one of these sorting options to reorder the display of photos based on the selected criteria. Clicking the option again toggles between ascending and descending orders.

Sort By > Custom

Sort the photos based on a custom sort order specified in Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic CC on desktop.
 

Camera Roll edit view

The Camera Roll edit view is available when you pick a photo from your device's Camera Roll for adding photos into Lightroom CC for mobile.

Camera roll edit view
Camera roll edit view

The photo on your Camera Roll opens in the Camera Roll edit view. In this view, you can apply edits and Presets, and also use the Cropping Tool on the photo. When you accept the edits, the photo is automatically imported into Lightroom. See Directly access photos from Camera Roll for details.

In this view, you can also apply selective adjustments to a linear or radial selection in the photo. Local adjustments include exposure, tint, temperature, contrast, highlights, etc. See Apply adjustments for more details.

Loupe view (preparing to edit a photo)

The Loupe view is available when you tap a photo in the Grid view. Only one photo is visible at a time. In the Loupe view, you can apply Adjustments and Presets, and also use the Cropping Tool.

Note:

In Loupe view, tap with two fingers to cycle through metadata and photo-related information. In the image (below), you can see available Exif information and a histogram.

Lightroom Loupe View
Loupe View

The Loupe view is the window where you will perform most of your actions on a photo. In addition to modifying the photo, you can share by mail or messages, copy, move, print, and more.

The sidebar, when expanded, allows you to specify certain preferences and view your disk usage. You can also view a list of shortcuts used in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile.

  • To show the Settings menu, tap the Lightroom icon available at the upper-left corner of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app window.
  • To collapse the Settings menu, tap the 'X' icon.
Lightroom Sidebar
The Sidebar; representative snapshot from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
  • Help & Support
    • Check out FAQs. View answers to frequently asked questions in the web browser.
    • Access our Support Forum. Tap to access support forum in the web browser.
    • Contact Adobe Support. Tap to open Adobe Customer Support page in the web browser.
    • Request a Feature. Tap to access Lightroom CC mobile forum where you can request a new feature.
    • Reset Help Overlays. Tap, to restore the gesture-tips and help overlays displayed after you installed Lightroom CC for mobile.
    • Guided Tutorials. Learn how to use Lightroom CC for mobile with the step-by-step, interactive tutorials.
  • Technology Previews. View and enable the experimental features listed here and provide feedback to Adobe.
    • Guided Tutorials. Switch on to find tutorials in the app settings under Help & Support.
    • Long Exposure. Switch on to enable the Long Exposure capture mode in the in-app camera.     
  • About Lightroom. Tap to view the names of all the awesome people who made Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile.
  • What's New. Displays a chronological list of fixes and improvements made in Lightroom CC for mobile.
  • Premium features. Displays the premium features that you get when you upgrade to a paid subscription. 
  • Cloud Storage & Sync
    • Cloud Storage. Displays the number of photos backed up in the cloud and the available cloud storage.
    • Use Cellular Data. Switch off, to sync only over WiFi. Switch on to sync using the bandwidth on your cellular data plan.
    • Only Download Smart Preview. Switch on to only download reduced resolution, editable proxies of your photos; reduces download size and saves space on your device.
    • Prevent From Sleep. Switch on to prevent your device from sleeping while connected to power.
  • Local Storage. Displays the space usage on your local device by the locally stored copies, cached files, and the free space available.  
    • Clear Cache. Tap, to clear previews and temporary files, from your mobile device. No photos or edits are deleted.
  • General
    • Auto Add Photos. Switch on Auto Add New Photos to automatically import any new picture from the Camera Roll/Gallery.
    • Auto Add Videos. Switch on to import any video from the Camera Roll/Gallery automatically.
    • Add Copyright. Switch on to add your copyright metadata to the images while importing them.
    • Lens Profile Corrections. Switch on to enable lens profile corrections for all image files or only for raw images.
    • Show Touches. Switch on to display a red dot where your finger/stylus touches the screen.
    • Left Handed Editing (iPad-only). Switch on to display the Edit controls and panels on the left edge of the screen. 
  • Sharing Options
    • Watermark. Include watermark in your photos while sharing or saving them to camera roll. Customize the watermark. Learn more
    • Metadata. Switch on or off the options to share Caption, Camera & Camera Raw info, and Location info with metadata.
  • Gesture Shortcuts. Tap, to view the gestures that you can use in the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app.

Note:

When you tap Clear Cache, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile has to resync some information. The first time you access your albums after you clear the cache, previews will take just a bit longer to appear.

Notification Center widget

Notification Center widget, when enabled for Lightroom CC for mobile, allows you to get instant access to the Adobe in-app camera. When you access notifications on your device by swiping downwards from the top of the screen, Lightroom CC for mobile appears in the Notification Center enabling you to quickly access the in-app camera.

To enable the Notification Center widget for Lightroom CC for mobile:

  1. Go to your device Settings and tap Notifications.

    Lightroom Notifications Center widget
  2. Tap Lightroom in the list that appears.

  3. Enable Allow Notifications and Show in Notification Center.

    Lightroom Notifications Center widget
  4. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access Notifications. Tap Edit. Under the Do Not Include section, tap the green plus icon next to Lightroom CC for mobile to enable it.

  5. Scroll to the top of the list to verify that Lightroom CC for mobile has been added, and tap Done. Lightroom CC for mobile now appears in the Notification Center enabling you to quickly access the in-app camera.

3D Touch support

Note:

Apple has introduced 3D touch feature on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models with iOS 9 only. Therefore, the support for 3D touch actions provided by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile is limited to these iPhone models running on iOS 9. This feature is currently not available on other iOS devices.

Get direct access to the in-app Adobe camera from your home screen

Lightroom 3D touch support

To directly access the Adobe in-app camera:

  1. From your Home screen, deep press Lightroom app icon to view the quick action.
  2. Tap Take Photo quick action to access the Adobe in-app camera.

Preview your photo with Peek and Pop

Lightroom 3D touch support

Peek and pop 3D touch interaction lets you preview any photo in the Grid view without having to actually open it.

  1. (Peek) In the Grid view, deep press any photo for preview. The preview is available until you hold the touch. If you end the touch, the preview disappears and the app returns to the Grid view.
  2. (Pop) Alternatively at this point, you can press deeper on the preview itself to navigate to the Loupe view where you can edit the photo.

Import and organize

Search photos

Find photos using the intelligent online search
Find photos using the intelligent online search

Find photos within an album or All Photos view using the Search bar at the top. Aside from searching photos by metadata and keywords, Lightroom CC for mobile can also find and display photos based on the objects in them.

For example, you can quickly search for all photos that have mountains in them.


Filter photos

Filter photos
Filter photos

Click the icon at the top (next to the Search icon) to quickly filter photos by:

  • File type: Photos or Videos.
  • Flags: Unflagged, Picked, or Rejected.
  • Ratings: Use the  icon to view photos rated higher than a certain star rating. For example, you can view photos rated three stars or higher.

Create an album and add photos

Albums help you organize photographs, grouping and sorting them according to your preferences and requirements. You can create albums and import specific photos of your choice from the Camera Roll or Gallery on your device.

  1. Create an album

    In the Albums view, click the '+' icon displayed above the list of folders and albums.

    Create a new album
    Create a new album
  2. From the menu that appears, choose Create Album.

  3. In the Create Album dialog, type a name for the new album, and tap OK.

  4. Album options

    (Optional) Tap () icon next to the album name to set up your album.

