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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 66 of 116

iPhone and iPad Review


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 66 of 116

iPhone and iPad Review


Lesson Info

iPhone and iPad Review

Now that we have our back up in our in our box, we want to access the images in it and we're gonna do that through our IPad. And the way we do it is the first thing. Like I said, it has its own WiFi system. So it's actually projecting its own WiFi, and I need to then log into that WiFi. So I go to my settings and I'm gonna click on the WiFi panel, and I've already connected to the nahr box. But instead of using one of these myriad of wife eyes that are in the area, I just simply click on the NAR box Uh, WiFi. So mine are boxes named NAR box JP for Jared Platt. And so that's the When I click on when you first get it, the NAR boxes going to just say nar box on it and you have to log into the NAR box, and it has like a ah, basic password, and then you can go in and change all of that. So once I'm logged in to the nahr box WiFi, I'm going to go to what's called the safe. Keep app safe. Keep app is the first way that you can connect to your in our box and see the images inside it so you can...

see inside of my browser. It's basically just a It's just ah, browser like a file browser, and I can click on the NAR box SSDI, and I can see that they're in the Nahr box right here. There are several files, those files or different days. So it takes all the images and puts them into files or folders based on the day that they were shot. And so I'm gonna look in here and see what is what's in these folders. So I just kind of look in here and let's see what there's a bunch of family portrait's that I took at one point and then this folder is Let's see what this folder is. Ah, this is the one I just imported. So the this folder here on 12 2019 12 30 is the set of images that I was particularly looking for those of the ones that came from this camera and I want to review those. So in here is where you move all of your files around. You can do anything you want here, you can delete folders. You can move folders you can copy, or you can actually back things up. You can make a copy of him. If you plug in that secondary hard drive here, you would go to this file browser and tell it I want to make a copy of what's here, too here. And you could just choose a folder and do it. So that's how you would do that. But what we want to do now that you've seen the browser, uh, I want to go to the select app and inside the selects up, it'll pull up the same browser, but now it's it's going to be based on selections. And so I'm gonna come in here to this select sap, and I'm gonna click on the NAR box, click on this folder, and I'm gonna go into here and I'm gonna select all of these images, and I'm gonna open what we call a work space. So a workspace basically is. It's preparing all of the previews for these files so that we can quickly look through them. I could also, instead of instead of preparing a workspace. So let's just ah cancel out of that. I could actually look at each image on their own, but you see how it has to build them every time it's building. Okay, it's fast enough. But if I select them all and I open a work space, it's going to prepare those previews so that I can do a much faster job at looking at the images. So now, instead of looking at the images and, you know, slowly advancing through them, I can simply say, Okay, I like this image. I'm going to star it. And then I'm gonna go to the next image in the next image, and I'm just touching the edges. So if I want to go back, I touch the left edge of the screen. If I want to go forward, I touched the right edge of the screen. And if I like the image, I give it a star rating, and I just keep moving through the images. I like that one, and I can always go back and look down at the grid and just kind of scroll through so I can see what my images were looking like. Okay, let's take a look at these. I like that one. I took a lot of images of the same thing. Kind of trying to get the depth of field right. And a guy like that one. Well, it's girl back down because I know that the bottom of the shoot, I was really getting some interesting stuff, right? Like this one here, I think. Okay, that's a good one. Okay, so now I have selected some images. Once I've selected those images, I need to go and save them. You can see up in the top right hand corner that there's a yellow button, and it says, Save all when you hit, save on in our box. What's gonna happen is it's going to save all of the data those stars into the files themselves. So there will be little X and P files right next to the files. So I'm going to save all so I'm gonna write existing sidecar right to existing sidecar files. There we go. So now all the stars are written into the files, which means that if I come back into the NAR box later, those stars will be available and shown to me. But also if I import them into light room, those stars will be available. So all the work that I just did which is still sitting on this NAR box. So the stars air here with the photos. They're not actually on the IPad. Eso When I bring the images into light room, those stars will come with it. Um, so I still have saved all the bulk of my information here, and I haven't actually added anything to the IPad, which means my IPad could be a very small uh, It can have a very small drive size. It's flash memory could be very small. And I can still have all of this space a terabyte worth of space to save my photos on as I move around. So I also shot with another, um, another camera. It was a Panasonic, the new S one, which actually is really quite a good camera. So I select