Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Synchronizing collections for Lightroom for mobile in Lightroom for desktop, part of Learning Lightroom Mobile: Import and Capture.
- [Instructor] The main objective of this movie is to take a look at how we can begin our Lightroom Mobile workflow, by starting off in Lightroom Desktop. And in Lightroom Desktop, what we will do is create a collection, then we'll choose to synchronize that collection, so that we can work with it in Lightroom Mobile. Alright, well here you can see we're in Lightroom Desktop, I'm in the library module. I've selected a folder here, in the folders panel. And if I press the G key to go to the grid view, you can see inside of this folder, I have some photographs of my buddy, Tony, and if we scroll down I also have some other photographs of a friend named Ashley.
Now, rather than have all of these images together in one collection, what I want to do is create a collection which only has photographs of Tony. So, if ever you want to create a sort of a subset, a collection of photographs within a folder, you just click on one of the images, then scroll to the other area where you want to select an image, hold down the shift key and click, and when you click and shift click it allows you to make a selection of all of those images, which I now have. We'll go over here to our collections panel.
In the collections panel, what we can do is we can organize our collections into collection sets, which you can see I have here, and then the little collections themselves. I have one collection set called Shoots for photo shoots of different people I photograph. I want to create one which contains the photographs of Tony. An easy way to do that is to click on the plus icon and then choose create collection. In this dialog, I want to give this one a name, so, I will name the collection Tony. I want to organize this, I want to place this inside of that collection set, which I have already created there, It's called Shoots.
I want to include the selected photographs, of course, and then, check out this option, if we turn this option on, we can then sync this with Lightroom Mobile. Now, of course, you need to be logged into your Creative Cloud account, in order to be able to do this. I've already done that here. Yet, lets say that you forget to do that, you forget to sync it in this dialog, Can you do it later? Definitely. I'll show you how. So here we will leave that unchecked for now, just so I can show you the other option as well, and then click create. What that will do is it will create a collection with these photographs in it.
Now, over here to the far left, you will notice there is a little icon. If I click on that little icon, what that allows me to do is to then synchronize all of these images, so that I can then view them with Lightroom Mobile. And the great thing about this is that if ever we want to change our mind, if we decide, you know what I actually don't want to have these images on Lightroom Mobile, we click on this little box right here and then that will stop the synchronizing of those files. So again, when you are inside of Lightroom Desktop, really it is all about creating a collection, and then clicking on this icon right here, which is the icon which allows us to synchronize these to work on our images with our mobile devices.
Now, I do want to highlight that I have different collection sets, which I've created. And different collections, that you can see here. And I've created all of these, so that we'll have something to work with in Lightroom Mobile. So lets go ahead and take a look at how we can use Lightroom Mobile, and lets do that in the next movie.
- Importing your photos
- Showing or hiding extra information with a two-finger tap
- Creating new collections and importing from the camera roll
- Creating a workflow
- Capturing photos and putting them into a collection
- Shooting directly into a collection
- Shooting in RAW
- Using automatic, professional, or HDR