Use the share option to send photos over email or share photos to web. Save your edited photos and export originals in full resolution. You can save and share your photos with a custom text watermark.

Export photos in the format of your choice

Starting from Lightroom for mobile (Android) version 5.0, you can export edited photos as JPEG, DNG, TIF, or Original. Lightroom also provides export options for JPG Quality, Output Sharpening, Color Space, and more.

To export photos, follow these steps:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Open the image, that you want to export, in the Loupe view.
    • In the Grid view, long press any photo to select it and bring up the multi-selection view. Select all the photos that you want to export.
  2. Tap  icon in the upper-right corner.

    Share photos
  3. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap Export.

  4. In the Export dialog box, select the following options:

    Preset

    Select the preset option to quickly export your photo(s) as JPG (Small), JPG (Large), or as Original

    File Type

    Choose from JPG, DNG, TIF, and Original (exports the photo as full size original).

    Dimensions

    These options are applicable for JPG and TIF file formats. You can choose from the following options:

    • Highest Available Quality: Exports the selected photos in highest available quality in JPG and TIF format.
    • Small: Limits the length of the saved JPG and TIF photos to 2048 pixels. The breadth is scaled accordingly to maintain the original aspect ratio.
    • Custom: Applies the specified pixel value to the long edge of the photo and uses the original aspect ratio of the photo to calculate the other edge. The long edge value can't exceed 15,000 pixels.

    Quality

    Choose an option from 10% to 100%.

    Export

    Tap More Options to access:

    • Option to Include Watermark.
    • Option to include Caption, Camera & Camera Raw info, and Location info along with copyright metadata.
    • File Naming You can choose to name your exported photo(s) as the original name, custom name, or in 'date-filename' format. 
    • Output Sharpening Set the sharpening settings based on the medium in which you want to view the photo(s) and amount of sharpening you want.
    • Color Space Choose a color space based on the intended output.
    More options
  5. Tap  icon. The number of selected photos to be exported is displayed in the upper-left corner.

Save to device

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

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Open the image, that you want to export, in the Loupe view.
    • In the Grid view, long press any photo to select it and bring up the multi-selection view. Select all the photos that you want to save to your mobile device.
  2. Tap  icon in the upper-right corner.

  3. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap Save to Device.

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 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 Lightroom for mobile (Android) and tap Retry.
  • Not enough storage to perform export: Free up some storage space in your device Gallery. Switch back to Lightroom for mobile (Android) and tap Retry.
  • Lightroom does not have permissions to save photos in the Gallery: Provide permissions to Lightroom for mobile (Android) in your device settings. Switch back to Lightroom for mobile (Android) and tap Retry.

Share an Album

Create a shared album and invite others to contribute

You can now share and invite others to view or contribute to an album. You can also select photos which aren't a part of any album, share them through an invite, and request others to contribute to the album. This way, you can easily access all your desired photos in one place.

To share and invite others to an album, follow these steps:

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

    While in the Grid view, long press any photo in the grid to enter multi-select mode, select all the photos that you want to share, and tap  icon to bring up the pop-up menu.

  2. Tap Share & Invite.

  3. Tap Enable Sharing if the album is private.

  4. In the menu that appears, specify the following options:

    Link Access

    Tap to specify the following options:

    Invite Only: The Link Access field is set to Invite only, by default. This creates a private link that only people whom you invite can access or contribute to your album.

    Anyone Can View: Change the Link Access setting to Anyone Can View to allow anyone with the album's shared link to view or contribute to the album. 

    Invite People

    Tap to enter the email addresses of the people to send the invite. You can also view the list of the email addresses you have already sent the invite to. Next to each email address, tap  to set the album access setting of that person. You can select from one of the following settings: 

     

    Can View: The invitee can only view the shared album.

    Can Contribute: The invitee can add photos to the shared album.

    Remove: Removes the invitee from the shared album list.

    Link Settings

    Tap to specify the following link settings:

    Show Metadata: Turn on to allow others to view metadata of the shared album photos.

    Show Location Info: Turn on to allow others to view location info of the shared album photos.

    Allow Downloads: Turn on to allow others to download the shared album photos.

    Allow Access Requests: Turn on to allow other users to request access to view your shared album.