all those. I'm gonna open that as a work space, and I'm just gonna kind of scroll through those and see if there's any in there that I want to select as well. So it's preparing that workspace, and as soon as it prepares the workspace, we'll scroll through it will check a couple images once we've got some images again, we have to save all that to the files themselves. So I'm scrolling through here. There. This is what I was looking for. So that's a really interesting old cacs. I love old dead cactuses. So I'm gonna give that one a three star and then I'm looking for there's a couple images where I've got some nice old ah choices and let's do that one. And then we're going to go back, and I'm gonna look for a few more. There Will did this on here. All right, so this is gonna be the last selection that I make. And remember, Um, you can always go back through all of the images later once you get home. But what you're doing right now is let's say you're looking for an image that you want to share out on social media or you want to send it to your family. This is how you're doing this? You're finding images. Remember? Everything safe here, all of the images. I'm gonna save all of that information back to the files. And then once I'm done with that, I'm ready to change tactics when we're in a work space. Before we leave that work space, we need to take the selections that we've made and we need to send them out to their own file. And the reason we're doing this is so that we can pull in our favor images and work on them and play on them in our IPad and actually put them inside her IPad and still keep all of the rest of the images that we haven't selected back here in the nahr box. So we're just going to bring in the ones we want. Now, if you have plenty of space on your ipad, then just bring them all in. No big deal. But if you don't have a lot of space on your IPad or you want to keep your space on your phone free because you could just travel around with these two things with an IPad are I mean with an IPhone and an R box, and you could you could do the same thing on your on your phone. But if you want to save space, keep the bulk of your photos on the NAR box and then you're just gonna bring in the ones you've selected. Those are the ones going to actually bring in the full raw file in to light room on your IPad. Okay, so the way we do this is inside the workspace. We're going to go into the select option, which is over on the right hand side. And then we're going to go into the sort by on the left hand side and where a sort by rating. So then, once we've sorted by rating weaken See, here's the one star rating. Here's the two star rating and I'm selecting him. Here's the three star rating. Okay, so I've got my ratings, and now I'm going to export those images, and I'm just gonna hit export, and it's going to ask me where I want to send them. So I'm gonna say I want to send ah, these images two and I click. I'm choosing the SSD car, the NAR box, and then I'm choosing our box here. And then I'm choosing the actual date of the event here. But now I'm going to create a new folder, and that new folder is going to be called select Done. So now I have a folder called selects and I need to choose that folder. And then this is where I want to save all those photos. So I hit save, and now it's exporting those photos into that folder. So now if I go into the NAR box itself So I exit the workspace and I go back here, there's a selects folder and there are three select images right there. Those are the ones that I want to bring in. And I have to do the same thing in the CR three. So from the from the the US, our camera. So I'm gonna select all of these. I'm going to go back into that workspace. I probably should have done that while I was in the workspace, but I'm just gonna open up that workspace and I'm going to select and I'm going to choose by rating. There's the ratings. So I'm just going to say I want and and by the way, let's say you chose a whole bunch of images. So if you're in that situation, then you just say If you just click the one star the actual star itself. If you click that it selects all of the images that are in that category. So I'm gonna click that one click the two stars and I'm gonna click five star images and I'm an export. Those again. I'm in on Lee new X source files. I'm gonna go into the NAR box and I'm going to go into that into the folder and into the selects and hit save here. Okay, So now I have with both of my cameras, I have pulled all of that imagery into one folder called Selects. So now it's a smaller set of images that I can pull in. And the great thing is that now, once I've got my images inside again, I've got my images backed up in our box. But I've got my selects inside a very specific folder on the NAR box. Now I can go in the light room and inside of light room. I want to import my images into light room so that I can see them and play with them and edit them because the full raw files going to come from here into my light room here. So I will actually have a full 30 megapixel file inside of light room here

Class Description

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Efficiently cull and retouch photographs
  • Manage your files to enable seamless and immediate recall
  • Get your computer and software to run faster
  • Create impressive photo books and slideshows
  • Take advantage of global adjustments
  • Improve your mobile workflow with both your iPhone and iPad
  • Deliver and share your images directly from Lightroom


Adobe® Lightroom® is the industry standard for post-production workflow and in Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide, you’ll learn Jared Platt’s gold standard for retouching and managing files quickly and efficiently.

