Viral Smartphone Photography & Video Techniques – Lightroom for Mobile – 18 Free Videos

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As we reported yesterday Adobe updated Lightroom for iOS to version 2.6 and Lightroom for Android to 2.2.2 with a host of new and very useful features (see here).

We have published this link (below) to a series of videos created by Adobe’s own Julieanne Kost as host. She has covered Lightroom for Mobile (iOS) from end to end, including these new features.

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Announcing Lightroom for iOS 2.6 and Lightroom for Android 2.2.2

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Adobe have today announced updates for Lightroom Mobile as well as to Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw.

Lightroom for iPhones includes a new edit experience, a new info section, a new capture interface with a brand new professional mode, support for all of the latest cameras and lenses provided in today’s Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom releases, as well as bug fixes and improvements. Lightroom for iPads adds in the new capture interface, camera and lens support, and bug fixes, and Lightroom for Android provides support for new cameras and lenses as well as bug fixes.

Lightroom has always been about helping you get the most out of your images, and with Lightroom for Android 2.2, you can now import raw files directly into your Android device. The Raw Technology Preview makes it possible for you to connect your camera to your Android device and import photos directly from your camera. With this Technology Preview now available for Android (released for iOS in July of this year), you can capture, edit, and share raw photos, in full resolution, and have access to them wherever you are in the world.

The teams for both Lightroom for iPads as well as Lightroom for Android are also working on adding in the new edit and info experiences and we hope to release those updates soon.

Here’s a link to a series of of videos by Adobe’s very own Julieanne Kost. She has covered Lightroom Mobile from end-to-end, including these new features – all free.

To download/update to Adobe Lightroom 2.6, click here

To download/update to Lightroom 2.2.2 for Android, click here.

More details regarding both updates, to both platforms below:

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Lightroom for Mobile 2.1, Now Available!

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Adobe have announced update 2.1 to Lightroom for mobile today. This new version adds some great new features including:

  • iPad Pro support and support for iOS 9’s multitasking capabilities
  • Point Curve mode for the Tone Curve and the Split Tone adjustments tool
  • Support for 3D touch and a new widget to launch the Adobe built-in camera from the iOS Notification Center
  • New shoot-through presets in the Adobe built-in camera, and more.

Adobe Light for mobile is free and you can download it here.

In this release, Adobe have optimised the app to work on an iPad Pro and to also support the multitasking functionality new in iOS 9. On iPads and iPad Pros, Lightroom for iOS 2.1 enables both the Slide Over functionality so that you can quickly interact with other apps without having to switch apps as well as Split View so that you can run two apps at once, such as reading a tutorial while working within Lightroom.

Interestingly too, the 3D touch functionality introduced with the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus opened up a new realm of possibilities for speeding up interaction. With Lightroom for iOS 2.1, you can use 3D touch on the home screen to open the camera directly or in the collection view to Peek and Pop an image, to quickly check which image you’d like to edit before moving into the Loupe view. Lightroom for iOS 2.1 also adds a Notification Center widget that lets you quickly open the camera found within Lightroom for mobile.In Lightroom for mobile 2.0 we added in a brand-new camera experience, built from the ground up to provide powerful new capture experiences.

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Adobe Lightroom for Android 1.4 Now Available and Free!

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In October, Adobe released Lightroom 2.0 for iOS which made it possible to use Lightroom on iPhones and iPads without a paid subscription, and the response has been phenomenal apparently. Today Lightroom for Android version 1.4 has been announced.  It adds the same free offering for Android users. The ability to use Lightroom for mobile without a paid subscription means that anyone can take advantage of the organizational, editing, and sharing abilities that Lightroom for mobile offers. Signing up for a free trial or logging in with a Creative Cloud subscription adds the ability to synchronize files and edits with Lightroom on a desktop or laptop, as well as with Lightroom Web.

Lightroom for mobile was recently listed by Google as one of the top apps of 2015. New devices are being launched all the time with better and better cameras, and with the launch of Lollipop and the ability to shoot raw DNG files, Android provides one of the most powerful photography platforms available.

Lightroom for Android supports raw DNG workflows making it possible to enhance images and take full advantage of all of the quality and details found in images captured on Android devices.

Adobe are committed to making Lightroom Mobile for Android better and better.  Click the link to download Lightroom Mobile for Android 1.4.

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Adobe’s PaintCan: A Nifty Addition to Beginner Paint Apps

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app Adobe’s PaintCan app. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…

PaintCan is free and you can download it here

“Painting apps can take several different forms. There are the auto-painting apps, that apply the brush to the canvas in a specific, software-driven way. Glaze, Brushstroke and the AutoPainter series are among the auto-painting apps I’ve covered. There are those that allow you to “trace” photos, but the user completely controls the brush strokes and they can even paint completely from scratch. Procreate, ArtRage, Sketch Club, and the Brush menu in iColorama fall into this user-intensive group.

