To begin, be sure that the Lightroom app is up-to-date. We recommend manually checking the Play or App store and checking to see if the "Update" option is present. Important Note: You will need to be a paid or premium subscriber to either the desktop or mobile app to edit video in Lightroom mobile, as it is considered a "Premium" update. You can install your presets following the guides found HERE.
How Does Video Editing Work in Lightroom?
While these handy-dandy new updates will function the same way as they do in the cloud-based Lightroom for desktop, the UI is a bit different:
Here's how your limited Edit toolbar will appear in Lightroom Mobile when editing video clips (Trim, Presets, Light, Color, and Effects):
"Trim" will allow you to trim the length of or rotate your video clip.
"Presets" will allow you to apply any installed presets. You may need to select "Show Partially Incompatible Presets" in your Preset Menu.
"Light" will allow you to adjust Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks.
"Color" will allow you to adjust Temp, Tint, Vibrance, and Saturation. As well as the Color Mixer to adjust Hue, Saturation, and Luminance. And Color Grading for applying pro color edits to your video content.
"Effects" will allow you to apply a vignette or grain to your video.
Here's how your Presets will work in Lightroom Mobile when editing video clips:
When you apply an existing preset to video for the first time, you will likely see the "Partially Incompatible Preset" warning which indicates that certain enhancements or settings are not supported for video. Unsupported settings include any point curve settings, black & white profiles, "detail" settings, etc.
Want to increase (or decrease) the intensity of an applied preset? You will click the photo thumbnail preview of your applied preset (see the new slider icon over the preview for the selected "Fall Forest" preset?) to access the Amount Slider like so:
Will Editing in Lightroom Affect Photo or Video Quality?
We get this question a lot, and the answer is: No! Video and Photo edited in Lightroom is not compressed or lowered in quality in any way, and applied edits are as-always nondestructive. The initial size, quality, camera profile, and existing attributes of your images/video clips will determine how changes to develop settings will appear when applied to your content. We suggest making sure your that your edits honor your images and goals, and that your export settings are appropriate to your intended medium.
Can You Make Reels or TikToks with Lightroom Video Editing?
As noted above, Lightroom CC only allows for the color processing and trimming of individual clips, and doesn't support a timeline feature for stringing multiple clips together. However, the best way this can be used for social media content is by editing all of your clips and images to match - and with the ability to apply the same preset or sync settings across photo and video this is now easier than ever!
Your edited content can then be exported in bulk and uploaded to your favorite desktop editor like Premiere Rush or Pro, or your favorite mobile video editing app like VN, inShot, or CapCut! You can also arrange directly using Instagram or TikTok's in-app content editors.
Have questions about using your Luxe presets for video or need recommendations for matching your images to video? reach out to our team at email@example.com