I’m excited to announce several updates and enhancements to Lightroom for Mac and Windows including improvements to Import, Export, PhotoMerge, and Shared Albums as well as improvements made to Learn and Discover content on iOS and Android, direct import of presets and profiles on Android, and support for Split Screen on iPadOS.
If you have an iPhone or iPad running iOS 13.2 or higher, you can now import your raw photos from your cameras and memory cards directly into Lightroom, bypassing the camera roll and saving time and space on your device!
Check out the Lightroom Sneak Peek from the Sr. Director of Product Management, Tom Hogarty, where he previews a new camera-to-tablet workflow that will allow us to seamlessly import photos directly into Lightroom on the iPad, beginning with iOS 13.2.
If you have added images to a folder that Lightroom is already aware of, instead of using the Import dialog, you can simply Control -click (Mac) | right -click (Win) the folder (in the Folder panel) and choose Synchronize Folder…
Command + Shift + I (Mac) | Control + Shift + I (Win) displays the Import dialog (regardless of the currently selected module).
When importing files using either the “Copy as DNG” or “Copy” option, select “Destination Folders” (at the top of the grid view) to preview how images will be organized.
To import a subset of images from a card (or in a folder), simply uncheck the ones that you don’t want (in the upper right of the image in Grid view).
By default, images are displayed in Grid view in the Import dialog. Double click an image to preview the image in Loupe view (fit in view).
Double click on any folder in either the Source or Destination panels in the Import dialog in order to “doc” that folder while hiding others that are on the same level.
In the Import dialog, tap the Backslash (\) key to display the window in it’s “Compact” format for ease of use on subsequent imports. Tap it again to toggle to Expanded View or, click the small triangle in the lower left of the Import window.
To help minimize mistakes, set up your preferred settings for importing files in the Import dialog and then save them. For example, select your source on the left (select your device, navigate through connected drives, or use the arrow to select from common/recent locations).
I’m excited to announce several updates to Lightroom Classic including several enhancements to the Book module, support for importing profiles and presets as ZIP files, and HEIC support on Windows.
This 20 page document lists all of Julieanne’s favorite shortcuts for Lightroom Classic.