Lightroom 2

Back at the beginning of October, Adobe axed the requirement to have a Creative Cloud account to use its mobile Lightroom application on Android. That was certainly a welcome change for anyone who didn’t want to pay the $9.99 monthly fee, but the company isn’t stopping there. Adobe has just announced that, with the big version 1.4 update, Lightroom on Android is going free.

This means all users with an Android device will be able to access the wonderful organizational, editing and sharing abilities Lightroom offers. Of course, using the service for free comes with a number of caveats. You won’t be able to sync files or edits with Lightroom on a desktop or laptop. If you want that ability, you’ll need to sign up for a free Creative Cloud trial or start paying a monthly fee.

Recently, Adobe added support for DNG raw files in Lightroom for Android, meaning users can shoot photos in raw, save them as DNG files and import them directly from their Android devices. The company also added microSD card support, tablet support, and the ability to copy image adjustments and paste them onto other photos.

Adobe Lightroom version 1.4 is out now in the Play Store, so head to the link below for the download.

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