Frequently asked questions

What can I do with Lightroom?
Lightroom is the cloud-based service that gives you everything you need to create, edit, organise, store and share your photos across any device. Learn the basics or refine your skills with Lightroom tutorials designed to inspire. Explore all Lightroom tutorials.
What’s the difference between Lightroom and Photoshop?
Lightroom and Photoshop are both powerful image editing tools. Use Lightroom to easily edit your photos to make them match your vision. For more transformational edits like compositing or fine retouching, try Photoshop. Learn more about the difference between Lightroom and Photoshop.
Is the Lightroom app free?
Yes, Lightroom for mobile is a free app for iOS and Android that gives you a powerful yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing photos. You can also upgrade to premium features and work across any device. Learn how to upgrade to premium features.
I’m a beginner. How do I get started with Lightroom?
We have many tutorials for beginner photo enthusiasts. Download a free trial and check out Getting Started with Lightroom.
How do I sync photos across all my devices in Lightroom?
You can sync with Lightroom on your mobile devices, PCs and web for easy access anywhere.
How do I retouch portrait photos in Lightroom?
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom makes it easy to retouch your photos. Darken your eyebrows, lighten the white of your eyes, deepen your lip colour and so much more. See this tutorial to learn more.
How do I sharpen a photo?
You can sharpen photos quickly using the Sharpening tool in Lightroom. Watch this short video tutorial.
Can I add a vignette to my photos in Lightroom?
Yes. You can apply vignette to mute elements you don’t want around the edges of your photo and make your subject stand out.