If you’re looking for tools to edit your photos, like adjust the tone, contrast, shadows, and highlights, Adobe Lightroom is a great place to start. However if you wanted the power of Lightroom but on your phone, you’re in luck because Adobe has announced that Lightroom will now be a standalone app for mobile, and best of all, it will be free.
Prior to this, Lightroom for mobile was a companion app for the desktop version of the software. This means that users would have to first own the actual desktop software and have a subscription to Creative Cloud. However with these changes, Lightroom is now a standalone app meaning just like other photo editing apps like Snapseed and VSCO, you can use it as a regular mobile app to edit your photos.
Users can still sign in with Creative Cloud if they choose to and there is a trial if they wish to participate in it, but otherwise the app is completely free. Speaking to TNW, Tom Hogarty, Adobe’s director of product management for digital imaging said, “We’re seeing alot of people come in first on Lightroom mobile, so now we’re allowing people to use it locally on their local assets, their local photos and videos on their phone and tablet for as long as they like.”
If you’d like to get your hands on the app, just head on over to the iTunes App Store for the free download. As for Android users, fret not because an Android version of the app is on its way.