    • Add Photos. Allows you to pick and choose photos from your device's Camera Roll, All Photos album, Files.
    • Enable Auto Add. Sets up the album to import any picture from the Camera Roll/Gallery automatically.
    • Disable Auto Add. This option is available only if you've enabled Auto Add for an album.
    • Store Locally. Provides you with the option to edit the photos in the album even when your phone is not connected to the Internet. Edited photos are automatically synced over the cloud whenever you're next connected to the Internet.
    • Share Web Gallery. Share the album on the Lightroom website.
    • Move To. Allows you move the Album into an existing folder or a new folder.
    • Clear Cache. Clear previews and temporary files, from your mobile device. No photos or edits are deleted.
    • Rename. Opens a dialog that lets you provide a new name for the album.
    • Delete. Deletes the album only. Your album photos remain untouched and they are not deleted from the device.
    • Present. Play the contents of the album as a slideshow.
  5. Add photos from your device or the All Photos album

    Tap the album name to navigate inside the album. Then, tap the add photos icon at the lower-right corner.

    add-photos-album

    Note:

    You can also tap to the camera icon to capture a photo using the Lightroom's in-app camera and add it to your album.

    From the menu that appears, choose Camera Roll, All Photos, or Files.  

  6. In the next screen, you can now select the photos and add them to the album.

Organize albums into folders

  1. Create a folder

    In the Albums view, click the '+' icon displayed above the list of folders and albums.

    Create a new folder
    Create a new folder
  2. From the menu that appears, choose Create Folder.

  3. In the Create Folder dialog, type a name for the new album, and tap OK.

  4. Folder options

    (Optional) Tap () icon next to the album name to set up your folder.

    • Add Albums or Folders. Lets you create a new album or folder inside the current folder.
    • Rename. Opens a dialog that lets you provide a new name for the folder.
    • Move To. Allows you move the folder into an existing folder or a new folder.
    • Delete. Deletes the folder and the albums in the folder. The photos in the albums are not deleted from the app.

You can now create subfolders or add albums into the folder as necessary.  

Directly access photos from Camera Roll

In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS), you can directly access and edit a photo of your choice from the Camera Roll on your device before importing it into Lightroom.

    • If you're in the All Photos view or the Albums view, tap the add photos icon at the lower-right corner of the screen.
    • If you're in the Grid view (viewing photos within an album), tap the add photos icon at the lower-right corner and then choose Camera Roll from the menu that appears.
  1. Tap a photo from the Camera Roll to open it in the Camera roll edit view.

    Note:

    The Lightroom icon over the Camera Roll photos indicates that the photo is already added to Lightroom.

  2. In this view, you can apply Adjustments and Presets, and also use the Cropping Tool on the photo. See Edit Photos for more details.

  3. To add the edited photo from the Camera roll to Lightroom, tap the Confirm icon () at the upper-right corner of the screen.

    To cancel the addition of the photo to Lightroom, tap the Cancel icon () at the upper-left corner of the screen.

Flag photos

Flag photos on iPhone

In the Rate & Review panel (Loupe view), you can quickly flag and rate your photos on your iPhone devices using the swipe gesture. For details, see Rate and Review panel.

Flag photos on iPad

Flagging photographs can be a quick and easy way to categorize or sort them. On your iPad, you can flag photographs, one at a time, as Pick, Reject, or Unflag in the Loupe view.

Edit photos

With the new edit experience in Lightroom CC for mobile on your iPhone and iPad, when you open a photo in Loupe view, you can choose to work in the following panels.

Edit

Manually edit the photo with various slider controls such as White Balance, Temperature, Exposure, Contrast, and more, at your fingertips. Crop your photos and apply selective edits to specific parts of your photo.

For more information, see Edit panel.

Rate and Review (iPhone only)

Cycle through your album to quickly rate and flag your photos. For more information, see Rate and Review panel.

Activity

Post and view comments on your photos that are part of a shared album. For more information, see Activity panel.

Keywords

Assign keywords to your photos. For more information, see Keywords panel.

Info

Change the Title, Caption, and Copyright of your photos. Rate and flag your photo. View the metadata associated with your photo. For more information, see Info panel.

Edit panel

Apply Selective edits

Selective edit controls in the Edit panel allow you to make corrections to a specific area of a photo. For example, you may want to lighten a face to make it stand out in a portrait. To make local corrections, you can apply adjustments using the Brush Selection tool, the Radial Selection tool, and the Linear Selection tool.

  • The Brush Selection tool lets you select specific parts of an image by brushing over them and apply adjustments such as Exposure, Clarity, Brightness, and other to the selected region of the photo.
  • The Radial Selection tool lets you selectively apply adjustments such as Exposure, Clarity, Brightness, and other to a particular region of photos. You can control the shape and dimension of that region.
  • The Linear Selection tool lets you apply these adjustments gradually across a region of a photo. You can make the region as wide or as narrow as you like.

Selective edits are nondestructive and are not permanently applied to the photo.

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Selective icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Loupe view, tap () icon at the right.

  2. Tap the '+' sign that appears at the upper-left corner and then choose one of the selective edit tools - Brush Selection, Radial Selection, or Linear Selection.

    Selective edits tools
    (iPhone) Selective edits tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile

    A. Brush Selection B. Radial Selection C. Linear Selection 

  3. Tap on the photo to view the selection overlay.

    Brush Selection

    Apply selective edits using Brush Selection tool
    (iPhone) Apply selective edits using Brush Selection tool

    A. Brush B. Eraser C. Size D. Feather E. Flow F. Delete selection 

    • To move and position it on the photo, drag the blue pin at the center of the overlay.
    • Use the Eraser tool to erase the desired brush selection area.
    • To change the size, feather, or flow of the Brush Selection/Eraser, touch the corresponding control on the left, and then drag up or down on the screen to adjust the value.
      • Size. Specifies the diameter of the brush tip in pixels.
      • Feather. Creates a soft-edged transition between the brushed area and the surrounding pixels.
      • Flow. Controls the rate of application of the adjustment.

    Note:

    The red masking indicates the area on which the selective edits will be applied. To remove the red masking, long press the blue pin at the center of the selection overlay and choose Never Show Red Overlay from the pop-up menu.

    Linear Selection

    (iPhone) Apply selective edits using Linear Selection tool
    (iPhone) Apply selective edits using Linear Selection tool

    • To move and position it on the photo, drag the blue square pin at the center of the overlay.
    • Touch and rotate the white line at the center to adjust the tilt (angle) of the overlay.
    • Touch and drag either of the outer white lines toward the edge of the photo to expand the effect at that end of the spectrum; drag toward the center of the photo to contract the effect at that end of the spectrum.
    • Use the Eraser tool to erase the desired selection area. 

    Note:

    The red masking indicates the area on which the selective edits will be applied. To remove the red masking, long press the blue pin at the center of the selection overlay and choose Never Show Red Overlay from the pop-up menu.

    Radial Selection

    (iPhone) Apply selective edits using Radial Selection tool
    (iPhone) Apply selective edits using Radial Selection tool

    • To move and position the overlay on the photo, drag the pin at the center of the selection overlay.
    • To adjust the size and shape, drag the white pins on the left, right, and bottom of the overlay.
    • To adjust the Feather of the radial selection overlay, touch the feather control icon on the left and then drag up or down on the screen. As you drag, the Feather value (%) is displayed at the top of the screen.
    • To apply the edits outside the radial selection overlay, tap the icon at the left. Tap the icon again to toggle.
    • Use the Eraser tool to erase the desired selection area.  

    Note:

    The red masking indicates the area on which the selective edits will be applied. To remove the red masking, long press the blue pin at the center of the selection overlay and choose Never Show Red Overlay from the pop-up menu.

  4. To remove or duplicate a selection overlay, long press the blue pin at the center of the selection overlay, and choose the required option from the pop-up menu that appears.

    Remove or duplicate a selection brush
    Remove or duplicate a selection
  5. Once you have placed the Brush Selection, Linear Selection or Radial Selection overlay, tap any of the edit tiles in the menu — Light, Color, Effects, Details, and Optics. Use the slider controls in the pop-up menu to apply edits on a specific part of your photo.

  6. Tap and hold with one finger on the photo to see a Before view.

    To confirm the edits, tap icon (iPhone)/Done (iPad).  

Remove spots and unwanted objects

Use the Healing Brush tools to remove unnecessary spots, power lines, people, objects, or other such distractions from a photo.

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap the Healing icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Loupe view, tap () icon at the right.

    Healing Brush tools
    (iPhone) Access the Healing Brush tools
  2. Select one of the following Healing Brush tools:

    Heal: Borrows the texture from the source area and matches it to the color and tone of the target area in the photo.

    Clone: Replicates the pixels from the source area in the photo to the target area.

    Both Heal and Clone tools transfer the texture borrowed from the source area to the target area. The Heal tool, however, considers the colors and tones surrounding the target area and blends everything together. While the Clone exactly replicates the pixels from the source area to the target area.

    Using the Heal tool to remove the unwanted object from the photo
    (iPhone) Using the Heal tool to remove the unwanted object from the photo (the person, in this case).

    A. Heal B. Clone C. Size D. Feather E. Opacity F. Delete G. Target area H. Source area I. Hide screen controls to view the photo edits 

    With the Heal or Clone tool selected, brush over the object in your photo that you want to remove or retouch. After brushing over the object in your photo, you'll notice two white marquee areas. One white marquee area over the object you painted designates the target area. Another white marquee area with an arrow pointing at the target area designates the source area.

    Change the size, feather, or opacity of the selected Healing tool as necessary.

    • Size. Specifies the diameter of the brush tip in pixels.
    • Feather. Controls the soft-edged transition between the brushed area and the surrounding pixels in the target area.
    • Opacity. Controls the opacity of the adjustment applied to the target area.
    (iPhone) Touch the controls on the left, and then drag up or down on the screen to adjust the value.
    (iPad) Use the control sliders to adjust the values.

  3. To move and position the source or target area on the photo, drag the blue pin at the center of that area.

    Tap the () icon at the upper-right corner to view the photo edits on fullscreen by hiding the screen controls and the white marquee source/target areas.

    Healing options

    Long press on the blue pin at the center of the target or source area to bring up the Healing Options context-menu:

    • From the context-menu, choose Heal or Clone to switch between the tools.
    • Delete: Deletes the selected source-target area pair.
    • Reset Healing Brush: Resets and removes all the adjustments you've made using the Healing tools.
  4. Long-press on the photo to see a Before view.  

    To confirm the edits, tap icon (iPhone)/Done (iPad).  

Crop photos

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Crop icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Loupe view, tap () icon at the right.

  2. The available Cropping options are displayed as tiles, along the bottom of the screen. Swipe to the left or right, to view all the tiles. Tap a tile to apply the corresponding option.

    (iPhone) Crop photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile iOS
    (iPhone) Crop photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile iOS

  3. Do one of the following for additional options:

    • Tap the Aspect ratio tile to select one of the available cropping aspect ratios.
    • Tap the Aspect Locked tile to crop without a preset aspect ratio.
    • Tap Straighten tile to automatically straighten the photo.
    • Tap the Rotate L tile to rotate the photo anti-clockwise by 90 degrees.
    • Tap the Rotate R tile to rotate the photo clockwise by 90 degrees.
    • Tap the Flip H tile flip the photo horizontally.
      Tap the Flip V tile to flip the photo vertically.
    • Drag the edges and corners of the cropping guide, to change the shape and size of the crop.
    • Drag the cropping wheel to crop the photo by a certain angle. You can drag the cropping wheel within the range of -45 to 45 degrees.
    • Tap within the cropping guide and drag it to reposition it.
  4. Tap and hold with one finger on the photo to see a Before view.

    To confirm the edits, tap icon (iPhone)/Done (iPad).  

Apply profiles

Note:

Beginning with Lightroom CC for mobile iOS 3.3 and Lightroom CC desktop 1.4 (June 2018 releases), Presets and Profiles (including third-party, custom user presets and profiles) sync automatically across Lightroom CC desktop and mobile.

However, the custom user presets and profiles do not sync with Lightroom Classic CC desktop.

Profiles allow you to control how colors and tonality are rendered in your photos. They are intended to serve as a starting point or foundation for making image edits.

Applying a profile on your photo doesn't change or overwrite the value of other edit control sliders. Therefore, you can make edits to your photos as you like and then choose to apply a profile on top of your edited image.

To browse and apply profiles, do the following:

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Profiles icon at the bottom of the screen.

    See the screenshots below for reference:

    • The Adobe Color profile, which is currently applied to your photo is displayed at the top of the screen.
    • Tapping Adobe Raw brings up the profile groups menu.  
    Browse and apply profiles
    Current profile applied to the photo is displayed at the top - Adobe Color. Tapping Adobe Raw brings up the profile groups menu.
    Profile groups menu
    Profile groups available for a raw photo.

    (iPad) In the Edit panel menu in the Loupe view, tap Browse in the Profiles panel at the top.  

    Note:

    When you import photos, Adobe Color and Adobe Monochrome profiles are applied by default to color and black-and-white photos respectively.

  2. (iPhone) Tap to choose any of the profile groups from the menu to view profiles available in that group.

    (iPad) Expand any of the profile groups (explained below) to view the profiles available in that group.

    Favorites:

    Displays profiles that you've marked as favorite. See Add a profile to Favorites.

    Basic:

    This profile group is available for non-raw photos only and provides two profile options - Color and Monochrome.

    Profiles for raw photos

    The following profile groups appear when you are editing a raw photo.

    Adobe Raw: Adobe Raw profiles significantly improve color rendering and provide a good starting point for editing your raw images. Adobe Color profile─which is designed to provide a good color/tone balance for any image─is applied by default to the raw photos that you import in Lightroom CC.

    Camera Matching: Displays profiles based on the camera make/model of your raw photo. Use Camera Matching profiles if you prefer the color rendering in your raw files to match what you see on your camera’s display screen.

    Legacy: Displays legacy profiles that were also provided in the earlier versions of the Lightroom app.

    Creative profiles for raw and non-raw photos

    Creative profiles work on any file type including raw photos, JPEGs, and TIFFs. These profiles are designed to create a certain style or effect in your photo.

    Artistic: Use these profiles if you want the color rendering in your photo to be more edgy, with stronger color shifts.

    B&W: Use these profiles to get optimal tone shifts required for black and white work.

    Modern: Use these profiles to create unique effects that fit in with the modern photography styles.

    Vintage: Use these profiles to replicate the effects of vintage photos.


    Note:

    When you apply any of the Artistic, B&W, Modern, and Vintage profiles, Lightroom CC for mobile provides an additional Amount slider that allows you to control profile intensity.  

  3. You can swipe horizontally toward right or left on the profile thumbnails to browse all the profiles available under a selected profile group.

    Tap a profile to apply it to your photo.  

  4. Tap and hold with one finger on the photo to see a Before view.

    To confirm the edits, tap icon (iPhone)/Done (iPad).  

    Tap the Undo or Redo icons to move back or forward in your edits, one step at a time.

Add a profile to Favorites

To add a profile to your Favorites profile group, press-and-hold the profile's thumbnail. If the profile is currently selected, you can also tap the gray star icon appearing at the upper-right corner of the profile thumbnail.   

The white star icon at the upper-right corner of the profile thumbnail indicates a favorite profile.

 

 

Apply Presets

Note:

Beginning with Lightroom CC for mobile iOS 3.3 and Lightroom CC desktop 1.4 (June 2018 releases), Presets and Profiles (including third-party, custom user presets and profiles) sync automatically across Lightroom CC desktop and mobile.

However, the custom user presets and profiles do not sync with Lightroom Classic CC desktop.

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Presets icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Loupe view, tap () icon at the right.

  2. The available Presets are grouped as Color, Creative, B&W, Curve, Grain, Sharpening, and Vignetting. Choose any group to view the corresponding Presets.

