December Photography Releases

Today we’ve released updates for Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic as well as Lightroom for Windows, Mac, Android, ChromeOS, iOS, and iPadOS. In addition to supporting the latest cameras and lenses, these updates include the improvements listed below. Additionally, later this week customers will be able to purchase Lightroom directly through the Microsoft Store.

Lightroom Direct Import on iOS

Lightroom for iOS and iPadOS

Ever since Lightroom for iOS was released, photographers have been asking us for a way to allow them to import their photos from their cameras and memory cards directly into Lightroom, making it possible to have a truly mobile photography experience. In July of 2016, we made it possible to import your raw photos directly into your Lightroom library on your mobile device without a laptop or desktop and now, thanks to new capabilities added into iOS and iPadOS 13.2, you can import and bypass the iOS camera roll. By connecting a lightning to SD or lightning to USB 3.0 adapter on iPhone or USB C card reader on iPad, you can now directly import your raw files into Lightroom, without making an extra copy in your camera roll. Imports happen faster and don’t require the extra space taken up by having a duplicate copy placed in your Camera Roll.

Direct Import means you can edit your full resolution raw photos, using the exact same raw conversion and editing capabilities found in the desktop versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw, all without having to bring your desktop or laptop on the road with you. All of your photos and edits will then be synchronized via Creative Cloud and accessible on all of your other devices connected to the same account, including both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic.

Advanced export

Lightroom for iOS and iPadOS

Released in November for Android and ChromeOS, iOS and iPadOS users can now also have complete control over export, providing the ability to export multiple photos as original, DNG, JPEG, TIF files, along with control over metadata, watermarking, file naming, output sharpening, and color space.

Improved Shared Albums

Lightroom for Windows, Mac, Android, ChromeOS, and iOS

In August, we added the ability to collaborate by enabling you to share an album and invite others to contribute their photos via Lightroom on the web. Now, photographers can can add photos anywhere they access Lightroom–via web, desktop, or mobile (including the free version).

Full description of new features

For more information about all of the improvements and updates in each product, for both this and previous releases, please see the What’s New pages below:

Lightroom Classic

Camera Raw

Lightroom for Mac and Windows

Lightroom for iOS

Lightroom for Android