Adobe updates Lightroom for iOS and Android: Better selective edits on iOS and a new interface on Android


posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT


Adobe has updated Lightroom Mobile for both iOS and Android. The updates have differing new features, so let's look at them each separately.

On the iOS front, Lightroom Mobile has a new selective brush, which is one of the most requested new features. When using an iPhone that supports 3D Touch, you can vary the effect of the brush by pressing with different levels of pressure. The same is true when working with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. There is also a new ability to selectively erase linear and radial gradients, improving their usability during selective edits.

The iOS version of Lightroom Mobile has a new selective brush

Further additions include a "Details" tab, which provides global control over sharpening and noise reduction. There's an improved iPad interface for LR Mobile, which is designed to offer a more desktop-like appearance and functionality while still taking advantage of the large touch-based interface of an iPad. You can download the latest version of Lightroom for iOS here.

There is also a new "Details" tab for control over global adjustments like sharpness and noise reduction.

Android users have a big update to enjoy as well. The entire experience has been redesigned from the ground up to be faster and more familiar for Android users. The interface in particular has been redesigned. You can check out the new look in the screenshots below. You can download the latest version of Lightroom for Android here.

Lightroom Mobile for Android has been redesigned.

Adobe states that the interface is now more typical of the Android operating system and is faster and more efficient.