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Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Introduction

Lesson 32 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Introduction

Lesson 32 from: The Streamlined Lightroom Workflow

Jared Platt

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32. Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Introduction

<b>This is the introductory lesson in Lightroom Mobile.&#160; You will learn the basics of Lightroom Mobile&#8217;s connection to the cloud.&#160;&#160;</b>


Class Trailer



Lightroom Ecosystem Overview


Lightroom Ecosystem Image Delivery Details


Lightroom Introductions


Lightroom Application Names


Lightroom Classic Getting Started


Lightroom Classic: Importing


Lightroom Classic: Selecting


Lightroom Classic: Organizing Images


Lightroom Classic: Adjusting Images


Lightroom Classic: Cleaning Up


Lightroom Classic: Sharing Images


Lightroom Classic: Archiving Images


Lightroom Classic: Workflow Review


Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Cloud Files Location


Lightroom Classic: Bonus - Fixing Synchronization Errors


Lightroom Classic: Cleaning Up the Cloud


Lightroom: Introduction


Lightroom: Importing Images


Lightroom: Browsing Images in Local Storage


Lightroom: Organizing Images


Lightroom: Copying Images to the Cloud


Lightroom: Adjusting Images


Lightroom: Masking


Lightroom: Making an AI Preset


Lightroom: Synchronizing Adjustments and Masks


Lightroom: Sorting and Finding Images


Lightroom: Sharing Images


Lightroom: Archiving Images


Lightroom: Workflow Review


Lightroom: Importing Presets and Profiles


Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Introduction


Lightroom Mobile: Settings


Lightroom Mobile: Overview


Lightroom Mobile: Albums, Collections, and the Cloud


Lightroom Mobile: Importing Local Images


Lightroom Mobile: Importing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Albums and Searching


Lightroom Mobile: Selecting Images


Lightroom Mobile: Organizing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Archiving


Lightroom Mobile: Editing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Editing Across the Cloud


Lightroom Mobile: Sharing Images


Lightroom Mobile: Finding the Best Photos Feature


Lightroom Mobile: Presets and Profiles


Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Review


Putting it All Together


Lesson Info

Lightroom Mobile: Workflow Introduction

1 Now it is time to talk about Lightroom Mobile 2 and how it interacts with the Creative Cloud. 3 So let's start with our schematic again. 4 And here you're going to see 5 that we are starting from our camera. 6 We are going to import our images either into the iPhone 7 or into an iPad. 8 And when we do that, we're going 9 to be putting it into some kind of an album. 10 So these are the same as collections in Lightroom Classic. 11 They make up the same albums that are in inside 12 of Lightroom on our laptop. 13 So we are going to bring our images into the phone 14 or into the iPad. 15 And mostly we'll work on the iPad 16 because it's a little bigger, easier to work on. 17 But I promise I will show you a little bit to do 18 with the phone as well, 19 'cause it just looks a little different. 20 But essentially it's the same operating procedures. 21 So we're going to bring these images into our devices 22 and they're gonna go into Lightroom into an album. 23 That album is going to share...

