Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web

Learn how to access, edit, organize, and share photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web.

With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web, you can easily access, organize, and share your photos. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on the web also allows you to edit photos, including cropping, making adjustments, and applying presets.

To use Lightroom on the web, visit lightroom.adobe.com and sign in using your Adobe ID, Facebook, Google, or Apple account.

Sign in

  1. You can sign in with your Adobe ID, Facebook, Google, or Apple account when you click Sign In. You can also click Start a Free Trial to start your Lightroom trial.

    Lightroom on the web
    Lightroom on the web

    Once you are signed in, the first window displays your photos in the All Photos view. This is a timeline-based view of all your Lightroom cloud photos, segmented by months. Your photos that are not a part of any album are also displayed here.

Get to know the workspace

Home view

Click the Home icon  to view your Recent Edits, Albums, and Imports, or easily navigate to the All Photos view. While in the Home view, you can also explore a number of interactive Learn tutorials, and take a cue from inspiring edits by fellow photography members under the Discover section.

Home view
Home view

All Photos view

Click the My Photos icon  to open the All Photos view. This view is a timeline-based view of all the photos in all your albums that you created in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile, desktop, or web.

All Photos view
All Photos view

Use the search bar to search your photos using keywords. You can also filter your media files based on star ratings, flags, and file type (photos or videos). Click  to do so.

Filter

A. Filter by star ratings B. Filter by flag C. Filter by file type (photos or videos) 

Shared Albums view

Click the Shared icon  in the left panel to navigate to the Shared Albums view, which is a listing of all the albums you've shared publicly. You can also view the albums shared with you in this view. 

Shared albums

Grid view (viewing all your photos)

You can view all the photos in an album using the grid view. Click an album to view its photos in the grid view.

Grid view

You can search photos using keywords in the search bar at the top panel of the screen. You can also filter photos by clicking .

Loupe view (viewing a single photo and preparing to edit a photo)

Click a photo in the Grid view to view the photo in Loupe View. This view displays one photo at a time. In this view you can apply Adjustments, Presets, and also use the Cropping tool.

The Loupe view is the window where you perform most of your actions on a photo. In addition to modifying the photo, you can set a flag, like, star rate, and add comments.

In the right panel of the screen, click  to share the photo and click  to download the original or latest version file.

Loupe view

Organize

Add photos or videos to an album

You can add photos in the All Photos view or to a desired album. You can browse and select your photos to upload or drag-and-drop them to the desired album.

Browse and select photos

  1. Select All Photos view or an album that you’ve created to which you want to add the photos.

  2. Click  (below Lr icon) at the upper-left corner of the screen.

  3. In the dialog box that appears, browse to the folder path and select one or more photos that you want to add. Click Open.

  4. A blue upload progress bar appears at the top of the screen. You can also click  at the upper-right corner to view the upload progress. 

Drag-and-drop photos from your computer

  1. Select All Photos view or any album that you’ve created to which you want to add the photos.

  2. From the File explorer (Win) or Finder (Mac) on your computer, navigate to the required folder and select one of more photos or videos that you want to upload.

  3. Drag the selected files to the Lightroom web page in your web browser. A blue highlight appears over the grid area. Drop the selected photos over this area.

    drag-and-drop

    Alternatively, you can drag the selected files over any album in the Albums panel on the left. A blue highlight appears over that album. Drop the selected files over the desired album.

  4. A blue upload progress bar appears at the top of the screen. You can also click  at the upper-right corner to view the upload progress.

Organize albums into folders

Folders can contain albums or other folders and are listed in the My Photos panel.

To create a folder:

  1. In the My Photos panel on the left, click the + icon next to Albums.

  2. Click Create Folder.

  3. Drag one or more albums under the folder.

  4. You can also create subfolders and add albums to them.

Search and filter photos

Find photos easily using keywords in the Search bar. You can also search photos based on objects in them. For example, you can quickly search for all photos that have mountains or cars in them.

To filter photos, click  next to the Search bar and you can use the following filtering options:

  • Ratings: Use  to view photos rated higher than a specific star rating. For example, you can view photos rated three stars or higher.
  • Flags: Find photos that are flagged, rejected, or unflagged.
  • Show photos only
  • Show videos only
Filter

View photo metadata

Select a photo in the Loupe view and click the Show info icon  on the right panel of the screen. You can view the Info panel that displays photo metadata such as camera, dimensions, file size, and more. You can also add and edit the Title and Caption of the selected photo.

Set a flag or rating

In the Loupe view, use the icons in the bottom panel of the screen to flag or rate the selected photo.

