Getting photos from an iPhone into Lightroom

I got an iPhone recently. The experiment this past weekend: Get photos that I captured on the device into Lightroom. I was apprehensive because I’d heard it was difficult to do—but it’s not. Sure, it’s tricky to do it wirelessly: you have to email yourself, or post photos one at a time to Dropbox or some other site, or get an app like Camera Plus Pro, which I wasn’t ready to do.

Happily, however, it’s a cakewalk to get my Camera Roll into Lightroom with a wire: Connect the iPhone to the Mac, open Lightroom, click Import. Voila. Lightroom recognizes the device, and I can import just as with any other camera.

For a video tutorial on going the other direction—getting photos from Lightroom onto your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad—see Terry White’s  Sync your photos from Lightroom to your iDevices (13:50).

Now that I covered some requisite learning content, here are the photos that I captured. Showing them is the real reason I wanted to write this post. I see these signs almost every day, down the street. The first one appeared a few months ago, along with the sculpture, on the fence next to the dry cleaner on the corner. Someone is adding a new sign every week or so, in roughly the order shown below. I find myself looking forward to passing this corner these days. It takes my breath away.

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2 Responses to Getting photos from an iPhone into Lightroom

  1. sheila says:

    How interesting! I haven’t seen these signs – can’t believe I’ve missed them. (I need to get out more.) A little mystery in the neighborhood. Thanks for sharing. (And thanks for the LR tips!)

  2. Michael Stern says:

    But how do you get Lightroom to delete the photos from the phone after importing them?