Adobe announces new updates to Lightroom for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Adobe has released a slew of new updates.
  • Mac, iPad, and iPhone all get Lightroom updates.
  • New file support and improved Learn and Discover sections are included.

Adobe has today released a few new updates for its Lightroom suite of apps, with Mac, iPhone, and iPad all getting some love. Adobe says that the updates are based on customer feedback as well as requests for new features.

As part of these new updates Lightroom for Mac gains support for DNG exporting, bringing feature parity with iPhone. Previously Mac users were only able to export in either TIFF or JPEG format. The Mac version also now has improvements to shared albums, with users given the option to include or omit metadata when adding photos to those albums.

Lightroom for iPad now supports split screen, allowing two apps to run side-by-side for the first time. Adobe uses an example of Lightroom in one pane and Safari in another, but if you're someone working on a large project you could have a reference item available alongside Lightroom instead.

Both iPhone and iPad now have redesigned Learn and Discover sections, with a new two-column view available.

You can read all about what Adobe has changed in this round of updates as well as getting a feel for what is in store for the rest of 2020 over on the company blog.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.