Adobe opted to make Lightroom free a while back, and now it's adding a few new features that might make you more likely to take advantage of the app. Lightroom v2.0 includes some new tools and a dedicated camera with RAW support. The RAW support won't work on all phones, but it'll be pretty handy on the ones that do.

Here's the full changelog for Lightroom v2.0.

  • An in-app camera, supporting the capture of images in DNG raw format
  • Shoot-through presets, also available within the in-app camera, enabling previewing and capturing images with a series of built-in presets providing non-destructive editing
  • Dehaze tool to adjust haze and fog in an image
  • Split Toning enhancement, enabling the addition of a color cast to the highlights and shadows of an image, creating a uniquely stylized color image or replicating the look and feel of a traditional toned black and white image
  • Target Adjustment Tool functionality in the Color/B&W editing tool, providing direct, on-image editing controls
  • Point mode in Curve tool providing complete control over the tonality and contrast of an image
  • Enhanced sharing with one-tap access to Adobe Premiere Clip for crafting video stories.


The new camera jives nicely with Lightroom's other features. Adobe added RAW editing support to the app in a big update last year, and now you can take RAW photos using Lightroom. It also does regular JPEGs, and you'll need camera2 API support for RAW file capture. In addition, there are a number of live filter presets in the camera. If you can't get the effect you want with the filters, there are new tools in the editing interface.

The new version of Lightroom is live in the Play Store. The app and its features are free, but integration with other Adobe products requires a Creative Cloud subscription.