Lightroom mobile VS Google Photos for Jpegs

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Google massively compresses JPGs and only has a few editing options. I think I may regret all that compression in years to come, so Lightroom Mobile sounds good, but no chromatic aberration correction is a deal breaker at the moment.

If you switched from Google to Lightroom Mobile what were the benefits? I dont use RAW, just want an easy to use tablet editor that will sync across devices.

Are Lightroom Mobile photos available on PCs? I assume you can see them and download them but not edit?
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The Defringe command is already available in the brush, so you can brush away CA fringing, and since the CA switch has recently been added to iOS, it's likely to come to Android soon too.

Lightroom mobile photos can sync between all of your devices (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, tvOS and web) with a subscription, and the CA switch is already available on the desktop, so you could toggle it there. You could even create a preset on the desktop that enables CA, and then sync that preset to your Android mobile, so you can enable CA on your Android.
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Bit complicated for me, but thank you for the excellent answer.

Just to be clear- there is currently CA removal with a brush on the Android app, right?
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Yes, I've just run downstairs to find my Android to triple check. Creating a preset would be easier though, if you have a subscription and access to Windows, Mac or iOS.
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Thanks. If creating a preset do I need to buy a different subscription to the £5 Lightroom Mobile one?

A trial automatically began on my tablet so I will see what that is. I assume just the mobile thing as it is not available on my PC? I am not sure what I need to do.
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You'd need a sub direct from Adobe for multiple operating system, which is about £10 a month, but that includes a lot more storage space too. The £5 one from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store is limited to a single operating system.
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Thank you. Do you know how I cancel the Android one which I never agreed to try?
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It'll be through the Google Play store, so here's how to check whether there's a subscription and cancel it: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7018481?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&oco=1

Edit - actually, I think the trial will be a trial of the main Adobe sub, so you'd have access to it on your desktop etc. during the trial period. So maybe just check the Play Store for peace of mind, but it's likely a direct Adobe trial.
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Thanks you have been a great help. It is not in the Subscribe part and not on my PC so I will assume it will automatically end. I found a free app which fixes chromatic aberration with a proper section for it, so will stick with that for now.