Adobe Lightroom Mobile Gets an Update

July 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I use Lightroom on my computer on a daily basis. Truth be told, the mobile version was nearly useless to me. There were some essentials tools missing from it that made it so. With the latest update, one of these tools is now available. If you were on the fence about Lightroom mobile before, it is time to reevaluate.

The most notable tool now available is the Lightroom Adjustment Brush. This tool allows the user to apply local adjustments to specific areas of an image without effecting the rest of the image. There is also an erase option that acts much like an brush on a masking layer. This adjustment brush is the most powerful tool in the Lightroom arsenal, one that I use when editing is required but Photoshop is too time consuming. 

Screenshot Adobe Lightroom Mobile Adjustment Brush Tool in action showing maskingAdobe Lightroom Mobile Adjustment Brush ToolScreenshot Adobe Lightroom Mobile Adjustment Brush Tool in action showing masking

Next change is the addition of the Details tab. This includes adjustments for sharpening and noise reduction. While it is still not as fully functional as the desktop version, it is still a huge addition. An adjustment to sharpening can really make your images pop, especially when used selectively on your subject to make it stand out from the rest of the image.

Screenshot of Screenshot Adobe Lightroom Details section for sharpening and noise reductionScreenshot Adobe Lightroom Mobile Details tabScreenshot of Screenshot Adobe Lightroom Details section for sharpening and noise reduction

Lightroom mobile now supports raw editing from a spread of cameras and possibly your camera. In addition, there were also changes to the iPad and Android interfaces (which are rather minor in my opinion).

That's it for this update. Let me know what you think of the updates and how you use the new tools.

*Images from Adobe (All rights reserved)


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