Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom Mobile"

April 3, 2018

Updates to Lightroom CC on Mobile Devices – iOS , Android & ChromeOS

I’m excited to announce several updates to Lightroom CC on mobile devices  starting with the new and enhanced Raw and Creative Profiles. While the concept of Profiles isn’t new to Lightroom, in this release, their power has been greatly enhanced.

If you’re not familiar with raw profiles, here is a overview of the key concepts :

Profiles

A profile is a set of instructions that is used to render a photograph, converting it from raw camera information into the colors and tones that we see.

  • Every raw image must have a profile applied (and can only have one profile at a time).
  • Profiles are nondestructive and can be changed  at any time without any loss of quality.
  • To access and change profiles in Edit mode, tap the Profiles icon along the bottom of the screen)

  • There are no “right” or wrong” profiles: they’re like filling in a pie – some people will choose cherry and others prefer peach.
  • Previous to this release, Adobe applied the Camera Default profile to all raw files captured using Lightroom on a mobile device. Adobe Standard was the default profile applied to other camera raw files  (camera files synced from the desktop, for example).

Adobe Raw Profiles

There are six new Adobe Raw profiles which can be applied to raw files. The new default profile for raw files in Lightroom Classic is Adobe Color for color images and Adobe Monochrome for Black & White images.

Adobe Color — was designed to be a great starting point for any image. The goal of this profile is to render a relatively neutral, baseline image that closely matches the original colors and tones in the original scene. It assumes that you want the ultimate control over refining and adjusting images in order to achieve the exact look that you want. In comparison to the previous default profile, Adobe Color is a bit warmer in the reds, yellow and oranges, has a very small increase in contrast, and, it does a better job of moving highlights between color spaces.

Adobe Monochrome — ­was carefully tuned to be the best starting point for any black and white image. This profile slightly shifts colors as they are converted to grayscale – brightening the warmer colors and darkening the cooler colors. It also adds a small amount of contrast but allows lots of headroom for editing.

The additional four Adobe Raw profiles that were created as starting points for specific types of images:

Top row left to right: Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Vivid.

Adobe Landscape — ­adds a bit more saturation to all of the colors in an image and renders more vibrant blues and greens. While this profile adds a slight amount of contrast to the overall image, it also helps to maintain details by slightly compressing the  highlight and shadow values in scenes with significant contrast.

Adobe Neutral — ­reduces color saturation as well as contrast , rendering a flatter, low contrast version of the image. It‘s designed to give you the most headroom for post processing. This a great profile to start with if you have an image with delicate colors and gradients.

Adobe Portrait — ­is tailored especially for portrait images. It has a slightly more gentle tone curve and is optimized for skin tones.

Adobe Vivid — ­adds vibrance and contrast while still rendering natural skin tones and is a great place to start for images of people in a landscape.

If the image that you’re working with isn’t set to Adobe Color by default, most likely one of two things is happening:

You’re working on a non-raw photograph (like a JPEG or TIFF) – in which case the profile will just say Color because all of the rendering was done already (either in another raw processor or within the camera itself) and you can’t apply a raw profile to a non-raw file.

You’re working with a legacy file – in which case you will see the previously embedded profile which you can choose to change at any time (Lightroom won’t automatically update legacy files using the new profiles as doing so would change the look of the image.)

Adobe Camera Matching Raw Profiles

In addition, Adobe created and ships Adobe Camera Matching profiles. These profiles are designed to match the preset “styles” that can be set using the menus on a camera. Because the style options differ among camera manufacturers, this list of profiles will change depending on your camera.

Adobe Camera Matching Profiles for the Canon 5Ds. Top row left to right: Faithful, Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Standard, Monochrome. 

The Camera Matching monochrome profiles behave differently from other Black and White profiles (Adobe Monochrome, Legacy, and the Creative Profiles), by discarding the color information in the file. Therefore, the Vibrance, Saturation, and HSL sliders, are not available (as they would have no effect). You can however add color tints to these images using the Tone Curve, Split Tone, and color swatch with Local Adjustment tools.

Legacy Raw Profiles

Legacy Raw profiles are also included in order to maintain backwards compatibility when working with legacy files.