    Tap any Preset to apply it on the photo.

    Note: It is not possible to transfer user-created Presets from Lightroom Classic CC on desktop to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile.

    (iPhone) Presets menu showing Creative presets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
    (iPhone) Presets menu showing Creative presets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)

  3. Tap and hold with one finger on the photo to see a Before view.

    To confirm the edits, tap icon (iPhone)/Done (iPad).  

    Tap the Undo or Redo icons to move back or forward in your edits, one step at a time.

Create a user preset

Note:

Beginning with Lightroom CC for mobile iOS 3.3 and Lightroom CC desktop 1.4 (June 2018 releases), Presets and Profiles (including third-party, custom user presets and profiles) sync automatically across Lightroom CC desktop and mobile.

However, the custom user presets and profiles do not sync with Lightroom Classic CC desktop.

  1. Open a photo in the Loupe view based on which you want to create a user preset. Do any one of the following:

    • In the Loupe view, tap the three-dots () icon at the upper-right corner of the screen to bring up the options menu. Then, choose Create Preset.
    • (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Presets icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap the three-dots () icon at the upper-right corner of the Presets pop-up screen and choose Create Preset.
    • (iPad) In the Loupe view, tap () icon at the right. Tap the three-dots () icon at the upper-right corner of the Presets pop-up screen and choose Create Preset.
  2. In the New Preset screen, specify the following:

    Preset Name: Type the desired preset name.

    Preset Group: By default, custom presets are saved in the User Presets group. You can also create a new group using the Create New Preset Group option.    

  3. Now select which edit settings you want to save as a preset.

    Click the Select pop-up menu and choose any of the following options:

    • All: Selects all the edit settings groups.
    • Modified: Selects only the edits settings that you've applied on the selected photo.
    • Default: Selects the default set of edit settings. Tools, Optics, and Geometry settings are excluded by default.
    • None: Deselects all the edit settings.
    To manually select or deselect specific settings, tap the check box next to the edit setting groups. You can also tap the (>) icon to navigate within the edit setting group, and then choose specific settings from the submenu. For example, you can navigate within the Light settings group and then select/deselct any of the settings from the submenu - Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Tone Curve.     
  4. After selecting the required edit settings, tap Save at the upper-right corner.

    Your new preset is now available in the Presets menu.

Update or delete a user preset

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Presets icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Loupe view, tap () icon at the right.

  2. In the Presets pop-up menu, locate the user preset that you want to update or delete. Tap the three-dots () icon next to that user preset and choose any of the following options:

    Update With Current Settings: In the Update Preset screen, modify the edit settings settings to include in the user preset as necessary.

    Click the Select pop-up menu and choose any of the following options:

    • All: Selects all the edit settings groups.
    • Default: Selects the default set of edit settings. Tools, Optics, and Geometry settings are excluded by default.
    • None: Deselects all the edit settings.
    To manually select or deselect specific settings, tap the check box next to the edit setting groups. You can also tap the (>) icon to navigate within the edit setting group, and then choose specific settings from the submenu. For example, you can navigate within the Light settings group and then select/deselct any of the settings from the submenu - Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Tone Curve.     

    After modifying the required edit settings, tap Save at the upper-right corner.

    Rename: In the Rename Preset screen, modify Preset Name as necessary.

    After modifying the preset name, tap Save at the upper-right corner.

    Delete: Choose this option to permanently delete the user preset from all synced devices.

Manage presets

The Manage Presets option allows you to show or hide various preset groups that are displayed in the Presets menu - Color, Creative, B&W, Curve, Grain, Sharpening, Vignetting, and User Presets.

You can also use the Manage Presets option to show the legacy Lightroom preset groups, which are hidden by default.

To show/hide preset groups, follow the steps below:

Note:

Your settings to show/hide preset groups is specific to each device or computer. For example, you can hide some preset groups in Lightroom CC for mobile but they will still be visible in Lightroom CC on other mobile devices/desktop and vice versa.  

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Presets icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Loupe view, tap () icon at the right.

  2. Tap the three-dots () icon at the upper-right corner of the screen and choose Manage Presets.   

  3. In the Manage Presets screen, switch on the preset groups that you want to show in the Presets menu. Switch off the preset groups that you want to hide from the Presets menu.

    Tap Done at the upper-right corner.

Apply Auto settings

In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, click the Auto icon at the bottom to have Lightroom CC automatically apply the best edits for these slider controls in your photos: Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Saturation, and Vibrance.

The Auto settings feature in Lightroom CC uses Adobe Sensei to intelligently apply adjustments based on a photo’s light and color characteristics.

  • Additionally, the Auto settings feature also includes the ability to optimize the adjustments of the photo even after cropping has been applied.
  • When you capture an HDR image using the in-app camera, Lightroom CC for mobile automatically applies Auto settings to your processed photo.     

Adjust the tonal scale of a photo

You can adjust the overall tonal scale of your image using the tone controls in the in the Light menu. As you work, keep an eye on the end points of the histogram.

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Light icon at the bottom of the screen to view the tone controls.

    (iPad) In the Edit panel menu in the Loupe view, tap Light accordion.

  2. (Optional) Tap Auto to set the overall tonal scale. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile automatically sets the sliders to maximize the tonal scale and minimize highlight and shadow.

    (iPhone) Adjust tonal scale with tone controls in the Light menu
    (iPhone) Adjust tonal scale with tone controls in the Light menu

  3. Adjust the tone control sliders:

    Note:

    Tap with two fingers on the photo to bring up the Histogram. Observe the Histogram as you adjust the tone controls.  

    Exposure

    Sets the overall image brightness. Adjust the slider until the photo looks good and the image is the desired brightness.  

    Contrast

    Increases or decreases image contrast, mainly affecting midtones. When you increase contrast, the middle-to-dark image areas become darker, and the middle-to-light image areas become lighter. The image tones are inversely affected as you decrease contrast.  

    Highlights

    Adjusts bright image areas. Drag to the left to darken highlights and recover “blown out” highlight details. Drag to the right to brighten highlights.

    Shadows

    Adjusts dark image areas. Drag to the left to darken shadows. Drag to the right to brighten shadows and recover shadow details.

    Whites

    Adjusts white clipping. Drag to the left to reduce clipping in highlights. Drag to the right to increase highlight clipping. (Increased clipping may be desirable for specular highlights, such as metallic surfaces.)

    Blacks

    Adjusts black clipping. Drag to the left to increase black clipping (map more shadows to pure black). Drag to the right to reduce shadow clipping.

Fine-tune the tonal scale using the Tone Curve

The Tone Curve graph in the Light menu represents changes made to the tonal scale of a photo.

(iPad) In the Edit panel menu in the Loupe view, tap Light accordion, then tap CURVE.

(iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Light icon at the bottom of the screen and then tap CURVE icon to view Tone Curve graph overlay over the photo.

The horizontal axis represents the original tone values (input values), with black on the left and progressively lighter values toward the right. The vertical axis represents the changed tone values (output values), with black on the bottom and lighter values progressing to white at the top. Use the tone curve to tweak the tone adjustments you make to a photo.

Using the Tone Curve in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
(Left) Overall Tone Curve graph of the photo; (right) Point Curve for Red channel

A. Tone Curve B. Split control sliders C. Tap to edit Tone Curve D. Blue channel E. Green channel F. Red channel G. RGB channel H. Point on Red channel Point Curve I. Red channel selected 

You can also choose to make adjustments to individual points on the tone curve in the Red, Green, or Blue channel individually, or all three channels at once.

  • Tap to add a point. To remove a point, double-tap it.
  • Drag a point to edit it. 

For related useful information, see Fine-tune the tonal scale using the Tone Curve panel.

