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Mon, Aug 24, 2015 4:02 PM


Lightroom Mobile: Mobile tethered shooting

When a mobile version of Lightroom was announced for the first time, my expectations was high ... I was not expecting a "collection viewer" application just for playing with the photos (as you know photos should be previously added to a catalog by a laptop or desktop) on the tablet.

It can be a great mobile application if it has catalog creation and so tethered shooting capabilities.


8 Messages


226 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Allow wireless tether importing.

I'd like to be able to sync via an Eye-Fi or wireless adapter directly to LR Mobile. Here's my current studio workflow that I use with Photosmith on my iPad:

1. Write full size raw's to my CF card and jpg's to my Eye-Fi
2. The Eye-Fi wirelessly transfers the jpg's, via the studio's wifi (not peer to peer, although P2P is available as a failback if no wifi is available) to Photosmith on my iPad
3. I use Photosmith to assign star ratings, flags, color labels, etc. right there on the spot
4. When I return to my desktop I import the raw's from my CF card into LR using my standard import presets
5. I then wirelessly sync the iPad Photosmith collection to LR. LR detects that the images already exist (the raw's were imported in the previous step) so it only syncs metadata, which of course contains all of my ratings and flags from step 3
6. I can immediately start editing in LR the images that I already selected from my iPad while back at the studio

Honestly, this is a great workflow that works very well for me, but I feel it would be even better if I could do it all within LR Mobile instead of needing to use a separate app. I would think that step 5 in my workflow could be accomplished via Creative Cloud, so as soon as I import the full size raw's into LR, the metadata from LR Mobile would be applied to them. That would be great.

3 Messages


210 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom mobile: Tethered control/trigger.

What if Lightroom mobile would control tethered shooting in Lightroom on my Mac vie Wi-Fi or Bluetooth?
I hate pressing Fn-F12.
Or simply allow the Apple Remote to trigger the shutter.



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97.3K Points

5 years ago

See this blog post by LR product manager Tom Hogarty: