Adobe Lightroom

Version2019(as of 11/21/2019)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Main Features

  • Consists of modules for image editing, organizing, and publishing
  • Supports file formats such as camera raw files, DNG, and JPEG
  • Quickly exports images to various formats, such as JPEG and TIFF
  • Provides non-destructive editing and effects
  • Automatically fills uneven edges of panorama shots
  • Organizes photos using Adobe Sensei technology that recognizes people
  • Allows photo sharing through books, slideshows, and social sites
  • Integrates with Adobe Portfolio to showcase photos online
  • Offers guided tutorials in the Home view

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Lightroom 2019
Screenshot of Adobe Lightroom 2019

Adobe Lightroom is an image editing program that provides similar editing capabilities to Adobe Photoshop. The application is available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms, as well as iOS mobile devices. Lightroom was formerly known as Photoshop Lightroom, but the program was renamed as Lightroom CC in Fall 2017, and eventually just Lightroom in Fall 2019. Photoshop Lightroom is still available for download as Lightroom Classic CC.

Lightroom provides helpful modules to create a smooth workflow. It features a library to help you organize your photos and quickly find them based on text, attributes, and metadata. The application provides photo editing capabilities in the Develop module, which supports popular file formats such as camera raw files, DNG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and the .PSD Photoshop file format. In the Develop module, you can apply many non-destructive edits, such as cropping or red-eye removal to your photos. You can also use advanced tools such as lens corrections, image effects, camera calibration, split toning, and tone curve to alter your photos.

Along with organizing and editing capabilities, Lightroom provides convenient avenues for sharing and publishing photos. You can create your own books, slideshows, prints, and webpage galleries through drag-and-drop functionality. You can also quickly publish your photos to social sites or your own website through Adobe Portfolio directly in Lightroom. In addition to these features, Lightroom is extensible, which allows you to install additional features, such as creative effects or Gmail image emailing, to the application.

Lightroom provides handy modules to organize, edit, and share your photos. It is especially attractive for photographers looking to edit their photos without being overwhelmed with choices and configurations. Adobe Lightroom proves to be a simple and efficient image editor and organizer.

Primary File Type

mcat icon.MCATAdobe Lightroom CC Catalog File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.MCATAdobe Lightroom CC Catalog File
.AGLIBAdobe Lightroom Library
.AGTOOLKITAdobe Lightroom Toolkit
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.LRCATAdobe Lightroom Catalog File
.LRDATAAdobe Lightroom Data File
.LRDBAdobe Lightroom Database
.LRLIBRARYAdobe Lightroom CC Library File
.LRMODULEAdobe Lightroom Module
.LRPLUGINAdobe Lightroom Plug-in
.LRPREVIEWAdobe Lightroom Preview File
.LRSMCOLAdobe Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Lightroom Template
.LRWEBENGINEAdobe Lightroom Web Gallery File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.RWLLeica RAW Image
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.TIFTagged Image File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AGMODULEAdobe Lightroom Module
.AGTEMPLATEAdobe Lightroom Template
.LRLIBAdobe Lightroom CC Library File
.LRTOOLKITAdobe Lightroom Toolkit
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
Updated 11/21/2019