There are several ways that you can edit your photos on your phone, but Lightroom mobile is the most comprehensive. It is the same software I use to edit my client photos all in the palm of your hand. The best part? It is FREE to use the mobile version!
There are several features that I love, but to keep it simple, I have made a list of my favorite. If you have read How to Organize Phone Photos, then you already know this is the next step in preparing your images for print. Here is how to edit phone photos in lightroom: ⤵️
Light is what impacts an image the most. Proper lighting can make or break any image no matter the skill level. Tap the Light icon at the bottom, and then adjust the Exposure and Contrast sliders to improve lighting or increase highlights and darken the shadows to create more contrast in the bright and dark parts of your image.
If a photo does not reflect the color of the original scene, tap Color to adjust the Temperature slider to create a cooler or warmer image. I like my pictures a little warmer than my camera shoots them, so I use this feature often. You can use the Saturation slider to increase or decrease the intensity of the colors in your photo as well.
Crop & Rotate
If your image needs better composition, tap Crop to straighten or crop photos to improve them. You can also use the rotate dial to straighten images.
Did you know that Lightroom has a preset feature? This feature makes editing photos so much quicker. I have specific presets that I use for my client photos and have adapted my favorites to use on my phone. You can download my 3 FAVORITE PRESETS here to try them out! The pack of presets comes with a step-by-step of how to set them up and use them on your phone.
Lightroom has tons of other amazing features, but the above are the basics to get you started. The last step to getting organized is to edit my phone photos, so they are ready to go when I want to print them! Sometimes I even order prints right from my phone to update frames I have around the house. The best part is when you edit and save them to your camera roll, your images will automatically be uploaded to your cloud service and synced to your computer…if you have your back-up system set up correctly. If you don’t, check out the Family Yearbook Bootcamp to get started!
Did you learn how to edit your phone photos in lightroom? Drop comments or questions below to let me know! I would be happy to help!