Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom"

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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January 12, 2017

Burst Capture on Lightroom Mobile on iPhone

When using Lightroom’s capture experience (i.e. taking photos within the Lightroom app), holding down the volume key will capture in burst mode.

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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 .

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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New Reference View Announced in Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC now has a Reference View in the Develop module! This view provides a dedicated 2-Up view which lets you place a Reference (static) photo next to an Active (editable) photo. This view is incredibly useful when you’re trying to match one image to another and essential when preparing multiple images to use together in a layout or presentation!2016_12_07_rp

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Additional improvements include Performance Improvements, Fit/Fill Improvements, the ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them, and the ability to export a Collection Set as a new catalog.

For more information about camera support and bug fixes in this release, click here.

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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 21, 2016

One Image, Two Looks – Editing in Lightroom’s Develop Module

I wanted to share one more presentation – One Image, Two Looks – Editing in Lightroom’s Develop Module from Adobe MAX. Paul Burnett and I collaborated on this session entitled “One  Image, Two Looks”. We start with the same photograph and then walk through how we made specific edits using the Lightroom Develop module to achieve very different results.  Enjoy, and if you’re in the United States, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you next week.2016_11_14turnleft

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November 15, 2016

Revealing Cropped Areas in Lightroom

When using the Upright modes to correct perspective in Lightroom, the resulting image is often cropped in order to avoid displaying blank areas around the edges. To help retain necessary information from the  original image that would otherwise be cropped use the Scale, X Offset, or Y Offset slider in the Transform panel to reposition the image within the canvas.

In the illustration below, after applying the Full Upright mode to correct perspective in Lightroom, the image on the left was scaled to 90% using the Transform panel (revealing the transparent areas around the edges of the image. The image on the right is the result of opening the image in Photoshop, selecting the transparent areas and then filling them using the Edit > Fill with Contents set to Content-Aware. The image on the left was scaled after using the Guided Upright control in Lightroom. Then, the image was opened in Photoshop, the transparent areas selected and filled using the Content Aware option under Edit Fill.

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October 19, 2016

Camera Raw 9.7 Now Supports Pressure-Sensitive Devices

Sorry to be late to the party on this one – I missed this announcement while I was out, but am so happy to have discovered it today!  Camera Raw now provides support for pressure-sensitive devices such as Wacom and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets.

Pressure applied to the pen affects the Flow slider within the Local Adjustment Brush. You can set your flow to a maximum value, and then use your pressure sensitive pen to fine tune. Lighter pen strokes result in decreased flow, and heavier pen strokes increase flow.

Adobe also supports the erase mode if your pen supports this feature. Turning the pen over and using the “eraser” side automatically switches the brush to the eraser mode, as if you had held down the option key.

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July 27, 2016

Making Finer Adjustments in Lightroom’s Develop Module

When making adjustments in the Develop module, you can click within any of the numeric entry areas to set a specific value. Then, use the arrow keys to modify the value (add the Shift key to modify in larger increments). However,  if you prefer to make changes using the sliders, click-drag to extend the develop module panel to make finer adjustments. Adding the Option (Mac) Alt (Win) key will allow you to expand it even farther.

Position the cursor over the left edge of the panels. The curser changes to double headed arrows. Click and drag left/right to resize.

Position the cursor over the left edge of the panels (where the red arrow is pointing). When the cursor changes to a double headed arrow, click and drag left/right to resize.

Note: this shortcut works with any of the panels in Lightroom.

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July 26, 2016

Resetting Files in Lightroom

Clicking the Reset button in Lightroom’s Develop module resets the image to Lightroom’s default settings. If, however,  you want to zero out all of Lightroom’s settings (including sharpening and noise reduction), apply the “Zeroed” preset in the Lightroom General Presets folder.

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If you have applied a preset on import, and want to reset the image to its imported state, use the History panel and click the Import state.

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The video below describes how to change the default Develop module settings in Lightroom (to enable Lens Correction and/or Remove Chromatic aberration for example). Because the video was recorded when Adobe announced Camera Matching profiles (in LR2!), the first six minutes of the video discusses these profiles. However, it then goes on to explain how to set your default settings in either Lightroom or Camera Raw and even though a lot has changed since then, you can still use the same method today for changing default settings for panels other than Camera Calibration – including Lens Correction.

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July 13, 2016

Lightroom for iOS 2.4 and Android 2.1. are now available for download!

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.

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Tap the icon in the lower left to choose between the  Linear and Radial Selection tools.

02Choose tool

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.

03 Options

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:

  • Tap and hold the pin
  • Tap Duplicate Selection
  • Tap-drag the pin to reposition the duplicate05Dupe

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:

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  • 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.

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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:

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  • 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.

10Import

Choose to Enable (lens profile) Corrections on All files or Raw only and Apply Copyright data.

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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.

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