Adjust image color

In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, the Color menu provides you controls to do the following:

  • Set White Balance by choosing a preset option or specifying a neutral area in the photo.
  • Fine-tune the white balance using the Temp and Tint controls.
  • Change the color saturation (vividness or color purity) of all colors by adjusting the Vibrance and Saturation controls.
  • Convert a photo to B&W (gray) tones.
  • Fine-tune image colors with Hue, Saturation, and Luminance (HSL) sliders to adjust individual color ranges in your photo.
    • Use the Target Adjustment tool to adjust a particular color in a photo. Tap and drag on the image to change the color range under your fingertip.

Apply effects on photo

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Effects icon at the bottom of the screen to view the controls.

    (iPad) In the Edit panel menu in the Loupe view, tap Effects accordion.

  2. Adjust the effects sliders:

    Clarity

    Adds depth to an image by increasing local contrast. To maximize the effect, increase the setting until you see halos near the edge details of the image, and then reduce the setting slightly.

    When using this setting, it is best to zoom in to 100% or greater. To zoom in, double-tap the photo or use the outward spread gesture.

    Dehaze

    Controls the amount of haze in a photograph. Drag to the right to remove haze; drag to the left to add haze.

    Vignette Amount

    Applies a dark or light vignette for artistic effect to a photo. Negative values darken the corners of the photo. Positive values lighten the corners.

    For related useful information, see Vignette, grain, and dehaze effects.

    Grain

    Adds realistic film-grain effect to your photos. Drag the slider to the right to add grain. When you add grain, you can also control the grain size and roughness using the Size and Roughness sliders respectively.  

  3. Tap to view Split Tone controls. These controls allow you to create a split tone effect in which a different color is applied to Shadows and Highlights.

    • Adjust the Hue (H) and Saturation (S) sliders for the Highlights and Shadows. Hue sets the color of the tone; Saturation sets the strength of the effect.
    • Set the Balance slider to balance the effect between the Highlight and Shadow sliders. Positive values increase the effect of the Highlight sliders; negative values increase the effect of the Shadow sliders.
       

Adjust Noise Reduction and Sharpening

In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile, you can sharpen your photo to enhances edge definition and bring out details in the photo.

You can reduce the image noise by removing the extraneous visible artifacts that degrade image quality. Image noise includes luminance (grayscale) noise, which makes an image look grainy, and chroma (color) noise, which is usually visible as colored artifacts in the image. Photos taken with high ISO speeds can have noticeable noise.

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Detail icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Edit panel menu in the Loupe view, tap Detail accordion.


  2. For detailed information about the available slider controls, see Sharpening and noise reduction.

Correct camera lens flaws automatically

Camera lenses can exhibit different types of defects at certain focal lengths, f-stops, and focus distances. You can automatically correct for these apparent lens distortions using the Optics option.

  1. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Optics icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Edit panel menu in the Loupe view, tap Optics accordion.

  2. Chromatic aberration appears as a color fringe along the edges of objects. It is caused by the failure of the lens to focus different colors to the same spot, aberrations in sensor microlenses, and by flare.

    Chromatic Aberration: Turn on to automatically correct blue-yellow and red-green fringes in your image.  

    Camera lenses can exhibit different types of defects at certain focal lengths, f-stops, and focus distances.  

    Enable Lens Correction: Turn on to apply lens correction on your photo.

Fix geometric perspective in photos

While capturing photos, a close distance to the subject as well as certain types of lenses can distort perspective and make straight lines appear bowed, tilted or skewed in your photos. For example, shooting up at a tall building can make the building look like it's leaning away from you. You can easily fix and adjust the perspective of your photo using the Upright modes and geometry slider tools in the Geometry panel.

The Upright modes provides four automatic perspective correction options - Auto, Level, Vertical, and Full, as well as a manual Guided option. You can also refine the adjustment using the geometry sliders.

  1. Select a photo with skewed geometry.

    (Recommended) In the Optics panel, enable the Lens Profile Corrections option.

    A photo with skewed geometry
    A photo with skewed geometry
  2. (iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Geometry icon at the bottom of the screen.

    (iPad) In the Edit panel menu in the Loupe view, tap Geometry accordion.

    From the Upright menu, choose an option to apply the correction to the photo:

    • Guided: Allows you to draw two to four guides on your photo to adjust perspective.
    • Auto: Corrects both vertical and horizontal perspective while balancing the overall image, preserving as much of the visible image area as possible.
    • Level: Corrects horizontal perspective, making horizontal lines parallel in the photo.
    • Vertical: Corrects vertical perspective caused by tilting the camera up or down. Makes vertical lines parallel in the photo.
    • Full: Combines Auto, Level, and Vertical upright modes to automatically correct perspective.
    Upright modes in Lightroom CC for mobile iOS
    Upright modes in Lightroom CC for mobile iOS

    Cycle through the Upright modes until you find the most preferable setting.

    All the Upright modes correct distortion and perspective errors. The best setting varies from one photo to another. Experiment with the modes before deciding on the best possible mode for your photo.

  3. Guided Upright mode

    If you chose the Guided Upright mode, do the following:

    1. Click the () Guided Upright tool icon and then draw two to four guides by sliding finger on the photo.

      Guided Upright mode
      Two vertical and two horizontal guides drawn on the photo using Guided Upright
    2. Once you have drawn at least two guides, the photo transforms interactively. You can draw up to four guides on your photo in any of the following combinations:

      • Two horizontal guides only or two vertical guides only
      • Two horizontal guides and two vertical guides
      • Two horizontal guides and one vertical guide
      • Two vertical guides and one horizontal guides
      • One vertical guide and one horizontal guide

      For any other combination, Lightroom CC for mobile displays an Invalid Guide message.

    3. To delete a guide, tap to select it and then tap the delete icon.

      To add another guide, tap the + icon to highlight it and then draw the guide on your photo. The add icon is highlighted by default, unless you disable it.

    4. Click Done.

      A photo with skewed geometry
      (Before) A photo with skewed geometry
      (After) Perspective fixed using Guided Upright
      (After) Perspective fixed using Guided Upright

  4. (Optional) While correcting the perspective of your photo, you may get white areas near the image boundaries. To remove the white area, enable the Constrain Crop option, which automatically crops the photo according to the original dimension.

    Note:

    Some of the Upright modes may crop-off pixels in your photo to correct perspective, even when the Constrain Crop option is off. You may not be able to retrieve the cropped pixels later in the Crop mode.

  5. Use the geometry sliders to fine-tune the perspective corrections - Distortion, Vertical, Horizontal, Rotate, Aspect, Scale, X Offset, Y Offset.

    • Distortion: Corrects lens barrel distortion (straight lines appearing to bow outward) and pincushion distortion (straight lines appearing to bend inward). Move the slider to the right to correct barrel distortion in your photo; move the slider to the right to correct pincushion distortion.
    • Vertical: Makes vertical lines in an image parallel. If the vertical lines are diverging at the bottom edge, move the slider to the left to push the pixels away from that edge; if the vertical lines are diverging at the top edge, move the slider to the right to push the pixels away from that edge.
    • Horizontal: Makes horizontal lines in an image parallel. Move the slider to the left to push the pixels away from the right edge; move the slider to the right to push the pixels away from the left edge.
    • Rotate: Rotates the image to correct for camera tilt. Move the slider to the left to rotate the image anti-clockwise; move the slider to the right to rotate the image clockwise.
    • Aspect: Move the slider to the left to widen the perspective of the photo; move the slider to the right to narrow the perspective of the photo.
    • Scale: Adjusts the photo scale up or down while maintaining the aspect ratio. Move the slider to the left to scale down; move the slider to the right to scale up.
    • X Offset: Move the slider to the left to shift the image pixels toward left on the x-axis, leaving a white area at the right edge; move the slider to the right to shift the image pixels toward right on the x-axis, leaving a white area at the left edge.
    • Y Offset: Move the slider to the left to shift the image pixels downward on the y-axis, leaving a white area at the top edge; move the slider to the right to shift the image pixels upward on the y-axis, leaving a white area at the bottom edge.

