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13 July 2016

Adobe has announced it is rolling out Lightroom for iOS 2.4 and Lightroom for Android 2.1 today. The new features vary significantly between the two versions of the free app but iOS gets a Raw technology preview and local adjustments while Android gets manual camera control and more export options.


  • The new Raw technology preview allows you to import Raw photos directly to either an iPhone or iPad, edit them and then share them. To transfer photos to your mobile device from a camera, you need to use either the camera connection kit or the lightning to SD or USB kits from Apple.
  • The ability to perform local adjustments with linear and radial selections means photographers can either add or modify existing selections made to photos and use the tools to draw attention to certain parts of an image.
  • You can now use keyboard shortcuts with physical keyboards connected to iPads, add copyright to all imported photos, turn on lens profiles (if your camera and lens combination are supported).
  • The usual bug fixes and improvements

Adobe's Josh Haftel reports:

We've run Lightroom for mobile through its paces on a number of different files, including the 50-Mp Canon 5DS running on an iPhone 6, proving that you really can edit nearly any photo anywhere. After playing with the app for a few months, we've found that it's a really great way to take a few of your favorite images from the day (or even that you just captured), review to make sure you captured what you saw, edit and then share them, all right away and with all of your edits carried through the rest of the Lightroom ecosystem.


  • A new Pro mode for the built-in camera allows mobile photographers to control the shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus all manually.
  • The new Lightroom Camera widget allows photographers to access the camera directly, making it faster for them to get in and start taking pictures.
  • Improved options for exporting full resolution files. If the files are available somewhere within the Lightroom ecosystem, Lightroom for Android will now download the full resolution version to enable their export.

Haftel explained that the new camera control was born from "the amazing quality possible on Android devices, especially thanks to DNG raw capture."

For additional information on Lightroom for iOS 2.4 and Lightroom for Android 2.1, visit the Lightroom blog.

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