Creative Profiles

In addition to Raw profiles, are several groups of  Creative profiles. These profiles are designed to apply more creative, stylistic effects to an image and can be applied to non-raw photographs (like JPEG’s and TIFFs). Creative Profiles can (but aren’t required to) use color lookup tables (LUTs) to remap color and tones enabling new and unique ways of processing images. Lightroom ships with several different Creative profiles including:

Artistic Profiles these profiles were designed to be more edgy, and typically have stronger color shifts.

Lightroom’s eight different Artistic profiles.

B & W Profilesthese profiles were designed to create a more dramatic interpretation of the original image, some of these profiles increase/decrease contrast, others limit the dynamic range, and several emulate the effects of using color filters with film.

An assortment of different Black and White profiles (01, 03, 06, 07, 08, 11, Red, Blue).

Modern Profiles these profiles were designed to create unique effects that fit in with current photography styles.

An assortment of different Modern profiles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10).

Vintage Profiles these profiles were designed to replicate the effects of analogue imagery.

An assortment of different Vintage profiles (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

Creative profiles have an Amount slider which can be used to decrease/increase the intensity of the profile.  Note:  it is up to the creator of the profile to define exactly how far the “intensity” can be changed. In other words, you might see subtle or more aggressive changes on a per-profile basis.

 

Previewing and Applying Profiles

Tap the profile to apply it and tap the check to commit to it. Once a profile has been applied, use any of the other slider controls in any of the other edit stacks to make additional modifications to your images. Profiles don’t change slider values.

Quickly Accessing Favorite Profiles

Tap the star icon to add a profile to the Favorites group. Tap it again to remove it.

In addition, iOS has several new features in this release including:

Geometry — While editing an image, tap the Geometry icon at the bottom of the screen to access the Upright controls including Auto, Level, Vertical, Full, and Guided. When using Guided Upright, drag up to four guides in the image to quickly to straighten perspective in an image. Use the transform controls (Distortion, Vertical, Horizontal, Rotate, Aspect, Scale, X and Y offset), for additional refinement.

Grain — In the Effects panel, use the Grain slider to introduce realistic film grain. Fine tune the amount of Grain, Size, and Roughness as desired.

Enhanced control over Lightroom CC Web shares providing the ability to enable downloads, showing metadata, and location information on shares made to lightroom.adobe.com

Left-handed editing mode on iPad.

iPhone X layout optimizations

In addition, Android and ChromeOS has several new features in this release including:

Details — the new details edit stack enables sharpening and noise reduction options to adjust photographic detail.

Grain — In the Effects panel, use the Grain slider to introduce realistic film grain. Fine tune the amount of Grain, Size, and Roughness as desired.

Enhanced control over Lightroom CC Web shares providing the ability to enable downloads, showing metadata, and location information on shares made to lightroom.adobe.com

This release also contains big fixes and added support for new cameras and lenses.

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January 4, 2018

My Favorite Photos captured from the Window Seat in 2017

One could say that my Window Seat book (and ongoing aerial projects) are a byproduct of my position at Adobe. As an evangelist, I spend a great deal of time on airplanes and shooting photographs allows me to stay sane during those long flights. What what most people don’t know is that I‘m scared to death of flying.  Fortunately, I discovered that shooting pictures out of the plane window allowed me to view the scenery in a different context: I became a spectator – an observer of the scene rather than part of it. The camera became a comforting buffer between the reality of that moment and my own thoughts.

While my enthusiasm for aerial photography grows, I’ve continued to try new approaches to it. Instead of limiting myself to taking photographs on commercial flights, I recently hired small aircraft to see what the difference would make in my photos. While I can’t dispute the benefits of being able to plan your route, the time of day, removal of doors etc, I still look out the window on commercial flights and make photos. This past year, I packed my big camera in the overhead bin and used Lightroom on mobile to capture in HDR, edit, and share images taken from commercial flights. Here are four of my favorites taken on the approach to San Francisco.

And here are six more from through out the year.

Flights from left to right: top row – Orlando to Houston, San Jose to Denver, Las Vegas to San Francisco, bottom row – Singapore to Kuala Lumper, Orlando to Houston, Orlando to Houston.

