Adobe product manager Tom Hogarty has shown off the company’s concept for Lightroom-style photo editing on the iPad. The app would rely on cloud-based connections to serve as a companion app to the full Lightroom software, but offer a number of higher-end features for on-the-go photo editing.
He wouldn’t promise when the app would ship or what exactly it would do, but he did demonstrate some features of the prototype software running on an iPad 2.
He also offered several details about its features:
- The ability to edit photos taken in raw photo formats, including Lightroom develop-module parameters like exposure, clarity, shadows, highlights, and white balance.
- Cloud-synchronized editing so that changes made on a tablet arrive on the same photo on the PC.
- The ability to zoom all the way to 100 percent for checking photo focus and details.
Hogarty said he would like to bring features such as photo sorting and flagging to the app, however other features, such as brushes for tweaking photos have not been included.
While the app is definitely a work in progress, with performance issues, and a features set that has yet to be finalized, Adobe is making it clear that they want to make Lightroom type editing tools available to photogs on the go.