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CNET: Adobe Bringing Lightroom Raw Processing To Tablets Tweet This   Forward This

1 May 2013

According to a CNET post today by Stephen Shankland, Adobe is working on a new Lightroom-like app for tablets. Tom Hogarty, Lightroom product manager, demonstrated the new software on an iPad 2 on the Grid, an online show hosted by Scott Kelby.

Shankland said Hogarty discussed a few details about the new app:

[Hogarty] offered several details about its features:

  • The ability to edit photos taken in Raw photo formats, including Lightroom develop-module parameters like Exposure, Clarity, Shadows, Highlights, and White Balance
  • Cloud-synchronized editing so that changes made on a tablet arrive on the same photo on the PC
  • The ability to zoom all the way to 100 percent for checking photo focus and details

Lightroom 5 beta includes a new Smart Previews feature to facilitate image editing on larger thumbnails where the full resolution images are not available. We've found a large image collection still requires quite a few gigabytes of storage for Smart Previews. A cloud-based version of Smart Previews might work on a device with limited capacity like a tablet -- and even be useful on a laptop.

And having Adobe Camera Raw at your fingertips won't hurt either.

Read the whole article for more.

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