It seems unbelievable that I’ve been photographing out of plane windows for more than a decade, but sometimes you choose your personal projects, and sometimes they choose you. This project remains ideal (for me) because as photographers, we don’t always have a lot of free time to make photographs. By taking advantage of “idle” time in the plane, I have been able to create an entire body of work while getting from point A to point B.

And just FYI, this is what the previous six images look like straight out of the camera – thank you very much Lightroom!  : )

Finally here are two abstract images taken in Chicago while waiting for the plane to push back from the gate (that’s rain/slush/deicing liquid covering the windows). Technically they’re not aerial photographs, but I still really like them.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2018.

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December 12, 2017

December Updates for Lightroom CC on Mobile 

Several updates have been made to Lightroom CC on mobile for both iOS and Android including:

iOS

Auto Adjustments —The new Auto option can help create more pleasing looking images with a single tap by automatically making changes to the following sliders:  Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Saturation, and Vibrance.

Tap to add Auto correction

 

After Auto correction was applied.

Watermarking —You can now create a custom watermark on export. On Lightroom’s home screen, tap the Lr icon.

Next, tap Sharing Options.

Toggle the switch to include a watermark on export (i.e. you won’t see a preview of the watermark in Lightroom on mobile, but it will appear when exporting the image to the camera roll, third party apps like Instagram etc.). In this example I added the copyright symbol and my name. Tap Customize for more options.

Choose your font, size, offset, rotation, opacity etc. to customize the watermark.  Tap one of the dots (around the “preview” of the photo) to set the anchor point for offset and rotation.

 

In addition, this update includes:

  • Improved quality to HDR capturing.
  • Support for new cameras, bug fixes, and speed improvements.
  • Support for Dutch and Swedish

Android:

Auto Adjustments —The new Auto option can help create more pleasing looking images with a single tap by automatically making changes to the following sliders:  Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Saturation, and Vibrance.

App Shortcuts —For Android Nougat and later devices, tap and hold on the app icon to quickly launch the app into popular modes.

Managing Storage —More control for managing storage.

In addition, this update includes support for new cameras, bug fixes, speed improvements including:

  • Resolved an issue that prevented some Huawei customers from importing images.
  • Resolved an issue that caused a crash for some Pixel 2 customers on export.
  • Resolved a problem that prevented some Samsung customers from installing the previous version.
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October 5, 2017

Publish to Adobe Portfolio from Lightroom Mobile

JK: Updated 10-18-2017: Collections have been renamed Album.

You can quickly pull in Albums of images from Lightroom Mobile to post in a photo grid in Adobe Portfolio. Here’s how:

In the portfolio editor (myportfolio.com), click the plus icon to add content.

Choose Lightroom Album.

 

Select your collection and choose Import Selected to import the images into a grid.

To make edits to the grid (such as reordering the images), click the pencil icon and choose Edit Page Content.

You can also add collections by clicking the Manage Content icon.

Under Mange Content, click Integrations, then click Add Albums.


Of course you can always use the on-screen remote to add additional images from Lightroom to your project, but this new ability to add an entire Collection from Lightroom Mobile to a single grid in just a few clicks should save some users a lot of time.

Note: Portfolio has also updated the concept of what a “Page” contains. Now, a page is simply a page. There isn’t a difference between a page that has an artist statement and a page that contains images.  And the concept of a project no longer exists (don’t worry, all of your projects have automagically been converted to pages for you!).

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March 27, 2017

Setting a Default Folder for Lightroom Mobile

When capturing images in Lightroom mobile (or when importing them into Lightroom mobile from your camera roll), Lightorom uploads those photographs to the cloud and then downloads them to Lightroom CC on the desktop. By default, the images appear in the Folders panel under a new drive header with the same name as your mobile device. While it’s easy to select and drag the files  to another folder, it might be easier to import them directly into your desired folder. To do this, you need to change the default location for your mobile files. Under Preferences > Lightroom mobile, enable Specify location for Lightroom mobile images, click Choose, and navigate to the desired folder. 

Note: you can also have Lightroom automatically create folders based on capture date.

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March 6, 2017

Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile for iOS 2.7 and Android 2.3

I’m excited to announce that Lightroom mobile now includes the ability to capture raw, high dynamic range (HDR) images! In the Lightroom mobile app, tap the camera icon and then choose HDR from the drop down at the bottom of the screen.

