Adobe Lightroom mobile for iOS handles full resolution images


lightroom-mobile-1_700pxBack in February, Adobe updated Lightroom mobile for Android to include the ability to open, edit and export images at their full resolution. Now, the same feature is available inside the iOS version of Lightroom. The app can output any full resolution image that was either captured with the mobile device or added manually. And yes, this means that you can transfer directly from a camera over WiFi or nab a file from the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud-based repositories before doing your edits.

Unfortunately, full resolution doesn’t mean RAW. In fact, the iOS version of Lightroom doesn’t play nice with Adobe’s own DNG RAW format like the Android version does. The company says that full-on RAW support for the app is something users have been clamoring for, so maybe it’ll arrive in the future. In addition to the new full resolution output, Lightroom mobile for iOS has expanded the use of 3D Touch to include that handy peek and pop image preview in the Camera Roll. If you’re looking to take advantage of the new stuff, the update is available in the App Store now for both iPhone and iPad.

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Create a collection in Lightroom on mobile
Open Lightroom on your mobile device and sign in with your Adobe ID. Your Adobe ID gives you access to Lightroom across all devices, computer, and the web.

Tap “+” to create a collection, and give the collection a name. Tap OK when you’re finished.

Collections are a simple way to organize your photos, like a photo album.

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Add photos from your camera roll
Tap a collection to open it. To add existing photos to the collection, tap Camera Roll at the bottom of the screen.

Tap Select. Then, tap individual images to select them, or swipe across the images to select multiple photos.

When you’re done, tap Import at the bottom of the screen.

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Capture a photo
Tap the camera icon to launch the in-app camera.

At the bottom of your screen, adjust settings with options to control the flash, adjust the white balance and exposure, level your photo with the horizon finder, or set the self-timer.

Tap the shutter button to capture the photo.

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Edit a photo

Tap a photo to open it.

Crop your image, apply presets, or use adjustment settings for editing, such as exposure or contrast.

For more editing options, tap the Adjustments icon and then the Basic icon. Select from the variety of Adjustment tools available in this menu.

When you are done, tap the arrow in the top-left of your screen.

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Share photos
To share a photo, tap the Share icon.

Tap “Open in…” to share on Instagram, or your app of choice.

Or, tap “Share…” to share to Facebook, Twitter, SMS text, e-mail, and more.