Adobe Releases Update to Lightroom CC for iOS

Adobe Releases Update to Lightroom CC for iOS

Adobe released an update to Lightroom CC for iOS. In addition to adding camera and lens support for the new Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, Lightroom CC for iOS version 4.0.2 includes support for Apple’s new iPad Pro and second generation Pencil.

Notably, Lightroom CC for iOS now supports gestures using the new Apple Pencil. This comes in the way of double-tapping the stem of the Pencil near the tip to invoke a change. If you’re a photographer who owns the new iPad Pro and Pencil and uses Lightroom CC, you will now be able to toggle between drawing and erasing when using selective masking tools like the Adjustment Brush.

I love being able to switch between drawing and erasing with a double tap of my Pencil

Apple and Adobe touted these gestures at last month’s iPad Pro event, when they announced that a more robust version of Photoshop is being built for the iPad Pro and will ship sometime in 2019. By tapping on the Pencil, a user will be able to switch between drawing and erasing without having to tap on anything else. Developers will also be able to customize the functionality of the Pencil gesture with their own apps.

Image by Alex Cooke

Additionally, Adobe is hosting a fun contest in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation. Ahead of the December 14 release of the film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," Adobe invites photographers to tap into their Spidey senses to transform a photo of their city into the Spider-Verse using Lightroom CC and other tools for the chance to win prizes like a Creative Cloud subscription or a MacBook Pro laptop. Full details can be found here.

Adobe Lightroom CC for iOS can be downloaded from the iOS App Store.

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Brian Matiash's picture

For what it's worth, Lightroom CC (not Classic) runs like a beast on my iMac and I've got about 7 TB / 247,000 photos stored there. Also, I'd disagree that Adobe hasn't been innovating. Did you see their updates at Adobe MAX? Some seriously cool tech in the pipeline.