Keywords panel

The Keywords panel in the Loupe view allows you to assign keywords to your photos. You can also copy keywords assigned to a photo and paste it to another photo. The assigned keywords sync with Lightroom CC across all your devices.

Note:

Keywords do not sync with the Lightroom Classic CC desktop app.

Keywords panel in the Loupe view
Keywords panel in the Loupe view

Assign keywords to a photo

  • To assign multiple keywords, type the keywords separated by a comma in the Add Keywords textbox.
  • To remove any assigned keyword, tap cross 'x' next to that keyword.
     

Copy and paste keywords

  1. Open a photo in the Keywords panel (Loupe view) whose keywords you want to copy.

  2. Tap the () options icon and choose Copy Keywords from the menu.

  3. Open another photo in the Keywords panel (Loupe view) to which you want to paste the copied keywords.

    You can swipe left/right to scroll through photos within the current album.

  4. Tap the () options icon again and choose Paste Keywords from the menu.

Info panel

The Info panel in the Loupe view allows you to easily add a Title, Caption, and Copyright to your photo. You can also provide a Star rating and Flag photos in this panel.  

Additionally, the Info panel displays the metadata associated with your photo.  

(iPhone) Info panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
(iPhone) Info panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)

Rate and Review panel

The Rate & Review panel in the Loupe view allows you to quickly give a star rating and flag (pick or reject) your album photos.

The Filmstrip at the bottom allows you to cycle through the album photos.

Rate & Review panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
(Left) Rating a photo. (Right) Flagging a photo in Rate and Review panel.

Rate a photo

To quickly rate a photo in the Rate & Review panel, flick upward or downward in left-half of the screen. A rating overlay appears showing you the current rating as you flick. 

Flag a photo

To quickly flag a photo as pick, rejected, or unflagged in the Rate & Review panel, flick upward or downward in right-half of the screen. A flag overlay appears showing you the current selection as you flick.   

Activity panel

In the Activity panel in the Loupe view, you can like a photo or post your comment. Any existing comments on this photo are also displayed here.

(iPhone) Activity panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
(iPhone) Like a photo or post comments on a photo in the Activity panel.

Note:

Activity is supported only for shared albums. To know how to share your albums in Lightroom CC for mobile, see Share web galleries.

Save, export, and share

Use the Share option to send photographs over email, print, or copy or move them around in albums. You can share a photo while in Loupe view, or share multiple photographs from the Grid view.

Share web gallery

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile allows you to make your albums public, so that others can see your photos on the web. To share an Album, do the following:

  1. While in the Albums view, tap the () icon on any album that you want to share to bring up the options menu.

  2. From the options menu, tap Share Web Gallery.

  3. In the Album Sharing screen that appears, turn on Enable Sharing.

    • If your album is currently private, the options View On Web and Share Link are disabled. Once you've made the album public, the following options appear:
      • Sharing Options: Tap to specify the following options:
        • Show Metadata: Turn on to allow others to view metadata of the shared album photos. Turn off to hide metadata.
        • Show Location Info: Turn on to allow others to view location info of the shared album photos. Turn off to hide location info.
        • Allow Downloads: Turn on to allow others to download the shared album photos. Turn off to disable downloads.  
      • View On The Web: View the album in a web browser window.
      • Share Link: Share a link to the album using mail, messaging, and other apps on the device. Simply follow the onscreen instructions to do so.

Add a text watermark while sharing or saving your photos

You can add a customizable text watermark while sharing your photos and while saving your photos to camera roll.

Note:

  • You can't add a watermark when you export original photo.
  • Watermark doesn't sync with Lightroom CC across devices and Lightroom Classic CC on desktop.  

  1. If you're in the Albums view, tap the (Lr) icon at the upper-left corner of the screen to open the app settings menu. In the Settings menu, tap Sharing Options.

    If you're in the Loupe or Grid view, tap the () icon, and then tap the () icon next to the Share or Save To Camera Roll option to navigate directly to the Sharing Options screen.

  2. In the Watermark section, turn on the Include option.  

  3. Tap the text field to modify the watermark text as required. By default, the watermark text displays a copyright symbol followed by your Adobe account name.

  4. Customize watermark
    Customize watermark

    Tap Customize. On the Customize Watermark screen, modify any of the following settings:

    • To position the watermark, tap any of the nine placement circles displayed around and at the center of the sample image.
    • T: Tap to select a font.
    • B: Tap to make the text bold.
    • I: Tap to italicize the text.
    • To rotate the text clockwise by 90 degrees, tap the rotate icon.
    • To choose a text color (black or white), tap the desired color swatch.
    • Size: Move the slider control to proportionally scale the watermark text larger or smaller.
    • Offset: Move the slider control to position the watermark text horizontally or vertically in the photo.
    • Opacity: Move the slider control to to adjust the level of transparency of the watermark text.

  5. After customizing your watermark text, tap the (<) back icon at the upper-left corner to return to the Sharing Options screen.

    If you had navigated to the Sharing Options screen directly from the Loupe or Grid view in Step 1, tap the (X) icon at the upper-left corner again to return to that view.

The text watermark will now be added when you share photos or save photos to camera roll.

Message or Mail photos

  1. You must first select the photos you want to share by a mail or message. Do one of the following:

    • If you're in Loupe view (viewing an individual photo), tap the () icon, and then tap Share.
    • If you're in Grid view (viewing all photos in an album), tap the () icon, select multiple photos, and then tap the confirm () icon.
  2. In the Image Size dialog that appears, choose any one of the following options:

    • Small - 2048 px.Limits the length of the shared photos to 2048 pixels. The breadth is scaled accordingly to maintain the original aspect ratio.
    • Maximum available. Shares the selected photos in highest available quality.
  3. The next dialog that appears displays a list of installed apps that you can use to share your photos.

    Choose an app to share with and follow the onscreen instructions.

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions and provide the necessary information to send a mail or message containing the photos.

View photos as a slideshow

You can view the photographs in your albums as a slideshow. To start a slideshow, do one of the following:

  • In the Albums view, tap () icon on any album to bring up the options menu and choose Present.
  • In the Grid view (viewing photos in an album), tap () icon at the upper-right corner, and then tap Present.
  • In the Loupe view (viewing individual photos), tap icon () at the upper-right corner, and then tap Present From Here.

Slideshow options

To specify the type of transition and the duration of each slide:

  1. During a slideshow, tap a photo.
  2. At the upper-right corner of the screen, tap the Slideshow options () icon.
  3. Modify the settings you would like to change.
  4. Tap the slideshow icon () at the upper-right corner of the window.

Copy or move photos

You can copy or move photos between albums. Do one of the following, depending on which screen you are on:

Multiple photos

  1. In the Grid view (viewing photos in an album), tap the options icon () at the upper-right corner, and then tap Copy To or Move To.
  2. In the next screen, tap to select the photos you want to copy or move.
  3. In the upper-right corner, tap the Next icon (>).
  4. In the next screen, from the list of albums displayed, tap the album you want to copy or move the photos to, and then tap Copy or Move at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Single photo

  1. In the Loupe view (viewing a single photo), tap the options icon () at the upper-right corner, and then tap Copy To or Move To.
  2. In the next screen, from the list of albums displayed, tap the album you want to copy or move the photos to, and then tap Copy or Move at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Save photos to Camera Roll in (JPG format)

When you are done with your edits on a photo, you can save a copy of the modified photo (.JPG format), in your Camera Roll. Do one of the following:

Multiple photos

  1. In the Grid view (viewing photos in an album), tap the Share icon (), and then tap Save to Camera Roll.
  2. In the next screen, tap to select the photos you want to make a copy of.
  3. In the upper-right corner, tap the Next icon ().
  4. In the Image Size dialog, tap to choose one of the following options:
    • Small (2048 px) Limits the length of the exported JPG photos to 2048 pixels. The breadth is scaled accordingly to maintain the original aspect ratio.
    • Maximum available Exports the selected photos in highest available quality in JPG format.

