San Jose-based software giant Adobe Systems Inc. announced a significant update to its Android-based Photoshop Lightroom mobile app at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

In addition to providing easy access to a range of Photoshop-like visual editing features (below), the version 2.0 update greatly expands the number of ways users can use the app to share photos, with features that instantly post to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and others – or, with a Creative Cloud Photography subscription, a web gallery.

The app also allows photography subscribers to sync photos across devices.

New photo editing features include:

An in-app camera, complete with five automatic settings, lighting optimization, and the ability to apply creative effects without damaging the original image.

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Split toning, which allows users to apply specific colour tones to highlights or shadows, or turn images black and white.

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A point curve mode, which allows users to adjust a photo’s individual red, green and blue colour channels.

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A dehaze tool, which can be used to reduce the amount of atmospheric haze in photos, or add artistic effects.

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A targeted adjustment, which allows users to adjust the colours (or gradients, in the case of black and white photos) in specific parts of their images.

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A subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography service – for both Americans and Canadians – costs $9.99 USD per month.

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