Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Photography Endeavors

You always have it with you, you might as well try these few ways to get better images out of it. 

As the adage goes, the best camera is the one you have with you, and these days that is often likely to be your phone most of the time. That said, many of you are likely hesitant to use your phone or rely on it for pictures because of the poor quality phone cameras used to provide. But those were the old days, and phone cameras these days have more than enough performance for general use photography.

In order to truly get the most out of your mobile camera you are going to want to make sure to do some things – otherwise, you will not be taking advantage of the full capabilities of your phone and may end up disappointed in the images you take. In this post today we are going to cover what you should be doing in order to really take your mobile photography to another level, one you can feel good about. Continue reading…

How to Get Your Adobe Lightroom Presets into Lightroom Mobile

One of the biggest problems with Adobe Lightroom Mobile is the fact that you can’t import your desktop presets into the mobile app. So that means that if you’re using a lot of VSCO, Mastin or other presets then you’ll need to edit the image on your computer. Well, that may be the way to get the best results but the folks over at Who Shot the Photographer’s YouTube channel figured out a workaround. It isn’t the simplest route of getting it all done, but it surely is effective.

And to be honest, it’s pretty smart.

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Review: Adobe Lightroom Mobile for Android

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Adobe released Lightroom Mobile for tablets then phones last year, and it was only a matter of time until the popular image editing software came to Android devices. Earlier today, the company announced Adobe Lightroom Mobile for Android–something that was in the works for a very long time. Since then, Android has evolved to become what is arguably the most advanced platform for image taking due to manual controls and RAW DNG output capabilities with certain devices.

While the app in no way is terrible, it surely hasn’t made any major advancements. In fact, many of the big mobile editors are still ahead.

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile Finally Comes to Android Devices

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While iOS devices have had Adobe Lightroom mobile for a little while now, Android users can finally rejoice in the fact that the app can be used on their phones. Like all previous versions, Adobe Lightroom works by syncing collections–which then generate smart previews on your mobile device that are based on RAW DNG files for you to edit. Unfortunately, Adobe Lightroom Mobile doesn’t allow you to edit RAW DNG files put out by certain Android phones.

The app runs on Jellybean, KitKat or Lollipop and requires at least 1GB of RAM, a Quad Core CPU with 1.7 GHz and 8GB of internal storage. If you want Adobe Lightroom, you’ll need to at minimum sign up for the Creative Cloud plan targeted at photographers for $9.99/month.

Otherwise, no real new changes have come to the platform yet. Stay tuned for our review.