iPad Pick: Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom for iPad

Leo's pick of the week on MacBreak Weekly episode 397 is the recently released and long awaited Adobe Lightroom iPad app. Photo collections are synced from the desktop to the iPad, where you can view and edit images. Lightroom mobile contains many of the tools and presets from its desktop counterpart, and relies on gestures to make use of them.

Lightroom mobile uses "Smart Previews" instead of the full source images, which makes it possible to work with raw files from DSLRs without taking up a lot of space. Photo edits are instantly applied to the high resolution photos on the desktop. You also have the option of saving the photos locally, and can share them to social media sites.

The iPad is a very natural way to go through photos, and Lightroom makes it easy to quickly flag or reject them. It also has slideshow options, making it a great way to present photo collections to clients, friends and family.

Lightroom for iPad is free with a Creative Cloud subscription. Adobe offers Photoshop CC plus Lightroom for desktop and mobile for $9.99 per month. There's also a 30 day free trial available.

- Get Lightroom for iPad (Free with Creative Cloud subscription)
- Learn more about Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription plans

To hear more about Adobe's Lightroom for iPad from Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie, check out MacBreak Weekly episode 397.