Adobe's Lightroom app for android has received a major update, adding support for HDR images. This means that users can now edit and export their HDR images directly from the app, without having to use a separate program.
However, there are a few limitations to this new feature. First, it is only available on devices running Android 14. Second, it is currently only supported on a limited number of devices, including the google Pixel 7 phone and later.
To use the new HDR feature, simply open an HDR image in Lightroom and go into Edit mode. Then, select the Light tool and scroll to the bottom to toggle on the Edit in HDR Mode option. Now, tap the HDR logo at the top right to view the HDR histogram, which will help you control the distribution of brightness in your image.
You can also enable options like Visualize HDR and Preview for SDR display to see how your changes will look on different devices. Finally, fine-tune settings like Exposure, Contrast, and Clarity in SDR Settings. Once you're happy with your adjustments, tap the share icon to export your HDR photo and choose the file type.
To note, Lightroom for Android currently supports three color spaces for HDR photos: HDR sRGB (Rec. 709), HDR P3, and HDR Rec. 2020. These are enhanced versions of sRGB, Display P3, and Rec. 2020 color spaces, each with different color gamuts.
The addition of HDR support to Lightroom for Android is great news for Android users who enjoy taking and editing HDR photos. However, it is unfortunate that it is currently limited to such a small number of devices. Hopefully, Adobe will expand support to more devices in the future.