Here's yet another reason to ditch your old laptop in favour of a tablet: Adobe's Lightroom app is now available on the iPad.
Just like its desktop counterpart, Lightroom mobile is a powerful photo editing and organizing application. It allows you to edit pictures saved in your catalogue using a range of tools; exposure, color temperature, highlights, shadows, and saturation are just to name a few. The app can also crop and apply Adobe's built-in tone presets to your photographs as well as import RAW files (which are earlier converted and compressed) and display image details such as histogram. More advanced editing tools are said to arrive in upcoming updates.
The power of Lightroom mobile lies not in features, but functionality it offers. The app works on its own, but it shows its true potential when connected to your computer. Then, using your Creative Cloud account, it syns your collections back and forth, letting you edit pictures on the go and making sure you always see the latest version of a photo. All changes are seamlessly and losslessly transferred between devices. For example, if you start editing a photo on your iPad, you can continue exactly where you left off on the desktop.
Lightroom for the iPad is a free download, but only for those who are subscribed to Adobe's Creative Cloud service. For 10$ per month, you get access not only to Lightroom mobile, but also to Photoshop CC and Lighroom for desktop. As for other platforms, Adobe is working on bringing the app to iPhone and Android some time later this year.