Hi Gang: This week we’ll be focusing on the new features Adobe has added to Lightroom Mobile in the latest update, and there’s some really good stuff in there. I’m going to cover each feature individually this week, but before we get to our first feature (in just a moment), Adobe made a great change to their policy on who gets Lightoom, and I think that’s very important to cover first.
Lightroom mobile is now for everybody!
Previously, you had to be a Creative Cloud subscriber to be able to use Lightroom Mobile, but when Adobe released this latest update, they also announced that now anybody can download and use Lightroom Mobile for free for editing their mobile images. However, if you’re not a CC subscriber, you don’t get to sync with Lightroom desktop — you can only use it for editing images already on your mobile device — not sent over, or sync’d from Lightroom, which is a very important distinction, because in this non-subscriber mode it becomes a stand-alone mobile editor like the rest of the mobile editing Apps out there. So, even if you’re not on the CC plan, you can at least editing your mobile- images using Lightroom Mobile, and that’s a good thing.
Dehaze makes it’s way to LR Mobile on IOS
It’s one of the most-loved new features to come to Lightroom in years, and now it’s in Lightroom Mobile for the iPhone and iPad (Android updates listed below).

Go to the Adjust section —then tap once on the lens icon at the far left and bring up a pop-up list of additional adjustments, and at the bottom of the list you’ll see the new Dehaze.

This works pretty much like the Dehaze in Lightroom CC (before they added it to the Adjustment Brush), where it’s a simple slider — tap once in the Dehaze tile to bring up the on-screen slider. Dragging it to the right reduces haze (as seen here); dragging it to the left makes things look foggy. Pretty straightforward and it works pretty darn well in most cases (here I don’t like what it did to the sky, but that’s only because I had already applied it once in Lightroom CC, so applying it again here over did it).
NOTE: The Android version of Lightroom Mobile received three new features in this update, all of which were already in the IOS version. They are the Tone Curve; the Vignette effect, and the HSL/Color adjustments.
Ok, that eases us into “Lightroom Mobile Week” here at LightroomKillerTips.
Here’s wishing you a great start to your week.
P.S. I’m in the Detroit area with my full-day seminar this week on Wednesday. Come out and spend the day with me if you can.
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