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Adobe Lightroom Goes free on Android

December 7, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Adobe has just made Lightroom for Android free, it’s entirely free to use on mobile now. No longer do you need to subscribe to Creative Cloud to use all of the features. This comes a few months after the iOS version went completely free. So now, no matter which platform you use, you can use Lightroom for free. While the app is free, and you can do whatever you want with it, if you want to sync files to your desktop or to Adobe’s cloud, you will need to subscribe to Creative Cloud. Which starts at just $10/month for Photoshop and Lightroom.

Lightroom is one of many products from Adobe, but it’s most popular among photographers. Simply for the photo editing that Lightroom can do. In fact, a number of us here at Android Headlines use Lightroom to edit the pictures that you see here on the site. It’s a great app that can take what appears to be a pretty bad looking picture and make it look amazing. You can change up the white balance, darken the blacks, remove shadows and so much more. And the thought of being able to do all of that on your smartphone is pretty mind-blowing.

Last week, Adobe brought Premiere Clip to Android, which allows users to edit videos from their smartphone or tablet. Now while this doesn’t bring all of the features of Adobe’s Premiere Pro which is available on OS X and Windows, it does bring a number of tools to mobile. And that’s exactly what Adobe Lightroom has done here with their Android app. While making it free doesn’t sound like something Adobe would do, it’s a smart thing for them. It allows more users to use their products and then they can bring them into paying for Creative Cloud, in which they’ll have money coming in each month from that customer.

You can download Adobe Lightroom now from the Google Play Store and start editing pictures to your hearts content. While there are many other great photo editing apps out there, like Snapseed, Lightroom will likely jump to the top of the list.