Adobe Lightroom 2.0 for Android is Now Available

Everyone was excited when Adobe Lightroom 2.0 for Android devices became available.  From a photographers (especially a mobile photographer) standpoint, this is simply what we have been waiting for.  Adobe is the king of desktop image (stills and moving) editing.  It simply is the best at what it does for big camera shooters. Lightroom for desktop is the best for photos in my opinion.

The app is impressive as shown by images that photographer, Colby Brown, took while on his humanitarian trip to Cuba.  Also  Adobe has taken the necessary steps to make the app uniform across iOS and Android.  Now the envy for iOS users will be to have the RAW format option to maximize what Adobe has done on its Android devices.

Adobe gives us the end-to-end experience in mobile photography now. That makes me smile just typing that.

Briefly here are the reasons why this announcement and this new app is simply awesome!

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In-App Camera

Colby Brown Photography

Lightroom Mobile on iOS has had the in-app camera already available. The update for Android devices includes the ability to now shoot from within the app. 

Why is this important?

Again the Android OS already has the ability to shoot in RAW format. You no longer need to use your native camera app as you have everything you really need within the Adobe LR 2.0 app.

Mobile photography consists of: camera, editing, and sharing.  Friends, I give you the all-in-one app to do so on Android devices. Oh and did I mention that Adobe is the king.

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Syncing through Adobe Creative Cloud

Colby Brown Photography

First of all, Adobe Lightroom Mobile 2.0 for Android is free.  However, Lightroom on the desktop is not.  You can purchase a subscription but I just wanted to put that disclaimer out there now.  

Now why would I say that syncing through ACC is awesome? Well syncing between devices is great.  Imagine being able to edit a RAW image on your smart phone and then finishing up the edit on your desktop later on?  Or changing the edit even? 

LR for Android syncs with your desktop LR and you will have full access to the original file as well as any and all edits you have already made.

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It's Adobe ya'll!

Colby Brown Photography

Finally, this probably goes without saying (or have I stated this already?), Adobe is the king. The ability to do what you can on the powerful desktop version with a RAW image but on your Android is awesome.

The ability to dehaze on the desktop version is now available for your Android phone. The ability to target adjust your images on your desktop is now available for your Android phone.

I can go on and on, but the final word from me is that if you have an Android device, are into creating and presenting your best work, you really need to have this app.  Truth be told, this may be the only app you will really need.

Adobe you did it again! 

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Other Important Features for the Adobe LR 2.0

 Lightroom 2.0 for Android adds in a number of new, important features, including:

  • An in-app camera, supporting the capture of images in DNG raw format
  • Shoot-through presets, also available within the in-app camera, enabling previewing and capturing images with a series of built-in presets providing non-destructive editing
  • Dehaze tool to adjust haze and fog in an image
  • Split Toning enhancement, enabling the addition of a color cast to the highlights and shadows of an image, creating a uniquely stylized color image or replicating the look and feel of a traditional toned black and white image
  • Target Adjustment Tool functionality in the Color/B&W editing tool, providing direct, on-image editing controls
  • Point mode in Curve tool providing complete control over the tonality and contrast of an image
  • Enhanced sharing with one-tap access to Adobe Premiere Clip for crafting video stories.