Adobe Updates Lightroom for iOS With Support for New iPad Pro, Apple Pencil 2, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR

Adobe today updated its Lightroom app for iOS devices with support for Apple's latest iPhones and iPads.

Lightroom CC for iOS will now display properly on Apple's fall devices, including the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max.

Today's update also introduces support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, allowing you to double tap on the Pencil to switch between paint and erase modes with selective tools.

Adobe's Lightroom for iOS is designed to work in conjunction with the Lightroom CC app for Mac, but it can be used on a standalone basis, too. Lightroom is free, but a Premium subscription is required to unlock cloud storage and all of the app's features.

Adobe Lightroom CC can be downloaded from the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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4 weeks ago

Still not a fan of this model where developers have to keep updating apps to maintain previous functionality because Apple doesn't care about breaking things in iOS.

What does this even mean?
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4 weeks ago
Still not a fan of this model where developers have to keep updating apps to maintain previous functionality because Apple doesn't care about breaking things in iOS.
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4 weeks ago
Oh Morgenland. Adobe stuff does not cost 299USD every month.
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4 weeks ago

The Adobe education deal is pretty good, if you happen to be an educator/student. The Black Friday sale has it for £13.xx/month, which gives you access to all CC apps (or at least the vast majority). I think I currently pay £16.xx for the same plan and it’s due to go up to £25/mo after the first year. That’s when I really need to decide on things.

Apple offers its Pro Apps bundle for £180 (education pricing). With FCX and Logic Pro, I can abandon Premiere and Audition. I don’t even use Photoshop, because my workflow bounces between GIMP and Pixelmator. So, the only thing lost by dumping Adobe would be full versions of Acrobat and Animate, which I use occasionally. If I can find a decent replacement 2D animation tool, I’d happily drop that as well. My professional life doesn’t require these tools and I only use them for my hobbies. As a result, an endless monthly subscription gets a bit daunting after a while.

The problem with subscriptions is that they really start adding up and include things you’ll never use just to justify the monthly fee. It’s like cable channel bundles in the US. But yeah, if I went through and tallied up all my subs (Netflix, Amazon, newspapers, digital magazines, other software, etc.), I’m sure the monthly cost would be staggering.


Yeah, you're certainly right. Subscription models for music, magazines and virtual storage (iCloud) are comprehensible. This is where new things are offered.
But update-overloaded-software-monster subscriptions are outrageous. Analysts assume such stuff won't find any enthusiastic followers in 5 years when people start calculating.

At the beginning I thought that I could try things out cheaply.
But the marketing of these companies already knows how to squeeze customers.

Therefore, I have increasingly freed myself from software subscriptions, and I noticed more and more of my friends are also getting out of their software subscriptions, and switch back to standalone applications (e.g Photoshop -> Affinity). This feels more relaxed. And reasonable for the wallet.

Adobe will notice this painfully. Whenever. That's no longer my concern.
I am amazed that Microsoft has just learned: Besides the subscription and cloud nonsense it continues to offer a standalone version (Office 2019). Great. In Adobe, this hope can no longer be placed, I suppose.
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4 weeks ago
As long as the subscription model applies, I will not give gifts to Grandpa Adobe.
Same with Adobe Premiere:
I'm willing to pay reasonable money for good program developers, but not for 'resourceful' marketing concepts.
Paying every year as much as the equivalent FinalCut costs once is usury IMO.
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4 weeks ago
Thats good news wish other apps done the same Facebook is the worst
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4 weeks ago

So $10/month over 2.5 years which includes Lightroom, Photoshop, and Adobe Cloud (which provides sync functionality between desktop & mobile devices) plus all the upgrades that come in between isn’t low enough?


No. You miss the point. If you just want one of those apps, and don’t care about future additional features, than its overpriced. At 10 a month you never pay off the software. The standard buy/upgrade model meant that developers had to provide enough value that people would be willing to pay for your software again. Now Adobe could go as long as they want without updating the software and you continue to pay regardless. Meanwhile they offer no discounts if you can’t update due to compatibility issues. Bug fixes have and should always be free, but new features should either be free or optional.

I have a copy of photoshop I purchased back in 2002 still running on a mirror door drive Mac that works just fine. Sure, it’s slower than modern computers, and has less features, but it does its job just like it did when I bought it. Updates would have broke my workflow, and honestly I don’t need them. The machine runs an automated camera arm, and I use photoshop to do some light work without having to transfer files. I want to say the software was $500 when I bought it, but if I had been paying monthly it would have cost me $2k so far. I have spare Macs to replace it when it dies, and even if I didn’t the cost for one of those machines is far less than what adobe expects people to pay for their software.

The subscription model also adds other problems. You can’t run the software on an exlusively off the grid machine. You can’t get bug fixes exclusively while avoiding taking major point updates. And there is the issue of hardware requirements; if I buy their software today, and I pay monthly, I expect them to support my machine in 20 years if I am still paying for it.
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4 weeks ago

What does this even mean?


Why do Apple Pencil 2 gestures have to be set within each app? Relying on app developers means we are doing the Apple Watch complications all over again (edit: we are STILL dealing with the aftermath of the new complications).

First off, there should be universal gestures controlled by iOS. I am getting pretty tired of having to rely on app developers to implement hardware functionality that could have easily been part of the os.

Secondly, I’m sure that most on screen buttons have a code assigned to them that could be used to pair gestures with app specific actions. There must be a way to allow users to attach app specific gestures without relying on developer implementation.

For example I want to assign app gestures to allow me to a specific OneDrive folder, copy calculator values to the clipboard, and launch non-active apps. I shouldn’t have to nag the developer, build an app myself, or change apps just to take advantage of my $100 stylus.

You’re probably questioning the “previous functionality” comment. I’m not sure what they meant by that either, but their heart was in right place even if the outrage wasn’t clearly defined.
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Oh Morgenland. Adobe stuff does not cost 299USD every month.


It’s $80 a month. I think they might have meant every quarter. It’s a psychological thing. The cost of tools is balanced by the payoff rate. If I buy a new ultrasound machine, there are upfront costs and maintenance fees. Once the upfront costs are recouped I can lower my prices to be more competitive. Adobe’s subscription pricing makes this impossible because you can no longer pay off the cost of the tools because it’s bundled with the maintance fees. This is the same as how US mobile carriers used to bundle equipment cost into the plan.

When some people buy things they consider how long they have to pay for it vs how long they expect to be able to use it. $120 costs more than $10 a month after 12 months. The difference is that Adobe customers often waited 5 years because the software cost $7000+.

I get that adobe doesn’t do this because people were skipping updates. However, that was a marketing issue where users didn’t see what value was being added for them.
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