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How to Enable Technology Previews on Lightroom Mobile

Saikat Basu 09-07-2018

Adobe brings out exciting Technology Previews now and then. These are experimental beta-features which go through the filter of the photography community before turning into defaults. Adobe Lightroom CC for Mobile promises its own set of Technology Previews you can enable with just a toggle button.


Enabling Technology Previews on Lightroom Mobile

Adobe Lightroom CC for Mobile is available for free on iPad, iPhone, and Android. You can enable Technology Previews from the Lightroom Settings on Android. Here’s a walkthrough on how to do it on iOS.

  1. Launch Adobe Lightroom CC for Mobile.
  2. Tap the Lr icon on the top-left of the app screen.
  3. Scroll down the list and tap on Technology Previews to open the options it offers.
  4. Toggle the beta-features on the list. For instance, right now Guided Tutorials and Long Exposure have been introduced. The features also depend on the version of the phone you have.

Try These Technology Previews in Lightroom Mobile

Guided Tutorials: Enable it and go to Help & Support under the Lr icon. There are four short and precise tutorials available right now which give you a demo of one specific task you can do on Lightroom. It is helpful if you are new to the app and want to use it to its potential.

Long Exposure: The Long Exposure tech preview is available on iPhone 7, 7+, 8, 8+, and X. Once switched on, you will find this option along with Auto, Pro, and HDR on your camera app.


It is not a DSLR-like long exposure achieved with a slow shutter speed. Lightroom achieves it by taking multiple shots with different exposures and then blends them into one.

Like any beta-testing, Technology Previews are a platform for the community to have its say in a product. If you are new to Adobe Lightroom How to Use the New Lightroom CC: The Basics You Need to Know Want to learn to use the new Lightroom CC? Here's a quick overview of all the features you need, as well as some help navigating the new interface. Read More and want to learn more about it, the experiments also give you a chance to play and have fun with this powerful app in your pocket.

Related topics: Adobe Lightroom, Smartphone Photography.

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  1. Curisco
    July 9, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I have found "NoRoot Firewall" it lists all apps installed and gives the choice to allow Internet access or not. (I had a flash light that needed acces).
    So even if I have a certain app installed I block it from phoning home as it where and use its functionality locally. Hope that helped.