Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a cloud-based photo service that is best known as just Lightroom. Lightroom is an app developed by Adobe Systems, the same folks who brought us Photoshop and countless other software that many of us use on a daily basis. Lightroom comes on Windows and Mac operating systems, Android, iOS, and even AppleTV.

For this article we will be focusing on the mobile application of Lightroom. You may be asking what exactly is Lightroom used for? Well, let me answer that for you. Lightroom is a powerful app that lets users capture, edit, and share photos. The app itself allows for importing and saving along with viewing, organizing, tagging, and sharing images in mass quantity.

This app shares the Photoshop name, but does not offer the amount of photo editing capability that comes with Photoshop itself. However, Lightroom does allow for editing by saving the original image, while keeping the edited photo saved separately.

Available Versions

Lightroom has two different versions: A standard version that is available for free and the paid version that is purchased via a Creative Cloud Photography subscription. With the paid version of Lightroom, you get the ability to edit raw files and access to the Selective edits tool. Along with this you get the ability to sync Lightroom with photos across all of your devices – including your desktop or laptop.

With this subscription you will also gain access to Adobe Portfolio, a software/website to showcase your photos. One of the best advantages of this subscription is the ability to have your photos in Lightroom also be used in other Adobe mobile apps including Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix, Adobe Spark Page and many more.

With the free version you still have access to capture, organizing, and sharing features along with most of the editing features. If you choose to go with the paid subscription, but decide to cancel, you will still have complete ownership of your photos. The only catch to cancelling your subscription is that you will no longer be able to edit or sync your photos across all of your devices.

Now that we know exactly what Lightroom is, let’s learn how to use it. Lightroom can be intimidating to use at first for those inexperienced with mobile editing software. So, I have compiled a list of the best tutorials to get you started and to make it as easy and simple as possible to use. These tutorials will make you a Lightroom master in a short amount of time.



This tutorial by YouTuber BMAC teaches you how to use Lightroom Mobile’s features in a fun way by diving into the photo editing abilities of the app.

Lightroom CC Mobile Tutorial and Tips! (2018)

This video tutorial covers how to use Lightroom’s features such as selective edits, the heal tool, and the tone curve.

How to Edit PHOTOS in Lightroom Mobile Tutorial 📱

YouTuber Photoshop Tutorials by Webflippy takes a dive into Lightroom to show you a live demonstration of how to edit a photo.

Lightroom Mobile Tutorial | How to Edit like a PRO!

Saurav Sinha shows us how he chooses to edit photos in Lightroom, while giving an in-depth tutorial on some of the app’s features.

Lightroom CC Mobile Tutorial : Edit your portrait FAST 🚀 #1

Umang Waghela shows us to how to quickly take a basic photo and edit it into something spectacular in a quick four minutes.

5 tricks with Lightroom mobile that will change your life as a photographer

Serge Ramelli, a French photographer, shows us a quick five tips and tricks to help make your use of Lightroom a lot easier.

How To Edit Amazing Pictures In Adobe Lightroom Mobile (2018)!

This tutorial by Anubhav Roy gives us a great glimpse at just what Lightroom is capable of. His explanation of what he is constantly doing makes this a great tutorial for those new to Lightroom and photo editing to watch.

Lightroom Mobile

This is a tutorial from an early version of Lightroom, but still shares a ton of helpful information to help you get started. This video does a great job of showing how intuitive Lightroom is.

Lightroom Mobile Tutorial | Classic Matte Effect | Android | iPhone

Raghav Editz demonstrates how to give you photos a nice matte effect.

How to install presets to Lightroom Mobile

This tutorial by Ollivves shows how to install Lightroom Mobile presets. A useful thing that everyone who uses Lightroom Mobile should know how to do.

Tutorial: My how to on Portraits! Lightroom Mobile

Krytan Photography shows us to use Lightroom Mobile to edit portraits right on your phone and how to turn a photograph into a work of art.

Image Editing on the Go with Photoshop Fix, Mix and Lightroom Mobile

This tutorial comes straight from the Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube channel. It covers Photoshop Fix, Photoshop Mix, and Lightroom Mobile. This is the most comprehensive guide on this list and shows the process of editing a photo in Lightroom Mobile.

Learn to Do More with Lightroom Mobile

The possibilities are endless with Lightroom Mobile. With loads of features and options, the app can be your best friend. Learning to use this app can be one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Now that you have all of the tutorials to get you started with Lightroom Mobile, it’s time to dive in, go out into the world and create something beautiful.