Learn how to export photos and videos and share albums from the Lightroom for mobile (iOS) app. Share photos with their metadata and add a watermark if you want to.

Use the Share option in Lightroom for mobile (iOS) to send photographs over email, print, or save them to your Camera Roll. Share a photo from the Loupe view or select multiple photographs and share them from the Grid view. You can also share videos from the app.

Export photos in the format of your choice

Starting from Lightroom for mobile (iOS) version 5.1, you can export edited photos as JPEG, 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. Tap the Share  icon at the top of the screen.
    • In the Grid view, long press any photo to select it and bring up the multi-selection view and select all the photos that you want to export. Tap the Share  icon at the bottom of the screen. 
  2. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap Export As.

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

    File Type

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

    Dimensions (JPG and TIF only)

    Choose from the following options:

    • Largest Available Dimensions: Exports the selected photos in the highest available quality in JPG and TIF format.
    • Small (2048 px): Limits the length of the exported 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.

    Image Quality (JPG only)

    Choose an option from 10% to 100%.

    Bit Depth (TIF only)

    Choose the bit depth from 8 bits or 16 bits.

    Save Transparency (TIF only)

    Select this option to save the transparency of the exported photos.

    Compression (TIF only)

    Choose from ZIP or LZW as the compression method, if you want the exported photos to be compressed.

    Include Watermark

    Turn on this option to include watermark text in your exported photos.

    Export options
    Export options for JPG.

    Tap More Options to access:

    • Option to Include Metadata.2
    • Option to include Camera & Camera Raw Info and Location Info.
    • File Naming: You can choose to name you 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 the amount of sharpening you want.
    • Color Space: Choose a color space based on the intended output.
    More options
  4. Tap the  icon. The number of selected photos to be exported is displayed at the top of the screen.

Export edited photos to Camera Roll

After you've edited a photo, you can export a copy of the modified photo to your Camera Roll. To do this, do one of the following:

For multiple photos

  1. In the Grid view (viewing photos in an album), long-press a photo to bring up multi-select, select one or more photos. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen and then tap the Save To Camera Roll option from the pop-up menu.
  2. 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.

For a 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.

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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.

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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 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 for mobile app and tap Retry.
  • Lightroom does not have permissions to save photos in the Gallery: Provide permissions to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile app in your device settings. Switch back to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile app and tap Retry.

Export videos to Camera Roll

In the Grid or Loupe view, do the following:

  1. Select the video that you want to export or share.

  2. Tap the Share icon ().

  3. In the Share panel, do one of the following:

    • Share To Tap this option to share the video with AirDrop, Mail, Shared Albums, and more. You can also find options such as Save Video, Copy, and Save to Files, among other options.
    • Export to Camera Roll Tap this option to export the video to the Lightroom album in Camera Roll.
    • Export to Files Tap this option to find files on iCloud Drive, Creative Cloud, and those on your mobile to save the video to.

    Notă:

    Before you select an option to export or share the video, tap the Settings icon () against Share or Save to Camera Roll to view export settings. These settings include options to add a watermark, include metadata, add a caption, and more.

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. In the Library panel, click  next to the desired album and select Share & Invite from the pop-up menu.  You can also long-press desired photos in the grid view that are not part of any album, click the Share icon in the bottom panel, and select Share & Invite.

  2. Tap Enable Sharing if your album is private.

  3. In the Stay in the loop dialog box that appears, click Allow to receive notifications when viewers comment or like your shared photos.

  4. In the Share & Invite panel, you can click  to copy the generated link to share it with others and specify the following settings: 

    Share and invite on iOS

    Link Access

    Tap to view the following:

    Invite OnlyThe 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 people to send the invite to and click Send. 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 Comments and Likes: This setting is turned on by default to allow others to comment and like your shared album photos.

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

    Allow Access Request: 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: Choose from Photo Grid, One-up, or Column to specify the layout of photos in a shared album. By default, Photo Grid is selected.

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

  5. Click Done.

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To modify the share settings of a shared album, open the shared album in the Albums panel and click Share & Invite icon  in the upper-right corner.

View or contribute to a shared album as an invitee

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

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  • Starting from Lightroom for mobile (iOS) version 5.1, you can contribute photos using Lightroom for mobile (iOS), in addition to Lightroom on the web, to any shared album where you are invited as a contributor.
    If you're using an earlier version of Lightroom for mobile (iOS), you can contribute photos to shared 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.

    • If a Lightroom shared album owner has sent you an email invitation, tap the View Album link in the body of the email. This directs you to Lightroom on the web where you can sign into your Adobe account and view the shared album.
    • If you've received the URL of a Lightroom shared album from another source, sign into your Adobe account to view the shared album using the given link.

    In case the shared album owner has restricted your access to contribute photos, you can request access once you sign into your Adobe account. The shared album owner will be notified of your access request by email and may grant you access to contribute.

    Notă:

    When you accept the invitation using the email, you can create or sign into any Adobe ID that you have. It does not have to be the same email address to which the invitation was sent.

  1. After the shared album owner has granted you access to contribute, launch Lightroom for mobile (iOS) and tap the  icon.

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

    Shared with you
    View the albums which are shared with you
  3. If the group album owner has provided the Can Contribute access to you, you can add photos and videos to the album. To contribute, do one of the following:

    • While in the Albums list view, tap the  icon near the album name and then select Add Photos
    • Open the album, tap  icon, and select Add Photos
    • Open the album and tap the Add photos icon in the bottom-right of the screen

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  • When you select Add Photos from the All Photos view, you can contribute photos that are already imported in your Lightroom catalog.
  • If you choose Add Photos > From Camera Roll, From Files, or From Camera Device, photos or videos that are not already part of your own account are imported into your Lightroom catalog before they're copied to the shared album. After these files are synced to the shared album, you can remove them from your catalog to save your account’s used cloud storage space.
  • You can remove any photos and videos that you have contributed to a shared Lightroom album within 48 hours of adding them.

Add a text watermark while sharing or exporting your photos

You can add a customizable text watermark while sharing your photos and while exporting photos to Camera Roll.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Open the image, that you want to export, in the Loupe view. Tap the Share  icon at the top of the screen.
    • In the Grid view, long press any photo to select it and bring up the multi-selection view and select all the photos that you want to export. Tap the Share  icon at the bottom of the screen. 
  2. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap .

    Share
  3. In the Export Settings, turn on the Include Watermark option.  

  4. Customize watermark
    Customize watermark

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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Turn on Use Drop Shadow option to apply drop shadow to your watermark text.
    • Size: Move the slider control to proportionally scale the watermark text larger or smaller.
    • Opacity: Move the slider control to adjust the level of transparency of the watermark text.
    • Horizontal Offset: Move the slider control to position the watermark text horizontally in the photo.
    • Vertical Offset: Move the slider control to position the watermark text vertically in the photo.
  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 export photos to Camera Roll.

Message or mail photos

  1. Do one of the following:

    • If you're in Loupe view (viewing an individual photo), tap the () icon, and then tap Share To.
    • If you're in Grid view (viewing all photos in an album), long-press a photo to bring up multi-select, select one or more photos. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen and then tap the Share To option from the pop-up menu.
  2. 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.

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

Export original photos captured using the in-app camera

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 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 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.