Delete a photo

Výstraha:

When you delete a photo, it is deleted from your Lightroom photos, all synced devices, albums, and shared galleries. You can access and retrieve photos that you have deleted, within 60 days of deleting them. For more information, see Access and restore deleted photos.

To delete a photo:

  1. In the grid view of All Photos or when you open an album, click  at the upper-right corner of the photo thumbnail to select the photo.

    To select contiguous photos in the grid view, press and hold the Shift key and click the first photo and then the last photo.

  2. Click Delete on the top panel.

Edit photos

Crop, rotate, and straighten a photo

In the Loupe view, click the Crop & Rotate icon in the right panel. You can crop using an aspect ratio, rotate, straighten, and flip the selected photo.

Crop and rotate

To crop the photo, select an aspect ratio and drag the edges and corners of the cropping guide.

You can also:

Flip and Rotate Flip or rotate the photo on the vertical or horizontal axis.
Straighten Drag the Angle slider to straighten the photo. You can also click Auto to automatically straighten the photo.

Add presets

In the Loupe view, click the Presets icon in the right panel. You can apply a preset from a list of given preset effects. To apply a preset, select a preset and click Save and Exit.

Presets

Apply adjustments

In the Loupe view, click the Edit icon in the right panel to view the histogram and edit the photo using various slider controls in the drop-down panels of Profile, Light, Color, Effects, and Split Toning. To modify the photo, select one of the adjustment drop-down panels, and use the slider controls.

Profile

In the Profile panel, click the drop-down list or Browse to choose and apply various profiles to your photo. Profiles allow you to control how colors and tonality are rendered in your photos. To know more about profiles, see Profile.

Auto

In the Light panel, click AUTO to automatically apply the best edits for slider controls such as Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks in your photo.

Light

In the Light panel, you can adjust the overall tonal range of your photo. To know more, see Light.

Color

Use the slider controls in the Color panel to adjust colors in your photo. To know more, see Color.

Effects

In the Effects panel, apply effects to your photo such as Clarity, Dehaze, Vignette, and Grain. To know more about these effects, see Effects.

Split Toning

In the Split Toning panel, you can create a split tone effect in which a different color is applied to the Shadows and Highlights in your photo. To know more, see Split Toning.

Edit

Reset to Original

In the Loupe view, click the icon in the right panel and select Reset to Original to return to the original and unedited photo.

Reset to Open

In the Loupe view, click the icon in the right panel and select Reset to Open to undo the latest edits applied to the photo.

Reset

Download or share

Share an Album

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. From the My Photos panel on the left, select an album that you want to share.

  2. Click the Share & Invite icon  at the upper-right corner.

  3. In the Share & Invite dialog box, click Get Shareable Link.

    Get shareable link

  4. The Link Access is set to Anyone can view, by default. This creates a public link, where anyone with the link can view your album.

    Alternatively, change the Link Access setting to Invite only to create a private link that only members whom you invite can view or contribute to your album.

  5. Click  to copy the link to share it with others. If your Link Access setting is Anyone can view, you can also click the Facebook or Twitter icons to share the album on these social media sites.

    To invite others to view or contribute to your album, enter their email addresses in the Invite section and click Invite. The invitees will then receive an email to access your album.

  6. In the Invite section, you can view the list of the email addresses you have sent the invite to. Next to each email address, click the drop-down list to set the album access setting of that person:

    • Can View The invitee can view the shared album, add comments in photos, and mark them as Favorite.
    • Can Contribute The invitee can add photos to the shared album, add comments in photos, and mark them as Favorite.
    • Remove Removes the invitee from the shared album list.
    Share and invite

  7. In the Settings tab, you can edit the following settings:

    • Under General:
      • Allow downloads (JPG) and export Select this setting to allow others to download the shared set of photos.
      • Show metadata Select this setting to allow others to view metadata of the shared set of photos. 
      • Show location data Select this setting to allow others to view location info of the shared set of photos. Deselect it to hide location info.
      • Allow comments and likes This setting is selected by default to allow your viewers to leave comments and likes on your shared photos. Deselect it to disallow viewers to comment and like.
    • Under Link:
      • Allow access requests This setting is selected by default to let people request access to view your shared photos

Like or add comments in a shared album

You can like or add comments on photos in a shared album. To do this, open a shared album and click a desired photo to view it in the Loupe view. Click  on the bottom panel of the screen to access the Activity panel. You can then like or add comments to that photo.

Download a photo

Click a photo to view it in the Loupe view and click  on the right panel of the screen to download the photo. You can then choose to download Original or Latest version.

Original

Download the original photo that you uploaded. Only you can download the Original. People viewing your shared photo cannot download Original.

Latest version

Download the latest edited photo in JPG format.

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