Adobe is becoming quite the nimble services company, bundling its top-selling products into a single $9.99/month subscription called Creative Cloud. Those who choose to spend the money for access to cloud-optimized versions of photo-editing powerhouse Lightroom and jack-of-all-trades Photoshop CC (the CC is for “Creative Cloud” edition, get it?) now have another tool at their disposal.
Lightroom for iPad is not exactly a paired-down version of Lightroom 5 for OS X or Windows; it doesn’t pretend to be the final step in your workflow. Instead, it’s a way to synchronize photos and editing metadata between the two platforms, so one can start, or continue, edits that will be finished on the bigger screen. More of a companion app than a fully-fledged photo editor, Lightroom does have plenty of capacity for doing good, solid editing work. (more…)