Last month, Leica quietly announced in the changelog of the version 2.2.0 update of its FOTOS mobile app that it was making all ‘FOTOS PRO’ features available for free to all users.

Previously, FOTOS was free to download, but held most of its premium functionality behind a $50 per year subscription plan. Now, in addition to being able to wirelessly capture, transfer, organize, edit and share images, anyone with FOTOS app can also make full use of the iPad version of the app, use the Adobe Lightroom integration (open the image in Lightroom Mobile’s develop module), transfer Raw images and use live view for video capture — all things previously hidden behind the $70 subscription.

While $50 in comparison to the cost of a new Leica might not be much, having access to these features without having to spend any additional money is a nice change of pace if you own one of the compatible Leica cameras:

  • Leica S (Typ 007)
  • Leica S3
  • Leica SL
  • Leica SL2
  • Leica M10
  • Leica M10-P
  • Leica M10-D
  • Leica M10 MONOCHROM
  • Leica M10-R
  • Leica Q
  • Leica Q-P
  • Leica Q2
  • Leica CL
  • Leica T (Typ 701)
  • Leica TL
  • Leica TL2
  • Leica D-Lux (Type 109)
  • Leica D-Lux 7
  • Leica V-Lux
  • Leica V-Lux 5
  • Leica C-Lux.

You can download, for free, the Leica FOTOS app for both Android and iOS devices in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.