Adobe Lightroom mobile (iOS)

The Good Lightroom mobile incorporates a fluid interface and sufficient adjustment options to be useful.

The Bad The app doesn't support metadata editing or color labels; you can't use saved presets or Smart Collections; and the synced images aren't quite high-resolution enough for judging sharpness.

The Bottom Line Dedicated Lightroom fans will find Lightroom mobile a fine lean-back photo-editing experience, but it needs a little bulking up before it's enough to attract new subscribers to the fold.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Interface 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Companion app for Lightroom supplies basic photo retouching

Editors' note, June 18, 2014: Updated with mentions of the app's newly added star ratings and support for custom sort order, which Adobe added in conjunction with the release of Lightroom mobile for iPhone .

Are you among the Lightroom faithful who've been waiting (and waiting...and waiting...) for a mobile app to allow for remote and lean-back image processing? Well, Adobe's official Lightroom companion app has finally arrived. And while it's not quite all it can be, it should satisfy many of the users who've been waiting patiently.

To be clear: this is not a standalone app. It requires the desktop software for ingesting full-resolution images. It also lacks many of the organizational tools and full-resolution previews that you can get in another Lightroom companion app like Photosmith, but in exchange you get much more responsive performance and a solid set of adjustment capabilities.

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  • Brand Adobe
  • Compatibility iOS
  • Category Photography and image editing
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