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Lightroom is the focal point for all your photography, from organizing to editing to sharing. On an older version? Compare features ›
Mobile capabilities and feature updates are available only when you get Lightroom as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.

Lightroom CC

Easily adjust haze

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.

Bring out the best 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. 

Eye-catching highlights and shadows

Create a distinctive look by using the new Split Toning adjustment tool on your iPad or iPhone to apply color in the highlights or shadows of your photo.

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.

Adjust white and black levels in a snap

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. 

Move photos 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 slide shows

Create beautiful, polished slide shows 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 filters. 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 device 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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Upright

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 slide shows

Share your work in elegant video slide shows. 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 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 included: 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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