Learn to capture directly to Lightroom for mobile. Adjust white balance, exposure compensation, and multi-access level.
- The iOS capture utility is easily the most convenient. It's right there, it's very powerful. It's the one that I'm using probably 95% of the time, but there is a reason to use the capture utility in Lightroom Mobile, and sometimes I will bounce over to that. I'd say the biggest reason is the white balance. You can set your own custom white balance in Lightroom Mobile. You choose a neutral area, you target that, and that becomes your custom white balance. That's especially handy indoors in mixed light, halogen, fluorescent, daylight, really great for those situations.
The other thing it's really great for is using the Lightroom Mobile capture utility. It has a multi-axis level, so I can tell the tilt and how squared up I am with my subject, so if I'm shooting architecture it's huge for that. Now granted I can correct that and post as well, but it's just a really easy way to make sure everything looks just right. One of the other things I could do there is I could see an overlay, something like rule of thirds helps a lot with my composition. I can put things right where I want them. It's just a nice way of visualizing things, and the last thing I like about it is that anything I shoot in Lightroom Mobile's capture utility is going right into Lightroom, into Lightroom Mobile but also available to me on the desktop, so all of those images that I shoot mobile are going to be available to me wherever I am.
Now, of course we can set Lightroom up to move all of the other images in automatically, but sometimes you only want to put a few over on the desktop and it's handy for that. Again I'm using the iOS capture utilty almost all the time, but there are some good reasons for using the capture utility that you find in Lightroom Mobile.
- Capturing great images on the go
- Creating HDR and panoramic images
- Picking your favorite photos
- Performing quick edits
- Sharing creative projects on social media
- Making more advanced edits with Lightroom for mobile
- Retouching with Photoshop Fix
- Compositing in Photoshop Mix
- Using Slate to tell visual stories
- Sending files back to the desktop
- Sharing images in Slate, Portfolio, and Behance