Intro to Lightroom Mobile & The Best Features


Lightroom Mobile is the perfect companion to the desktop Lightroom app. With an Adobe CC account you can sign into Lightroom Mobile and view, edit and share your photos from anywhere, as well as capture new photos and add them to your catalog.

I am surprised how often I talk to professional photographers who subscribe to Adobe CC and use Lightroom but don't take advantage of LR Mobile.

LR MOBILE OVERVIEW:

  • Mobile access to synced photos and collections

  • Ability to edit photos using most of Lightroom's develop tools

  • Flagging and Ratting tools

  • Export to phone

  • Built-in camera that saves RAW photos to your desktop catalog at folder of your choosing.

LINK YOUR CC ACCOUNT

  • If you are a CC subscriber you have access to LR Mobile’s cloud services

  • Log into your account in Settings under Lightroom Mobile

  • Download the LR Mobile app

HOW TO SYNC PHOTO TO LR MOBILE

  • To the left of a collection name there is now a small check box

  • Checking the box, syncs that collection, confirmed by a double pointed half arrow

  • Start with one small collection

  • Get familiar and confirm sync is working

  • Large collections take a while to sync at first

  • Currently smart collections are not supported 😭

  • New collections offer a checkbox to auto-sync collections​

LIGHTROOM MOBILE SETTINGS

To the left of a collection name there is now a small check box

  • Checking the box, syncs that collection, confirmed by a double pointed half arrow

  • Start with one small collection

  • Get familiar and confirm sync is working

  • Large collections take a while to sync at first

  • Currently smart collections are not supported 😭

  • New collections offer a check box to auto-sync collection

  • In the setting menu there is a sneaky scroll available, just swipe up

  • Import allows the option to write copyright data

  • Share Metadata allows for export metadata control

LIGHTROOM MOBILENAVIGATING

  • Take note of these gestures

  • 2-finger tap cycles info overlays

  • Works in all views including grid view

  • 2-finger spread/pinch zooms or changes thumbnail size

LR MOBILE RATING & FLAG CONTROLS

  • Take note of these gestures

  • Swipe up on right side of screen selects Pick, swipe down marks reject

  • Swipe up on left side increases star rating swipe down decreases rating

  • 2-finger spread/pinch zooms or changes thumbnail size

LR MOBILE EDITING CONTROLS

  • Take note of these gestures

  • Long press in develop mode shows the original image before edit

  • 2-finger swipe on shows clipping mask

LR MOBILE SPOT HEALING WITH PS FIX

  • First download “Photoshop Fix” from the app store

  • Photoshop Fix lets you open your LRMobile photos and make clone and spot heal adjustments and save back to LR Mobile.

  • PS Fix edits are based on the size of the smart preview which is smaller than original.

EXPORTING PHOTOS

  • You can save your photos directly to your phone

  • Or you can open photos in another app.

PRESET HACK

  • If you desperate for your presets there is a work around to Adobe’s built in Preset fart factory

  • Create a new synced collection.

  • Add a photo and create a bunch of virtual copies, apply your favorite presets

  • Open in LR Mobile and copy settings

LR MOBILE RECAP

  • Mobile Proofing

  • When sharing photos on mobile it is essential to tweak to optimize for device

  • LR Mobile lets you seamlessly continue an edit and thick back up in LR desktop

  • Flag/Rate photos while on the move

  • Easily pick selects and mark photos to delete while walking the dog

  • Shooting mobile RAW photos

#Lightroom #LightroomMobile

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