Lightroom CC for mobile: Allow minimum shutter speed

  • 5
  • Idea
  • Updated 2 months ago
  • (Edited)
when I shoot outdoors, auto seems to work fine most of the time. When I shoot indoors however I find that the shutter speed drops to around the 20th of a second meaning that most of my photos are going to be blurry on close inspection. It would be great to be able to set the minimum set or speed so that I know that I would never be shooting slower than 1/60 of a second, unless I overrode it
Photo of Reid Thaler

Reid Thaler

  • 6 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like

Posted 4 months ago

  • 5
Photo of Donna Wetter

Donna Wetter

  • 12 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Yes that would be very useful, I just don't get how no smartphone manufacturer gets, that this is a must have shooting mode: Auto ISO with a desired minimal shutter speed to keep, to freeze motion.

Its the standard setting on my DSLR combined with manual aperture (which is irrelevant for  most phones), this way its always ready to point and shoot and sport shootings in changing lighting conditions.

Problem is most apps offer AutoISO but only with Auto shutter-speed or fixed shutter-speed:

But fixed shutter only works for dark environments, as soon as it gets to bright the phone cant reduce ISO anymore and sticks to the shutter-speed (for examlpe 1/250) which results in overexposed images in the sun.

If I leave both settings on auto it gets to slow to freeze moving subjects in dark areas, that could easily be captured with a raising ISO value.

So I always have to check the condition and adjust the settings in my camera app, its never a point and shoot cam, but a always-with-you-smartphone should be exactly that.


I know lightroom is not really meant to be a camera app, but you would be the first (as far es I know) to incorporate a real working Auto ISO mode with:

1) user chosen minimal shutter speed
2) raising ISO to match the desired shutter speed if its dark, only lower it If the preset highest ISO value is reached (maybe as a last resort even go for -1EV before slowing down the shutter)
3) raising the shutter speed to be faster if it gets to bright and ISO is at its lowest setting
4) resulting in always correctly exposed images (exposure compensation could be used too) with sharp moving subjects

And yes, of course that would be a RAW shooting mode. ;)  Come Adobe, show the world how a real camera should operate, I just don't get how no one is programming this for their camera app, so much computing power in a phone and most camera apps are so dumb.



(Edited)