Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Get started with Lightroom mobile

Edit and organize images on your iPad, iPhone, or Android phone with Lightroom mobile. (See how, 17 min)

What do I need?

  Lightroom mobile for iPad

  Lightroom mobile for iPhone

   Lightroom mobile for Android

Step 1 of 7:

Sign in to Lightroom mobile

Launch Lightroom mobile on your mobile device and sign in with your Adobe ID. If you don’t have an Adobe ID yet, go to the Sign-in page and follow the on-screen instructions to create one (it’s free).

Step 2 of 7:

Sync photos on your mobile device

Tap the Plus sign in the upper right to add a collection and name it.

Tap the "Add from Camera Roll" thumbnail (iOS) or "Add Photos" (Android) to add images from your camera roll or gallery.

Tap each image to select it, then tap the checkmark in the upper right.

Step 3 of 7:

Download the latest version of Lightroom 5 for desktop

If you have Lightroom 5 installed already just choose “Help > Check for Updates.”

If you don’t have Lightroom 5 yet, download a 30-day trial.

If you have a Creative Cloud membership, check your Creative Cloud desktop app for an update if you have Lightroom 5 installed.

Note: You need Lightroom version 5.4 or later.

Step 4 of 7:

Sign in to Lightroom

Click “Get started with Lightroom mobile.” Click “Sign In” and log in using your Adobe ID.

Step 5 of 7:

Sync a collection

Once you are signed in, collections from Lightroom mobile are automatically synced to Lightroom desktop.

To sync additional collections from Lightroom desktop, click the icon next to the collection name. Lightroom synchronizes Smart Previews of your photos. Original files remain on your computer.

Note: Photos must be in a Collection in order to be synced. Smart Collections can't be synced. Do not confuse the “Sync Metadata” and “Sync Settings” buttons with the “Sync photo collections” steps above.

Step 6 of 7:

Watch your photos appear

Photos from the collections you synced in Lightroom 5 appear on your iPad, iPhone or Android phone. You can also view your photos from any web browser on Lightroom web.  

Note: If you don't already have a Creative Cloud Photography or complete membership, your free 30-day trial for Lightroom mobile will start when you begin syncing photos.

Step 7 of 7:

Get feedback on your photos

Follow the steps in Share and view feedback on a photo gallery in Lightroom. Invite your colleagues, friends, and family to view, comment on, and pick favorite photos. 

Note: Feedback is not available on Lightroom mobile for Android. Android users can see feedback on Lightroom web or Lightroom desktop.

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