5 Tips to Use Lightroom While Traveling

Do you know that feeling when you have taken a super nice photo but are not sure how to edit it? This is quite common, even for me in the beginning of my photo editing skills. Have you always wanted to know how Adobe Lightroom works? In this article you will read everything you need to know about Lightroom.

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
— Alfred Stieglitz

Mobile Version

My first tip is to download Lightroom on your phone. Why? Because when you are traveling and you take a nice photo, you can immediately edit it and post it on social media. Otherwise, you would have to wait until you get home or in your hotel room to grab your laptop and edit the photo. So it is much easier to have Lightroom on your phone and edit it directly.

Free Version

And then we immediately come to the next point. You will probably think ‘Adobe Lightroom is very expensive, I could never afford that’. But did you know that there is also a free version of Lightroom? This is only for mobile. In the free version, of course, less is possible, but it is certainly not impossible to beautifully edit a photo. So with this next tip, if you don’t have the money to subscribe to an Adobe subscription, consider the free version of Lightroom!


If you are worried about your (almost) nonexistent photo editing skills then this tip is just for you. Nowadays it is possible to upload or make presets on Adobe Lightroom to use on your photos.

What are presets? 

“Presets are Adobe Lightroom’s way of saving a set of editing adjustments so that you can easily re-apply the same adjustments to multiple photos. These adjustments include things like exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, and pretty much anything else you can change on a photo in Lightroom.” – Source

There are many websites that sell presets, but my favorite website is 123 presets. They have an extensive range of presets for a low price. Take a look at their website and judge for yourself. The pictures taken while traveling in Tenerife were improved by using presets.


Another very useful advantage of Lightroom is the synchronization with your account. You edit a photo on your mobile, then this photo is stored on your Adobe account and you can continue editing on your laptop. This has the great advantage that you are not tied to one device, but that you can continue where you were on any device. Also, it is useful that suppose you lose your phone, then in this case you do not lose your photos.

Edit copies, not originals

Unlike all other photo editing programs Lightroom ensures that it does not edit the original photo, but edit a copy of it. This is a very good feature of the program, because this way you will always keep your original photo. So if you are dissatisfied with the editing of your photo, you can just start over because you still have the original photo.

Meet Asmae
Meet Asmae

My name is Asmae and welcome to my travel blog. In 2019 I had the idea of starting a blog and so I did. So now you can enjoy reading my adventures. And maybe you will go on an adventure yourself afterwards?

Anyway, enjoy the ride!