Expensive monopolist 1/5
Where is the smooth and seamless Lr experience on iOS? With the latest update simple modifications take forever. And this with my fast iPad Pro. There must be a significant glitch in the latest version that slows everything down. Or is it the new iOS version?
As a subscription based almost monopolist, Lightroom offers a lot but not enough. Considering the subscription costs and the offer, other apps are providing, I recommend to increase functionality level of Lr as quickly as possible. Examples, of what is needed in my opinion for iOS App: The whole functionality of the desktop version as a starter. Then more: Full Exif information (Currently it is not even showing you the size of a file), geotag possibility with a neat map, more and better adjustment filters and better functions to organize your library. Better export functions, luminosity masks, simple layered masks for cropping.
And please add the option to share with passphrase so that not everybody can see your shared family pictures in the internet (who has the link or can looks it up using search machines). Update on the latter: This is now possible. Great. thank you,
Bottom line: This is the one app you’ve got to subscribe to but that still leaves a sour taste, that it could be way more functional and simply better.
My subscription renewal has been debited to my Apple ID account, but in the Lightroom app the premium options are not released!
By 7 billion people
Adobe advertises a $4.99 Premium subscription, but in reality only offers a $9.99 subscription in the app. I contacted Adobe about this and they told me there is nothing they can do and to contact Apple. I contacted Apple as instructed and as I suspected they have no control over what in-app purchases Adobe offers. I have gone back and forth with Adobe several times and they continue to act like it is not their problem and close my customer service ticket. I am extremely disappointed with Adobe.
Pretty Much Useless 1/5
Would be a great app, but in its current state it overheats iPhone’s and dims screen in seconds, rendering the app completely useless. Fingerpainting your iPhone screen while blindfolded is far superior to this app.
A waste of many good photos 1/5
By Evil dr ken
We just spent entire day doing to some of the most beautiful places in Colorado and attempting to use a Lightroom to take HDR photos ..I figured we could go wrong with using Photoshop for over 25 years..And been producing HDR’s for over a decade...For some reason everything took forever.....the quality was just crap...it took up over a gigabyte for less than a dozen photos....And even trying to save a reprocessed photo took forever... I so regret using this program .. so disappointed
Not compatible 1/5
By lost editor
How is this not compatible with 11in pro model?
Awesome but wish I could apply preset to mtiple images 5/5
Really wish I could batch select multiple images and apply the custom settings to the images. It's very time consuming to go into each image individually...
PLEASE FIX MOBILE STORAGE ISSUE 4/5
By Red Gotcher
Lightroom does not manage mobile data correctly. Regardless of what I delete, it does not get rid of old files (which are invisible on my phone). It was taking up 76Gigs on my phone. I have no idea why, but I have to delete & reinstall the app to get rid of this bloat data. Please fix this issue. Love you guys.
I love this app because you have the option to change the tone of the colors and it’s FREE
Need help 1/5
By Lil angel808
Purchased this accidentally and need to cancel. Help please?🥺
By Ghost Godzilla
How am I not eligible to use the apps?
By Minecraft Storymode hater
who came from instagram. most seen ad on my page
Can’t import JPEG files 3/5
I shoot With Fuji. The camera has beautiful film simulation modes with save in JPEG format. When importing to LR CC, those simulations are not supported. B&W converts to color, for example. There is no preference option to change that. Very annoying. Otherwise, I like the program.
Image Watermark needed 4/5
Coming from an experienced photographer who uses different photo editing apps, this app gives you most of the things you needed for post processing.
However, the one thing i wished they have is the ability to input image-based watermarks to your photos. I dont know why they left this feature out as this is quite important for professionals to keep their work from being stolen. You could use word-based watermarks but, for a pro app, that just doesnt cut it.
Cutting feature doesn’t work 1/5
The cutting feature is advertised as seamless but over tried it on multiple photos multiple times and does not work. If you’re buying this app for that feature , save yourself the money and don’t . Will not work . Basically just had you cut and paste another part of the photo. I could do that with another app that’s free . Doesn’t work .
