Lightroom not only empowers you to create beautiful images and express your vision, but it helps you become a better photographer with new ways to get inspired and grow your skills, right in the app. You can get hands-on experience learning how to make your photos look their best with a robust collection of interactive tutorials. You can also browse through different categories of inspirational photos by fellow photography members and tap them to open and see how the photo was edited, step-by-step. You can also save the edits as a preset.

Get hands-on experience with interactive tutorials

Interactive tutorials provide a free and easy way to learn a wide variety of editing techniques while working within the app. You can access tutorials from a range of professional photographers and photo educators, and apply the edits, step-by-step, right within Lightroom mobile. To access interactive tutorials, do the following:

  1. Tap the Learn  icon.

    Learn icon
  2. The Learn section displays the set of interactive tutorials to learn various photography editing techniques. Tap a tutorial of your choice.

    Learn panel
  3. Once you tap a tutorial, a new window appears with details about the tutorial, such as author, total duration, and core features covered in the tutorial. Click Start Tutorial

    Interactive tutorial
  4. Follow the tutorial with a sample photo provided within Lightroom mobile. You can press and hold the screen anytime during the tutorial to view the before and after edits in the photo.

    Starting from Lightroom for mobile (iOS) version 5.2.3, you can go back and retry steps that were previously done.

    Once you have completed all the steps of the tutorial, the following message is displayed. You can also rate your experience with the tutorial.

    Feedback dialog box

Discover inspirational photos

Discover inspirational photos by fellow photography members, browse through different categories of photos, and tap them to see how the photo was edited, step-by-step. You can also save the edits as a preset.

To discover inspirational photos, do the following:

  1. Tap the Discover   icon.

  2. The Discover section displays the set of inspirational photos. Tap an inspirational photo of your choice.

    Discover inspiring edits
  3. Once you tap a photo, a new window appears that displays the output of edits made to the photo.

  4. Tap Edits to see how the photo was edited, step-by-step.

    View edits of an inspirational photo

Save settings as a preset

You can save the exact combination of slider positions in the photo as a preset to apply to other photos. To save the edit settings as a preset, do the following:

  1. Open a photo of your choice from the Discover section.

  2. Tap () in the upper-right corner of the screen.

  3. Select Save as Preset.

    The preset is saved to User Presets folder in the Presets pop-up menu, by default.

    To know more about applying presets, see Work with presets.


Alternatively, open a photo in the Discover section, scroll through the end of the Edits drop-down menu, and tap the Save As Preset button.

Save as Preset button in the Edits menu
Save as Preset button in the Edits menu

Share your edits

Introduced in the June 2020 release of Lightroom mobile (version 5.3)

You can share your photos along with their edits to the Discover section to inspire and connect with other Lightroom users. You can also allow your edits to be saved as preset by other users.

To share your edits:

  1. Select a photo whose edit you want to share with other users.

  2. Tap the Share icon in the upper-right corner and select Share Edit.

  3. In the Share Edit dialog box, enter the following details:


    Enter the title for your edit.


    Enter the description that best describes your edit.


    Select at least one category to help get your post easily discovered by users. You can select up tp three categories.


    Select Enable Save as Preset to allow other users to save your edits as preset. This option is enabled by default. Select Include location Info to share your location info along with the edits.


    Displays your profile name. To change your name in copyright, edit your name in your profile.

    Share edits
  4. Tap . A shareable link is displayed that you can copy and share with others.

You can view and edit the details of your shared edits in the Edits tab of your profile.


The likes you receive on your shared edits are private to you and will not be visible to others.

Find tutorials and posts from authors' profiles

Starting from Lightroom for mobile version 5.0, view profiles of authors who create interactive tutorials and Discover posts. From each of the author profiles, you can find a collated list of their tutorials and posts and also learn more about them.

  1. Tap the or  icon.

  2. Scroll to the desired interactive tutorial or Discover post.

  3. In the thumbnail, tap the author's name.

    Tap the or  icon.
    The author's name is displayed in the tutorial's thumbnail
  4. Tap one of the following tabs:


    Find tutorials that the author has created.


    Find edits that the author has created.


    View details about the author.

    Author's profile