Comprehensive introduction to Lightroom Mobile (and Lightroom 5.4)

Earlier today Adobe released several new pieces of software including an update to Camera RAW (version 8.4), a new version of Lightroom (version 5.4) and a completely new application for iPhone and iPad called Lightroom Mobile (or LTM for short).

Lets start with the Camera RAW and Lightroom 5.4 – both of these has mostly new camera RAW supports  (and some bug fixes for Lightroom) including the new Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon D4S and more. The second new thing for Lightroom 5.4 is support for Lightroom mobile.

You can download the new Lightroom 5.4 – for PC or MAC from the Adobe website. The new Camera RAW is also available from the Adobe site or directly from the Photoshop software (help>updates).

Now on to the more interesting announcement – the new Lightroom mobile. This app – currently available only for iPhone/iPad (hopefully later this year for Android devices as well) will be part of the

You can download the Lightroom Mobile for free if you are already a member of the Creative Cloud photographers package (now available of under $10 a month).

We won’t go over all the features the new app has (we have all the videos in this post for that but here is a quick digest from Adobe’s blog:

  • Edit and organize images anywhere, anytime on your iPad*
  • Enhance everything from smartphone photos to raw images from DLSRs using powerful and familiar tools
  • Automatically sync all of your mobile edits with Lightroom 5 on your desktop
  • Easily share your photos

You can download the Lightroom Mobile app from the Apple appstore.

The following are several videos introducing the new app and its features as well as its interaction with Ligtroom 5.4 (above is a video by Terry white introducing some of the features of Lightroom Mobile) .

Julieanne Kost on Lightroom Mobile Setup, Collections and Flags   


Julieanne Kost on Lightroom Mobile Showcasing & Sharing your Photographs


Julieanne Kost on Lightroom Mobile Cropping, Adjustments and Presets 


Julieanne Kost on Lightroom Mobile Managing Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll 


Laura Shoe takes a look at the new Lightroom 5.4 and Lightroom mobile


As always you can check out more useful Lightroom guides and tips on our LensVid Lightroom section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


  1. Hi!! I am trying to connect Lightroom Mobile to my Canon 6D to download my pictures when I am away from my iMac. But I cannot make Lightroom sees my camera. Any help?

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