       

Single photo

  1. In the Loupe view (viewing a single photo), tap the Share icon (), and then tap Save to Camera Roll.
  2. In Image Size dialog, tap to choose one of the following options:
    • Small (2048 px) Limits the length of the exported JPG photos to 2048 pixels. The breadth is scaled accordingly to maintain the original aspect ratio.
    • Maximum available Exports the selected photos in highest available quality in JPG format.
  3. Tap OK.

Note:

If Camera Roll photos are set for automatic import in albums, the saved images are automatically added to the album and synced with Lightroom CC on desktop.

Note:

Lightroom allows you to retry saving your photos if the export process fails. Do the following if the Export dialog displays these error messages:

  • No Internet connection: Ensure that your device is connected to the Internet. Switch back to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app and tap Retry.
  • Not enough storage to perform export: Free up some storage space in your device Gallery. Switch back to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app and tap Retry.
  • Lightroom does not have permissions to save photos in the Gallery: Provide permissions to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app in your device settings. Switch back to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app and tap Retry.

Export original photo captured using the in-app camera

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile allows you to download/export an Original JPG or DNG photo that you captured using the in-app camera to your camera roll.

To export any original photo to your camera roll:

  1. Open the original image (captured using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile camera) in the Loupe view.
  2. Tap the Share icon () and then tap Export Original.

You can view the exported image in your device's camera roll.

Remove photos from an album

 You can remove photos from an album when they are no longer required. Note that any photo removed from a album will continue to be available in the All Photos view.  

Multiple Photos

  1. In the Grid view (viewing photographs in an album), tap the () icon, and then choose Remove From Album from the menu.
  2. Select all the photos that you want to remove from the album.
  3. Tap the minus (-) icon at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  4. In the Remove From Album dialog, tap Remove to remove the photograph, or tap Cancel to not remove the photo.

Single Photo

  1. In the Loupe view (viewing individual photographs), tap the () icon, and then choose Remove From Album from the menu.
  2. In the Remove From Album dialog, tap Remove to remove the photograph, or tap Cancel to not remove the photo.

 

Capture

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile provides a dedicated photo capture experience where you can apply various effects on your live camera view and capture the photo. The captured photo is automatically added to your Lightroom catalog.

Note:

When opening Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile for the first time, allow the app to access your device's camera when prompted.  

Capture long exposure scenes (Technology Preview)

Note:

The Long Exposure Technology Preview feature has been introduced in Lightroom CC for mobile iOS 3.3 (June 2018 release). This feature is available in iPhone 7, 7+, 8, 8+, and X models only.

You can enable technology preview features under Technology Previews in the app Settings menu.

Use the in-app camera to capture long exposure scenes without a tripod. In this mode, the camera takes multiple images and blends them together for a long exposure effect.  

  1. In any view, tap the camera icon at the lower-right corner to turn on the in-app camera.

  2. In the capture interface, choose Long Exposure mode from the menu at the lower-left corner of the interface.

    Long Exposure mode
    (iPhone X) Capture interface options in the Long Exposure mode.
  3. Tap the Capture button while holding the mobile device steady in your hands.  

  4. Tap the cross icon at the upper-left corner to exit the capture interface to return to your last view. When you exit, Lightroom CC for mobile begins processing your photo.

    Note:

    Processing your long exposure capture to create a final raw output is GPU-intensive and computationally complex. Therefore, it takes some time for your images to appear in the Lightroom photos view or the view grid after capturing a shot. To check the processing status, tap the () cloud icon and see the progress under the heading Processing Captured Photos in the menu.

  5. The processed long exposure photo appears in the Lightroom photos view or the grid view.

Capture high-contrast scenes in the HDR mode

Note:

Beginning with version 2.7, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS) supports HDR raw image capture on any iPhone or iPad device that has at least a 12-megapixel camera, running at iOS 10.0 or newer.

When you trigger the capture button in the High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode to capture a high-contrast scene, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile automatically does all the processing in the background to create a raw HDR image:

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile analyzes your scene to determine the appropriate spread of exposure values to capture multiple exposure-bracketed images.
  • Auto aligns the exposure bracketed images to compensate for any hand movements when capturing your HDR shot.
  • De-ghosts the exposure bracketed images to compensate for any moving objects like cars, people, or foliage in the captured scene.
  • Auto tones the image to give you an evenly-toned merged HDR image.
  • Merges the multiple exposure images to create a 32-bit floating point DNG file — your processed raw HDR image.

This resulting raw HDR file is similar to the type of file you would get when using the HDR merge functionality within Lightroom CC on your desktop. For more details about HDR merge in Lightroom CC, see HDR photo merge.

The generated raw HDR files are large in size and require a lot of processing in the background as explained above. Therefore, it takes some time before the HDR image appears in the Lightroom photos view or the view grid after capturing the shot.  

  1. In any view, tap the camera icon at the lower-right corner to turn on the in-app camera.

  2. In the capture interface, choose High Dynamic Range mode from the menu at the lower-left corner of the interface.

  3. (Optional) To save the original unprocessed image in addition to the raw HDR image in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile, tap the settings icon and enable Save Unprocessed Original option in the Settings menu. To know more about the other settings, see Capture settings.

  4. Tap the Capture button while holding the mobile device steady in your hands. You can capture multiple HDR shots in a single capture session.

  5. Tap the cross icon at the upper-left corner to exit the capture interface to return to your last view. When you exit, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile begins processing your HDR captures.

    Note:

    Processing your HDR capture to create a final raw HDR output is GPU-intensive and computationally complex. Therefore, it takes some time for your HDR images to appear in the Lightroom photos view or the view grid after capturing a shot. To check the processing status, tap the () cloud icon and see the progress under the heading Processing Captured Photos in the menu.

    Once the HDR processing is complete, your images are now imported into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile.

    Note:

    HDR processing requires you to leave the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app running in the foreground. This means that, for your HDR images to be processed, the Lightroom app should not be minimized or closed, and your device should be ON and not locked. In case you have shot a lot of HDR files, you can plug you mobile device for charging and enable Prevent From Sleep setting in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile app's sidebar. Enabling this setting prevents the device from sleeping while connected to a power source.  

  6. The processed HDR images now appear in the Lightroom photos view or the grid view.

    When you open any HDR image in the Loupe view (Info panel) for editing, you can observe that the name of the HDR (.dng) image includes '-hdr'.

Show Highlight Clipping overlay on the over-exposed areas

Show Highlight Clipping in the live capture scene
Show Highlight Clipping in the live capture scene

Tap () icon in the in-app camera options to show a highlight clipping overlay on the over-exposed areas in the live capture view. This overlay enables you to spot the over-exposed areas prior to capturing the shot and adjust the exposure or composition.  

Capture raw images

Choose file format of captured photo — JPG or Adobe DNG
Choose file format — JPG or Adobe DNG

Note:

Beginning with version 2.5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS) supports DNG raw image capture on any iPhone or iPad device that has at least a 12-megapixel camera, running at iOS 10.0 or newer.

Raw capture

In the camera module, tap the capture file format badge (DNG, by default) at the top of the viewfinder to switch between JPEG and DNG capture options. Choose DNG to shoot photos in Digital Negative (DNG) raw format.

DNG format is a raw file format created by Adobe. DNG files take up more storage space, but contain more image information and provide higher quality than JPG files.  

