As Lightroom mobile’s apps for iPad and iPhone mature I see a pattern forming – a pattern I can appreciate. Hopefully you can too!
Newer iOS apps being introduced by Adobe are starting to show the hooks into the Lightroom mobile app. The Lightroom mobile app is becoming your imaging hub on mobile devices. Not only does it allow you to easily ingest the image captures of your iPad and iPhone into your existing Lightroom workflow, it also allows you to get those images from your Lightroom catalog into some of your favorite mobile apps.
Here are iPad screen captures of the recently released Adobe apps, Photoshop Mix and Adobe Voice. Both offer the access to your Lightroom synced images for use in the compositing and story-telling apps respectively. I would expect this trend to continue with Adobe’s subsequent app releases and updates to existing apps. It may not come all at once but it is exciting to think of a Lightroom –managed hub feeding your various apps with your quality images.
Note too, that your Creative Cloud account is fully accessible in these two apps as well allowing your to store, transfer and use assets that are non-photographic in nature.
Rikk Flohr © 2014
I know there are a veritable plethora of Android Tablet, Phablet and Phone users out there gnashing their teeth at the lack of availability of Lightroom mobile for their chosen platform. While Adobe has committed to working on a version of Lightroom mobile on the Android platform, its delivery timeframe is uncertain – especially to those anxious Android users feeling slighted. When Adobe put the Lightroom mobile features into Lightroom 5.4 and released it, the iOS iPad users rejoiced (at least those with current enough devices to run the app) and rushed to find a way to insert it into their workflows. The subsequent iPhone release on June 18th fed the frenzy – and the anguish for the Android users.
…even without a supported device, Lightroom mobile still has something to offer for you…
Here’s a less-than-well-known feature of Lightroom mobile. You don’t have to have an iOS device to start using it – today! One of the components around which Adobe’s mobile solution was built iss a little place called http://lightroom.adobe.com – also known as Lightroom Web. Take a look at the middle option on Adobe’s page below.
It is true that most people, when thinking of Lightroom mobile, think of their iPad, iPhone or an as yet unsupported Android device. What is often lost in the shuffle is the existence of a web-based portal to your Lightroom-synced files. When you sync files into the Creative Cloud for use by Lightroom mobile, Lightroom Web gets a copy. By typing in that http://lightroom.adobe.com address and logging in with your Adobe Creative Cloud ID, you can see all of your synced mobile collections. True, you don’t have any editing ability – yet. What you can do is, post your galleries and share them if you wish with whomever you wish – all via the Lightroom mobile functionality.
Post a gallery for your client without having to have an existing website or a web hosting service or show ad hoc slideshows from within a web browser anywhere with Lightroom mobile – no device required.
The point is, even without your yet-to-be supported device, Lightroom mobile still has something to offer for you. As time goes on and the feature set grows, who knows…
Rikk Flohr © 2014
Early Signup Discount Through: 8/31/2014
December 6-10, 2014
Badlands National Park – South Dakota
Registration for the 2014 Winter Badlands Photography Workshop with Rikk Flohr and Laurie Hernandez is officially open! Three-time Artist in Residence from Badlands National Park photographer, Rikk Flohr, and his team will be again offering a unique photography workshop this December in the Badlands.This is our fourth season of capturing the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife of Badlands in winter. We want you to join us!
If you’ve never experienced a National Park in Winter, this is a prime opportunity. We have the park pretty much to ourselves this time of year. The animals return to the areas near the roadways making prime photo ops much more likely. Last year we photographed Bobcats at close range, Bighorn sheep butting heads and massive Mule Deer. Who knows what will appear this year? Of course, there will be the iconic Badlands formations.
If you sign up for the workshop before August, 31, 2014, you can take an extra $50.00 off our already low pricing. In fact, we held last year’s pricing to make this workshop an affordable experience.
Take $50.00 Off!
Complete information can be found at the Badlands Photography Workshop website or you can request a Registration form here.
Rikk Flohr © 2014
Season 3 of Our Popular Workshop Announced!
Oh, and did we mention an early signup discount?
Laurie Hernandez & Rikk Flohr are excited to announce the Fall 2014 date of their popular Shoot, Print and Frame the North Shore workshop. The Friday-Sunday workshop is located along the Minnesota shore of Lake Superior and offers shooting of lakeshore and inland fall colors. Ample classroom time is provided to discuss and execute topics like developing your shots for print, color management, and actual on-site printing. We finish the workshop off by sending you home with one of your own creations, framed – under glass ready-to-hang!
Space is limited and we do typically compete with the far-north fall color tours for hotel space so don’t delay. Complete information can be found here. Click link at the bottom of this page to request a registration form. We hope to see you there!
Early Signup Discount till June 30th, 2014!
Laurie Hernandez & Rikk Flohr
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