Adobe has been working to bring Photoshop Lightroom from the desktop to phones over the last year, and today this app is landing on Android for the first time.

In case you don’t know about Lightroom mobile, this app allows you to sync your metadata, photo collections and edits between your Lightroom and mobile devices on your Mac or Windows computer. Images taken from your smartphone can be automatically synced and Imported back to your desktop collection as well. Adobe uses what it calls Smart Previews which is based on the DNG file format and offers the same flexibility of editing a raw file – but is only approximately 5% of the original file size. This smaller file size allows your photos and collections to sync in almost real time between your devices and desktop computer.

The Lightroom mobile Android app is actually pretty generous in terms of requirements – it works with any quad-core CPU using ARMv7 architecture with 1.7GHz or higher and it supports Android 4.1.x and up,  plus 8GB of Internal storage and just 1GB of RAM, though Adobe recommends higher specs for optimal performance.

The mobile app allows you to crop your photos and edit with any setting found within the basic panel of Lightroom desktop. These options are include in this App:

  • White balance
  • Temperature
  • Tint
  • Auto tone
  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Whites
  • Blacks
  • Clarity
  • Vibrance
  • Saturation










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