Perfect your photography from shoot to finish.

Lightroom is the focal point for all your photography work, from organizing to editing to sharing. On an older version? Compare features ›

Web capabilities, mobile capabilities related to sync, and feature updates are available only when you get Lightroom as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.

Lightroom CC

HDR capture for mobile

With true High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture, your Lightroom mobile in-app camera automatically adjusts for optimal exposure to render the scene exactly the way you see it.
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Lightroom CC (2015.4-2015.8)

Pro edit mode for iPhone

The new edit interface for iPhone gives you pro-level manual control over white balance, temperature, exposure, contrast, and more. You can also crop photos and apply edits to specific parts of your photo.

Info panel for iPhone

Now you can add or change the title, caption and copyright of your photos right from your iPhone. The Info panel also lets you rate and flag your photos, post and view comments, and view all your metadata. 

Pro-level capture for mobile

Use the professional capture mode to control your in-app camera’s shutter speed, ISO and focus. With the new capture experience and Lightroom for mobile, your iPhone or iPad works like your DSLR camera. 

Raw support on mobile

Capture, edit, and share Adobe raw DNG photos on your iOS or Android device. Sync your raw photos and edits back to Lightroom CC on your desktop.

Local adjustments on the go

Selectively apply Exposure, Brightness, Clarity, and other adjustments to a specific part of a photo. Available for iPhone and iPad.

Lightroom for Apple TV

View and share your Lightroom photos and create an immersive experience at home on your big-screen TV. Available with fourth-generation Apple TVs.
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Direct access to Adobe Stock

Now you can submit your photos directly from Lightroom to Adobe Stock and sell them to buyers in the world’s largest creative community. 

Guided Upright

Capture the perfect perspective by controlling and straightening skewed lines like the horizon or distorted buildings that aren’t automatically detected by Upright.

Boundary Warp to see the big picture

Boundary Warp stretches the edges of a merged panorama so you don’t have to crop out any important details. Now you can preserve the look and feel of your entire image, even if your merged pano results in transparent edges. 

Easier editing on the go

New iOS 9 iPad Pro enhancements let you take advantage of Split View and Slide Over multitasking features while adjusting color, tone, or brightness in your photos.

Shoot-through presets

Preview and apply presets on your photos with the Adobe in-app camera on your iPad or iPhone before you capture your shot. Afterward, you can easily adjust your settings or restore to your original. 

Enhanced Tone Curve tool

Take color control to the next level on your iPad or iPhone using Point Curve mode in the Tone Curve tool to access RGB and individual red, green, and blue color channels in your photos.

Split Tone adjustments

Add a signature look to your iPad or iPhone photos by applying a color tone to the highlights or shadows, or replicate the look of a split-toned black-and-white photo.

Quick camera access

New 3D Touch support launches the in-app camera on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus from your home screen. Use Peek and Pop for a quick preview of your photo from the grid.
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Lightroom CC (2015.2/2015.3)

Haze control for specific areas

Increase or decrease the amount of atmospheric haze in parts of your photos. Dehaze is now available as a local adjustment with the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush.

Complete color control

Tune the colors in specific areas of your photos using the Targeted Adjustment tool, a new Color/B&W editing option on your iPad or iPhone.

Amazing photo capture

Get from shoot to finish faster by using the Adobe in-app camera in Lightroom on your iPad or iPhone.

Haze control on the go

Control the amount of atmospheric haze in the photos on your iPad or iPhone. Remove excess haze to recover color and contrast, or add haze to create an artistic effect.

Easy photo retouching

Lightroom connects seamlessly to Adobe Photoshop Fix so you can retouch and restore photos on your iPhone or iPad.

Video storytelling

Craft amazing video stories from your Lightroom photos — and sync them to the beat of your favorite music — by sending your photos to Adobe Premiere Clip from your iPad or iPhone.

Lightroom Photos view

Find your favorite images to edit with the new Lightroom Photos view on your iPad or iPhone, which shows your Camera Roll photos and videos sorted by date.

More image control on Android

Get precise control over photo color, tone, and vignettes on your Android device.

Amazing photos on the web

Access Lightroom presets, adjustments, and crop tools from any web browser, anywhere you are. 
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Adobe Portfolio

Get one-click access to Adobe Portfolio on your iPad or iPhone to build and customize a personal website in minutes.
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Lightroom CC (2015.1)

Easy haze adjustment

In Lightroom on your desktop, use a single slider to control the amount of atmospheric haze in your photos. Remove excess haze to recover color and contrast, or add haze to create an artistic effect.

Better photos with vignettes

Use adjustable vignettes on your iPad or iPhone to make your photos stand out.

Color control on the go

Get precise control over color with the new Color/B&W adjustment tool on your iPad or iPhone.

Just the right tone

Precisely control the tone of your photo using the new Tone Curve adjustment tool on your iPad or iPhone.

Video on the go

Add, view, and share videos in your collections from your iPad or iPhone.

Sliders to adjust white and black levels

Get more precise control over the brightest and darkest parts of your photos when making local adjustments on your desktop. White and black sliders are now available in the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush.

Photo transfer from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom

Transferring your photos from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom on your desktop is easier than ever. Information from your Elements catalogs, including photo ratings and people tags, stay preserved in Lightroom.
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Lightroom CC

HDR images made easy

Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. Using HDR Merge, you can easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high dynamic range image.
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Stunning panoramas

Capture superwide fields of view and amazing detail. Photomerge technology lets you stitch together multiple images, including raw files, to create seamless panoramas.
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Faster performance

Import and perfect your photos faster than ever. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed, especially when you’re enhancing images in the Develop module.

Facial recognition

Quickly find images of family and friends, even without metadata tags. Select a face in one photo, and Lightroom searches for that person in all your other images. Categorize and group your photos based on faces.
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Advanced video slideshows

Create beautiful, polished slideshows using still images, video, and music along with professional effects like pan and zoom.
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Improved web galleries

Showcase your work in more elegant, engaging, and interactive web galleries. New HTML5-compatible gallery templates work with the widest range of desktop and mobile browsers.
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Better control of filters

Precisely control which parts of your image are affected by the Graduated or Radial filter. Now you can use a brush to edit the filter’s mask, adding or subtracting filter effects wherever you want.
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Easy photo sharing

Publish web galleries with Lightroom. Get feedback on your photos, start discussions, and more — all from Lightroom on your mobile device or desktop.
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Support for more devices

Lightroom is now on Android devices. And just like on iPad and iPhone, all your edits sync back to your computer.
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Visual storytelling

Pull images from Lightroom into Adobe Voice and Slate on your iPad or iPhone to craft visual stories and animated videos.

Copy-paste enhancements

On your mobile device, you can quickly copy adjustments from one photo and paste them onto another for ultra-fast processing.

Perfect presentations

Use the new Presentation mode on your mobile device to show off photos without accidentally adjusting or editing them.

Fast photo searching

The Segmented view on your mobile device helps you find favorite photos faster than ever.

Quick composition adjustment

A redesigned cropping experience on mobile devices lets you quickly adjust, align, and auto-straighten your photos.

Lightroom 5

Advanced Healing Brush

Don’t let dust spots, splotches, or other distractions and flaws get in the way of a great shot. With the Advanced Healing Brush in Lightroom 5, you can not only change the brush size but also move it in precise paths. Unwanted scene elements — even those with irregular shapes such as threads — just disappear.
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Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyzes images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines, even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden.
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Radial Gradient

Emphasize important parts of your image with more flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool lets you create off-center vignette effects, or multiple vignetted areas within a single image.
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Smart Previews

Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Just generate smaller stand-in files of your full-size images. Any adjustments or metadata additions you make to these files will automatically be applied to the originals.
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Video slideshows

Share your work in elegant video slideshows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device.
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Syncing with Lightroom mobile

Edit and organize images anywhere, anytime on your iPad. Enhance everything from smartphone photos to raw images from DSLR cameras. Automatically sync all your mobile edits with Lightroom 5 on your desktop. Available with Creative Cloud.
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Location-based organization

Find, group, and tag images by location, or plot a photo journey. Automatically display location data from GPS-enabled cameras and camera phones.

Improved photo book creation

Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom 5 includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
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Highlight and shadow recovery

Bring out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights. Now you have more power than ever before to create great images in challenging light.
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Advanced black-and-white conversion

Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Precisely mix information from eight color channels when you convert to grayscale.
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Fast cross-platform performance

Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process images faster with cross-platform 64-bit support for the latest Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Tight Photoshop integration

Select one or multiple photos and automatically open them in Photoshop to perform detailed, pixel-level editing. See your results immediately back in Lightroom. Get Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC together — plus other creative apps — in Creative Cloud.
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Selective adjustment brushes

Flexible brushes let you adjust targeted areas of your photos for just the look you want. Selectively adjust brightness, contrast, white balance, sharpness, noise reduction, moiré removal, and much more.
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Superior noise reduction

Get amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. Apply noise reduction to the entire image, or target specific areas.
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Nondestructive environment

Set your creativity free in a nondestructive editing environment that lets you experiment without limits. Your original images are never altered, and it’s easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of a photo.

Develop presets

Instantly apply favorite looks to images. Store Develop settings as presets and apply them to your other photographs at any time with one click. Many presets are included, and thousands more are available from Lightroom photographers and experts.

And so much more

Also includes: An enhanced Spot Removal tool, Local Adjustment Brush enhancements, Loupe overlay grids and guides, full support for PNG files, and more.
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