Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Lightroom for mobile and how does it work?, part of Learning Lightroom Mobile: Import and Capture.
- [Instructor] So it is Lightroom Mobile and how does it actually work? Well, here is this movie, I want to walk through a few slides in order to begin to answer that question. Now, we already know that we can run Lightroom desktop on our laptop or our desktop computer, but we can also extend our workflow, being able to organize, edit, syn process and share our images to our mobile devices as well by running an app, which is called Lightroom Mobile. We can run this on our tablets or our phones. In this work flow what really hinges upon this idea of being connected to the Creative Cloud.
So here you can see this next slide that I have the desktop on the left, mobile over here on the right. Well, in our Lightroom desktop workflow, one of the things that we can do is create what's called a collection. A collection can be a single or a group of images or video files, which we organize together. Now on Lightroom for desktop, we can do something, which is called synchronize a particular collection. That then, sends that image or images up to the Creative Cloud and over to our mobile devices. Now it send these over as smart previews, which are smaller files, which we can work with.
Now with these files we can do things like view the files, of course, organize them, rate or rank or sort. We can process the images, we can crop, change their color, make selective adjustments and more. And of course, we can take advantage of those mobile devices to share our work and to get it out there in the world. As we start to think about this particular type of a workflow we really have to realize that it all hinges upon the ability to synchronize settings across multiple devices. What I mean by that is if we have Lightroom mobile on our tablet or phone and we make a change to an image, like this image here.
Let's say we convert it to black and white. Well what will happen is when we're connected to the internet, it will then send those settings over to Lightroom for desktop and it will update the way that images is processed there. If we make a change on the desktop, well then it will show up on our mobile devices as well. So, the ability to synchronize these settings across multiple devices really is what makes photographers, like myself, a happy camper. And here's why, back in the day my workflow used to just be about a camera and a computer.
But as we all know that's really started to change. And now we start to work with and process our files on different devices as well. And that's even gone further, now I have a camera, which allows me to send the images to my devices, whether phone or tablet. I can begin to work on those there, integrate them into my Lightroom workflow and then send them over Lightroom desktop. So as the workflow evolves, being able to work on different devices in different ways really helps us out as we seek to create compelling and interesting photographs.
So what Lightroom mobile is, essentially, is the ability to extend our Lightroom workflow to other devices as well. Now there some benefits in limitations to work you with Lightroom for mobile. So let's talk about those in the next movies.
- 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