Manually control the shutter speed, ISO, and focus distance in the Pro mode

Lightroom Capture interface options
Capture interface options. (Left) Auto mode; (right) Pro mode

A. Exit Capture interface  B. On-camera flash options C. Crop ratio options D. Capture Timer options E. Viewfinder overlay options F. Presets G. Exposure Lock H. Capture button I. Capture mode switch (Auto/Pro) J. Switch to front camera K. DNG/JPEG capture option L. Toggle options M. Capture settings N. Show Highlight Clipping O. Set ISO P. Set Shutter Speed Q. Set Exposure Compensation R. Set White Balance S. Set focus distance T. Reset all settings in Pro mode 

Adjust the shutter speed

Shutter speed controls the duration for which your camera is exposed to light. You can adjust this duration to achieve the desired creative effect in your photos.

For example, you can set a slow shutter speed to create motion blur or light trail effect while capturing a fast-moving subject. To freeze the movement of the same subject in your photo, you can set a fast shutter speed.

Shutter speed set at 1/125th of second
Shutter speed set at 1/125th of second

Tap Sec icon to adjust the shutter speed slider. Move the slider to the left for a slow shutter speed; move it to the right for a fast shutter speed.

Double-tap the shutter speed icon to reset its value to Auto.

Note:

When you adjust the shutter speed, the ISO value adjusts automatically to compensate it and vice versa. This is to ensure that your photo is not overexposed or underexposed during the capture.

Adjust the ISO value

ISO controls the sensitivity of your device's camera to light.

Adjust the ISO value
ISO set at 400

Tap ISO icon to adjust the ISO slider. Move the slider to the left for low ISO values; move it to the right for high ISO values.

Double-tap the ISO icon to reset the ISO value to Auto.

Note:

High ISO values introduce noise in the captured photos. Therefore, high ISO values should be used only when you want to achieve very fast shutter speeds.

Adjust the focus distance of your camera

Tap [+] icon to adjust the focus distance slider. Move the slider to the left to decrease the focus distance; move it to the right to increase the focus distance.

Double-tap the [+] icon to reset the manual focus distance to Auto.

Manually adjust the focus distance of the lens
Manual focus set at 40%

Note:

In the Professional capture mode, tap the Reset icon to reset the shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and manual focus distance to Auto.

Set white balance options

Tap WB icon to toggle white balance options bar.

White balance options in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS)
White balance options — Automatic white balance, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Cloudy, and Custom.

You can choose a preset white balance option from the options bar according to the lighting conditions — Automatic, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Cloudy, or Custom.

Automatic White balance This is the default option.

Custom Aim the camera at a neutral colored surface to sample and lock the white balance.

Note:

Double-tap WB icon to reset the white balance to Auto.

Set exposure compensation

While in the Auto mode

Set exposure compensation in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile iOS
Adjusting exposure compensation in Auto capture mode

Swipe across the viewfinder screen to adjust the exposure compensation value. Swipe to the left for negative exposure values; swipe to the right for positive exposure values.

As you swipe, the Exposure Compensation reading is displayed at the top of the screen and the current value (Exp) is displayed above the capture button.

Double-tap the Exp value above the capture button to reset the exposure compensation to zero (default).

While in the Pro mode

Set exposure compensation in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile iOS
Adjusting exposure compensation in Pro capture mode

Tap Exp icon to adjust the exposure compensation slider. Move the slider to the left for negative exposure values; move it to the right for positive exposure values.

Double-tap Exp icon to reset the its value to zero (default value).

Auto Exposure Lock

Tap icon at the lower-right corner to to lock the in-app camera’s automatic exposure to its current setting.

Set on-camera flash options

Tap () icon to toggle flash options bar.  

Auto (default)

Automatically turn the device's flash ON or OFF based on the external lighting conditions. This is the default flash option and good for general-purpose setting.

On (forced flash)

Turn ON the device's flash for every capture.

Off (disable flash)

Turn OFF the device's flash for every capture.

Pinch to zoom

You can use a pinch gesture on the viewfinder screen to initiate the camera zoom.

  • To zoom in, use the outward spread gesture.
  • To zoom out, use the pinch gesture.

The zoom applied on your capture is non-destructive in nature, so you can always revert to the original capture (non-zoomed) while editing the photo.

Tap to focus

While capturing photos using Lightroom's in-app camera, your camera lens auto-focuses on the live scene by default. However, in scenarios where you want a sharper focus on a particular area of interest like a subject in the background instead of the foreground, you can manually refocus the lens on that area. To do so:  

  1. Tap on the viewfinder screen to get a sharper image of that region.
  2. When you tap, a box overlay appears showing where the lens is refocusing.

Compose shots using viewfinder overlays

Grid overlays displayed over your live capture view help you to compose the shots.

Tap () icon to toggle overlay options bar.

Viewfinder Overlay options in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile
Viewfinder Overlay options - None, Halves, Thirds, Golden, and Level

None

By default, the overlays are turned off.

Thirds

Align areas of the subject being captured along or at the junction of the thirds.

Halves

Align areas of the subject being captured along or at the junction of the halves.

Golden

Align areas of the subject being captured along or at the junction of the Phi grid overlay that is based on the golden ratio.

Level overlay

Uses device's sensors to align the camera with the ground for leveled horizon shots and to avoid geometric distortion.

Trigger a delayed capture

Tap icon to toggle timer options toolbar. You can introduce a few seconds of delay before a shot is captured. There is an option to introduce a delay of 2, 5, or 10 seconds in your capture. By default, the timer is OFF.

Shoot in different crop ratios

Tap () icon to display the crop ratios. The following crop ratios are available:

  • 16:9
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 1:1

Tap to choose any ratio to display it as an overlay in the viewfinder. This allows you to preview your photo at the desired crop ratio even before you capture it.

Note:

This crop is non-destructive in nature. You can change the crop ratio later when you edit the photo.

Shoot through Presets

Tap icon at the lower-right corner to display the Presets. The following Presets are available:

  • High contrast
  • Flat
  • Warm shadows
  • High contrast black and white
  • Flat black and white

Choose any of the presets to apply it on your live capture. This allows you to preview your photo before you capture it. When you launch the Adobe in-app camera again, it auto-defaults to the last preset that you used.

When you shoot through any Preset, the effect applied on the photo is nondestructive in nature. You can always revert its look to a normal photo later when you edit it. For example, to revert a photo captured with a black and white preset to a normal color photo on your iPhone — open the photo in Loupe view for editing and tap/unselect the B&W option from the Color menu in the Edit panel. For details, see Adjust image color.

Note:

Shoot-through presets is available for 64-bit devices only, such as iPhone 5s and later, and iPad Air and later.

Hide the user interface controls

Beginning with version 2.6, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS) allows you to hide the in-app camera controls to give you a better view of the image to be captured.

To hide the camera controls, swipe down on the viewfinder screen. To show the camera controls again, swipe up, or tap icon at the upper-right corner.

Capture settings

Tap icon to display the Settings.

Max screen brightness

Turn ON to set the brightness of your device's screen to maximum while in the Capture mode.  

Geotag Photos

Turn ON to allow tagging of the location information within the Exif metadata of your captured photo.

Save unprocessed original

This setting is available in the HDR mode only. Turn ON to also save the unprocessed original photo in addition to the processed raw HDR photo.

Preview last captured photo

In the camera module, tap the thumbnail at the lower-left corner to preview the last photo that you captured.

Note:

Touch and hold the thumbnail of the last shot photo to preview it. The preview is displayed till you hold the touch. Unhold to return to the camera view.

Keyboard shortcuts

Grid

Result Shortcut
Cycle through metadata information overlay I

Loupe

Result Shortcut
Set Star rating 1 - 5
Remove Star rating 0
Flag photo as Pick P
Unflag photo U
Flag photo as Reject  X
Cycle through metadata information overlay I
Go to next/previous photo Right Arrow/Left Arrow
See Before/After preview Y
Copy settings Command + C
Paste settings Command + V
Enter Grid view G

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