Month: December 2015

Exploring Adobe Lightroom Mobile Services

Most professional photographers have been requesting for a mobile version or application of Adobe Lightroom since they want to work with their images using their smartphones or tablets. Luckily, their request was granted as Adobe finally released their mobile application of Lightroom in which users are allowed to modify and manage their images through their mobile devices.

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At first, the application can be downloaded for free, but the company decided to limit the services of the free version and users can only access the full version of Lightroom mobile when they subscribe to Adobe’s creative cloud subscription plans.  One of the most common plan subscription that most photographers prefer is called the Lightroom photography plan, which cost about 10 dollars a month and contains Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6.

Exploring the application

Generally, I had the chance to download, test and use the program and I find it very useful as it can modify and organize action camcorders images. However, if you’re not subscribed to any of Lightroom’s plans, it is impossible for you to enjoy additional storage and synchronization to and from Lightroom desktop program.

The Adobe Lightroom mobile application is not a bad application. It is a well-styled app and everything is in place. Unlike other mobile editing application, Lightroom mobile is clean, organized and easy to understand. It is compatible with any mobile devices; smartphones and tablets. The application is also available and downloadable for both Android and IOS operating system.

Adobe Lightroom mobile is only useful when you’re modifying less than 10 images. You still need the desktop version for you to create presets, and made some major adjustments to it. If in case you weren’t able to create your own presets, you can download the best Lightroom fanatic presets. All you have to do is visit their site and choose the best free bundles.

 

Introducing Lightroom Web and Mobile

As we all know, there are two simple ways to purchase the latest version of Adobe Lightroom. The first method is to buy the licensed and authentic version, which means you have to pay for the one time fee to use the software. The second method is to subscribe to Adobe’s creative cloud service plan. With this method, you have to choose a plan and pay the monthly fees. It will allow you to use the latest version of Lightroom 6 with unlimited access to Lightroom mobile and web.

pe4However, Adobe’s creative subscription plan has several issues and controversies at first as users were angered with the restrictions. Only creative cloud users can access the two features: Lightroom mobile and web.

We all know the features of Adobe Photoshop, but we are less knowledgeable on how Lightroom mobile and web works. So, in this article, we will talk about the workflow and process of using the two Lightroom services.

To give you a quick insight about it, Lightroom mobile is an application that can be downloaded for Android and IOS smartphones if you are already subscribed to creative cloud plan.

Lightroom mobile allows user to synchronize, organize and modify images to and from Lightroom CC using your mobile device. Basically, you can use it anywhere, and anytime you want.

Lightroom mobile and Lightroom web

These two applications were made and designed to help professional photographers with their workload. Adobe wants all photographers to have the most convenient tool to use with their images and to help them save more time and effort.

However, Lightroom mobile and web’s synchronized feature will work if there is an internet connection.

In addition, Adobe Lightroom mobile can preview images using the smart preview feature. It is a compressed preview of two images, side by side.

These two features are helpful especially when searching for presets. They can get more useful Lightroom preset for portraits at Sleeklens.com as they have a collection called “Sleeklens’ Bundle for Lightroom Portraits”.

Lightroom and Metadata Application

When importing tons of images into the Lightroom interface, one of the most significant thing to do is to make sure that you have applied your metadata during your import process. Metadata Application and set up in Lightroom is one of the best and effect ways to protect your photos and at the same time help you market your work and your name.

LR47Why is it important to add Metadata?

So, what is metadata? It is a data that describes a certain image. Basically, metadata summarizes the most basic information about the photo in Lightroom, which make locating and working easier. For example, if you have hundreds or thousands of images to manage, application of metadata is a must so that you can locate the files easier. You can add the following data: date modified, file size and name and name of the photographer.

Putting Captions on your Metadata files

This one is the most essential Lightroom tips that you shouldn’t miss. It allows you to sell and market your work and build your company name. Adding and putting captions on your metadata is one of the most important process most photographers do. When adding captions to the file, make sure to provide all the necessary details that will not just catch the attention of others but will enable them to buy the product.

Metadata’s are also the one we find on Google search, Facebook and other social networking platform. When adding captions to the metadata, you are not just promoting your product alone. You are also selling your company’s name and reputation.

As you can see everywhere; online or in the market, there is a big list of free presets in Lightroom and most of it has its own metadata that will describe the theme, styles, effects and designs used in the presets. You can use the list from other sites to guide you in making your own metadata lists.

Learn how to install Lightroom presets here: