Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom Mobile"

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.

5:47 AM Permalink
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 .

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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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.

01 local adj icon

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.

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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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March 2, 2016

Lightroom mobile for iOS 2.2 Now Available with Full-Resolution Output

I’m excited to announce Lightroom for iOS 2.2, which now supports full-resolution output:

“With version 2.2, we added in the ability for Lightroom mobile to output full resolution files for any file that was either captured on the device or added to the device, either through the camera connection kit, transferred via Wi-Fi from a camera directly, or transferred to the device via services like email, Dropbox, or Google Drive. Additionally, any files that were added directly to an iPhone or iPad are transferred in full resolution to other mobile devices signed into the same account. This way, files captured with your iPhone are available for further editing and exporting from your iPad, in full resolution and vice-versa.”

In addition, Lightroom for iOS 2.2 now supports  3D Touch in the Camera Roll browser view so that you can quickly preview your image with Peek & Pop when browsing Camera Roll photos in the app.

Lightroom mobile 2.2 is available immediately for iPhones and iPads from the App Store.

Enjoy!

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April 27, 2015

Learn Lightroom CC with Julieanne Kost

04_25LRCC_GGS GridIf you’re new to Lightroom CC, be sure to check out Julieanne’s new Getting Started with Lightroom CC series You’ll learn everything you need to know from import to output and everything in between. Topics include importing and organizing images, working with collections, enhancing your photographs, creating books, printing the perfect image, exporting files, editing in Photoshop, making web galleries, using publish services, working with video, viewing images on a map, and much more! Check out the entire playlist here.

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February 6, 2015

Adobe Announces Lightroom mobile 1.3 for iOS

Lightroom mobile 1.3 for iPhone and iPad is now available as an update in the App Store.  The goal of this update is to provide new features and bug fixes for issues identified in previous versions of Lightroom mobile. New Features include:

• Edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo.

•Easily find your favorite images !  The new Segmented view in Collections gives you a different way to view and engage with your photos.

•Want to pass your device around the family to look at your photos? With Presentation Mode, you can do that without worrying about your flags, ratings and adjustments being accidentally changed.

Be sure to check out Russell Brown’s overview video here.

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