Adobe Lightroom Mobile now available for free for Android smartphones and tablet
Yesterday, Adobe released a free Lightroom Mobile for Android 1.4 for any and all Android users who do not have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This means that the Android version will now work without a subscription, joining a similar move made for Lightroom 2.0 for iOS in October this year.
The “phenomenal” response to Lightroom 2.0 for iOS that brought the Lightroom app for iPhones and iPads as a free download made the company make Lightroom for Android version 1.4 free for all
With this move, you will now be able to edit and organize all of your photos, as needed, without subscribing to Adobe Cloud. However, you will still need to have a Creative Cloud subscription, if you want to sync your files with the desktop version or Lightroom Web.
It is especially good for users who are interested in photo-editing software as the Android Lollipop has brought the capability to shoot RAW, which provides more control over the editing process, as well as uncompressed quality, although at a bigger file size than JPEG. Adobe Lightroom Mobile can now help users expand on those offerings that came with Lollipop.
“Lightroom for Android supports raw DNG workflows,” reads the related blog post announcement, “making it possible to enhance images and take full advantage of all of the quality and details found in images captured on Android devices.”
Relatively easy to use, the app allows users to crop images, apply changes to white balance, highlights, exposure, contrast, tone, and other elements, or use Adobe’s presets. Users can flag or star photos, and pull up a photo’s histograms and metadata. The edits are synced in real-time, and while editing, holding down three fingers shows the original.
Reiterating its commitment to making Lightroom for Android “better and better,” Android promises more improvements for the app down the line. Starting yesterday, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom mobile can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and can be used for free.