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160 Points

Mon, Oct 3, 2016 3:46 PM

Lightroom for mobile: Export/Extract DNGs shot in Lightroom Mobile App to Camera Roll or Computer

Hello. I would like to request a feature be added to Lightroom Mobile for iOS to export RAW DNG files shot withing the iPhone Lightroom Mobile app as DNGs to the camera roll. I am trying to sync to my desktop app but apparently it's been already been synced to some other catalog I no longer have access to. I cannot proceed without deleting all the images I shot in RAW on the iPhone.

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245 Messages

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6K Points

4 years ago

Completely agree. There should be another way to extract the dng files than syncing.

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306 Points

4 years ago

Yup. Agreed.
If syncing is the only way, I will never use the option.

I hope Apple will release an update to shoot in DNG soon, or I will use a third app.

245 Messages

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6K Points

I get good results shooting with ProCam 4 app (called ProCam 4 - Manual Camera + RAW on the app store). Shoots dng and saves them to the film roll. 

21 Messages

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306 Points

Thanks I will have a look.

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912 Points

4 years ago

Hey Tony, I can help you out. Send me an email to haftel@adobe.com

@markinho, we are working on a way to export the DNG files from the camera. Since the DNG files are only the raw information, the edits made within Lightroom won't be visible outside of other Adobe products. The benefit of raw is that you can get access to the unprocessed image information and make adjustments directly, but that means you need a raw processor, and each raw processor is going to create different results and not be able to render other processor's tools. That's why it was designed around the lightroom ecosystem. Still, we've heard folks like yourself want the ability to still get access to the original file, so we're working on it :)

Josh
Product Manager for Lr Mobile

245 Messages

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6K Points

Josh that is great to hear! One thing to remember here is that most people that want this access actually want to use the dng file in Lightroom or ACR/Photoshop, either on a second machine they have Lightroom on that is not syncing with LR/mobile (think a travel laptop while the main Lightroom syncing machine is at home/work) or because the syncing simply does not work reliably, which seems to be a problem for lots of people.

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912 Points

Understand that! So there's at least two things here that we need to do:

1. Fix our sync problem (speed and reliability)
2. Fix the problem that you can only have one computer connected to the same online account

Fixing these two things would help resolve the issue with getting the DNGs easier / more reliably into Lr/ACR.

There are other scenarios as well which is why we'll ALSO be adding in an export original :)

21 Messages

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306 Points

Josh,
Thank you for your reply.
I like the idea of beeing able to access the DNG directly.
I use mainly the camera roll with my phone connected to the computer.
But also for quick work I use the app "GoodReader" for many cases and I would be happy to be able to "open in..." the DNG with GoodReader, and transfer the files over ftp from there.

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3.2K Points

One of those other scenarios is that with my upload speed (darn you charter cable) it takes forever to go from my phone to my computer (sitting next to each other) via the cloud. I'd like to be able to export them to a file system (partner with photosync app maybe?) so that I can make sure they are backed up immediately, and import them in to lightroom later. If I can get an .xmp file great, if not, I'll deal and sync the very few that I tweak on my phone.

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72 Points

5 months already. Fixed?

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72 Points

a year ago

Sorry, but as of today there's still no way to simply export a DNG photo shot using my phone. It's a total bummer because I don't want to always rely on the sync feature between mobile and CC desktop. Any info about this feature? Thanks a lot in advance

245 Messages

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6K Points

a year ago

The feature is there. Tap on the export button. Select “export original” and then select Files. You can now select where, which can be iCloud files, Dropbox, google drive, etc. depending on what you have installed on your phone. This saves a dng if you shot that

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62 Points

a year ago

Is there an easy way to get those dng  files from an iPhone to an iPad? Can you airdrop Them? The cloud isn’t an option with my terrible home internet. Right now I’m shooting and editing on my phone but I wish I could edit on my iPad Pro. 

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6K Points

a year ago

You should be able to airdrop the dng files from the photos app. So export your dngs from Lightroom as originals to the photo roll and then airdrop them from there

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70 Points

a year ago

I'm trying to work out how to export photos from LR mobile app ( synced from my desktop) into my Google photos on my Android Google pixel phone so I can post to Instagram. Maybe this should be a new thread?

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70 Points

a year ago

I'm trying to work out how to export photos from LR mobile app ( synced from my desktop) into my Google photos on my Android Google pixel phone so I can post to Instagram. Maybe this should be a new thread?

245 Messages

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6K Points

a year ago

You do this using the share button that looks like a square with an arrow coming out of it. You should be able to directly share to Instagram or to export to the photo roll. You shouldn’t have to go through the photo roll step though and should be able to go straight to the Instagram app from Lightroom on mobile.

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60 Points

9 months ago

I have an iPhone XS fully updated, and what I have founds is, I have to save the .dng file to a folder on the iCloud, and then drag and drop to the photo app on my Mac. You can no longer export from Lightroom to the Photo app with .dng files. Which really sucks. Hopefully they will rectify this situations sooner rather than later :-) 

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6K Points

9 months ago

The ability to save dng to the camera roll is still there. In the share button simply tap on the little settings icon right next to “export to camera roll” and select original as the format