Adobe recently added a new feature into the Lightroom for Mobile App that allows you to instantly edit your smartphone photos without importing them. To unlock this new feature, all that you need to do is update the Adobe Lightroom Mobile App.
The New Device Tab
Once you’re into the latest version of the Mobile App, you’ll notice a new Device tab in the bottom left corner on iOS phones / tablets or the new Gallery option on Android devices. Tapping on this button will activate Lightroom Mobile’s new image Browser feature and then you can scroll through all of the photos within your handheld device’s Camera Roll.
When you have found the photo that you wish to edit simply tap on it and then this image will immediately open into Lightroom’s Editing view. With this new feature, you can access all of Lightroom’s incredible editing tools now for any mobile photo with just one tap!
As soon as you reach Lightroom for Mobile image editing tools, you can take full control over your photo’s exposure, color, and more. You can enhance your image with any of your favorite Presets or make precise adjustments using Lightroom’s AI-powered Masking tools.
Save and Sync Seamlessly
Saving your changes is a breeze once you’re satisfied with your edits. When you are done working, tap on the Back button and then the Mobile App will instantly save a full-resolution copy of your edited photo into your Lightroom image library.
At this point, the Mobile App will also send a copy of your edited image up to your Adobe Creative Cloud account so that you can further revise your masterpiece using either the Cloud-Based or the Classic versions of the Lightroom Application on your computer.
Faster Mobile Photography
If you’re an avid photographer who enjoys capturing life’s moments on the fly then this new Lightroom for Mobile feature is a great workflow improvement. Browser mode is great when you just want to shoot, edit, and share any of your mobile captures without wasting time importing a bunch of additional images that you do not need for your current project.