An image of a person. The image has been edited using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom vs. Luminar.

Lightroom is the industry’s leading photo editing software and offers support from a vast creative community, cloud storage space, and instant edits powered by artificial intelligence.

Lightroom is the go-to for beginners and pros alike.

  • Edit every aspect of a photo and take advantage of powerful presets.
  • Keep your photos organized, store your files in the cloud, and work on both desktop and mobile.
  • Get support, learn new things, and be part of the Lightroom community.     
An example of the available features from Lightroom. Options shown include the ability to adjust Temperature, Tint, Vibrance, and Saturation.

How Lightroom stands apart from Luminar.

Employ powerful editing tools.

Lightroom is the industry-leading app for everything from light retouching to advanced photo edits. Correct color, white balance, and lighting, take advantage of hundreds of presets and filters, and make the kind of images you’ve always wanted to. What’s more, with Lightroom you can edit any image nondestructively, and you can restore images to their previous state at any point in your editing process.

Get organized fast.

Lightroom is more than an editing program. It includes everything you need to organize, store, and manage your photos with powerful features like auto-keywording and search functions. You have all of your work at your fingertips all of the time, without the need for time-consuming manual organization.

Be part of something bigger.

Build your skills with in-app tutorials and draw on the expertise of the vast Adobe community. Share your photos, get tips on how to use photo editing tools in new and creative ways, draw on expert opinions, and put your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of photography. There’s always something on Adobe Live or Behance, with webinars and live sessions that help you enhance your own editing capabilities.

An example of the Lightroom mobile app being used on a mobile phone.

Amazing features for quick, precise edits.

Work across devices.

Work on any photo, from any device, anywhere with Lightroom for mobile. Store your photos in the cloud and turn any place into your editing studio.

Single out the subject, sky, or background.

Use AI-powered features to single out one part of the photo to edit. Isolate the subject, move the heavens with sky edits, or touch up the background.

Work in batches.

Group photos together so that edits you apply to one image carry over to others. Do mass image editing faster and make big changes without a lot of time.

Touch up video.

Edit short video clips just like you would photos. Touch up light and color in a clip so it shows off your specific aesthetic.

An example of the sharing features from Lightroom. Options shown include the ability to Get a Link, Invite People, and Share to Discover, Lightroom shares your edits publicly with the Lightroom Community.

Use built-in photo sharing.

Be part of the Lightroom community. Share your photos with other creators and find out how other photographers cultivate their distinctive looks.

Work seamlessly with amazing creative apps.

Lightroom is part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Import your images into other Adobe products without a hitch. Bring your Lightroom images into Adobe Photoshop to transform them, use them in publishing with Adobe Indesign, and integrate them into video with Adobe Premiere Pro.        

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