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Can Lightroom mobile edit HDR photos from iPhone's Camera?


New Member
Jul 24, 2021
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Mobile version: 6.3.0
Operating System
  1. iOS
My question is simply this: Can Lightroom mobile edit HDR photos captured with the iPhone camera app?

I would love for the answer to be YES, but based on my limited experimentation so far, I haven't found a way, and I fear the answer is NO. Can anyone confirm this?

iPhone 12 Pro Max (iOS 14.7)
Lightroom Mobile (premium, v. 6.3.0)

P.S. Trying to keep the post concise, but I can provide more details of my workflow if need be. Pretty straightforward though; I take a photo using the camera app, view it in the Photos app where I can clearly see that it is HDR, add it to Lightroom Mobile from the Camera Roll, notice the high dynamic range is lost.
Jun 20, 2009
Houston, TX USA
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
Here is what I found out. You can take an HDR photo with Lightroom using the Phone camera. The result is a DNG file. You can take an HDR photo using the Photo app and the Phone camera. The result is an HEIC images file. However, the result is always a composite (HDR) image. I don’t see any way to work with the individual images that created the HDR.

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