Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) released the Lightroom Mobile image editing app as a standalone for iPhone and iPad. The company expects to work with Android in the near future.
The app will no longer require any subscription, as it will work on its own. Adobe also announced that apps like Photoshop are getting upgraded, looking forward to a major portable device use.
The Lightroom mobile app used to be a complement for the desktop tool, allowing users to edit pictures on their smartphones and other devices as long they had an Adobe subscription.
Adobe is looking to attract more consumers with this change in order to stay competitive in a market filled with hundred of editing apps.
“We are enabling that by rapidly expanding our solutions beyond Photoshop and Lightroom, the deep and powerful desktop tools you know so well, to delivering world-class imaging tools in new ways, on new devices, completely reimagined for modern media, new technical innovations and speedier workflows,” Adobe stated in its blog.
Some new features for the mobile version of Lightroom include a new Adobe in-app camera allowing users to edit faster, a Dehaze filter to haze control, and new hue, saturation and brightness adjustment tool.
Erasing annoying tourists off your photos
Photoshop experts developed a tool that “erases” tourists away from your photos by combining multiple shots, and it is called Monument Mode. They expect to launch a prototype app for smartphone cameras, according to CNET.
The app analyzes video taken in the scene and separates transitory objects —cars, people— using an algorithm and leaves what it considers permanent, resulting in a clear and clean view of the place.
Source: Adobe Photoshop’s Blog