Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.
Lightroom gets cool new features, drops Creative Cloud requirement
Previously, you could download and use Lightroom for iOS for free, but without Lightroom on the Mac and a CC subscription, it ran as a 30-day trial. Taking away those restrictions opens up Lightroom to a much wider audience.
Adobe also added new features like Target Adjustments in the Color and Black & White tools, a Dehaze filter, and in-app camera controls. Offering Lightroom to iPhone and iPad users without requiring a Creative Cloud subscription was a smart move because now Adobe can go head to head with Pixelmator, Snapseed, and other serious image editing apps.
You can download Lightroom for iOS at Apple's iTunes-based App Store.