No longer works on iPad Pro 1/5
By Cheryl's iPhone 6 Plus
This app cannot be updated on iPad Pro gen 3, iOS 12.4, large pro.
Almost there 3/5
Hey Lightroom Mobile Team,
I love Lightroom CC. There are just 2 simple improvements that would bring this experience beyond Lightroom classic.
-I’d love to have access to individual sliders for “hue” and “saturation” in the Split Tone section. Even with the Apple Pencil on a 12.9 inch iPad it’s incredibly difficult to dial in the correct values.
-Access to camera calibration settings. I know you can copy them and add them from presets. I’d love to be able to adjust these within the app.
-allow increments of less than 5 when tapping the sliders up and down.
Thanks for reading my feedback! I hope some of these small changes can be implemented into Lightroom.
By YT Jeff Pollock
Would I be able to outline an object and change and edit the object inside what I outlined??
Apps Don’t Work 1/5
By New Google Fan
CANNOT GET THE APPS TO WORK!!!!
This app won’t download and can’t get the other to share to Facebook or each other watermark won’t stay
Can’t even make an account 1/5
I’ve tried multiple times, with different logins and on different devices to use this app and each time I’ve been told my access is denied because I don’t meet the criteria..
It’s ok 1/5
Having the app default to using to data to upload to the cloud is profoundly dumb. Also, I would be extremely helpful to be able to rate pictures in edit mode so I don’t have to keep switching back and forth between edit and rate.
$10 per month gig 1/5
Don’t know why people “love this so much” when you have to pay for this on a monthly basis.
Really don’t understand those who do pay monthly for an app that isn’t entertainment. This is Hulu. Ridiculous. Sell it for a flat fee and move on.
Premium Features Are Not Working 1/5
By Terra Leone
I have Lightroom installed on 2 brand new iPad Pros. The premium features are not accessible. The are grayed out and do not work. I tried messaging with live customer support and they could not help me. I called customer support and tried to get a person for 30 minutes. When I finally spoke to someone and after 20 minutes of walkthroughs I was told that the newest version of the Lightroom app was in beta. I would have to downgrade the version so it’s not in beta. That doesn’t make any sense. I’m not happy with Adobe, their app, and their “customer support”. I downgraded my subscription because it wasn’t worth it.
Vignette issues 3/5
The vignette slider STILL isn’t working properly
Love it! 5/5
By Bobskie boo
I am so obsessed with Lightroom! I do photography as a hobby and I’m an amateur, so I love learning how to edit my photos in post. I gotta say, the curve tool is such a game changer and a necessity. If used correctly, it can literally change the entire look and vibe of your photos. I have played around with it so much that a lot of my photos look like I used filters from other popular apps. I have stopped using filters COMPLETELY and learning on creating my own style of lighting, color and shadows.
The premium package is a must lol. The geometry tool is such a life saver and gets rid of that annoying “distortion” effect that my lens sometimes loves to throw in my face.
I can’t wait to get an iPad so I can use a bigger screen to edit and see more of my photos since I am only using my phone at the moment. Lightroom is a god send!
Love the app/NOT the monthly $9.99 charge! 4/5
I love this app...it is pretty user friendly and I’ve enjoyed the editing tools and the versatility.
I would’ve given LR 5 stars except for the monthly charge.
I totally understand you need to pay your developers. I just can’t justify $10 a month in my budget.
Storage low 1/5
I don’t have any photos in my Lightroom and it says low storage so it won’t let me edit.
Seriously ? 2/5
I’ve been paying a subscription to your app for over a year now, I use it daily for my business, but when your app fails to renew my subscription and I follow the ONE support button given your sales rep tells me you guys can’t offer service to your OWN app ? Talk about not even providing the bare minimum to your mobile users.
Powerful app! A few recommendations!! Please read 4/5
Overall this app does exactly what its supposed to. Please add options for custom watermark via png upload (kind of like whats available in photoshop express). I am currently bouncing between the two apps for a custom watermark. Also please add option for editing directly from the camera roll! Or at least fix photoshop from crashing in camera roll edits. Other than that great app would recommend
Adobe seems to be abandoning creative professionals and marketing to the casual user or prosumer.