Jared will show the ins and outs of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom Desktop. He’ll demystify the difference between each and demonstrate when to use each one for maximum output.

Jared will share tips on improving every phase of your workflow – from shooting to archiving. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and features and become faster and more skilled at adjusting your images.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Lightroom
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Lightroom and learn new features to help edit photos
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Lightroom fixes


Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at


  1. Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic
  2. Hard Drives
  3. File Organization
  4. 30,000 Foot View of Workflow
  5. Importing into Lightroom
  6. Building Previews
  7. Collections and Publish Services
  8. Keywords
  9. Hardware for Lightroom
  10. Searching for Images
  11. Selecting Images
  12. Organizing Images
  13. Collecting Images for Use
  14. Develop Module Overview
  15. Profiles
  16. Basic Adjustments
  17. Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze
  18. Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance
  19. Tone Curve
  20. HSL
  21. Split Tone
  22. Lens Corrections
  23. Details
  24. Transform Tool
  25. Effects Panel
  26. Synchronizing for Faster Editing
  27. Spot Tool
  28. Skin Softening and Brush Work
  29. Range Masking
  30. Dodge and Burn
  31. Working with Specific Colors
  32. Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters
  33. Making Presets
  34. Preparing Image in Lightroom
  35. Content Aware Fill
  36. Skin Repair
  37. Skin Smoothing
  38. Expanding a Canvas
  39. Liquify
  40. Layers and Composite Images
  41. Sharing via Web
  42. Exporting Files
  43. Sharing with Slideshows
  44. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  45. Designing
  46. Making Prints
  47. Color Management and Profiles
  48. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  49. Using Cloud Storage
  50. Adding Images to your Portfolio
  51. Collecting for Your Portfolio
  52. Publishing Unique Websites Per Project
  53. Sharing to Instagram
  54. HDR
  55. Panorama
  56. HDR Panorama
  57. Making Presets
  58. Creating Profiles
  59. Maps
  60. Setup for Tethered Shooting
  61. Sharing with the Client
  62. Watched Folder Process
  63. Second Monitor and iPad
  64. Backup at the Camera
  65. Gnar Box Disk Backup
  66. iPhone and iPad Review
  67. Importing to Lightroom on iPad
  68. Cloud Backup
  69. Adjust, Edit, and Organize
  70. Using Lightroom Between Devices
  71. Lightroom Desktop
  72. Removing Images from the Cloud
  73. Profiles
  74. Light
  75. Color
  76. Effects
  77. Details
  78. Optics
  79. Geometry
  80. Crop
  81. Adding and Using Presets and Profiles
  82. Local Adjustments
  83. Healing Tool
  84. Synchronizing Edits
  85. Editing in Photoshop
  86. Finding Images
  87. Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web
  88. Posting Images to Social Media
  89. Overview of Lightroom Desktop
  90. The Workflow Overview
  91. Organizing Images
  92. Albums and Shared Albums
  93. Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview
  94. Importing and Selecting Images
  95. HDR and Panoramics
  96. Light
  97. Profiles
  98. Tone Curves
  99. Color
  100. Effects
  101. Details
  102. Optics
  103. Geometry and Crop Tool
  104. Sync Settings
  105. Making and Adding Presets
  106. Healing Brush
  107. Brush Tool
  108. Gradient Tool
  109. Edit in Photoshop
  110. Finding Images with Sensei
  111. Sharing Albums on the Web
  112. Print through Photoshop
  113. Exporting Images to Files or Web Services
  114. Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices
  115. Archiving Images for Storage
  116. Review of the Workflow



Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

Kyosa Canuck

I hate to say this is a repetitive class due to covering much of the same things in each LR app. I appreciate Ben's classes better but this does give different perspectives. Also, Ben knows better than to use the word "super" let alone use it 10+ times per lesson.

Kayode Olorunfemi

I have been using lightroom for upwards of 6years and I still found this course incredibly useful. It can be useful learning through desperate tutorials online, but having a course that ties everything together, coupled with foundation principles, is invaluable.