Lightroom mobile automatically analyzes the scene to determine the appropriate spread of exposure values over three shots (most other apps only average two exposures). Then, Lightroom automatically aligns, de-ghosts, and tone maps the image, creating a 16-bit floating point DNG file which can then be edited as desired. The resulting DNG file offers a much larger dynamic range than a singe raw file while maintaining all other advantages of a raw file such as higher bit-depth per color, lack of JPEG compression, and the ability to address white balance after capture with no loss of information! Although, HDR files are larger, I believe the superior image quality and greater editing flexibility are well worth the increase in file size.  Plus, while in HDR capture mode, you also have access to exposure compensation, white balance, and the manual focus slider.

Note: for iOS users, the HDR mode requires a device that can capture in DNG such as an iPhone 6, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, iPhone SE, or iPad Pro 9.7″. For Android users, the Samsung S7, S7 Edge, Google Pixel, and Pixel XL are supported. 

In addition, Speed Review is back! In Review mode, tap -drag up/down on the left side of the screen to add star ratings. Tap -drag up/down on the right side of the screen to add pick/reject flags.

Export Original enables you to export DNG files captured in Lightroom mobile (as well as raw files imported from your camera to Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web) to the camera roll. Tap the Share icon and choose Export Original.

Note: if you’re images originated in, and were synchronized from Lightroom CC on the desktop, you can not export the original raw file from Lightroom mobile because Lightroom CC on the desktop does not upload the full resolution raw file to the cloud (instead it uses a Smart Preview).

And, for Android Creative Cloud members, both the Radial and Linear selective adjustments are now available!

In addition, the team has improved sync speed and stability and added background sync and upload features.

For more information about Lightroom mobile  click here to see how  to use the Force Touch and Notification Center widget on iOS or, click here to see my Lightroom mobile Getting Started Series.

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February 13, 2017

Assigning a Download Location for Lightroom CC Mobile Images

When capturing photographs using the Lightroom CC mobile capture app, the photographs are stored in a the Lightroom app until they have time to be uploaded to the cloud. After the photographs are uploaded, launching Lightroom CC on the desktop, will automatically start the images downloading to a default location on your local machine. You can change the default location by selecting Preferences > Lightroom Mobile. In the Location area, click Choose… and navigate to your preferred location. Note: you can also have Lightroom automatically create subfolders based on capture date.

You must be a member of either the Creative Cloud for Photography or Creative Cloud member to access syncing services.

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February 6, 2017

Lightroom Mobile – Five Common Questions 

This video covers 5 common questions about Lightroom Mobile including:

1) How to download photos to enable offline editing (working with files without an Internet connection)

2) How to limit syncing to WiFi (to avoid using your data plan)

3) Can Smart Collections be synced (short answer – no)

4) Can collections from multiple catalogs be synced simultaneously (short answer – no)

5) And deleting from collections vs “All Photos”

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February 2, 2017

Quickly Access the Lightroom Capture App on iOS

This video quick tips demonstrated two different ways to quickly access the Lightroom Capture app on iOS.

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January 30, 2017

Deleting Synced Photos from Collections in Lightroom

When deleting photos from a synced collection, Lightroom displays the following warning dialog:

If you want to remove the photo(s) from the collection, yet still have them accessible via the All Synced Photographs view on your mobile devices, choose “Yes”. If you want Lightroom to remove the photo(s) from the collection as well as from All Synced Photograph, click “No”.

To set Lightroom’s default behavior (and skip this dialog), check the “Don’t show again” checkbox, and select your option. From then on, Lightroom will do whatever you elected to do this time.  For example, if you click “No” with the “don’t show again” checkbox checked, then it will do “No” in the future, without asking you.

Note: you can always reset this warning in Lightroom’s Preferences > General > Prompts: Reset all warning dialogs.

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January 24, 2017

Lightroom Mobile – Moving Sliders in Smaller Increments

If you tap on the slider in Lightroom mobile, (not on the circle, but on the slider itself), it will nudge the slider in small increments (as if you pressed the arrow key left / right on the desktop). Thank you Josh for telling me about this shortcut!

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December 15, 2016

Quickly Accessing the Camera while in Lightroom Mobile on iOS

This video “Quick Tip – Access Lightroom’s Capture App” shows you how to “pop” open Lightroom on iOS to access the camera as well as use widgets to speed up your workflow.