Why does this app upload to/from lightroom classic, but classic can't access any photos added directly to the app? Whatever. But then why once you reach 20gb on this app do all syncs stop in both this and Adobe LR classic?! And good luck figuring out what to delete to free up space because there is absolutely no way to tell what is from this app and what is from ado e LR classic.
If you find this review confusing, you're the new Adobe market and you'll probably like the app. Im so frustrated with Adobe.
It’s ok 2/5
Unless you subscribe to the 1 TB cloud storage then this app is pretty much useless. For an iphone app there isn’t much here offered that is better than other editing apps. I’ll stick to doing all my editing in Lightroom Classic.
It causes battery draining and overheating issues. 3/5
I face some problems with this app in my iphone Xs, after few minutes of use my phone gets overheating and battery is being decreased very fast. Please fix these issues.
Paid subscription not recognized by Adobe 2/5
It’s a good app but I paid my subscription through my iTunes account but on the app it says that subscription has expired. I contacted the developer and they told me to contact apple. I contacted apple and they told me to contact the developer. So I pretty much paid for a month that I didn’t get to use the app. No support what so ever.
Almost perfect 4/5
Couldn’t live without it. Just wished it had the feature of pulling the pictures into Lightroom directly from the SD card on iOS devices
What a joke 1/5
Tried downloading it to edit some pictures i had only to find out i can’t even upload my photos onto lightroom. It’ll say “photo failed to upload” waste my time.
Really buggy. 1/5
Having the worst time editing my photos. I try to work on my photos between my Mac and iOS and is has syncing problems. Masking using the gradient tools is a nightmare on the iPad. They really should have refined Lightroom cc before putting it into the consumer market.
Does not sync with desktop 1/5
Lightroom was updated on my iPhone 7. It was a completely different look and does not sync with desktop LR. Something is seriously wrong. Talked with tech support for 45 minutes and could not solve the problem. They said to call tech support in couple days to see if more people have problems with the upgrade. Currently it is useless for Adobe Cloud subscription users. Wish I could give it 0 stars at the moment. But I do love Adobe otherwise.
Upgrade account 1/5
By bvf. mohfd
Hello you guys are charging me and doesn’t let me use the upgrade features, says I have to pay again. Pleas help
Trial has expired 1/5
Lost my photos on this update same as my presets
The BEST photography app ever. Period. 5/5
I use Lightroom primarily on my iPad, because I travel a lot and it’s easier than lugging around my laptop, and I find the experience of editing in the iPad more enjoyable. Although this is by far the best photo editing app around, it’s lacking just a few things that would put it on par with the desktop version. The main thing for me is the inability to manually select lens profiles. I used a lot of manual lenses that are not electronically connected to my camera, and it would be AWESOME if you guys could add the ability to manually select a lens profile correction like you can on the desktop. If you added this, the app would be perfect in every way for my needs.
Not much but filters 3/5
By Poochy Kitty
Theres hundreds of apps to use for filters and brightness, you have to pay to get anything good
This Is Sad, Really Sad 1/5
By Joshua D.
This is the best Adobe can do? Haha! I probably own ten photo editor applications that I paid fully for the entire apps, without some greedy subscription plan, that put Lightroom to shame in my opinion.
I get that this is a mobile version of the desktop app. But, is this really all it offers?! Man! The desktop app must be atrocious then if this is just a small portion of it. I would think it could only go downhill from here on the desktop version if this is how Adobe chooses to represent the program in its mobile form.
Lightroom is seriously limited I think, there's next to nothing offered here that was not included in a basic photo editor program over 15 years ago. Well, the 'Selective' and 'Healing' features might be more advanced than that. But, I'm not throwing away money monthly to lease a photo editing application that offers these few, incredibly basic, features. The thought of subscribing to Lightroom is one of the most ridiculous propositions I've ever heard. Seriously.
Even something such as the original Facetune program offers way more features than this Adobe app. I thought Adobe was the king of photo editors? Seeing, Lightroom, you'd be more inclined to believe they are the court jester of photo editors.
