Lightroom Mobile By Matt Kloskowski

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Your photography is going places. Now you can finally free yourself from the desktop with on-the-go, pro-grade photo editing. Take Lightroom Mobile anywhere, and master your skills with KelbyOne. Unlock the App’s full potential with Lightroom expert Matt Kloskowski and learn how to view, organize, edit, share and sync with useful tips and tricks so you can start using Lightroom Mobile right away.

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Join Matt Kloskowski for engaging videos, tips, and tricks so you can have all your questions answered about the new app!
Matt Kloskowski shows you where you can download the mobile app to your iPad, and how to update your desktop version of Lightroom 5 to work seamlessly with the app.
Matt Kloskowski describes how to create your Collections, then sync with Lightroom Mobile and take them with you.
Matt Kloskowski shows how to view and sort through your photos on the iPad using Lightroom Mobile.
Matt Kloskowski showcases how to edit your photographs on the new Lightroom Mobile.
Everyone loves presets! Matt Kloskowski shows how to use the new presets in Lightroom Mobile.
Matt Kloskowski shows you how you can sync back to your desktop as you edit your photos.
Done editing? Matt Kloskowski show how easy it is to share your photos with the new Lightroom Mobile.
Wrap up with Matt Kloskowski as he shows you a few tips and tricks for the new Lightroom Mobile.
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Meet your instructor

Matt Kloskowski


Matt is the Vice President of Photography for onOne Software and a Tampa-based photographer. He's a best selling author of over 20 books and teaches Lightroom and Photoshop at seminars and conferences around the world....

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  1. Profile photo of yarjoe5 yarjoe5

    How do you turn off Lightroom Mobile?

  2. Profile photo of Louis Louis

    If JPEG images are downloaded via WIFI from camera to IPad and then organized with Lightroom Mobile, can this then be applied to the same desktop images that would be eventually downloaded as raw images for editing purposes?

  3. Profile photo of jefskott jefskott

    Thanks, Matt. Great intro to Lightroom Mobile. I loved the last chapter on tips and tricks – definitely a few things I had missed. I will be able to use this tool much more effectively now.

  4. Profile photo of tweingeist tweingeist

    great intro
    LR Mobile rocks
    it is something I have dreamed of for teaching in our medical school
    thanks for your helpful comments and hints

  5. Profile photo of Michael Raboy Michael Raboy

    Matt, I mean when mobile shows me my camera roll it doesn’t show all photos

  6. Profile photo of Michael Raboy Michael Raboy

    Matt, I have a question. When I load photos from my camera roll om my ipad , in mobile it doesn’t show all my photos. Great tutorial

  7. Profile photo of Stephen Stephen

    Hey there Matt, so does the full image file size get copied to the iPad or is it a meta data file only? ie. if my image is 20megs, does the that 20megs get copied over to my iPad? Just trying to think of how much room is left on my iPad and also data bandwidth for cellular plan. Wouldn’t want any surprises on my next bill!! LOL!! Let me know, thanks eh!

  8. Profile photo of robertzech robertzech

    Fantastic course and great overview on the new Lightroom app for iPad! Thanks for the hint with the two-finger tap’n’slide on the black and whites to see the clipping!

  9. Profile photo of Jack Jack

    Matt: Excellent primer on this latest addition to the Adobe Photo group. I will likely find the answer to my question once I gain more familiarity with this ‘app’ but is there a way to “unsync” (new word) or clear a collection from the iPad? Also, what file format are the photo’s in when on iPad and, after edits, re-synced to Lightroom 5? Again, I will likely find the answer after playing with the app for a bit.
    Thank you to Adobe for proving a perk for its’ subscriber base and a big THANKS to you for being on top of the app with your overview.

    1. Profile photo of jefskott jefskott

      You should be able to unsync by deleting the collection (or simply de-syncing it in Lightroom 5). I haven’t tried this, but since I use collections for temporary use, this would work for me (deleting the collection only removes the collection hierarchy not the pictures). There are probably some other better ways to accomplish. Would love to see.

  10. Profile photo of Jason Clishe Jason Clishe

    Thanks Matt, this course is fantastic as always.

    I’m pumped that LR Mobile is out and I realize it’s only a v1 product at this point, but unfortunately it’s not usable for me yet. It syncs in the wrong direction. I currently use Photosmith on the iPad to sync from my Eye-Fi to the iPad while I shoot. Then I cull in Photosmith. Then when I get home I import the raw’s from my CF card into LR and then do a metadata only sync from Photosmith to LR which matches up my ratings and labels to the master raw’s.

    In other words, I don’t sync from LR desktop -> iPad, I only sync from iPad -> LR desktop. So until LR Mobile supports importing via wireless tether (I have to believe this is on the roadmap), it’s a non starter.

  11. Profile photo of 727Photography 727Photography

    Matt, GREAT JOB on the intro to this product. Thorough and easy to understand and follow! I’ve been waiting for something like this to hit the market! I feel the functionality is ideal in so many it lounging around in the living room, on the go, at your favorite wifi hotspot, wherever!

    However, seeing as I’ve , and a lot of people feel the same way, already paid for my desktop versions of LR4 and LR5 and own CS6 Masters Collection, I don’t feel I need to pay for an additional version of, or for a subscription to, both LR or Photoshop. Sure, the updates and the cloud storage do ad some great value and of course require fees for its existence, I just with there was an alternative option.

    Now if Adobe were to offer an incentive for legacy users or a standalone LR subscription I might be interested. I wouldn’t be too turned off to an annual subscription price of $40-$50 bucks, but bottom line, I don’t need another version of Photoshop right now!

  12. Profile photo of Randy Randy

    Great info Matt! I’m running and have collections syncing but noticed that the videos that are in my collections are being shown on the iPad. Do videos not get synched?

  13. Profile photo of Joseph Crawford Joseph Crawford

    This is a great course, thanks for getting it out so soon. I noticed this course before I actually noticed the Lightroom 5.4 update so you are ahead of the game.

    Very informative and easy to follow. Lightroom Mobile is a very nice and welcomed addition to my Lightroom use.

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