Adobe’s Image Editor Lightroom for iOS is now Totally Free
Adobe has this week announced that their image editing app Lightroom for iPad and iPhone is now available for anyone to download, free of charge. The app has always been available for free, but with time-limited free trials unless you had a desktop license or a subscription to Creative Cloud. That’s no longer the case.
The motive behind this move is to make the app competitive with other popular standalone photo editing apps, and ultimately broaden the target audience. With the increase in the number of exclusive smartphone users with no ties to the desktop, Adobe believes it’s time to transition the core audience of the app.
“We’re seeing alot of people come in first on Lightroom mobile, so now we’re allowing people to use it locally on their local assets, their local photos and videos on their phone and tablet for as long as they like,” Tom Hogarty, Adobe’s director of product management for digital imaging, said.
“More and more people are adopting the phone as their primary camera, taking the DSLR out less and less, and we’re seeing the same thing with the use of Lightroom. Some users are creative pros who are aiming for efficiency, but many others are just consumers who love photography.”
Lightroom for mobile on iOS was updated a few days ago, bringing a number of features, including a camera function that lets you shoot directly from the app. The new version also adds the famous Dehaze filter in addition to the Target Adjustment Tool in the Color/B&W that lets you adjust hue, saturation and brightness directly throughout the image.
For more details on the mobile versions of Lightroom, jump over to the official Adobe Blog. You can download the free Lightroom apps for iPhone and iPad from iTunes via the links below: