Around November last year I signed up to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography package which for a small monthly fee you receive copies of Photoshop and Lightroom with regular monthly updates. At the time a few people criticised the subscription model, however, I could really see the benefits as a professional photographer of having fully registered copies of the best software on the market with the latest features. Since November I have really embraced Lightroom and it’s now my tool of choice for managing my images as you will see when I was interviewed at The Photography Show for one of Adobe’s promotional videos .
Today, Adobe has really justified the subscription model, particularly for iOS users by launching a version of Lightroom for iPad. This isn’t just a standalone version where you get similar but cut down functionality of the desktop application but is instead an integrated tool allowing you to display and edit images to your clients on the go and then synchronise the edits with the desktop when you connect to the cloud. Best of all this application is free to download and use if you have a Creative Cloud subscription. To use the iPad app you will need to update to Lightroom 5.4 which happens automatically with your Creative Cloud subscription.
I’ll be trying out the app over the coming weeks and let you know how it is working for me. In the meantime, here is a link to the Adobe Blog Post launching the iPad version.