And, did you know that the volume button will release the shutter?


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December 8, 2016

Lightroom Mobile 2.6 for iOS “Getting Started Series”

I’ve created a Getting Started Series for Lightroom mobile that covers everything from capture to sharing, and everything in between. Click any of the links below to view the movies. (I will be adding links to the remaining videos as they upload post to YouTube – thank you for your patience!)

1. An  Overview of Lightroom Mobile on iOS

In this video we’ll cover the difference between the free and paid versions of Lightroom mobile on iOS as well as walk through the basic workflow of adding photos from your camera, making edits, and sharing images.

2. Viewing Options in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover several ways to view images in Lightroom mobile including flat vs segmented, grid and loupe views, and overlays.

3. Organizing Photos Using Collections in Lightroom mobile

In this video we’ll discuss the advantages of creating collections to organize your photographs in Lightroom mobile.

4. Adding Photos from the Camera Roll to Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover how to add a selection of photos from the camera roll as well as how to enable Auto Import photos to a specific collection. 

5. Taking Advantage of Lightroom’s Capture Settings

In this video we’ll walk through Lightroom’s Capture Settings including DNG and “Pro mode”, providing control over shutter speed, ISO, and focus .

**New  – HDR Capture in Lightroom Mobile

In this video you’ll discover how to capture raw, high dynamic range (HDR) images from within Lightroom mobile.

6. Cropping and Straightening Photographs in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover all of the cropping and straightening options in Lightroom mobile.

7. Applying Presets in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll discover how to quickly apply creative and practical presets in Lightroom mobile.

8. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Light Section

In this video we’ll discover how to tone and enhance photos using exposure, highlights, shadows, contrast, blacks, whites, and curves.

9. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Color Section

In this video we’ll discover how to set white balance, make local and global color adjustments using hue, saturation, vibrance, as well as convert photos to black and white. 

10. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Effects and Optics Section

In this video we’ll cover adding Clarity, Dehaze, and vignette effects to photos as well as how to enable lens corrections.  

11. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: Making Selective Adjustments

In this video we’ll cover making selective adjustments in Lightroom mobile using the Graduated and Radial filters.  

12. Applying Edits to Multiple Photos

In this video we’ll discover how easy it is to apply the same enhancements (or a subset of enhancements) across multiple images.  

13. Adding Star Ratings, Flags, and Info to Photos

In this video we’ll discover how to add titles, captions, and copyright information as well as rate, flag, and filter photos in Lightroom mobile.  

14. Sharing Photos and Publishing Collections

In this video we’ll see how easy it is to share individual photos as well as publish collections using Lightroom mobile.

15. Syncing Photos Between Lightroom mobile and Lightroom on the Desktop

In this video we’ll cover how Lightroom mobile syncs with Lightroom on the desktop, where to find your files, collections, and sync settings.

Enjoy!

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Adobe Announces Updates for Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw

Today Adobe announced updates for Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw. Here’s the short list of new features and enhancements:

  • iPhone
    • Completely new edit experience including the ability to quickly find and access tools and ensure the fastest way to enhance and edit images on a phone.
    • New Info panel, where you can easily add Titles and Captions to your photos, customize copyright information.
    • New capture experience with pro mode, providing control over seconds (shutter speed), ISO, and focus.
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
  • iPad
    • New capture experience with pro mode, providing control over shutter speed, ISO, and focus.
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
  • Android
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
    • Bug fixes.

Click here for more information from the product team or click the following links to open new windows for the announcements of Lightroom 6.8 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.8.

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November 28, 2016

Quick Access to the Lightroom mobile Camera on iOS

To access the Adobe Lightroom mobile in-app camera with a single swipe down, you can enable it using the Notification Center widget (on iOS).

Access Notifications by swiping downwards from the top of the screen. Scroll down and tap the Edit Button.

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In the “Add Widgets” screen, swipe down until you see Lightroom mobile and tap the green plus icon to add it.
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Once added, you can drag the grabber handle on the right to reorder if desired, and click Done. Lightroom mobile will now appear in the Notification Center enabling you to quickly access the in-app camera. There’s even a shortcut to edit the last photo. Enjoy!

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