Move Up to Adobe Lightroom
Edit and organize like a pro, no matter your skill set.
Edit, manage and share photos
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a budding enthusiast looking to up your game, Adobe Lightroom’s intuitive design, powerful tools, and smart features help you edit, organize, and share photos in record time.
Lightroom manages to streamline even what are traditionally advanced retouching techniques. The Healing Brush lets you effortlessly eradicate skin blemishes or remove unwanted items from photos. The Clone tool makes quick work of replacing complicated textures (like when you want to remove a splotch from a busy patterned shirt)—just paint over the spot, then select another area of your photo to replace it with.
For enthusiasts and pros alike
The app makes pro-level photo editing less overwhelming for those moving up from more basic tools. The Light panel of the Edit tab section pares things down to key tools like Exposure, Contrast, and adjustments to specific light and dark parts of an image. Work your way down this minimal list to achieve great results with just a few sliders. Or click the impressively effective (and A.I.-powered) Auto button to let Lightroom do the work—then study the adjustments it makes to do it yourself the next time.
Pros will appreciate Lightroom’s ability to edit with greater precision. When using the Tone Curve tool to tweak brightness and contrast, for example, you have the option to zero in on a specific region of a photo. Similarly, the Color Mixer lets you edit the hue, saturation, and luminosity of particular colors. Use it to boost the blues in the sky without affecting skin tone or to change the red in a T-shirt to more of an orange.
In addition to offering popular filter styles (Lightroom calls them Presets) like Vintage Instant and B&W Punch, the app lets you make (and share) your own. Create presets of any combination of adjustments and apply them to future photos with a single click.
Lightroom reduces the tedium of keeping your photos organized too. Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence, the app’s Adobe Sensei–powered features recognize scenes, specific people, and even objects—and automatically tag your images accordingly as you import them. Finding a photo of a particular person, or of the beach rental you return to each summer, couldn’t be easier.
With a Lightroom subscription, your photo library syncs across all your devices. Make a last-second contrast adjustment on your Mac and the edit will appear on your iPad and iPhone. The app also lets you share your work in all sorts of ways, including using Adobe Portfolio to build a professional portfolio website in minutes.