Lightroom for iOS 2.4 includes the addition of local adjustment tools (Radial and Linear), raw file format support (technology preview), the ability to copyright photos on import, automatic lens profile correction (if your camera and lens combination are supported), and the ability to use keyboard shortcuts when a physical keyboard is attached to an iPad.
Local Adjustments Tools:
To use a local adjustment, tap the Local Adjust icon.
Tap the icon in the lower left to choose between the Linear and Radial Selection tools.
Tap-drag in the image preview to apply the tool and change the settings as desired. Note: swipe in the options area to access additional settings to the right of Clarity.
For the Linear Gradient:
- Tap-drag the pin to reposition.
- Tap-drag the center line to rotate
- Tap-drag the start/end lines to increase/decrease the length of the fade
- Tap the trash icon to delete the pin
- Tap the plus icon to add a second adjustment
Note: each time you add a new adjustment, all settings are reset to zero.
Linear and Radial adjustments can be quickly duplicated within an image:
You can also apply the same setting to another file using the Previous button (the second to last option in the row of tiles).
For the Radial Gradient:
- Tap the white/black square with the arrows in it to invert the mask
- Tap-drag the small white circles to change size.
- Tap-drag the white line to rotate.
- Tap-drag the large circle (with the gradient) to change the feather radius (fade range).
Note: the Radial selection can be larger than the image. Use the pinch gesture to zoom out and drag as desired.
Raw File Format Support (Technology Preview)
You can now transfer raw files to your iOS device and work on them in Lightroom mobile. Add your files to the iOS camera roll. From there, import into Lightroom mobile.
There are a variety of ways to add files to Lightroom mobile including:
- Tap the Lr icon and enable Auto Add Photos (to add photos to the All Photos view).
- Tap the three dots next to any collection and Enable Auto Add (to add photos to that specific collection).
- Within a collection, tap the Add Photos… button.
The raw files that you import onto Lightroom mobile (as well as any changes made to them) will be synchronized across devices including the Lightroom desktop application. In this workflow, a full version of the raw file is stored in the cloud (if you start by downloading photographs into the Lightroom desktop app, Smart Previews are stored in the cloud). Depending on your camera, you may notice that raw files take longer to download and take up more space on your device because of their size). This new functionality should enable me to leave my laptop behind more often as I can now select, edit, and publish raw images from my SLR while on location.
Lens Profiles and Copyright Data
You can also enable lens profile corrections for Raw only or All files as well as Add copyright metadata on import. Tap the Lr icon to access the settings and tap Import.
Choose to Enable (lens profile) Corrections on All files or Raw only and Apply Copyright data.
If you have a physical keyboard attached to your iPad, you can use keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom for mobile
Note: Local adjustments and raw support are available for members with a Creative Cloud subscription or for a limited time through a free trial. As before, all of the rest of Lightroom for mobile works without being a paid member.
Lightroom for Android 2.1
The capture experience for Android has been redefined with the new Lightroom Camera widget. Not only can you capture raw files (DNG), the camera has a new Pro mode that allows you to control shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and focus manually. In addition, you can download and export full resolution files (if the files are within the Lightroom ecosystem).
Additional videos about Lightroom mobile can be found here: Lightroom Video Tutorials.