Adobe has added Lightroom Mobile to the Creative Cloud Photography Bundle
Still for the low price of $9.99 US per month.
The Lightroom Mobile Look
I needed to update my Adobe CC Desktop and update to the latest version of Lightroom now 5.4 that supports Mobile and ?? The iTunes Store has the Lightroom Mobile app, I found the APP on both Canadian and US stores. You will need your My Adobe credentials to login and prepare the app to sync with your computer catalog(s).
Lightroom Mobile uses Collections that you create on your laptop or desktop and select to sync. Right click on the collection(s) you want to share and pick Share with Lightroom mobile.
I selected a folder to share with the mobile app and jumped right into trying out the APP on my iPad.
When you select the the collection the Grid Type view from Lightroom fills your screen. If you 2 finger tap on the grid, Iconic info is provided on each image. f Stop, ISO and shutter speed.
Another tap of 2 fingers will deliver the Info panel we are used to on our computers. 1 more tap clears all panels.
To open and work on an image simply tap on that image. The Mobile equivalent of the Develop Module appears.
You are able to pick, unpick or reject by 1 finger dragging in the middle of the image. I am not sure I would be using this on the APP for picks (Flag), unpick (Unflag) or reject, this is the very first thing I do after I import projects.
The lower icons are from the left. The Film Strip view shows thumbnails along the bottom you can select to work on in the main window. The 3 sliders Adjustments is the view below. The Bullets looking icon is a choice of mobile Presets, not nearly as broad and our computer version. and Last on the far right is the Crop Tool that will be covered later.
In any view to move from 1 image to the next or before just swipe right or left.
There is the logical flow left to right White Balance etc. Simply touch the adjustment and then drag right or left. The screen capture below has been 2 finger tapped twice to show the info panel and the histogram overlay.
Whites & Blacks Adjustments
I was wondering how the Whites & Blacks sliders would work when they work in-conjunction with the Alt(PC) and Option(Mac) keys on our computers. This is where 2 fingers make it easy!
Just like in Lightroom you can 2 finger slide the Whites and Blacks sliders right or left and the screen will look like you are pressing the Alt(PC) or Option(Mac) keys and sliding the adjustment. When you tap with 3 Fingers at anytime the before or unedited view will show just like the “\” on your computer!
I usually like to crop earlier in my work flow and you can do this anytime. There are several preset ratios from 1 X 1 to 16 X 9 along the bottom. If you want to make a custom crop click on the lock to unlock at the right of the image and your crop is free form.
When the crop tool is active you can 2 finger TAP on the crop to change the overlays. There are 3 choices.
Rule of Thirds
You can touch and hold anywhere outside of the selection to rotate the crop as well. If you have landscape crop selected and want a portrait orientation you need to drag to one side and up to change to portrait.
Once I have had more time to dig into the APP I will report back. For more information Here is the link to Adobe for the APP