This latest update to the Adobe Lightroom Cloud-centric suite of applications was released to customers on 10 December 2019.
In addition to new features (discussed below) this update includes bug fixes and support for new camera models and lenses released since the November update.
New in Desktop and Mobile
Contribute photos and videos to a Lightroom shared album
In May this year Adobe provided support for sharing and inviting others to view or contribute to an album. Lightroom now makes it easy contribute photos to shared albums – You can also view and add photos to shared group albums to which you’ve been invited. all directly from within the desktop and mobile apps and Lightroom on the web.
To use the Contribute feature, you must click the ‘View album’ button in the email invite that is sent by the album owner. Then, open the app and click the ‘Share’ icon. Under section ‘Shared with You’, you can view the album(s) that are shared with you.
Directly import photos from a camera or SD card (Lightroom iOS)
From it’s inception customers have been pressing Adobe to include the ability to directly import their photos into Lightroom iOS rather than through the Apple Camera Roll. Unfortunately, until recently the necessary APIs, etc were not in iOS. However, with the introduction of iOS 13 direct import was now possible. Time for Adobe to step up!
With Lightroom 5.1 for iOS you can directly import photos and videos from an SD card or other attached media into Lightroom. However, your iOS device needs to be running iOS 13.2 or later to support this feature.
To import photos directly into Lightroom, follow these steps:
- Launch the Lightroom app, and navigate to ‘All Photos’ or select an album. The Import button appears at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Connect your mobile device to the camera memory card, camera, or USB storage device. In the Device connected dialog box, tap Continue.
3. Tap Import in the bottom panel
4. Tap From Camera Device.
5. In the Direct Import screen, you can view the files in the attached media. Tap the Add To drop-down list for options – All Photos, Current Album, or Create a New Album to import the photos to. The default location for import is the current album you are in.
Adobe provide detailed guidance on using this new feature at Import photos from a connected camera memory card or camera
Export photos in the format of your choice (Lightroom 5.1 iOS)
Select the photos you want to export and click the Share icon to quickly access the Export screen. You can export edited photos as JPEG, TIF, DNG, or as the original photo with applied settings. Moreover, you can access export setting options such as JPG Quality, Output Sharpening, Colour Space, and File Naming.
Adobe provide detailed guidance on using this new feature at Export and share photos in Lightroom for mobile (iOS)