    Customize Display

    Tap to specify the following display options:

    Show Title: Turn on to make the album title visible on the top of the shared album.

    Show Author: Turn on to make the author name visible on the shared album.

    Theme: Select Photo Grid, Column, or One-up to choose the layout of photos in a shared album. By default, Photo Grid is selected.

    Appearance: Select Dark or Light to choose the background of photos displayed in a shared album. By default, Dark is selected.

  5. Tap  to copy the link to share it with others. 

View or contribute to a shared album as an invitee

If you have the shared group album link or invite by email, follow these steps to access it:

Note:

  • Starting from Lightroom for mobile (Android) version 5.1, you can contribute photos using Lightroom for mobile (Android), in addition to Lightroom on the web, to any shared group album where you are invited as a contributor.
    If you're using an earlier version of Lightroom for mobile (Android), you can contribute photos to shared group albums using the Lightroom on the web link, which is sent to you in an email invite.
  • You can view and contribute photos to shared albums even if you haven't subscribed to the premium features. The album owner, however needs to have a valid trial or paid subscription for premium features to invite people to shared albums.

  1. Open the email invite that is sent by the album owner and click View album.

  2. Now, launch Lightroom for mobile (Android) and tap the  icon.

  3. Tap Shared with You to view the list of group albums that are shared with you.

    Shared with You
    View group albums shared with you
  4. If the group album owner has provided contribution access to you, you can add photos to the album. To add photos, do one of the following:

    • While in the Albums view, tap the  icon on the desired album to bring up the options menu and then choose Add Photos from the pop-up menu.
    • Tap the desired album to view it and then tap the Add Photos icon at the lower-right corner of the screen.
    Add photos
    Add photos to the shared group album

    You can also add photos to a shared album from All Photos or any other album. Select one or more photos from All Photos or an album, tap the  icon at the upper-right corner of the screen, tap Add To, and select Albums shared with you.

    Add to albums shared with you
    Add to albums shared with you

Note:

  • Alternatively, you can use the link in the email invite that you receive to view or contribute to a shared group album. Click the View album button in the body of the email to view the shared album on Lightroom on the web. If you have access to contribute (which is granted by the shared group album owner), click the Add Photos button to contribute photos.
  • The photos you contribute to shared group albums can be deleted within 48 hours of adding them.

Add likes or comments to shared photos

Starting from Lightroom mobile 4.4 (August 2019 release), you can view and add likes and comments on shared photos of a group album in the Activity panel. To access this panel, open a group album, tap the () icon in the upper-right corner, and select Activity. You can then view the likes or comments on the shared photos. If you want to post a like or comment on a shared photo:

  1. Open a photo from a group album in Loupe view.

  2. Select Activity in the drop-down menu in the upper-left corner of the screen.

  3. Tap  in the lower-left corner to like the photo.

  4. Tap  in the lower-right corner to enter a comment on the selected photo.

Leave a shared album

To leave a shared album, do the following:

  1. While in the Albums view, tap the  icon on the desired album to bring up the options menu

  2. Tap Leave Album from the pop-up menu.

Add a text watermark while sharing or saving your photos

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

Note:

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

  1. In the Albums view, tap the () icon at the upper-left corner of the screen to open the app settings menu. In the settings menu, tap Preferences > Sharing Options.

  2. Turn on the Share With Watermark 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 to position the watermark text away from the selected placement circle.
    • Opacity: Move the slider control to adjust the level of transparency of the watermark text.

    Note:

    While customizing the watermark, use the visualization as a guide. When you save or share a photo, the watermark adapts to the photo's dimensions. Therefore, the watermark text size may change depending on the length and width of the photo.

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

    The text watermark will now be added when you share photos or save photos to your mobile device.

Message or mail photos

  1. If you're in Loupe view (viewing an individual photo), tap the Share icon () at the top of the screen.

    If you're in Grid view (viewing all photos in an album), follow these steps:

    1. Long-press on a photo to select it. Select multiple photos, if required.
    2. Once you've selected the photos, tap the Share icon () at the top of the screen.
  2. The Share With menu that now appears displays a list of apps installed on your mobile device that you can use to share your photos.  

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

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