Adobe Lightroom plays nice with new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

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Lightroom mobile updates bring Apple's latest mobile tools into the fold.
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Adobe added fresh tasks to its iOS version of Lightroom so that it can be used with Apple’s newest mobile tools.

Beginning today, Lightroom Mobile will support both the latest iPad Pro models and the redesigned Apple Pencil. With the pencil, users can double-tap to switch between paint and erase modes with certain tools.

The app updates also loop in the iPhone XR and iPhone XS line with camera and lens support.

Lightroom is a free app that brings photo capture, editing and sharing tools to iPhone and iPad. Adding a professional finish to photos is easy thanks to pre-set looks and slider bars that allow users to adjust exposure, color, tone, and contrast.

Mobile shooters can also use the Adobe Creative Cloud to back up images and access them from other devices.

In another news, Adobe announced a contest in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation, inviting photographers to transform a photo from their city into a scene with Spider-Man. The contest is in advance of the Dec. 14 of the new Spider-Man film.

Users of Adobe imaging apps can participate by downloading Spider-Verse Lightroom pre-sets to create their images. Users then share their #Spidergram photos on Behance, Instagram or Twitter.