Learn how to seamlessly work with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom on your iPad.

Lightroom lets you import, organize, edit, and easily share your photos. Lightroom also aces non-destructive post-processing of photos. While working with Lightroom on your iPad, if you want to use powerful editing techniques to create stunning composites and image transformations, you can easily open your Lightroom photos in Photoshop. After editing, you can easily choose to move your photo back to Lightroom or save it as a cloud document in Photoshop.

Edit Lightroom photos in Photoshop

To edit a Lightroom photo in Photoshop on the iPad, do the following:

  1. Open a photo in the Detail () view in Lightroom.

  2. Tap the export icon () in the upper-right corner.

  3. In the export menu that opens, select Edit in Photoshop. Your photo now opens in Photoshop on your iPad for you to make further edits. All your Photoshop on the iPad tools are available in the Lightroom to Photoshop edit workspace.

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Once you're done editing your Lightroom photo in Photoshop, you can do either of the following:

Move Photoshop edited photos back to Lightroom

You can send the photo edited in Photoshop, back to Lightroom.

To do so, select Send to Lightroom from the upper-left corner of the Lightroom to Photoshop workspace on your iPad. Tap Cancel to discard your edits and go back to your Lightroom workspace.

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Save Lightroom photos as Photoshop cloud documents

You can also choose to keep your edited Lightroom photo within Photoshop.

To save your Lightroom photo as a cloud document in Photoshop, do the following:

  1. Tap the three dots icon () at the upper-left corner of the Lightroom to Photoshop workspace on your iPad and select Create Photoshop cloud document
  2. In the Create Photoshop cloud document dialog that opens, select Create to save your photo as a cloud document. Tap Cancel to go back to the Lightroom to Photoshop edit workspace.

Once you choose to save your Lightroom photo as a Photoshop cloud document, you cannot send it back to the Lightroom workspace anymore and gets stored within Photoshop.

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