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Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile no longer requires a Creative Cloud account
Currently, Adobe’s on-the-go photo editing app Lightroom mobile requires a $9.99 a month Creative Cloud account to use on Android. That’s soon to change, however. Earlier this week, Adobe lifted the Creative Cloud requirement on iOS and has announced that it will soon be gone from Android versions of the app as well.
This is good news for photo editing fans, because Lightroom Mobile is one of the more serious utilities available on mobile devices. It has always been free to download, and now it will be free to use as well. In addition to removing the subscription requirement, this new update also adds a collection of new features such as the Targeted Adjustment tool and a Dehaze filter.
You’ll still probably need a subscription to maximize your use of Lightroom, as the app’s spotlight feature is its ability to sync up content across devices through the Creative Cloud. Lightroom allows you to move seamlessly from your phone or tablet to your PC while working on the same image. You can also take advantage of your PC’s larger storage space, freeing up your mobile hard drive for other uses. There are options that allow you to dictate which photos Lightroom automatically backs up on the cloud and whether or not to use mobile data to do so.
Adobe currently offers a free 30-day trial for Creative Cloud, so after picking up Lightroom Mobile in the Google Play Store, you can take the cloud service for a spin and see if it would be worth ten bucks a month to you.