I’ve been a big fan of Lightroom mobile for the past couple of years. So much so that I’ve incorporated Lightroom mobile into my training classes every chance I get. Which is why I’m really excited Adobe just released an update that brings the two most requested features I hear about to the latest version of the app. And they totally redid the iPad app so it’s much more usable, and actually makes the iPad editing experience more fluid from my first few weeks using it.

  1. The Adjustment Brush – Yes! It’s here. I’ve watched people ever since they added the selective adjustments (radial and grad filters) use Lightroom mobile and they’d all ask the same question… where’s the brush? Well now it’s here.
  2. Sharpening and Noise Reduction – sure these were available as an adjustment with the selective adjustments. But you couldn’t just add them to your photo like you could on the desktop until now.
  3. The iPad – until now the iPad app always felt a little off. But this latest version has all the bells and whistles that the phone app does, but it’s made for the iPad and takes advantage of the screen real estate in a better way.

The Video

I can write all about it, but honestly the features are pretty simple to use and find, so I just recorded a quick video that goes over the new phone additions as well as the whole newly remodeled iPad app. Enjoy!

Full Feature List

If you’re a listy kind-of person, here’s a feature list 🙂

  • Of course, the adjustment brush (woo hoo!)
  • The new Sharpening and Noise reduction edits
  •  Live Clipping warning in the LR Mobile camera
  • Straightening feature in the LR Mobile camera. It’s got the cool pulsing feedback feature (I think it’s called Haptic, but nobody really knows that word) 🙂
  • The Erase tool now works in the Radial and Graduated filters so you can erase part of the adjustment
  • The iPad interface has undergone a huge change and it’s now more like Lightroom on the phone
  • The Android phone interface has undergone some big changes too.

The Free Course

I also did a free course on Lightroom mobile last fall. Everything in it is just about the same, and I’m going to put a couple of updates for the brush and sharpening controls shortly. But here’s the link to the free course. (Click Here)


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