What is offered here is the absolute, most basic editing tools ever it looks like to me. To think and imagine that there are actual humans out there who would subscribe monthly for the paltry features available in this Lightroom app it's, well, scary to say the least.
If you want real, decent photo editors that aren't greedy, don't ask for a monthly payment to lease the app and actually offer worthwhile and many more features than this grade school level program. Well, then, here are a few apps I'd recommend instead of Lightroom -
- Facetune (only the first and original version, though, the sequel to Facetune is greedy madness)
- Filterstorm Neue
- Mix on Pix
- Enlight (only the first version and even then it is hard to recommend because that company is greedy, but, still, better than Lightroom I believe)
- Over (I wouldn't subscribe to their garbage either, but the free options still are more professional and top Adobe Lightroom)
- Formulas (photo FX app, not a full editor)
- Vintage Photo (photo FX app, not a full editor)
You'd be doing much better with any of those apps I recommended in my opinion, way, way better as compared to Adobe Lightroom.
Most of those apps I listed are paid apps. But, most of them only ask that you pay them ONE TIME and most of them don't do the subscription stuff. And pretty much all of them offer way better and many more varied features than what Adobe is offering here. Before you pay monthly or for anything in Lightroom, I implore you to check out the better alternative photo apps I listed above.
Again, though, is this Adobe Lightroom app seriously the best the creators of Photoshop can do in terms of a photo editor application on iOS? Just sad as I mentioned in my review title, sad.
It looks like to me that the least amount of thought and time was given to constructing this program. It's like they weren't even trying and just figured your average customer is so inept, ignorant and gullible that they'd settle for even the most basic features out there. With the addition of two features found in most competent photo editors, that they want you to lease and pay monthly for here.
I love to support hard working developers and companies who ask that you only pay one time for their entire app or video game and my App Store purchase history reflects that fact. But, I wouldn't be caught dead spending the lint in my pocket on such an insanely lackluster offering from Adobe in this Lightroom application. Seriously, there is nothing offered here at all. I find that they want people to pay monthly for Lightroom to be an insult of the highest magnitude.
Slow, hard to use, paywall is confusingly implemented 2/5
I’ve found this slow and hard to use. I have an iPhone X, which is quite a fast phone.
Also, I cant seem to get anything to work. Some features appear to be behind a paywall. That’s cool, and I’m happy to pay for apps.
Other features just seem disabled, and appear free (no purchase required). What’s the deal with those? I don’t know.
The above—what’s free and what requires a subscription—is quite opaque to me.
Not allowed to use 1/5
By Damir :)
Won’t let me use due to some service eligibility terms
Great interface, but still needs improvement. 2/5
This app really does (almost) function as my editing software go-to for all my photos when I’m unable to use a desktop version. There are some limitations, but for the most part I have no complaints about the software itself.
My *one* complaint is that every time I open the app I’m asked to sign in again. It’s cumbersome and a definite deterrent. If I’m trying to do a quick edit on the fly, having to remember my user ID and password (despite having checked any ‘remember me’ options) is really annoying.
By Au Cheval
I got this app because I love taking photos and learning new techniques. I immediately tried to sign up for an account but it said “access denied”. I refreshed the app and tried again, but still “access denied”. I was so confused why this was happening. I was so excited to see all the cool features but unfortunately, all I could see was the access denied screen.
Drains battery like a black hole 1/5
I’d never seen my battery drop as quickly as when using this app...
The phone gets super hot too after just a few shots...
Best picture editor yet 4/5
I find it difficult though to copy my raw files. Apart from getting them synced via creative cloud I wish I could copy them to my windows PC without struggle.
Click and drop from iTunes does not work. I just click and press save icon.
Copying breaks when the raw files folder is heavy (about 500MB), can this be optimized?
Bandwidth to sync raw files is not affordable for everyone.
One annoying thing 5/5
This is probably the most essential app for everyone. However, there’s one single thing which needs to be fixed. I can’t import photos even if i have 500mb free on my phone.