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Lightroom CC - Mobile: Settings

Lesson 23 from: Lightroom CC: Organizing Your Digital Photo Life

Jared Platt

Lightroom CC - Mobile: Settings

Lesson 23 from: Lightroom CC: Organizing Your Digital Photo Life

Jared Platt

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23. Lightroom CC - Mobile: Settings


Class Trailer

Class Introduction


Creative Cloud Construct


Lightroom Classic vs. Lightroom CC


Importing and Organization


Folder and Album Creation


Image Selection


Connectivity and Data


Finding Images in Lightroom CC


Lesson Info

Lightroom CC - Mobile: Settings

Inside of LightRoom mobile so that you can see what's available to you. So your settings are over here. Next to the left hand corner where it says Lr. So I'm gonna click on Lr. And you're gonna see there's there a whole bunch of setting up and down here. There's some of 'em that are just about LightRoom and premium. Those types of things don't even matter. This is where you log in. So if you have multiple accounts, you can just click on here and you can log in or log out based on that login information. You can also come over here to your cloud storage and sync. And if you click on that you have some options. We talked about this yesterday. Use cellular data or not. You can only download smart previews. So again, if you don't want to spend a lot of space on your iPad, you can just download the previews, the smart previews, instead of the full file. And that will allow you work on 'em but not necessarily share the full file. That's perfectly fine in most cases. Because the smart preview...

is perfectly good for sharing to Facebook, and sharing to Instagram, and put, emailing to someone. Things like that. Those smart previews are gonna do a fantastic job. So most of the time, I use my cellular data because I have an unlimited plan where they just give me as much data as I need. And I use only my smart previews 'cause I don't wanna fill my whole iPad up with a terabyte worth of stuff 'cause I don't have a terabyte worth of space on this. On this iPad. Okay. So that's the first set of settings. The next set of settings is this local storage option here. It shows you how much storage you're using. So locally I'm only using point one two gigabytes. Cached files is three gigabytes. And I have 223 gigabytes free. Which means that if I want to use, if I wanna download an entire, say wedding that I've shot, and work on it and adjust it and play with it while I'm on the road, I can do that because I can bring down 17 gigabytes of photos, work on 'em, and then when I say, "Ah, I don't wanna work on these anymore," I can release those and it'll send 'em back up to the cloud and I don't have to worry about it. So I've got plenty of space. So, and then general. The general settings are really important. General settings, you have auto add photos, auto add videos, and then of course add your copyright. And then you can also ask it to apply lens correction profiles. And, I've got it turned on. That means that anytime a photo is put into this system, into my iPad, it's going to automatically turn on lens correction, and fix distortion, and the natural vignetting, and stuff like that. That can be on. Or off. And you can tell it to only apply it to raw files, or all files. So if you just apply it to the raw files, it's only gonna work with things that come from, you know, a serious camera. Or, if you're shooting DNG on your iPhone or on your iPad, it will apply it to those. But it won't apply it to a JPEG. My opinion on a JPEG is you shouldn't do anything to a JPEG because JPEG is a print only document. If you're workin' on a JPEG, you're destroying the JPEG. Constantly. So I prefer not to work on a JPEG if I can avoid it. So, the auto add photos and videos, that's a really important thing because some people are going to just prefer flicking open their phone, and using the regular phone camera. Because it's super fast to get to. Take a picture, and move on. But that picture is being stored in your camera roll that's on your iPhone. Or on your, you know whatever, Android device or whatever. It's being stored in the device on its natural camera roll. It's not going to LightRoom unless you turn on that option to auto add the photos. If you turn on that option, any photo that's taken by your camera, by any of the cameras in your camera, or in your phone, it will add it to LightRoom automatically. Which means that anytime you go to LightRoom, everything you've ever shot is in LightRoom. Which means that anything that's in LightRoom gets put up on the cloud and stored as a backup copy and goes to your computer. If you turn this off, then the only photos that go into LightRoom are ones that you specifically add, or ones that you shoot in LightRoom. So, there are two methodologies for this. Let's say that you take a lot of pictures but you don't want all those pictures synchronized to the cloud. You don't want all those pictures going to every person that has a device that's logged into your account. Let's say it's your family account. And so you've got, like let's say that I were to have, myself and my wife and my kids, all on that account. So everybody's LightRoom mobile is looking at the same thing. If I'm taking pictures, and this is on, it's going up and down to every phone. So if I'm taking pictures of things that I want them to see, great. But if I'm taking pictures of things that would bore them to death, or would scare them because it's an accident photograph or something like that, I don't want that to go up to the cloud and then down. So, you either turn it off and then choose the images you want to put into LightRoom. Or you turn it on, and everything goes up and then it disseminates to all of the devices. If it's always on, you're always backed up. If it's off, you're only backed up on things that you specifically put into LightRoom. So we're gonna show you how to do that. The other one is add videos. I don't shoot a lot of videos and I don't want a lot of videos going up to the cloud, because most of the videos I wanna clip 'em down before I actually use them. And I'm gonna decide between 'em 'cause I'm gonna shoot three or four videos and then I'll chose the one that I want. It's a lot of data. And so, I leave that off. And then I'm just gonna put the ones that I want into LightRoom. And then as soon as they're in LightRoom it'll send 'em up to the cloud. So those are the settings that you need to know about. There's also metadata sharing setting here. So you wanna share the metadata. I think the metadata is important to share, across all your devices and to the web when you're sharing. Captioning is important. Camera information I think is important because people wanna know that kind of stuff. But location information is always off. Turn it off. Because when you take a picture your phone is logging your location. So when you share that information out to the public, say on Facebook, you don't want that photo to have the location tagged on it if that location is a private location. So turn it off. As a general rule. So those are the options for our settings. I'm gonna go back into our major area here. This is the organizational area. I'm gonna go into our, so I just recently took a trip to Iceland and Sweden. I was over in Sweden launching the, helping ProPhoto launch their A1 flash. It's just a little tiny studio light. It's so tiny it actually fits on your camera. So it's an on-camera flash. But, it also goes off-camera. And, I love it. But, that's what I was doing. I was on my way to launch that product in Sweden, so on the way, I went to Iceland because it's kind of on the way. And Iceland was kind of a bucket list thing, and so. These are photos from Iceland and Sweden. And one of those photos we were just playing with yesterday. That's the photo. So we're gonna work on that photo for right now. So I simply, when I'm looking through my photos, and again, if you look at the photos here, you have options. As you scroll through 'em you can see that it's, the information that we're looking at currently is the camera settings. So F eight, 100 ISO, 160th of a second. So all of that information is available. But if you use two fingers to tap it, it will change that information. So I'm just seeing my photos. I'm seeing photos as to what kind of images they are. You can see that they're all raw images. Click it again. I can see whether it's a picked image. So that little checked box in the top left hand corner is picked. And then you can see in the bottom left hand corner there are stars. So you can see the stars right there. And you can see the pick right there. And then if I double tap it again, I get all of the information about when it was shot, and so you can see when it was shot. How big it is. And what the actual image name is. So all of that information you can cycle through. Which is very helpful. I prefer to keep it on this one, my ratings and my starts, 'cause that helps me see which ones I really liked. Remember, you also have this search option here. So if I search for, say, clouds. That search is being done in the cloud by Sensei, Adobe Sensei. Which is intelligent, and it can see clouds. So you can see that it's looking for anything that has clouds in it. And this one even has a little bit of clouds in it right there. So it's found all of the images that have clouds inside of this particular collection. If I went and searched all photos then it would search all photos. Then I can hone down that search by clicking on this filter option here that looks like a little cone. When I click on that, I can filter for just videos, just photos. I can look for un-flagged, picked, rejected, or I can get star ratings. And so, we're gonna just say, let's only look at the images that have two stars and above. So, there we go. Two stars and above. So now I have images with clouds with two stars and above searching for those. And I'm gonna click on that one. And that's what we're gonna work on. Alright. So it's easy to find your images because not only do you have the ability to look for your stars and favorites, and things like that, but Sensei is helping you find stuff that doesn't even have keywords in it. 'Cause I didn't keyword this with any clouds or anything like that. It just sees that there's fog. Must be a cloud. So it brought it to me.