There’s a third group of painting apps which I’d call “software-assisted”. These apps do not allow for painting from scratch like user-intensive apps, but require users to touch the screen and make strokes (unlike the fully automatic apps). Mobile Monet, Photo Viva, Foolproof and today’s app, PaintCan, fall into this third category. These software-assisted apps fall into that middle ground between fully user-controlled and fully automatic. They give you more control over the result than a fully-automatic app, which can help your “eye”: the decisions you make about form and details. At the same time, they help with the brush strokes so that you aren’t immediately frustrated with lack of drawing skills.

PaintCan is an Adobe app. To me, that means it’s pretty solid, and has a team of developers that will back it up as long as the company maintains interest in it. Of course, the flip side is that you don’t have a single developer with the passion to keep it going, either”.

 

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Adobe Unveils Milestone 2015 Creative Cloud Release

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Unprecedented Innovation and Integration Across Creative Cloud Desktop and Mobile Apps; New Adobe Stock Service Debuts

Adobe today launched a milestone release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company also shipped Adobe Stock, the industry’s first stock content service to be integrated directly into the creative process and the tools creatives use every day (see separate press release). In addition, Adobe announced an expanded Creative Cloud enterprise offering that includes enterprise-grade administration, security, collaboration and publishing services for design-driven brands, businesses and large organisations. 

“The 2015 release of Creative Cloud is packed with innovation. Adobe Stock, our brand new stock service, makes 40 million photos, vector graphics and illustrations accessible directly within your favorite CC desktop apps.  Our CreativeSync technology deepens the connections between desktop apps and mobile apps on iOS and Android; and major updates to Creative Cloud’s infrastructure and administrative capabilities makes this an essential upgrade for enterprise customers,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media at Adobe. “Creative Cloud 2015 is our most powerful and comprehensive release to date.”

At the heart of Creative Cloud is Adobe CreativeSync, a signature technology that intelligently syncs creative assets: files, photos, fonts, vector graphics, brushes, colours, settings, metadata and more. With CreativeSync, assets are instantly available, in the right format, wherever designers need them — across desktop, web and mobile apps.  Available exclusively in Creative Cloud, CreativeSync means work can be kicked-off in any connected Creative Cloud mobile app or CC desktop tool; picked up again later in another; and finished in the designer’s favorite CC desktop software.

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Adobe Stock Launches Worldwide

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Integration into Creative Cloud Gives Adobe the Edge in $3 Billion Global Stock Image Market

Adobe today launched Adobe Stock, the industry’s first stock content service to be integrated directly into the content creation process and the tools creatives use every day.  Available through Adobe Creative Cloud, this new service radically simplifies buying and using stock content, including photos, illustrations and graphics.

“Adobe Stock extends Creative Cloud’s value as a vibrant global marketplace,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media at Adobe.  “Eighty-five percent of customers who purchase stock images use Adobe creative tools.  The deep integration with our latest Creative Cloud desktop apps, including Photoshop and InDesign, makes buying and using stock photos incredibly easy.  At the same time, our customers — the best photographers and designers on the planet -– will have the opportunity to contribute millions of new photos and images to Adobe Stock.  This is really going to raise the bar in the world of stock content.”

Adobe Stock, a curated collection of 40 million-and-growing high-quality images, is deeply integrated into the latest releases of Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.  Designers can launch Adobe Stock directly within CC desktop software, add watermarked images to their Creative Cloud Libraries, and then access and work with images across multiple desktop tools. When creatives are ready to license the image for finished work, they can do it directly within the desktop software they are working in.  Thanks to Creative Cloud’s signature CreativeSync technology, all edits made on a watermarked image are automatically applied to the newly licensed image, saving hours of potential rework. 

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Adobe’s New ‘Project Rigel’, says Goodbye to Photoshop Touch App

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Yesterday, Adobe announced that as of next week Photoshop Touch will no longer be available in iTunes, Google Play and other app libraries. If you have previously purchased this product, it will still work but Adobe will no longer update it.  The last major update to Photoshop Touch was in 2012. I reviewed both the iPad and Android versions of this app for DPreview in 2011 and 2012, (see here).

We are excited about Adobe’s codenamed ‘Project Rigel’, there are plans for image retouching on a mobile device extending up to 50-megapixels , presumably via the cloud.

Take a look at Adobe’s sneak peek mobile retouching video below…

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Adobe Mobile Apps Brush CC, Shape CC and Color CC Updated

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Designers are now able to instantly share their brushes, shapes, colours, as well as other creative assets stores in CC Libraries, with friends or colleagues straight from their mobile device. CC Libraries was previously only available through the desktop applications. With this update, CC Libraries can be shared from any device. This is especially valuable for collaboration between designers, as they can now easily share their creative assets whenever and wherever they are.

Also new in the update:

  • Brush CC now features color masking, allowing users to easily remove a specific color from images.
  • Shape CC now supports 17 additional languages: French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Turkish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish and Norwegian.

Adobe Brush CC, Shape CC and Color CC are all available as free downloads through the Apple App Store. The apps require iOS7 or later.

 

 

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