Adobe has finally launched Lightroom mobile for iPad after teasing the app for the better part of a year. Before we get to the features, some readers will want to know up front that it is only available for Creative Cloud members. If you are part of the Photoshop Photography Program or a full Creative Cloud subscriber, Lightroom mobile is available to you at no additional expense.
Lightroom mobile now allows you to sync your iPad with your Lightroom 5 desktop library. Lightroom mobile uses Smart Previews to allow you to make non-destructive edits on your iPad, which will then sync to your desktop library.
Lightroom mobile requires an iPad 2 or later running iOS 7. You can download it here on the iTunes App Store. Adobe also notes that an iPhone version is coming soon.
Lightroom Mobile for iPad Key Features
- Sync mobile edits, metadata and collection changes back to the Lightroom catalog on a Mac or Windows computer
- Automatically import images captured on an iPad and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop
- Work on images, even when your iPad is offline, for a truly portable experience
- Sync photos between Lightroom 5 and Lightroom mobile; synced photos can also be viewed from any Web browser
Check out the demo video below.