Adobe updates Lightroom for Android and web, Photoshop Express for iOS
Adobe today dropped a fresh round of updates to its mobile and web photo app offerings.
A new version of Lightroom for Android features a Raw Technology Preview for the mobile app — like the one introduced for iOS in July — that lets you import Raw images directly from the camera into your device. With this update, you can now capture, edit, share and access full resolution Raw photos with your Android app, now at version 2.2. In addition to Raw image-processing advantages, the Android app also syncs files with Lightroom on your other devices, including the desktop app and web, complete with edits, ratings and flags.
As explained in a new Adobe blog post to pull this off, you’ll need a special USB adapter — an on-the-go or OTG cable — to connect your camera to your mobile device, and transfer images via PTP mode. OTG cables are inexpensive and come in different configurations, so you’ll want to search for one that matches the ports built into both your camera and your device.
As with the iOS app, Lightroom for Android supports the same Raw files as the desktop app and Adobe Camera Raw. Check to see whether your camera is supported.
Lightroom for web updates include enhancements to the app’s share feature, now letting you add a header graphic, sections and text to promote better engagement and storytelling. That hooks into updates to Adobe Portfolio, the company’s utility that lets you create professional online portfolios: You can now send images from Lightroom on the web to Portfolio. Just create a new project in Portfolio from within Lightroom’s Web app and copy photos into the project. You can also now download original images (if they are available in the cloud) from within Lightroom on the web.
In separate news, Adobe has also announced a major update to Photoshop Express app for iOS. New features include Adobe Photoshop Express Collages, which create high-quality collages with intelligent layout and style transfer automation choices. The update also features Google photo integration, letting you select and import images from a Google Photos account, edit them in Photoshop Express, and share or export them.
All new Lightroom and Photoshop Express features are available now.