Great news for Lightroom users on Android: Adobe has just updated the app to version 2.0, introducing an in-app camera with DNG raw file capture, shoot-through non-destructive presets, split toning, and more.
Those looking for a more complete mobile photography solution that allows one to take advantage of the latitude inherent in raw files will want to give the new version of Lightroom a try. Adobe has given the app a major overhaul, introducing many new features:
- In-app capture with DNG raw file support
- Nondestructive presets with real-time shooting previews
- Split toning capabilities
- Point curve mode in Tone Curve tool, with access to individual color channels
- Dehazing capabilities
- Targeted Adjustment Tool, which allows for tuning of colors in specific areas of a photo
- Video creation in tandem with Adobe Premiere Clip
As mobile platforms become more and more powerful, it's great to see raw capture and editing abilities being augmented. Photographers who are on the go and constantly looking to provide instant content will appreciate the fine-tuning possibilities that come with raw capture and editing. I personally use Photoshop Express as part of my mobile workflow, but alas, the walled garden of Apple does not allow the user access to true raw files. Check out some before and after edits (taken by Colby Brown) from the new app below.
Download the new Lightroom for Android here.