Adobe Lightroom Mobile Available For Free

As you might know, I am an advocate for Snapseed, Google’s free image editing tool for mobile devices. But when Adobe announced yesterday that Lightroom Mobile for Android 1.4 is now available for free (following the iOS version going free in October already) I simply had to give the App a try. After all, the Lightroom desktop version is THE photo software par excellence built with Adobe Photoshop technology.

After playing around for an hour, I decided to place the freshly installed Lightroom Mobile directly beside the indispensable Snapsee App — what a great addition to my all time favorite editing tool!

As you can imagine, Adobe’s mobile version of Lightroom does not cover all aspects that the (paid) desktop version covers. Which is completely fine! It still gives you a good amount of handy tools to get hooked on if you love to post-process your (mobile) photos on your iOS or Android device.

I strongly recommend to get the App and have a look yourself. Even without any tutorial it is very intuitive and easy to use if you are not completely new to mobile editing.

These are the 3 Lightroom Mobile features which I personally consider as neat addition to all the wonderful editing options Snapseed already comes with:

  • Dehaze
  • White Balance
  • Noise Reduction*
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DEHAZE: Recover details hidden by mist, fog or dense rain. Of course you can reverse the feature and add some moody feeling to your shots if that’s what you’re after.

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WHITE BALANCE: You can either let the App auto correct your white balance settings, or choose the selector and pick a part of your image which is supposed to be white. This feature is super handy for all those shots when you didn’t had time to manually set up your white balance. My photos often tend to look a bit redder than the real live version.

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NOISE REDUCTION: Lightroom Mobile comes with a bunch of Presets. Under “Detail” you can adjust clarity and noise (low, medium, high). This is a neat feature for high ISO shots or mobile photos taken in low light. But it can also give your photo a smoother look, like on this image example (take a close look at the sand).

Do you prefer Lightroom Desktop or Mobile?
Which editing options are essential to you, and which ones do you apply each time?

*Please click on the images to see them bigger and in better quality.

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