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Lightroom® CC Ecosystem PDF
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Ratings and Reviews


This class blew my mind! As a full-time professional photographer, with a very complicated workflow (that is next to impossible to explain to my assistant) I cannot express how essential this class is to overhauling and simplifying my workflow. I am so excited to finally be able to split my workflow between multiple laptops and work stations WITHOUT having to build a server at my studio. I love that I now have a framework to start building a new organizational and backup system that I can easily train others on, and mobilize quickly. With all of the changes and improvements that Adobe is bringing to Lightroom CC & Classic, this class is integral to understanding and utilizing the program to its fullest potential! Jared Platt is a wonderful teacher and this class especially is perfect for novices and seasoned professionals alike!

a Creativelive Student

I was lucky enough to participate in-studio for this class. Jared is a great presenter and broke down the complicated Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic changes. His conversational style of presenting kept things interesting and participants involved. This course was much more than just learning what the programs do. Jared walked through sample workflows to show when and why you would use the multitude of sliders and editing tools within the program. The course is worth every penny! Topics will remain pertinent well after newer versions of Lightroom CC and Classic are released.


I won't be able to watch all of this, but I purchased it anyway. Jared's ability to address the technical as well as the artistic aspects of Lightroom is unparalleled. He is one of my preferred presenters, especially for Lightroom. I especially appreciate how he has clarified the differences among the versions of Lightroom that are available. Thank you Jared!

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