up 24 to the full resolution cloud. 25 So anything that we put into an iPad or an iPhone 26 or a Android device, any mobile device is going 27 to connect to the cloud 28 and send the full high resolution image. 29 That means that if I take a camera card 30 and I plug it into my iPad through the use 31 of a card reader, 32 and there's all sorts of card card readers, by the way, 33 you can use a card reader like this 34 that fits in a little SD card. 35 Fantastic. 36 Easy to put into your suitcase or into your camera case. 37 It doesn't take much space. Plug it in, work on it. 38 I'm actually using a dongle. 39 You can kind of see that here. 40 It's plugged in to the iPad itself. 41 It allows me to connect a power source, the HDMI, 42 which is how you're able to see what I'm going 43 to be looking at as well as a USB cable. 44 And that USB cable can go to, where are we here? 45 Right here. 46 So this is a card reader. 47 It's actually reading a newer kind of card. 48 So this is the new Cannon R5 type of card. 49 It is a CF Express card. 50 So I'm going to plug this into my iPad 51 and that's what's going to read our card 52 and pull in the information. 53 However, it's good to note that you can also plug into 54 your camera itself. 55 So if you just take your camera 56 and plug in USBC to USBC into your iPad, 57 you can actually pull all 58 of your information right off the camera. 59 The camera becomes a card reader. 60 And a camera is a card reader is actually faster 61 than any card reader that I've tried. 62 And so, and I think it's 63 because there's a battery in there maybe. 64 and so it's supplying some extra power, 65 but it works really fast as opposed to really slow. 66 This, the Apple card reader will drag in this stuff 67 and it will take forever to put it in. 68 And then if you use this, 69 this is a hood man, 70 and it's faster than the Apple card reader, 71 but it's still pretty slow in comparison 72 to plugging in a actual camera. 73 Plug in the camera and man, that thing books, 74 especially if it's a USBC camera, so awesome. 75 So that's how we're going to get the images into the iPad. 76 Once we get them into the iPad and into Lightroom, 77 they're going to then be delivered up to the cloud. 78 And that's the full high resolution image 79 that's sitting up in the cloud. 80 And that by virtue of it being there it's going 81 to be delivered over to our laptop inside of Lightroom. 82 And it's gonna be delivered over 83 to the desktop in Lightroom Classic through collections. 84 And both of those. 85 So if this is the image, the Grand Teton, it's gonna go up. 86 And then both of them are gonna end up on discs 87 on our two computers. 88 So over here in Lightroom classic, 89 the full high resolution image is coming down 90 because the full high resolution went up into the cloud. 91 And the same is true over here on the laptop. 92 The full high resolution image comes down into Lightroom 93 and then gets delivered to the disc. 94 If we've chosen to turn on the preference, 95 that allows the entire resolution, full resolution 96 to come down and be stored on the disc. 97 Remember, Lightroom on our laptop could be set up so 98 that it only receives the preview or the smart preview down. 99 And as a result of that, it saves a lot of space, 100 but the high resolution is not being backed up on 101 that hard drive. 102 So that's up to you. 103 In Lightroom Classic you cannot tell it not 104 to bring the high resolution down. 105 So anything that's up here in the cloud is going 106 to be pulled down into Lightroom Classic. 107 And these all deliver the high resolution up. 108 So it's interesting that Lightroom 109 and Lightroom mobile will not allow you 110 to deliver anything up except 111 for the full high resolution image that is being imported. 112 And Lightroom Classic and of course these two, Lightroom 113 and Lightroom mobile will allow you to choose not 114 to bring the full resolution back down. 115 It's interesting that Lightroom 116 and Lightroom mobile will not allow you 117 to put anything except 118 for the high resolution up in the cloud. 119 And yet they will allow you to choose 120 what to bring down. 121 And Lightroom classic is the opposite. 122 It won't allow you to upload the full high resolution 123 image into the cloud. 124 It only allows you to upload the smart preview, 125 something that we've been shouting about for years, 126 that they should allow us to choose which one we send up. 127 But it will not allow you to choose what comes down into it. 128 So it will always bring whatever's up in the cloud 129 down into it. 130 So if it's seeing the high resolution image up in the cloud, 131 it's gonna pull that down. 132 So you don't get to choose that operation. 133 It's always going to store it. 134 And I like that fact 135 because I like Lightroom Classic to be the final repository 136 for everything. 137 Like everything goes into that bank 138 and it stays there and it's protected. 139 So Lightroom Classic is a very protective bank of images. 140 I love that about Lightroom Classic. 141 Okay, so we are sending our images in this course 142 or in this portion of our course, 143 we're gonna send our images into Lightroom mobile. 144 Lightroom mobile's going to, by virtue of the album, 145 send it up into the cloud. 146 And the cloud is going to then send it to Lightroom Classic 147 and over to Lightroom on our laptop. 148 And so we're going to have these images 149 on two different computers as backups, 150 plus the high resolution in the cloud. 151 And so we'll be able to work on the images here, 152 but we'll also be able to springboard off into any 153 of our other devices and work on them there as well. 154 And this is really where the Lightroom mobile workflow 155 comes in. 156 From an import standpoint, 157 when we are bringing images into Lightroom mobile, 158 generally speaking, we're doing that either 159 because we're taking pictures on our phone, 160 and so those images are already going into Lightroom 161 or we're out and about, we're taking pictures on the road, 162 we're traveling somewhere, we're at a destination job 163 of some sort, and we just want to see the images 164 that we've shot, we wanna play with them, 165 didn't necessarily bring a computer with us, 166 but we want to a, look at the images, 167 confirm that we did a good job or start working on 'em 168 and sharing 'em with the client. 169 But b, we want to back the images up. 170 And if you are in your home country 171 and you have an unlimited data plan, 172 you can certainly put your images into your iPad 173 and your unlimited data plan, 174 upload those images up into the cloud. 175 And most often, 176 it's actually faster than whatever wifi is at the hotel. 177 So if you're plugged into wifi 178 and you are just getting a deplorable upload speed, 179 hopefully you have a way 180 of either having a data plan on your phone, 181 which you can tie into your iPad as a hotspot, 182 or maybe you carry around a hotspot with you 183 because 5G cell network is a lot faster than most wifis. 184 And so you could just upload it through there. 185 I do that all the time. 186 When I'm traveling internationally, 187 then I turn off the option of uploading via cell signal, 188 and I only use wifi 189 because obviously I'd burned through the small amount 190 of international data that I have. 191 So just be aware of where you're traveling and whether 192 or not you're going to turn on the ability to use cellular. 193 So we're going to start with some settings 194 because that's really important to your workflow 195 inside of Lightroom mobile.

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Ratings and Reviews

Milena Marguenski

After giving up on Adobe long time ago (for apparent reasons). I decided to go back with my recent coming back to photography. I’ve been a heavy Photoshop user but never Lightroom’s. Since I signed up I was straggling to decide between the “new” Lightroom and Lightroom Classic. It was obvious LRC is more versatile but I loved the modern, cleaner look of the Lr. At the end I am a visual person :). Jared’s workshop made my decision easier and cleared up the question I asked Google repeatedly about managing Adobe cloud storage. A very comprehensive, easy to understand and fun course. Can’t wait to rearrange my 20+ years photo library. Thank you, Jared!


Jared Platt is the best educator when it comes to explaining how and when to use each program in the Lightroom ecosystem. He knows and explains extremely well the pros, cons, and tricks of using LrC, Lr, & LrMobile together. Most people teach each independently. Jared teaches in depth knowledge of how they interact --amazing!

Chris Lang

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